The US Senate has launched formal proceedings for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

House Democrats read the charges, setting in motion the legal process.

Trump is charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over his Ukraine dealings.

The trial which Trump has denounced as a "con job" by the Democrats will start next week.

Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.

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