Jan. 28, 2020

REUTERS

Donald Trump's lawyers will wrap up their arguments on Tuesday in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of the Republican president after attacking Democrat Joe Biden but shrugging off disclosures from a former top White House adviser.

The United States on Tuesday recovered the remains of individuals from a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan and was in the process of confirming their identities, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday.

French police clashed on Tuesday with firefighters protesting in Paris against their working conditions and demanding more pay.

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday China was sure of defeating a "devil" coronavirus that has killed 106 people, spread across the world and rattled financial markets.

Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the coronavirus after a 33-year-old man contracted it from a colleague visiting his workplace from Shanghai, in one of the first cases of person-to-person transmission outside China.

Britain will allow Chinese telecoms giant Huawei a limited role in building its 5G networks, the government said on Tuesday. High-risk vendors would be excluded from the sensitive core of networks, and there would a 35% cap on their involvement in the non-sensitive parts.

A Hungarian security officer fired three warning shots early on Tuesday after about 60 migrants tried to force their way through a checkpoint on the EU member state's southern border with Serbia, police said.

Airbus faces billions of dollars of fines after agreeing in principle to a settlement with French, British and U.S. authorities following a crippling three-year investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption.

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Mexican migration authorities said they have deported 2,300 Hondurans who illegally crossed over from Guatemala with a caravan heading to the United States.

Japanese authorities said Tuesday a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving tourists visiting from Wuhan, where a deadly outbreak began.

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Israelis were not welcome to visit the kingdom after Israel decreed that Israeli citizens could visit Saudi Arabia under certain circumstances, CNN reported on Monday.

PG&E Corp. and other electric utilities could face hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties for shutting off power to prevent wildfires under a bill passed by the California state senate. The measure, approved 25 to 2, would also require power companies to compensate residents, businesses and local governments for costs resulting from intentional blackouts. It now faces a vote in the state assembly.

Bombs planted underwater off Syria's coast exploded Monday, damaging oil facilities used to pump oil into one of Syria's two petroleum refineries, state media and the oil minister said.

The masked woman nervously approaches her target, shuffles into position and then unleashes a flurry of lashes -- proving herself as the newest member of the first female flogging squad in Indonesia's Aceh province.

Roena Cheryl Mills, 43, of Rural Retreat, Virginia, was sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole for her December conviction on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Bo White, 29, of Lenore. White's body was found at his home in April 2018 while his head was found in nearby woods.

Iran is preparing a site for launching a satellite, a government minister said on Monday, highlighting a program the United States says is a cover for ballistic missile development.

Officials in the UK have confirmed they are looking into reports that a British man has died while in the custody of US immigration authorities.

BBC

India's top court has said cheetahs can be reintroduced in the country, 70 years after they were wiped out.

A rare species of frog with translucent skin, so-called "glass frogs", has been seen in Bolivia for the first time in 18 years.

Hong Kong has announced plans to slash cross-border travel between the city and mainland China as the new coronavirus continues to spread.

WND

As an increasing number of American college students embrace socialism, two young Venezuelans who witnessed the destruction of their country through Hugo Chavez's "revolution" are visiting U.S. campuses with a message of warning. "I definitely see America committing a lot of the same mistakes Venezuela committed." "No one else can know what happened in Venezuela but a Venezuelan, and we are experts on that."

The Democrat-led House is set next week to vote on legislation to override the 27 states that have given workers a right to work without being forced to join a union or to give it a cut of their paycheck.

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