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Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signalling broad public backing for the maverick leader.

Italy Senate passes revised budget after EU standoff

Italy Senate passes revised budget after EU standoff

The Italian Senate on Sunday passed a revised 2019 budget agreed after a tense standoff with Brussels which saw the populist government water down key measures.

Senate 'votes' to end US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

Senate 'votes' to end US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

The US senate has delivered a significant rebuke to the Trump administration by defying the advice of its top officials and advancing a measure that would cut American military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Argentina awaits crucial Senate vote on abortion

Argentina awaits crucial Senate vote on abortion

After Ireland voted to legalize abortion in May, will Argentina, another traditionally Catholic country, do the same?

Emir meets US Senate Majority Leader

Emir meets US Senate Majority Leader

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Wednesday met HE US Senate Republican Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, at the Congress headquarters in Washington, DC.

Trump on verge of tax victory as US Senate passes overhaul

Trump on verge of tax victory as US Senate passes overhaul

The US Senate narrowly approved a sweeping tax overhaul early Wednesday, putting President Donald Trump on the brink of his first major legislative triumph nearly a year after he took office.

US Senate passes tax rewrite, in major win for Trump

US Senate passes tax rewrite, in major win for Trump

US Senate Republicans narrowly passed landmark tax reform early Saturday, a critical step toward delivering a monumental legislative victory for President Donald Trump in his first year in office.

Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, Senator under cloud

Australia's citizenship crisis spreads, Senator under cloud

Australia's widening citizenship crisis entangled a seventh politician on Friday, a key independent senator whose support is critical for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to pass legislation through a hostile Senate.

Australian politician Pauline Hanson wears burqa in Senate

Australian politician Pauline Hanson wears burqa in Senate

Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore on Thursday when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling' stunt.

Angry Trump says Russia ties at 'very dangerous low'

Angry Trump says Russia ties at 'very dangerous low'

US President Donald Trump said relations with Russia had hit an all-time and "very dangerous" low on Thursday, putting the blame on Congress after he reluctantly approved sanctions against Moscow.

Kushner says he met Russians four times, denies collusion

Kushner says he met Russians four times, denies collusion

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday said he had four contacts with Russian officials but denied any collusion to help his father-in-law Donald Trump win the presidency, US media said.

Rousseff vows to fight on after Senate vote to suspend her

Rousseff vows to fight on after Senate vote to suspend her

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed she would fight to prove her innocence after the Senate voted to put her on trial for breaking budget laws.