In a video released by Zelenskiy's office , the president called the situation "unpleasant" but asked Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk and his Cabinet to carry on. A spokeswoman for Mr. Zelensky didn't respond to a request for comment. Analysts said the dismissal of Honcharuk and his Cabinet would badly damage the president and upset Ukraine's talks with global lenders.
The Ukrainian government has opened an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch when she was the United States ambassador to Kyiv, following the publication of messages about her between two associates of Donald Trump's personal lawyer.
Iran attacked two US military bases in Iraq in the early hours of January 8, five days after the killing of Soleimani. "That day also, when the IRGC ( Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) missiles shattered the US base, that day too shows the hand of God".
Rescuers in Pakistan-administered Kashmir were working against time to reach scores of people believed still to be trapped inside their homes, buried under avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Pakistan-administered Kashmir . Hardest hit were areas of Southern Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul and Western Herat territories. A 12-year-old girl was buried for 18 hours after an avalanche hit their house, the British Broadcasting Corporation ( BBC ) has reported.
The developments come ahead of opening arguments in the trial scheduled to begin Tuesday. Senators filled the chamber, an unusual sight in itself, sitting silently under strict rules that prohibit talking or cellphones, for a trial that will test not only Trump's presidency but also the nation's three branches of power and its system of checks and balances.
During an event at the border in Yuma, Ariz., last week marking the completion of the 100th mile of barrier, Chad F. Wolf, acting homeland security secretary, said the administration has not fallen behind. Legal challenges to Trump's border wall also have failed to stop construction. The new, 30-foot (9-meter) walls do replace other barriers, but those were shorter and easier to cross.