United States senators largely cleaved neatly to party lines on Tuesday as they gave their justifications for voting to acquit or convict the president on the articles of impeachment that were passed by the House of Representatives and argued in a 12-day trial in the Senate. Speaking on the Senate[…]
The US Senate has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that encourages states to cut off contractors who boycott Israel, a measure included in a wider Middle East policy bill that reinforces Washington’s support for Israel and Jordan. The bill, which passed in a 77-23 vote on Tuesday, says[…]
The US Senate has confirmed Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general despite fierce debate over his civil rights record and a push by Democrats to block him. President Donald Trump’s choice was given the greenlight on Wednesday by a vote of 52-47. Sessions had faced accusations of racism, and a[…]
Accountability is still lacking a year after the landmark report into US torture and rendition. No inquiry into UK government involvement has been initiated, according to the charity Reprieve. With no sign of an inquiry, the charity says the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is also yet to make a decision on[…]
US President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to work with Republican lawmakers after their midterm election win but warned he would act without them to protect his core agenda, starting with immigration reform. The US leader stopped short of accepting direct responsibility for his Democratic party’s colossal defeat at the hands[…]
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