The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment. The legislation will also provide $350 billion for small-business loans, $250 billion for expanded[…]
The United States Senate cleared Donald Trump of both charges in its impeachment trial of the president, bringing to an end the impeachment saga that has consumed Washington since the House of Representatives launched its inquiry into the Trump’s actions last September. In a 52-48 vote, the Senate found Trump[…]
Closing arguments on Monday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial were directed more towards history than to sway the outcome, one final chance to influence public opinion and set the record before his expected acquittal in the Republican-led Senate. The House Democratic prosecutors drew on the Founding Fathers and common[…]
Politicians in the US have blocked a bill that would have made it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the country. The result of Wednesday’s vote was 55-43, with “yes” votes falling short of the 60 needed after Democrats refused to support the Republican-backed measure in the 100-member[…]
Stellenbosch University may be a step closer to making English the main medium of instruction at the university. This after the university confirmed on Saturday that the Senate had accepted a motion in support of the University management’s proposal with regards to the use of language at the institution. Stellenbosch[…]
Republicans have made significant gains in mid-term elections, capturing a majority of seats they need to take control of the US Senate. The Republicans padded their control of the House of Representatives by at least 12 seats, and in the big prize of Tuesday’s midterm election they retook the Senate.[…]
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