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House committee delays historic vote on Trump impeachment

House committee delays historic vote on Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a 14-hour session that dragged with partisanship but had been expected to end with the formal charg
UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfil his plan to take the U.K.
EU leaders break stalemate over climate target, claim deal

EU leaders break stalemate over climate target, claim deal

BRUSSELS — EU leaders broke a deadlock early Friday and claimed a deal over a key climate target by committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, sidestepping the objections of Poland, one of the blocs biggest economies.
New Zealand recovers 6 bodies days after volcanic eruption

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies days after volcanic eruption

WHAKATANE, New Zealand — New Zealand military specialists recovered six bodies from a small volcanic island Friday days after an eruption claimed at least eight other lives and left a toxic and volatile landscape.

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

WHAKATANE, New Zealand — As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island on Friday and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four da

China says trade deal with US must be 'mutually beneficial'

BEIJING — Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be "mutually beneficial.

Climate talks head for overtime with key issues unresolved

MADRID — Officials from almost 200 countries scrambled Friday to reach an agreement at a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid amid growing concerns that key issues may be postponed for another year.

House gets 2 Trump impeachment charges after Judiciary vote

WASHINGTON — Impeachment charges against President Donald Trump went to the full House on Friday, following approval by the House Judiciary Committee. The House is expected to take up the two articles of impeachment next week.

Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Boris Johnson's gamble on early elections paid off as voters gave the UK prime minister a commanding majority to take the country out of the European Union by the end of January, a decisive result after more than three years of stalemate over Brexit.
Couple who bought $120k banana art sense it will be iconic

Couple who bought $120k banana art sense it will be iconic

MIAMI — A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they believe it will become an icon and plan to gift it to a museum.