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Big Ben repairs & beefed up security to blame for £600mn House of Commons budget blowout

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 17:34 The House of Commons budget is set to skyrocket this year, as MPs drain the coffers to pay for enhanced security measures and to fix crumbling buildings. Spending will jump 50 percent. Speaker of the House John Bercow signed off on the increase, which will cost the UK government a whopping £600 million. Spending ...

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US, Israel sign pact to counter ‘Iranian threat’ – White House official

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 19:09 Israel and the US have agreed a partnership to deal with the various aspects of “Iran’s malign activities,” according to a National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson. “The two delegations agreed on a general framework for future cooperation regarding Iranian malign activities,” the official told Sputnik on Friday. Read more On Thursday, Israeli Channel 10 ...

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Russian Olympic ‘Fans House’ in PyeongChang to be allowed to use national symbols

Russian Olympic team ‘Fans House’ director Oleg Rumyantsev has received the official approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to display the country’s national emblems during the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. “A heart composed of ribbons in the color of the national flag has always been our symbol and it will be used in the Fans House. The ...

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Belarus becomes cryptocurrency crack house for bitcoin addicts

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 12:35 Russia’s western neighbor, Belarus, has officially recognized bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, their mining and initial coin offerings (ICOs), becoming one of the first countries in Europe to do so. Read more The decree was signed by the Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko last Friday and comes into force in three months. “The main goal of the document ...

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Leaks of top FBI official’s secret House testimony on Trump fuel dueling accusations

Multiple leak-based reports on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s closed-door testimony to the House intel panel regarding President Donald Trump and Russia will serve as cannon fodder for both Republicans and Democrats. As Democrats search for a smoking gun leading to an obstruction of justice charge against Trump in connection with alleged Russian collusion and meddling in the 2016 presidential ...

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Russian lower house ratifies deal to expand naval base in Syria’s Tartus

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 07:45 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 07:53 Russia’s lower house of parliament has ratified an agreement to transform the Tartus naval refueling facility in Syria into a fully-fledged naval base, capable of harboring nuclear-powered ships. The development would be for a term of 49 years and would grant the Russian Navy access to the territorial ...

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Coin toss may decide victor in deadlocked Virginia House race

A three-judge panel ruled that a Virginia House of Delegates race has resulted in a tie, and a coin toss may be implemented by a panel of judges to determine whether Republicans maintain majority control in the legislature. It was declared Wednesday by a three-panel-judge in Virginia’s 94th District, that a recount will now go to the State Board of ...

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Senate passes tax bill, but procedural snag in House delays delivery to Trump

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 06:07 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 06:52 The tax bill passed the Senate on Wednesday, by a vote of 51-48, but the bill won’t go to the president’s desk to be signed until the House corrects three provisions in their own tax bill that broke Senate rules. The US Senate voted to pass their version ...

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1 voter’s ballot swings Virginia House race, GOP lose control after recount

Just one vote… That’s what it took to break the GOP’s 17-year majority in Virginia’s House of Delegates, leaving the state’s Democrats with 50 seats in the legislative chamber. Delegate Shelly Simonds (D-Virginia) defeated three-term incumbent House Delegate David Yancy (R-Virginia) by one vote in Newport News Virginia’s 94th District race. The recount followed the results of an election previously ...

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US Govt dished out $17mn to settle discrimination claims, 700K for House lawmakers

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 20:50 Newly released documents show Congress has paid out more than $ 700,000 to settle discrimination complaints against House lawmakers over a decade. Some $ 268,000 was recompense for sexual harassment and sex discrimination claims. The payouts are part of $ 17 million paid out over two decades to settle discrimination claims against members of ...

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