Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Trump impeachment inquiry: Eight things that happened this week

From depositions to a conspiracy theory, here is this week's roundup of the key developments from the impeachment probe.

Trump impeachment inquiry: Eight things that happened this week

AJ Impact

Opioid settlement talks stall, with trial expected on Monday

With negotiations not resolved before the scheduled start of court proceedings next week, the parties remain at odds.

Opioid settlement talks stall, with trial expected on Monday

Turkey

Erdogan warns Kurds as Syria ceasefire gets off to rocky start

Turkish president says his forces would go back on attack in four days unless Kurdish forces withdraw from 'safe zone'.

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Electric Hummer, hmm? GM eyeing EV pickup trucks and SUVs

Despite challenges, US auto manufacturer plans new lines of big, chargeable high-end vehicles to seize market share.

Electric Hummer, hmm? GM eyeing EV pickup trucks and SUVs

Environment

Trump says he will nominate deputy to be new US energy secretary

If confirmed, Dan Brouillette, a ex-VP of Ford Motor Co and Louisiana state energy regulator, will replace Rick Perry.

Trump says he will nominate deputy to be new US energy secretary

Drug cartels

US: Honduran president's brother found guilty of drug trafficking

Prosecutors say Juan Antonio 'Tony' Hernandez relied on 'state-sponsored drug trafficking' enabled by his brother.

US: Honduran president's brother found guilty of drug trafficking

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SoftBank flirting with WeWork rescue valuation under $8bn

US office-sharing company's main investor is competing with JPMorgan's junk-debt package to salvage the reeling firm.

SoftBank flirting with WeWork rescue valuation under $8bn

Police

US activists angry police who shoot can wait to face questions

Activists decry what they call the special treatment given to police officers who are involved in shootings.

US activists angry police who shoot can wait to face questions

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Boeing's internal 737 MAX messages: Employees may have misled FAA

Company communications from 2016 show the firm might not have been fully truthful with United States aviation regulator.

Boeing's internal 737 MAX messages: Employees may have misled FAA

Turkey-Syria border

US ground troops will not enforce Syria 'safe zone': Esper

US defence chief also says US will continue its 'deliberate withdrawal from northeastern Syria'.

US ground troops will not enforce Syria 'safe zone': Esper

United States

After deadly mass shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

A gunman opened fire on the Tree of Life synagogue nearly a year ago, killing 11 people and wounding seven.

After deadly mass shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

AJ Impact

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder after asbestos traces found

The company will recall 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after the FDA found traces of the carcinogen.

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder after asbestos traces found

AJ Impact

Needed: Giant steps for (wo)mankind to secure US space future

Many women working in the United States commercial space industry are leaving, jeopardising future competitiveness.

Needed: Giant steps for (wo)mankind to secure US space future

United States

Commuter plane crash on Alaska island critically injures two

Peninsula Airways said that two passengers were critically injured and 10 others were receiving medical care.

Commuter plane crash on Alaska island critically injures two

US & Canada

US diplomats told to downplay release of Ukraine aid: Emails

White House dismisses criticism of Trump's phone call with Ukrainian counterpart in latest move in impeachment saga.