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Day three of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial has been told rioters went to the Capitol building because “we take orders from our president”. Democratic representative Diana Degette told the Senate hearing how she was one of the “unlucky members” stuck in the House gallery on 6 January as “the mob” came in, and how she “heard
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Donald Trump was described as the “inciter-in-chief” who “had left everyone in this Capitol for dead” as the impeachment trial against him began in earnest. During eight hours of testimony, Democrat politicians, acting as “impeachment managers”, berated Mr Trump for having whipped up an atmosphere of such febrile aggression that a demonstration of support for
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Huawei has filed a legal challenge against the US Federal Communications Commission which designated the company as a threat to US national security. The telecommunications company was one of two Chinese businesses, alongside ZTE, that received the formal designation last June, which prohibited American companies from spending federal subsidies on their equipment. In a petition
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Former president Donald Trump will face a second impeachment trial after the US Senate ruled it was constitutional. Senators were being asked to vote if Mr Trump can be tried even though he is no longer in office. It was approved 56 to 44, with six Republican senators voting with Democrats. Advertisement
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US jobs growth bounced back less than expected in January while losses the previous month were worse than initially thought, latest figures show. The first set of employment data under President Joe Biden underlines the scale of the economic challenge faced as he seek to push through a $1.9trn (£1.4trn) COVID-19 recovery package. Please use
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The US is withdrawing operational support from Saudi Arabia’s forces in Yemen, which President Joe Biden hopes will help bring an end to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Mr Biden pledged during his presidential election campaign that his administration would resolve the long-running conflict between the Saudi-backed government and Iranian-aligned Houthi movement diplomatically.
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