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False alarm fallout: Hawaii lawmakers divided over missile early warning system

Hawaiian Senator Brian Schatz says his state will work on revamping its early-warning protocols in the wake of Saturday’s chaotic ballistic missile warning. Officials took more than 35 minutes to cancel the alert sent to mobile devices warning of an incoming missile – a lag that has revealed deep dysfunction in both state and federal responses. Speaking to the Honolulu ...

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Agreement reached on basis for negotiating new German govt coalition – lawmakers

Published time: 12 Jan, 2018 08:51 Edited time: 12 Jan, 2018 08:58 © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters German parties have agreed upon a 28-page blueprint, forming possible basis for breaking stalemate in coalition talks, according to German lawmakers. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Russia to miss out on PACE winter session due to discrimination – lawmakers

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 14:24 Russia isn’t going to be represented at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) winter session as the body refuses to give up its policy of discriminating against national delegations, the lawmakers said. “In accordance with our common decision, we won’t be taking part in the work of the Assembly until PACE ...

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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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Russian lawmakers blast new US national security program as attempt to secure global domination

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 10:44 Russian MPs have stated that the recently-unveiled US national security strategy resists positive change, and attempts to restore the world to the old version of ‘Pax Americana.’ “The US national security strategy is aimed exclusively at the restoration of American hegemony and the line for building a monopolar world,” the head of the lower ...

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Don’t drink and drone: New Jersey lawmakers seek crackdown on tipsy pilots

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 17:53 New Jersey legislators are proposing fines and jail terms for those operating a drone while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The measures form part of a bill cracking down on sex offenders. Assembly bill 5205 wouldn’t completely outlaw flying a drone while drinking. Operators who keep their blood alcohol concentration levels below ...

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Russian lawmakers blast Pentagon’s latest statement on Syria as ‘lies and lack of principles’

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 13:07 Senior Russian MPs have described an allegation by the Pentagon that Moscow and Damascus showed insufficient commitment to defeating IS terrorists as snobbery and lies, designed to cover up US failure to depose the lawful Syrian government. Read more “The statement is nothing new, the same typical snobbery. Even with total resistance from the ...

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Russian lawmakers mull tit-for-tat ban against foreign-funded journalists at parliament sessions

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 00:10 A media regulating committee in the Russian lower house, the State Duma, has supported a proposal to adopt tit-for-tat measures against certain foreign-funded journalists working in the country by banning them from attending Duma sessions. During a meeting Monday, the committee on control and regulation of media issues agreed to go forward with a ...

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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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