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US lawmakers slam ‘unauthorized’ military aid for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution which states Washington’s support for the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war is unauthorized. However, the resolution does not call for an immediate halt to US assistance. In a non-binding move, the lawmakers publicly acknowledged that the US military support for Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen, which involves sharing ...

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US lawmakers pitch greater military, diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 22:32 With President Donald Trump in China negotiating trade and discussing North Korea, several Republican lawmakers are advocating for greater diplomatic and military ties with Taiwan, a move that’s likely to infuriate Beijing. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Robert Pittenger (R-North Carolina) introduced the “Taiwan Security Act” in the House, while Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) ...

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Old enough for war, not for beer: Wisconsin lawmakers eye lower drinking age

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 13:05 Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to reduce the legal minimum drinking age in the state from 21 to 19 in an attempt to curb binge drinking in young adults while freeing up law enforcement resources. Representatives Adam Jarchow, Cindi Duchow and Rob Swearingen introduced and sponsored the bill and hope to spare law enforcement ...

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‘Threat to Europe’: Russian lawmakers blast US decision to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 14:39 Senior Russian lawmakers have stated that the US decision to provide Kiev with lethal defensive weapons was a crucial blow to the Minsk accords and a threat to the security of the whole of Europe. Read more The head of the lower house Committee for Defense and former commander of the Russian Airborne Troops, ...

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Le Pen stripped of immunity, accuses French lawmakers of persecuting opponents

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 02:18 National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, has denounced the decision by French lawmakers to strip her of immunity from prosecution over a series images she posted on Twitter showing gruesome Islamic State executions. “Better to be a jihadist returning [to France] from Syria than an MP who denounces the abasement of Islamic State [IS, ...

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Blumenthal: Will US lawmakers give Trump blank check to nuke North Korea?

With the White House asking Congress for a renewed and unrestricted Authorization for Use of Military Force, author and journalist Max Blumenthal wonders whether US lawmakers would give President Trump authority to annihilate North Korea. On Monday, State Secretary Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the scope of US deployments in ...

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Russian lawmakers congratulate Ukraine on anniversary of liberation from Nazis

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 14:06 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2017 14:21 The Russian Lower House has passed an address to the Ukrainian people congratulating them on the 73rd anniversary of liberation from the Nazi occupation. The address also denounces all extant manifestations of Neo-Nazism under the current Kiev regime. Read more The address was prepared by MP Dmitry Belik ...

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US blames Myanmar military for humanitarian crisis, lawmakers push for sanctions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is blaming the Myanmar military for the humanitarian crisis that has caused more than a half-million refugees to flee the country. Lawmakers are urging “meaningful steps” be taken against military leaders. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Tillerson said that the US is “extraordinarily concerned” by the ...

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'The farewell has already begun' Lawmakers warn Poland could be EXPELLED from EU

The European Commission has asked the European Court of Justice to speed up a case against Warsaw over large-scale logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The forest is also home to the largest herd of European bison, unique birds and insects, and the ECJ has issued an interim order demanding Poland cease its activities. But the ...

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State, city lawmakers to take subway to listen to commuter gripes

City and state lawmakers are looking past the Cuomo-de Blasio mass transit funding feud to hear straight from riders during a two-day 24-hour subway tour this week. The lawmakers and transit advocates who will hit the stations on Thursday and Friday — a tour organized by transit advocates, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, who oversee the Metropolitan Transportation ...

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