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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers on Monday argued that Trump had done nothing wrong, urging the Senate to reject the impeachment articles approved by Democratic-led House of Representatives last month and acquit the president speedily.

"The Senate should speedily reject these deficient articles of impeachment and acquit the president," Trump's legal team said in the president's first comprehensive defense on Monday. (US-Impeachment-Trump)

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MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced a draft law on amending the constitution for consideration by the State Duma, or the lower house of parliament, the Kremlin said in a statement Monday.

The draft law is aimed at improving the regulation of certain aspects of public government organization, said the statement. (Russia-Constitution-Putin)

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ABUJA -- A total of 17 people were killed and 14 others injured in a road crash in Nigeria's northwest region on Monday, the police said.

The accident occurred at Yardudu village of Mashi local government area of the northwestern state of Katsina, said the police. (Nigeria-Road crash)

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VANCOUVER -- The extradition hearing of China's Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou began here Monday morning in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada.

Meng was arrested on Dec. 1, 2018 at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition on fraud charges. (Canada-Huawei-Meng Wanzhou) Enditem

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