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Rashida Tlaib, fiery US lawmaker at center of Israel uproar

Washington - No sooner had Rashida Tlaib been sworn in as a member of the 116th US Congress last January, than the daughter of Palestinian immigrants caught flak for her off-color cry to impeach Donald Trump.

US lawmaker barred by Israel calls move 'chilling' insult

Washington - House Democrat Ilhan Omar called Israel's decision Thursday to ban her from visiting the country "chilling," saying it was an "insult to democratic values" to deny entry to sitting members of the US Congress.

Sonia Gandhi named as interim head of India's opposition Congress

New Delhi - India's Sonia Gandhi on Saturday once again took the reins of the main opposition Congress party, replacing her son Rahul, who stepped down after a second straight election drubbing by right-wing Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Only black Republican in US House won't seek reelection

Washington - The only black Republican Congressman in the US House of Representatives, who has criticized US President Donald Trump's attacks on ethnic minority lawmakers, announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection.

Key takeaways from Mueller testimony to Congress

Washington - Former US special counsel Robert Mueller made a long-awaited congressional appearance Wednesday to testify about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump's conduct during the probe.

Reputation on the line: Russia probe head Robert Mueller

Washington - Over the two years of his Russia meddling investigation, Robert Mueller was called nearly everything by President Donald Trump: angry, conflicted, biased, a leaker, leader of a dirty and corrupt witch hunt.

Trump gloats as Mueller gives Dems little support for impeachment

Washington - US President Donald Trump declared the Russia meddling and obstruction probe a "big hoax" Wednesday as Democrats reaped precious little new ammunition for impeachment in marathon testimony to Congress by investigation leader Robert Mueller.

Democrats, White House near deal to raise debt ceiling

Washington - US Democrats have nearly reached a deal with the Trump administration to raise the debt ceiling, allowing the government to borrow more money and avoid a disastrous default, sources close to the negotiations said Monday.

Trump rallies base as impeachment bid blocked in Congress

Greenville - President Donald Trump moved to galvanize his core supporters Wednesday after sparking outrage with attacks on ethnic minority Democrats, as an opposition bid to launch impeachment proceedings was shot down in the US Congress.

Trump says does not have 'racist bone' in his body

Washington - US President Donald Trump strongly denied accusations of racism on Tuesday after launching a xenophobic attack on a group of ethnic minority Democratic congresswomen."Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don't have a Racist bone in my body!

US Congress approves $4.6 bn in emergency border funding

Washington - US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday bowed to pressure from President Donald Trump's Republicans as Congress approved $4.6 billion in emergency aid to ease a swelling migrant crisis on the nation's southern border.

Mueller denies probe cleared Trump, hands baton to Congress

Washington - Robert Mueller said Wednesday his two-year Russia investigation had not exonerated Donald Trump, but that he had lacked the power to charge a sitting president -- passing the baton to Congress where a growing chorus is clamoring for impeachment.

NASA official quits weeks after being chosen to lead moon mission

Washington - A top NASA official appointed the head of strategy for the space agency’s planned mission to the moon in 2024 quit his role on Wednesday, just weeks after starting the job.

Democrats subpoena former Trump aide Hope Hicks

Washington - The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas Tuesday for former White House aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson to testify in the panel's obstruction investigation of President Donald Trump.

Democrat impeachment talk gains as Trump blocks lawyer testimony

Washington - Democratic Party talk of impeachment intensified Tuesday after Donald Trump's former lawyer Don McGahn refused to testify about obstruction allegations against the US president.

Democrats threaten charges over Trump lawyer no-show

Washington - Furious Democrats threatened to go to court or invoke contempt charges against Donald Trump's former lawyer Don McGahn on Tuesday after McGahn refused to testify about obstruction allegations against the president.

Top US lawmakers to be briefed on escalating Iran tensions

Washington - US congressional leaders will receive a classified briefing from intelligence officials Thursday on apparent military threats from Iran amid rapidly escalating tensions between Washington and the Islamic republic.

Trump's New York bete noire hounds him once more in Washington

Washington - Congressman Jerry Nadler's aggressive actions against a member of Donald Trump's inner circle have ramped up the Democrat's feud with the US president, marking the latest tussle in a decades-long grudge match between the two New Yorkers.

Trump Jr subpoenaed as Congress battles W.House over Russia report

Washington - The Russia probe plunged Washington into turmoil Wednesday as Donald Trump's son reportedly was ordered to testify before a Senate panel and the White House refused to release material on investigations into the president.

Trump son Donald Jr subpoenaed by Senate panel: reports

Washington - President Donald Trump's son Donald Jr was subpoenaed Wednesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian election meddling, US media reported.

House Speaker Pelosi says US attorney general lied to Congress

Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused the top US law-enforcement officer of committing a crime by lying to Congress, escalating the showdown between Donald Trump's administration and the Democrats investigating him.

Trump's USMCA deal taking a hit from Congress and Mexico

Washington - Things aren't going the greatest for President Donald Trump. He has Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley warning that the USMCA is "dead" unless metal tariffs are removed, while Mexico is threatening retaliatory tariffs over border slowdowns.

Congress ends US support for Yemen war, Trump likely to veto

Washington - US lawmakers voted Thursday to end military support for the bloody Saudi-led war in Yemen, dealing a harsh bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump and taking the historic step of curtailing a president's war-making powers.

Trump's Russia report victory turns sour

Washington - Donald Trump wanted a victory lap after the apparent flop of the Russia collusion probe, but on Thursday, 11 days later, the president instead found himself being chased in circles.

Gandhi promises Indians cash, jobs and cleaner air

New Delhi - India's main opposition Congress party vowed Tuesday to end abject poverty by 2030, hand cash to 50 million families and tackle the "emergency" of air pollution as it unveiled its election manifesto.

Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

Washington - The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.

Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Yemen war

Washington - The US Senate on Wednesday dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump's foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to end support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen.

NATO chief invited to address US Congress amid tensions

Washington - US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday extended a rare invitation to the head of NATO to address a joint meeting of Congress in early April to mark the alliance's 70th anniversary.

China's rubber-stamp parliament at a glance

Bejing - Nearly 3,000 delegates from across China gathered in Beijing on Tuesday for the start of the annual session of the rubber-stamp legislature, the National People's Congress.

US House votes for background checks in almost all gun sales

Washington - The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed its first major gun safety measure in a quarter century, a landmark bill that would expand background checks to virtually all firearm sales.
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