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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Asian shares edge up; investors anxious over earnings, Brexit
Asian shares pulled ahead on Thursday with corporate earnings buffeting trading as investors remained anxious about the business impact of the Sino-U.S. trade war while Brexit uncertainties kept overall sentiment in check.
Parenting book author gets prison for U.S. college admissions scam
A marketing executive who authored a parenting advice book was sentenced on Wednesday to three weeks in prison for taking part in a vast U.S. college admissions cheating and fraud scheme in order to help her son gain an unfair advantage.
Biden says Trump has no 'sense of empathy' for U.S. middle class
Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump's economic policies on Wednesday, telling voters in the electoral battleground state of Pennsylvania that the middle class is "in trouble."
Wife of South Korea's former justice minister arrested in corruption scandal
South Korean authorities arrested the wife of a former justice minister on Thursday who was at the center of a graft scandal and was a close political confidant of President Moon Jae-in after a court upheld prosecutors' request for a warrant.
Bolivia's Morales blasts opposition 'coup' as tensions build over vote count
Bolivian leader Evo Morales, again claiming victory in the country's fraught presidential election, accused the opposition on Wednesday of trying to orchestrate a coup after anti-government protests that charged the vote counting was rigged.
Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Reduced to a string of stagnant mustard-colored pools, fouled in places with pesticide runoff and stinking with the rotting carcasses of cattle and fish, the Darling River is running dry.
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