How is the impeachment inquiry playing out in Ukraine?

September 30, 2019

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Ukrainian President Zelenskiy is shown wearing a dark suite and walking toward several microphones in an outdoors setting.

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy walks toward microphones before speaking with journalists near the village of Stare in Kyiv region, Ukraine, Sept. 30, 2019.

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The impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump is dominating attention in the US, but how is the story playing out in Ukraine? Also, Hong Kong officials are under pressure to maintain order in the streets in preparation for the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. And, it only took Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 10.71 seconds to run the 100 meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha on Sunday. Fraser-Pryce's gold medal win makes her the fastest woman in the world.

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