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House approves month-long funding, Senate to vote on potential govt shutdown

The US Senate has one day left to avert a government shutdown, after the GOP-controlled US House voted 230-197 to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government open through to February 16. The House passed the measure known as a continuing resolution (CR) Thursday night. It reauthorizorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years, and ...

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Net neutrality revival may hinge on 1 vote in Senate

A Democrat-backed Senate bill aimed at restoring net neutrality after a “misguided” repeal by the FCC only needs one vote from the GOP to pass. Meanwhile, 22 states have filed suit against the federal agency. The measure introduced Tuesday by Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) would block the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) December repeal of net neutrality rules under the Congressional ...

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‘Polexit’ vote could happen if Warsaw becomes EU net contributor – Tusk

EU President Donald Tusk has warned that Poland’s nationalist government could follow the UK in leaving the 28-member bloc if one day its contribution to the bloc outweighs the funding it receives. In an interview with the weekly Tygodnik Powszechny, the former Polish prime minister and opponent of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party said he has “no doubt ...

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Israeli MPs pass law impeding possible E. Jerusalem secession vote

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 11:46 The Israeli parliament has passed a law requiring a two-thirds majority in any future vote to cede parts of Jerusalem to a foreign authority. The change from requiring a simple majority makes a two-state solution less likely. Under the new legislation, Israel’s 120-seat Knesset would have to cast 80 votes in favor of relinquishing ...

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Israeli politicians appose Likud resolution to annex parts of West Bank, vote sparks fury

Netanyahu’s Likud party has approved a non-binding resolution to annex Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria in the West Bank, which Palestinians recognize as theirs. The vote was met with mixed reactions. On Sunday, the Likud Central Committee voted unanimously for a resolution that calls upon Israel to impose sovereignty over illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. Read more ...

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Catalan secessionist parties poised to secure absolute majority in regional vote – exit polls

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 19:13 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 19:49 Pro-independence parties are expected to again secure an absolute majority in the Catalan parliament, exit polls published by the La Vanguardia newspaper indicates after snap regional elections. The trio of pro-independence parties: the Together for Catalonia (JxCat), headed by deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont, the Esquerra Republicana (ERC) ...

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Catalan secessionist parties poised to secure absolute majority in regional vote – exit polls

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 19:13 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 19:49 Pro-independence parties are expected to again secure an absolute majority in the Catalan parliament, exit polls published by the La Vanguardia newspaper indicates after snap regional elections. The trio of pro-independence parties: the Together for Catalonia (JxCat), headed by deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont, the Esquerra Republicana (ERC) ...

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‘Mr. Trump, you can’t buy Turkey’s democratic will with dollars’ – Erdogan on Jerusalem UN vote

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 12:15 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 12:28 Turkish President Erdogan has warned Donald Trump that he “cannot buy Turkey’s democratic will” with his money, referencing the upcoming UN vote on a resolution to reject his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “I hope and expect the United States won’t get the result it expects from ...

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‘We'll save a lot‘: Trump threatens to stop aid to UN member states over Jerusalem vote

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 18:23 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 18:41 President Donald Trump has threatened to cut aid to UN member states who vote against US at the upcoming UN General Assembly on the issue of Washington’s Jerusalem move. He said the US will save “billions” in the process. His threats come ahead of the rare emergency special ...

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US ‘will be taking names’ during UNGA vote on Jerusalem move, envoy Haley warns

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 01:58 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 02:01 The US is ready to “take names” of its critics, America’s ambassador to the UN has warned, ahead of a GA session to debate Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move its embassy there. The US is ratcheting up its rhetoric and its threats ...

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