Republican lawmakers, encouraged by President Donald Trump to get tougher in fighting the impeachment inquiry against him, disrupted the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives probe as a Pentagon official was about to testify.
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Wall Street ticks higher, but chip stocks tumble
U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday as investors shrugged off lackluster quarterly reports from industrial bellwethers Boeing Co and Caterpillar Inc , though a lower-than-expected revenue outlook from Texas Instruments Inc sent chipmakers' shares lower.
Driver arrested after 39 found dead in truck near London
British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck at an industrial estate near London on Wednesday and said they had arrested the driver on suspicion of murder.
U.S. attorney general calls for counseling, intervention to prevent mass shootings
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday announced a new effort to prevent mass shootings through court-ordered counseling and supervision of potentially violent individuals.
Netanyahu rival Gantz accepts mandate to try to form Israeli government
Former military chief Benny Gantz received an official mandate on Wednesday to try to form Israel's next government, but with no easy path to ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long hold on power.
Canada's PM Trudeau pledges middle-class tax cut as first act of new government
Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that a middle-class tax cut would be the first order of business for his new minority government, which would seek support in parliament on a case-by-case basis.
EU keeps UK waiting on Brexit delay, Johnson gears for an election
EU member states on Wednesday delayed a decision on whether to grant Britain a three-month Brexit extension, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson said if the deadline is deferred to the end of January he would call an election by Christmas.
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