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Trump impeachment: Senators sworn in for historic trial

Trump impeachment: Senators sworn in for historic trial

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The 100 lawmakers of the US Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts administered the oath to the senators to "do impartial justice".In the coming weeks, the senators will decide whether Mr Trump should be removed from office over charges brought by the House of Representatives.The trial is scheduled to begin on 21 January.Justice Roberts asked the senators, "Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, President of the United States, now pending, you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws, so help you God?"The...
Asda: Supermarket to trial refill stations

Asda: Supermarket to trial refill stations

Business
Asda is launching a "sustainability store" where shoppers can fill their own containers with food.Customers at a Leeds branch will be able to use refill stations for own brand rice and pasta, as well as Kellogg's cereals and PG Tips.Asda is the latest major grocer to launch an initiative to cut down on plastic packaging. UK supermarkets are responsible for 59 million pieces of plastic a year, according to Greenpeace. Asda uses around 65,000 tonnes of plastic a year. Plastic packaging: How are supermarkets doing? Plastic waste rises as 1.5bn 'bags for life' sold The "sustainability store" will open in May at the Asda Middleton site in Leeds."We will be testing and learning from the customers in Middleton to understand how we can reduce our environmental i...
Supermodel Gigi Hadid among potential jurors for Weinstein trial

Supermodel Gigi Hadid among potential jurors for Weinstein trial

Entertainment
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is among the pool of potential jurors for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial in New York.The 24-year-old, who lives in Manhattan and studied criminal psychology at The New School, is one of 120 people summoned to take part in jury selection for the case. On Monday, she told a judge that although she had met Weinstein in the past, she felt she would be able to "keep an open mind on the facts" should she be selected. Image: Harvey Weinstein is on trial accused of rape Jury selection at the New York Supreme Court began earlier in January - more than two years since dozens of allegations against Weinstein came to widespread public attention and gave momentum to the #MeToo movement.Questioned during an initial screening pr...
Businessman fled Japan in ‘musical instrument case’ while awaiting trial

Businessman fled Japan in ‘musical instrument case’ while awaiting trial

Business
The former Nissan chairman who fled house arrest in Japan escaped the country in a musical instrument case, according to reports in Lebanon.Carlos Ghosn, who is reported to have arrived in the Middle Eastern country by private plane, was awaiting trial on charges of financial misconduct in Japan before his departure. Ghosn's wife helped plan the escape which was carried out by a paramilitary-style group, according to the Lebanese news channel MTV.The channel reports the members disguised themselves as a music band who were due to perform for a Gregorian-style dinner at Ghosn's home in Japan.The former Nissan chairman is said to have left the premises in a box intended for transporting musical instruments, before leaving Japan from a nearby airport. ...
Air parcel deliveries move step closer in drone trial

Air parcel deliveries move step closer in drone trial

Technology
Pilotless drones are to be tested in the UK as part of a step towards making Amazon-type deliveries by air a reality.An official trial will involve an unmanned small aircraft tested beyond an operator's visual line of sight, something that is currently banned under normal aviation rules. A control room operator "will monitor semi autonomous drones being flown 50 miles away, initially carrying out inspections on construction sites" in an advanced evaluation in February, reports the Times.It comes after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published a guide aimed at making unmanned drone flights an "everyday occurrence".The CAA said potential benefits could include drone parcel deliveries, long-distance aerial surveys of infrastructure and construction, as well as surveying accident and crime ...