• Al Jazeera

    Democrats, Trump offer duelling arguments on impeachment

    The Democratic legislators leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump in the United States have said the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country's system of government. In a brief filed ahead of a Saturday deadline, the lawmakers laid out their arguments supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the president. More: Trump 'knew exactly what was going on' in Ukraine: Giuliani aide Watchdog: White House broke law by withholding Ukraine aid Democrats release new documents ahead of Trump impeachment trial "The Senate should convict and remove President Trump to avoid serious and long term

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    Britain's Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split

    Britain's Prince Harry spoke on Sunday of his "great sadness" that he and his wife Meghan had to give up their royal titles as part of a separation agreement with Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the royal family. Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday that Harry and Meghan would no longer be working members of Britain's monarchy, no longer use their "Royal Highness" titles and would now pay their own way in life, freeing them to forge new careers. More: With Harry out, the royal family may have to change its ways British royal Meghan Markle sues tabloid over personal letter Harry and Meghan to stop being 'working' members of the British royal family The new arrangement was struck to

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    Dubai bank goes after debt-laden Al Jaber's land in finance hub

    Dubai's biggest bank is going after a plot of land in the city's financial hub that belongs to debt-laden Al Jaber Group. Emirates NBD PJSC is seeking to seize or sell the undeveloped land in the Dubai International Financial Centre after becoming frustrated by the pace of assets sales under Al Jaber's debt restructuring, according to people familiar with the matter and an enforcement letter sent by the bank.

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    Conor McGregor defeats Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return

    Conor McGregor has returned to action with a stunning knockout of Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in under a minute at UFC 246, in his first mixed martial arts fight since losing a lightweight title bout to Khabib Nurmagomedov 15 months ago. The former two-division champion left Cerrone bloodied just seconds into Saturday's welterweight fight by ramming his shoulders into his face from the clinch. When they broke, McGregor landed a head kick that set the American wobbling and scrambling back to the cage. The 31-year-old Irishman closed in and rained down strikes as Cerrone, 36, covered up, prompting referee Herb Dean to stop the fight after just 40 seconds, in a night that echoed McGregor's greatest fights during his unparalleled rise.

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    Soleimani and the weight of history

    A plethora of articles has been published in recent days on the US air strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Many authors claim that it "is inexcusable to ignore the crimes of Soleimani". Others contend that his killing "may harm the symphony of Iranian power that he projected like a conductor", and that the general is seen by the "great majority of Arabs" as "responsible for ethnic cleansing of Arabs". No less common is the opinion that Trump's decision to kill Soleimani was "a reckless gamble". What is missing in these and many other opinions or analyses published so far is context; that is, what Czech essayist Milan Kundera would

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    Photos: Liverpool tops the table with 16 points ahead of Manchester United

    Liverpool on Sunday took another step closer to its first Premier League title in 30 years by beating Manchester United 2 - 0, moving the Reds 16 points clear and topping the table. Virgil van Dijk scored the first goal with a header in the first half, while Mohamed Salah added the second goal in extra time during the second half. “Good game, really good game. One of the best derbies we played for sure so far. Very dominant in most periods of the game. We played outstandingly well, we dominated the opponent,” the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said. As a result of the victory, Liverpool now has 64 points from 22 league matches while second-place Manchester United has 48 points from 23 games. Liverpool

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    Inside the base targeted by Iranian missiles

    Ain al-Asad base is home to about 1,500 US and coalition troops. US soldiers say the attack destroyed several facilities, but that they had a warning. They had hours to prepare and moved personnel, weaponry and aircraft to fortified bunkers. No one was killed or injured in the attack. Iran targeted al-Asad base in response to the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a US drone attack in Baghdad on January 3. Source: Al Jazeera News