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Hungarian MPs put forward ‘Stop Soros’ bill to curb immigration

Hungarian lawmakers have presented new legislation aimed at curbing immigration and which also affects foreign funded NGOs. The legislation, dubbed the ‘Stop Soros Act’ references the US-Hungarian tycoon, George Soros. Following a cabinet meeting Wednesday, Interior Minister Pinter Sandor and government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs announced the proposed ‘Stop Soros Act.’ Details will be presented Thursday, but local media said it ...

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Trump signs anti-fentanyl bill as Pennsylvania declares opioid ‘disaster emergency’

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 05:13 President Donald Trump has approved more funding for border patrol detection of smuggled fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opiate. It comes as Pennsylvania implements drastic measures to cope with its own opioid crisis. Trump signed the Interdict Act into law on Wednesday in a bipartisan effort to provide US customs agents with $ 9 million ...

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US pledges extra $75mn as Iraq seeks help with $100bn post-ISIS reconstruction bill

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 15:01 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 15:02 Washington’s aid to Baghdad was given a $ 75 million boost as Iraq struggles to rebuild after the devastating war with Islamic State. The Iraqi government has estimated that some $ 100 billion is needed to cover the damage. The extra financial aid, which was announced on Tuesday ...

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‘Bill of love’ promised for Dreamers as high stakes immigration reform negotiated

President Donald Trump is urging lawmakers to find a bipartisan solution to the so-called Dreamers and border security in “a bill of love.” However, as midterm elections loom, negotiations on immigration are heating up. “I’ll take all the heat you want. But you are not that far away from a comprehensive immigration reform,” Trump said during a televised meeting with ...

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Biggest ever health tourist does a runner leaving Manchester hospital with £500,000 bill

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 12:22 The NHS is chasing a health tourist with the largest ever unpaid debt with the service. The unnamed patient, who is from outside the EU, racked up a debt of more than £530,000 after receiving treatment at a Manchester hospital. Health tourism costs the NHS about £2 billion ($ 2.7 billion) a year, with ...

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Israel approves preliminary death penalty bill for 'terrorists' with Netanyahu's blessing

Despite massive opposition from Israeli lawmakers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was influential in the Knesset’s decision to support a bill that would allow both military and civil courts to sentence terrorists to death. In a narrow 52-49 vote, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, approved the first draft of a bill which could make it easier for terrorists to be handed the ...

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Pro-Putin MP prepares bill decriminalizing household use of spy equipment

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 09:43 Majority party lawmaker Natalya Poklonskaya has told reporters she has prepared a bill that decriminalizes the everyday use of special surveillance equipment. Cattle tracking is a use for the technology covered by the proposal. “The man idea behind this bill is protecting ordinary citizens who use special technical means for private or household purposes, ...

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Iranian MPs back bill recognizing Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 18:29 Iranian MPs have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would see Jerusalem recognized as the capital of the Palestinian State during a parliamentary session Sunday. The motion was backed by 187 of the 233 deputies, with 15 voting against and 9 abstaining, Iranian media reported. The measure will become Article 1 of ...

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Christmas gov’t funding bill has $4.6bn for missile defense and costly naval repairs

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 19:13 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2017 19:14 A government funding bill signed by US President Donald Trump allocates over $ 4.6 billion for missile defense from North Korea and Iran, as well as repairs to two destroyers damaged in collisions with merchant ships. In addition to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Trump signed the ...

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Trump signs tax cut & bill to avoid government shutdown

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 16:27 US President Donald Trump has signed the tax cut bill and the continuing resolution funding US government operations through January 19, 2018. The tax bill was passed by the Republican-controlled House and Senate despite monolithic opposition by the minority Democrats. Trump highlighted the $ 4 billion in missile defense expenditures included in the continuing ...

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