The Republican-controlled Senate rejected Democratic bids to force the White House to produce more documents and evidence, in a sign the impeachment trial could proceed along lines favorable to President Trump.
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Netflix forecasts tough start to 2020; Disney+ going global
Netflix Inc has entered a new year that will be far tougher than the one it left behind.
China stocks tumble on virus outbreak, but regional markets steady
Asian stock markets bounced on Wednesday as China's response to a virus outbreak tempered fears of a global pandemic, although Shanghai shares slipped amid worries about a hit to domestic demand and tourism.
U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': report
The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.
North Korea abandons nuclear freeze pledge, blames 'brutal' U.S. sanctions
North Korea said on Tuesday it was no longer bound by commitments to halt nuclear and missile testing, blaming the United States' failure to meet a year-end deadline for nuclear talks and "brutal and inhumane" U.S. sanctions.
Many of China's provinces cut 2020 GDP growth targets despite easing trade tension
About two-thirds of China's provinces, regions and municipalities have cut their 2020 growth targets from last year, despite easing trade tensions with the United States.
Trump administration won't turn over auto import probe report, defying Congress
The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by imported vehicles and auto parts, citing pending international negotiations and executive branch deliberations.
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