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All eyes on FBI chief as Russia, wiretap claims swirl

Washington - FBI director James Comey will be in the hot seat Monday facing lawmakers who accuse him of stonewalling Congress, as they demand answers about Donald Trump's potential Russia ties and the president's extraordinary accusation of wiretapping by his prede...

'Tell it like it is': China delegate rips meek Congress

Bejing - Empty talk, self-censorship, brain-dead conformity -- that's outspoken delegate Cui Yongyuan's assessment of China's national parliament, celebrated by the Communist Party as empowering the people but which he calls a big waste of time.

US House panels OK Obamacare replacement after marathon debate

Washington - Two US congressional panels on Thursday approved Republican plans to replace Obamacare, after marathon debate on the controversial health legislation that is backed by President Donald Trump but opposed by some in his party.

Trump, Republican leaders push health reform despite revolt

Washington - Republican leaders have forged ahead with a health care replacement plan despite strong opposition from lawmakers within the party, highlighting the deep divisions surrounding US President Donald Trump's chief legislative priority.

China defense budget rises at slowest pace in decades: report

Bejing - China's defence budget will rise seven percent to $151 billion this year, the slowest annual percentage increase since 1991 and roughly in line with decelerating economic growth, Bloomberg News reported Monday.

China's premier rules out Taiwan, Hong Kong independence

Bejing - China will firmly oppose Taiwan "separatism", Premier Li Keqiang declared Sunday, following tension with US President Donald Trump over the island, and said Hong Kong independence moves would "lead nowhere".

China trims GDP target, citing severe challenges

Bejing - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang warned Sunday the world's second-largest economy faces severe challenges, signalling a further deceleration as he announced a trimmed 2017 GDP growth target of "around 6.5 percent.

More than ever, Russia at heart of US politics

Washington - Between the alleged cyber-attacks on US political parties and secret dealings between presidential aides-in-waiting and Russia's ambassador, Moscow is front and center in American politics in a way not seen since the Cold War.

Republicans lock horns with Trump as new Congress sworn in

Washington - House Republicans were forced to back down Tuesday on plans to gut a congressional ethics office as Donald Trump rebuked them over the move, in an embarrassing clash with the president-elect on the day the new Congress was sworn in.

Could Brazil's Congress sink giant anti-corruption drive?

Bras - As Brazil's biggest ever corruption probe creeps higher up the political food chain, there are signs that Congress could be looking for a way to bring it to an end.

Republicans maintain grip on power in US Congress

Washington - Republicans thwarted Democratic efforts to retake Congress in Tuesday's historic US election, using a show of conservative force to maintain control of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Like White House race, Senate battle tightens in last days

Washington - As the US presidential race enters its frantic final 72 hours, a battle for Congress is also coming down to the wire, with the fate of the Senate teetering on a knife's edge.

House Speaker Ryan tells lawmakers he won't 'defend' Trump

Washington - US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, told lawmakers Monday he will no longer "defend" or campaign with presidential nominee Donald Trump, focusing instead on maintaining his party's majority in Congress.

Erdogan slams US Congress over Saudi 9/11 law

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Saturday a US Congress vote to override Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, saying he expected the move to be reversed as soon as possible.

US Congress passes spending bill, avoiding shutdown

Washington - The US Congress passed a spending bill late Wednesday and staved off a government shutdown, after reaching agreement on funding for a tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan that had bedeviled earlier proposals.The fiscal year ends on September 30.

US Congress rejects Obama's veto of Saudi 9/11 bill

Washington - The US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first such rebuke of his eight-year presidency.

US Capitol building briefly on lockdown, all-clear given

Washington - Police briefly placed the US Capitol building and visitors center on lockdown on Friday amid news reports of a person possibly carrying a firearm, but the order was swiftly lifted.

White House decries Senate 'cowardice' for rejecting gun control

Washington - The White House on Tuesday denounced the "cowardice" of US senators who failed to pass gun control legislation taken up following the Orlando nightclub massacre.

Republican House Speaker throws support behind Trump

Washington - Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan threw his support behind the party's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday, a key step toward building unity ahead of the US general election in November.

U.S. Senate votes to allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Washington - The US Senate approved legislation that would allow September 11 victims and their relatives to sue Saudi Arabia over its possible role in the 2001 attacks, a bill which could trigger a diplomatic firestorm.

Turkish right-wing dissidents' bid to oust party leader foiled

Ankara - Members of Turkey's right-wing MHP party were prevented from holding a congress Sunday aimed at unseating longtime leader Devlet Bahceli and recovering ground lost to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party.

Republican speaker, Trump call talks 'positive step toward unification'

Washington - The Republican House speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump said after meeting Thursday in Washington they had taken a "very positive step" towards bridging party divisions sparked by the billionaire's White House bid.

Meeting with Trump was 'great,' says Republican party chief

Washington - Republican Party chief Reince Priebus said he had held a "great" meeting with Donald Trump on Thursday aimed at mending divisions over the billionaire's controversial White House campaign."The meeting was great.

Trump, Republican leaders hold 'positive' talks in Washington

Washington - Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump fell short of winning an endorsement from House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday but both men said they had taken a "positive step" toward unifying the party behind the billionaire's remarkable White House run.

Trump, Republican leaders aim to make peace in Washington

Washington - Thursday's high-stakes meeting between Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders including House Speaker Paul Ryan marks a critical point in the billionaire's presidential quest, with party grandees pressured to close ranks and support the pres...

'Chairman Kim' presides over mass parade in Pyongyang

Pyongyang - North Korea held a massive parade in Pyongyang on Tuesday, turning the capital's giant square into a sea of pink, to celebrate a ruling party congress seen as a formal coronation for supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

Secretive North Korean party opens up — for five minutes

Pyongyang - North Korea's secretive ruling party briefly opened up to the world's media Monday, as a confident-looking Kim Jong-Un took centre stage at its rare top-level gathering.

North Korea crowns Kim party chief as rare congress closes

Pyongyang - North Korea on Monday wrapped up its first ruling party congress for 36 years -- an event seen as a formal coronation for leader Kim Jong-Un, who was appointed to the post of party chairman.

North Korea detains, expels BBC reporter

Seoul - A BBC reporter in North Korea was detained, interrogated for eight hours and eventually expelled over his reporting in the run-up to a rare ruling party congress, the British broadcaster said on Monday.

North Korea party congress pushes nuclear weapons expansion

Pyongyang - North Korea's first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years formally endorsed leader Kim Jong-Un's policy of expanding the country's nuclear arsenal, as South Korea on Monday dismissed his proposals for military talks and improved ties.
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