Senate approves impeachment trial rules, rejecting witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States (US) Senate plunged into US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offences. The day-long session started on Tuesday with the setback for Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and the President’s legal team, but it ended near 2am yesterday with Republicans easily approving the rest of the trial rules largely on their terms. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin