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Brazil's former leader Rousseff fails in bid for Senate seat

Bras - Brazil's leftist former president Dilma Rousseff failed to win a Senate seat in Sunday's general election, her bid sinking under a right-wing backlash.

Brett Kavanaugh confirmed as Associate Justice to Supreme Court

On October 6, it was announced that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as an Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate.

California may become the first state to mandate women on boards

California is currently looking at a bill that would require publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to have at least one woman on its board of directors.

Haspel set for CIA confirmation after rejecting past torture

Washington - Gina Haspel appeared destined to become President Donald Trump's next CIA director after the espionage veteran placated a key Senate Democrat on Tuesday by acknowledging she regretted the agency's past use of harsh interrogation techniques.

Trump hints veterans affairs nominee could withdraw under pressure

Washington - Donald Trump opened the door Tuesday for his embattled nominee for veterans affairs to step aside, saying that while Ronny Jackson is "a wonderful man," the US president himself would not abide such congressional scrutiny.

Senate panel likely to reject Pompeo for State as Democrats balk

Washington - President Donald Trump's secretary of State pick Mike Pompeo is likely to be rejected by a Senate panel after all its Democrats opposed his nomination, but he may still win final confirmation next week.

Senate Republicans push for Pompeo secretary of state vote

Washington - US Republicans are pushing for a confirmation vote next week on Mike Pompeo becoming secretary of state, even though his nomination may not receive majority support in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator

Islamabad - Pakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste in weekend polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of a general election in the Muslim-majority country.

US Senate rejects Trump immigration plan

Washington - The US Senate on Thursday soundly voted down President Donald Trump's immigration proposal, leaving Congress with no viable plan for shielding "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation once their protections expire beginning March 5.

Macron's party suffers setback in French Senate vote

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist political party suffered its first electoral setback in Senate elections on Sunday in which the right-wing Republicans party strengthened its dominance in the upper chamber of parliament.

From slum-dweller to senator? French Roma woman aims high

L'ile-saint-denis - Anina Ciuciu, a 27-year-old law student who once begged for centimes, is vying to become France's first Roma senator on Sunday.

French Senate vote: Macron's first electoral setback?

Paris - Emmanuel Macron could suffer his first electoral setback in Senate elections on Sunday that follow a sharp slide in the young French leader's approval ratings.

U.S. Senate has 'important questions' about Apple Face ID privacy

The U.S. Senate has sent Apple a list of questions about privacy concerns with Face ID on the iPhone X. Face ID unlocks the device using facial recognition but people are concerned about the privacy impact. One Senator said there are "important" issues.

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao lags behind in training for the Horn fight

Manny Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach could not hide his disappointment over the slow pace of Pacquiao's ongoing training for his upcoming fight against Jeff Horn on July 2 at the Suncorp Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Senator knocks out Manny Pacquiao in 2017 SALN

Senator Cynthia Villar, the wife of former House Speaker and presidential candidate Manny Villar has beaten Manny Pacquiao as the Philippine's richest senator as reported in their 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)

Republicans go 'nuclear,' clear way for Trump court pick

Washington - US Republicans ditched decades of tradition Thursday by changing Senate rules to ensure Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court, bypassing the first-ever successful opposition blockade of a high-court nominee.

US Senate moment of truth nears with Gorsuch vote

Washington - The US Senate prepared to take its most consequential step in years with the procedural vote Thursday on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.Democrats made last-minute pleas against changing rules to ram through the nomination of Neil Gorsuch.

Five things to know about the ISP privacy decision in the Senate

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans struck down Obama-era regulations against Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling customer information. This has big implications for U.S. Internet users.

Senate confirms 'climate change denier' Scott Pruitt to head EPA

Washington - The United States Senate has confirmed Scott Pruitt, whose skepticism about human-caused global warming and close ties to the fossil fuel industry have led critics to label him a "climate change denier," to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Temer ally elected Brazil Senate speaker

Bras - An ally of Brazilian President Michel Temer, millionaire businessman Eunicio Oliveira, was elected Senate speaker Wednesday, despite being named in the investigation into the Petrobras corruption scandal that ensnared his predecessor.

Unprecedented: Cory Booker testifies against Sessions nomination

Washington - Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) became the first sitting US senator in history to testify against a fellow senator's cabinet confirmation when he delivered an impassioned plea to lawmakers to reject Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) attorney general nomination.

Biden steals show in final US Senate swearing-in

Washington - Most politicians accept the daily grind of pressing the flesh and making small talk about their jobs or campaigns as an unwelcome necessity that comes with the territory. Not Joe Biden.

Brazil judge suspends Senate leader in blow to Temer

Bras - A supreme court judge in Brazil on Monday suspended the Senate's powerful speaker, a key ally to President Michel Temer, before he goes on trial for alleged corruption.

Pacquiao meets with suspected drug lord

Neophyte Philippine senator Manny Paquiao met with Kerwin Espinosa, a suspected drug lord Friday at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police a few hours after Esoinosa arrived from Abu Dhabi where he sought refuge for several weeks.

Pacquiao back in hometown after Vargas fight, senate session

One week after his fight against Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has finally landed in his hometown of General Santos City to the rousing welcome of his local constituents.

Florida Republican Rubio re-elected to US Senate: networks

Washington - Republican US Senator Marco Rubio, once a rival to Donald Trump for the party's presidential nomination, won his bid for re-election in Florida, a state disappointed Democrats had hoped to reclaim, networks projected Tuesday.

Sen. Pacquiao earns praises for action that ousted fellow senator

Neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao has earned praises for his recent action in a senate session that triggered the ouster of fellow senator Leila de Lima as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Senate president clears Manny Pacquiao to fight again

Philippine senate president Franklin Dillon has confirmed that neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao sought his permission to fight again, following Bob Arum's disclosure that he has reserved a fight date and venue for his return fight in Las Vegas, Nev.

Pacquiao to help create Department of Sports in the Philippines

Philippine senator-elect Manny Pacquiao is set to work on the creation of the Department of Sports once he is sworn into office on June 30, 2016 to serve a six-year term along with 11 other newly elected senators.

Rogues' gallery to decide fate of Brazilian leader

Rio De Janeiro - One Brazilian is accused of taking bribes, another with hiding a secret bank account, a third with trying to help a man escape prison.So who are they -- hardened conmen? Mobsters?
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