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Zelenskiy urges speedy passage of Ukraine aid in US Senate, transfer of weapons

Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday welcomed the passage of $US60 billion in aid for Ukraine by the US House of Representatives but urged Washington to quickly turn the bill into law and proceed with the actual transfer of weapons, saying long-range arms and air defence systems were top priorities. In an interview with […]

Biden takes on Trump over Russia, democracy in fiery State of the Union address

Updated: 3pm (AEDT) Washington DC, US Reuters President Joe Biden assailed former President Donald Trump for kowtowing to Russia, failing to care about COVID-19 and papering over the 6th January Capitol assault on Thursday in a State of the Union speech making his case for re-election in 2024. Biden, speaking before a joint session of […]

Biden impeachment inquiry authorised by House Republicans, despite lack of evidence

US President Joe Biden speaks during a joint press conference with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the White House in Washington, US, on 12th December, 2023

Washington DC, USReuters The US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to formally authorize its ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, as Republicans unite behind the effort even though they have yet to find evidence of wrongdoing by the Democrat. The Republican-controlled chamber voted 221-212 along party lines to approve the probe, which is […]

In the US, Congressional Democrats to pursue second impeachment of Trump – sources

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Washington DC, USReuters Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to introduce misconduct charges on Monday that could lead to a second impeachment of President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with the matter said, after a violent crowd of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in an assault on American democracy. With a majority in […]

Russia’s human and religious rights record criticised at US House hearing

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Washington DC, USRNS Russia’s human rights record, including its history of mistreating religious minorities, is worsening, according to testimony at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday. “Unfortunately, the human rights situation in Russia continues to deteriorate, and just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do,” said Representative Jim McGovern, a Democrat from […]

Trump accuses Democrats of “attempted coup” on eve of impeachment vote

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Washington DC, USReuters On the eve of his expected impeachment in the US House of Representatives, President Donald Trump accused Democrats of pursuing an “illegal, partisan attempted coup” and declaring “open war” on American democracy as they seek to remove him from office for pressing Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden. Trump’s remarks came […]

US House backs Paris agreement in first climate bill in a decade

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require that Trump administration keep the United States as a party to the Paris climate agreement. The Climate Action Now Act would require President Donald Trump to develop a plan for the United States to meet […]