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This is the bar Trump’s defense needs to clear
While House managers Adam Schiff, Jerrold Nadler and their colleagues put together a very damning case, Pat Cipollone and other members of the President's legal defense team took bits and pieces of testimony and cited a rough transcript of the Zelensky phone call to argue this was all an unconstitutional witch hunt (reminder: impeachment is written in the same Constitution that created our election process). Cipollone argued that the hold…
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Louise Linton sides with Greta Thunberg after husband Steve Mnuchin takes jab at climate crisis activist
Mnuchin was dismissive of the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and said Thunberg should go study economics in college before weighing in on US policies and how they relate to the climate crisis. A post on Linton's verified Instagram account, which has since been deleted, reads, "I stand with Greta on this issue. (I don't have a degree in economics either) We need…
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Coronavirus outbreak: Latest news and live updates – CNN
Medical staff wearing protective clothing tend to a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in China on January 25. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images With global attention on the Wuhan coronavirus and its spread around China and other countries, it's important to put it in the context of other deadly infections -- including seasonal influenza, which claims the lives of thousands of people every year. According to a September 2019 study by…
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Coronavirus outbreak: Latest news and live updates – CNN
People wait in line to clean their hands on May 1, 2003 amid the SARS outbreak in the Guangdong province capital of Guangzhou, China. Christian Keenan/Getty Images On this date 17 years ago, I was covering the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus for several months as it spread across Asia, eventually reaching 37 countries, sickening more than 8,098 people and killing 774 of them. So, as I read the…
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Six people killed in shooting in southwestern Germany
The incident unfolded at 12:45 p.m. local time (6:45 a.m. ET) when a gunman opened fire at a building in the town of Rot am See, in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. A spokesman for police in the nearby town of Aalen told CNN that the incident appeared to be linked to a "family drama," and that the police operation was still ongoing. Neither the identities of the victims, nor…
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China is a massive headache for Europe
Late last week, news broke that three people were being investigated by German prosecutors on suspicion of involvement in Chinese espionage. German diplomatic sources confirmed to CNN that one of those involved is thought to be a former European Union diplomat, who served several of the bloc's institutions over a number of years. The specter of someone who worked at the heart of the European Union's establishment could be compromised…