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US Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit Iran warmaking ability

02 February, 2020 8:44 am 8:44 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Senate passed legislation to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran’s retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict. Eight of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to pass the war powers resolution by 55-45. The … Read More

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US. Senate rejects witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, clearing way for a...

02 February, 2020 9:22 am 9:22 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US. Senate voted on Friday against calling witnesses and collecting new evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, clearing the way for Trump’s almost certain acquittal next week. By a vote of 51-49, the Republican-controlled Senate stopped Democrats’ drive to hear testimony from witnesses like former national security adviser John Bolton, … Read More

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Trump impeachment trial nears end of initial phase in US Senate

01 January, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Senate is expected to wrap up the initial phase of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial before turning on Friday to the explosive question of whether to call witnesses such as former national security adviser John Bolton. Republicans who control the Senate said there was a chance the trial could end … Read More

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Trump lawyers offer surprisingly un-Trumpy defence to impeachment

01 January, 2020 6:32 pm 6:32 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Just before his lawyers stepped into the US Senate to begin their argument that he should not be removed from office, President Donald Trump offered a preview of sorts. Americans should turn on their televisions, he wrote on Twitter, and watch the attorneys make “our case against” his political antagonists, who he … Read More

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US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

06 June, 2019 2:36 pm 2:36 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s controversial military campaign in Yemen suffered a double blow Thursday as US lawmakers voted to block President Donald Trump’s arms sales to Riyadh hours after Britain temporarily suspended similar sales. In Washington, the Senate voted to prevent $8.1 billion in US arms in a symbolic bipartisan rebuke to the president and his … Read More

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Trump insists on wall: Senate seeks solution to open US govt

01 January, 2019 10:48 am 10:48 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US senators made a new try at ending a partial month-long government shutdown through a temporary funding bill, but President Donald Trump demanded a “down payment” for a border wall that Democrats reject. After the Republican-led Senate failed to advance two measures to reopen shuttered agencies, Democratic and Republican lawmakers spoke on … Read More

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Senate to vote on ending government shutdown, Trump wall impasse

01 January, 2019 9:27 am 9:27 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Senate shifted slightly closer on Tuesday to resolving a month-long partial government shutdown, but there was no sign of relief anytime soon for 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid the groundwork for a vote on Thursday on a Democratic … Read More

US Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

12 December, 2018 8:29 am 8:29 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The votes were largely symbolic because to become law the resolutions … Read More

Trump likes Taylor Swift ‘about 25 percent less’ as singer gets...

10 October, 2018 1:53 pm 1:53 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Taylor Swift’s decision to break her silence on politics triggered a storm  with even US President Donald Trump weighing in on the pop music star’s remarks in support of Democrats. Swift, 28, has notably stayed out of the US political fray in contrast to her more vocal peers, like Democratic supporters … Read More

US Senate cuts defence aid to Pakistan, removes banned outfits conditions

08 August, 2018 10:40 am 10:40 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – Approving $716-billion defence authorisation bill, the United States Senate slashed its defence aid to Pakistan and also removed the banned outfits conditions from the bill. As per details, the US Senate approved a $716-billion defence authorisation bill, wherein it made significant cut its security-oriented financial aid to Pakistan as US has … Read More