Trump impeachment: Major blow for Democrats in witnesses battle

Image copyright EPA Image caption Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said he would vote against calling more witnesses US President Donald Trump seems bound for acquittal in his impeachment trial after a closely watched Republican senator opposed calling more witnesses. Democrats need four Republicans to vote…

U.K. and Russia Report Their First Coronavirus Cases

HONG KONG—The U.K. and Russia each reported their first cases of the dangerous coronavirus, and other countries moved to limit air traffic with China as the number of people infected there approached 10,000. Pakistan, a strategic ally of China, said it would ban all commercial…

Deaf woman, 60, rows Atlantic Ocean in world first

Image copyright Atlantic Campaigns Image caption Mo O’Brien says her deafness made many elements of her 3,000-mile Atlantic row more challenging A 60-year-old pharmacy worker has become the first deaf person on record to row an ocean by finishing a 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic….

China’s Funding of U.S. Researchers Raises Red Flags

When officials at the Texas A&M University System sought to determine how much Chinese government funding its faculty members were receiving, they were astounded at the results—more than 100 were involved with a Chinese talent-recruitment program, even though only five had disclosed their participation. A…

Uber and DoorDash held merger talks after SoftBank push

Uber and DoorDash held talks to combine last year in a deal that would have accelerated the long-awaited consolidation of the lossmaking food delivery industry, according to people close to the discussions. The talks, held roughly six months ago, took place at the behest of…

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDr Tedros: “We must all act together now to limit further spread” The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. “The main reason…

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