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US Senate subcommittee seeks FBI probe of former USOC chief

Washington - A US Senate subcommittee is seeking FBI investigation of former US Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun for making "materially false statements" to lawmakers probing sexual abuse in gymnastics.

Diverse class of lawmakers ready for close-up in US Congress

Washington - Dozens of newly elected members of Congress gathered in Washington Wednesday, illustrating a diverse freshman class of House lawmakers who will be sworn in under the next phase of Donald Trump's presidency.

US lawmakers introduce bill hitting China for Uighur repression

Washington - A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday seeking to punish China over its "human rights abuses" of the majority-Muslim Uighur population in the country's west, a move that drew immediate anger from Beijing.

Midterm election loss won't put Trump back in his box

Washington - Donald Trump boasts about winning, but after Democrats seized the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the reality show-host-turned-president is finding out how it feels to be one of the "losers" he usually mocks.And has he responded with humility?

US voters poised to elect 2 Muslim women to Congress

Chicago - US voters are poised to elect two Muslim women to Congress in the midterm election next week, marking a historic first even as anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric has been on the rise.

Human rights situation 'dire' in China: US Congress

Washington - China is undertaking unprecedented repression of its ethnic minorities including Muslim Uighurs, with authoritarian tactics potentially constituting "crimes against humanity" as human rights conditions deteriorate, a damning US congressional report rel...

Bolsonaro 'tsunami' swells far-right party in Brazil congress

Bras - A surge of support for a far-right presidential candidate in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, helped swell the ranks of his small party in the country's Congress in general elections.

The case for fast neutron reactors heats up in the U.S.

Congress is intent on passing The Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, and as part of the act, the Department of Energy is directed lay the groundwork for establishing "a versatile, reactor-based fast neutron source."

Gangster-turned-lawmaker is new face of Mexican politics

San Luis Potos - Pedro Carrizales's body is a hodge-podge of scars and tattoos that tell the story of how he went from street-gang thug to Mexican state congressman, reborn like the mythical phoenix inked on his chest.

Mexico's new leftist-majority Congress sworn in

Mexico - Mexico's first leftist-majority Congress was sworn in Wednesday, swept into office on the coattails of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a July election that punished the country's political establishment.

Mexico's new leftist-majority Congress sworn in

Mexico - Mexico's first leftist-majority Congress was sworn in Wednesday, swept into office on the coattails of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a July election that punished the country's political establishment.

Five major dates in the life of John McCain

Washington - US Senator John McCain, who died Saturday at age 81, spent 35 years in politics after a military career interrupted by his Hanoi confinement during the war in Vietnam.

Uber tells Congress of flying car plans

During a July 24th hearing in front of the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, Eric Allison, the head of aviation programs at Uber, gave a testimony about Uber's plans for flying cars.

Trump postpones Putin visit as Pompeo defends US stance on Russia

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday delayed a second summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, while his top diplomat insisted there was no let up against Moscow following the two leaders' controversial meeting in Helsinki.

US senators to grill Pompeo over Trump-Putin summit, North Korea

Washington - Did Donald Trump make secret promises to Vladimir Putin? What did the American president tell his Russian counterpart at their Helsinki summit?

No evidence of 'spy' in Trump camp, Democrats say after intel brief

Washington - US intelligence agencies offered no evidence to back President Donald Trump's claim that the FBI planted a "spy" in his campaign, congressional Democrats said Thursday after a closed-door briefing.

Congress will vote on whether or not to bring back net neutrality

Congress will vote to restore net neutrality next week. If the measure is passed by a simple majority vote, it would still need to be signed by President Donald Trump. Right now, 48 senators appear to be in favor of the measure.

Despite Korea trip, Pompeo's secretary of state nomination in trouble

Washington - CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to be US secretary of state ran into trouble Wednesday, even as it emerged he had secretly met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on Donald Trump's behalf.

Democrats to Trump: Stop tweeting about possible Syria strikes

Washington - Several Democratic lawmakers upbraided President Donald Trump on Friday for using social media to telegraph potential attacks against Syria, warning that his "reckless" and "taunting" language endangers American troops.

France's Macron to address US Congress in April

Washington - French President Emmanuel Macron will address the US Congress when he visits Washington next month on a high-profile trip held against the backdrop of rising transatlantic trade tensions.

US Senate to vote on military involvement in Yemen war

Washington - US lawmakers vote later Tuesday on whether to end American involvement in Yemen's bloody civil war, an extraordinary effort to overrule presidential military authorization just as Saudi Arabia's crown prince visits Washington.

Trump hails House report's finding of no collusion with Russia

Washington - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a Republican report from Congress proved his claim that his 2016 election campaign did not collude with Russians.

House panel finds 'no evidence' of Trump-Russia election collusion

Washington - A Republican-dominated House panel announced Monday that its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election found no collusion by Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Trump tariffs trigger Republican rebellion

Washington - The rebellion is swelling among members of the US Congress's Republican majority dismayed over Donald Trump's contentious new trade tariffs, with many elected officials threatening to block the president's decree.

Trump backs release of memo alleging FBI abuses

Washington - US President Donald Trump is set to approve the release of an explosive memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI's probe of his election campaign, a White House official said Thursday.

US lawmakers nominate HK pro-democracy activists for Nobel Peace Prize

Washington - A bipartisan group of US congressmen announced Thursday they had nominated Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Alex Chow and the entire Umbrella Movement for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

FBI challenges White House over explosive Russia case memo

Washington - The FBI warned Wednesday it has "grave concerns" over the accuracy of a secret Congressional memo that could depict the agency as deeply politicized, as President Donald Trump's top aide signalled the White House would allow the document's release.

Train carrying US Republicans hits truck, killing one person

Washington - A train carrying several dozen Republican lawmakers including US House Speaker Paul Ryan collided with a garbage truck Wednesday in Virginia, killing one person and sending six others, including a congressman, to hospital, officials said.

US senator fires top aide over 'improper relations' with staff

Washington - A prominent US senator on Saturday fired his chief of staff for improper relations with subordinates, as US lawmakers increasingly grapple with the issue of sexual harassment.

US Senate Democrat report hits out at Putin's 'malign' threat

Washington - Russia's Vladimir Putin employs corruption, military invasions in Europe and sprawling disinformation campaigns in attempts to undermine democracies, and US President Donald Trump has been "negligent" in countering the threats, a Senate Democratic repo...
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