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Public impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump got underway Wednesday in Washington. The first two witnesses are William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine and State Department official George Kent. Taylor testified that his staff overheard Trump asking about the investigations he wanted Ukraine to pursue. The top Republican on the panel says the discussions were not inappropriate, let alone impeachable.
President Trump says he's been too busy to watch the impeachment hearings, which he dismisses as a "scam." Trump is hosting the leader of Turkey at the White House and says he wants to expand trade between the two countries.
Flooding in Venice, Italy, has hit its second-highest level ever, forcing tourists to wade through historic plazas. Venice's mayor blames climate change and is calling for the quick completion of offshore flood barriers.
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe. She's sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her home for the holidays.
1.Morales resigned Sunday following weeks of protests over election fraud allegations.
One Republican senator who was opposed to impeachment kept us informed of what was going on among his colleagues.
2.Morales resigned Sunday following weeks of protests over election fraud allegations.
People with expertise in one field, such as renewable energy, may have a bias towards it.
周三，特朗普总统的弹劾听证会在华盛顿举行 。前两位证人是美国驻乌克兰最高外交官威廉·泰勒和美国国务院官员乔治·肯特 。泰勒作证称，他的工作人员无意中听到特朗普询问其希望乌克兰进行的调查 。该委员会的高层共和党人表示，这些讨论并非不恰当，更别提弹劾了 。
特朗普总统表示，他太忙了，没时间理会弹劾听证会，他认为这是一场“骗局” 。特朗普将在白宫接待土耳其领导人，他表示希望扩大两国之间的贸易 。
意大利威尼斯的洪水已经达到了史上第二高的水位，迫使游客趟过历史广场 。威尼斯市长将其归咎于气候变化，并呼吁尽快完成近海防洪屏障 。
瑞典青少年气候活动家格里塔·桑德伯格搭乘一只可再生能源的游艇返回欧洲 。她正乘船前往大西洋，她希望趁这次旅行回家过圣诞节 。