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McConnell re-elected as Republican leader in U.S. Senate

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Mitch McConnell was re-elected as Republican leader in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. A longtime Senate Republican leader from Kentucky, McConnell defeated U.S. Senator Rick Scott of Florida reportedly in a 37 to 10 vote. McConnell, 80, tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that he’s honored to have …

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U.S. Senate fails to advance Republican COVID-19 relief bill

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to advance a slimmed-down Republican COVID-19 relief proposal, as lawmakers remain deadlocked over the scope and size of the much needed stimulus bill. All Democrats and one Republican, Senator Rand Paul, opposed the legislation in a procedural vote, making it …

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Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

Washington, United States | AFP |  US lawmakers urgently negotiating a $1 trillion emergency package to salvage an economy ravaged by the coronavirus missed a Republican-imposed deadline to reach an agreement by the end of Friday. Senate Republicans were seeking a rapid deal in order to hold a final vote Monday …

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Two test positive for coronavirus at US conference attended by Pence

Washington, United States | AFP |  Two people have tested positive for the new coronavirus after taking part in a pro-Israel lobby group’s conference in Washington which Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and dozens of lawmakers also attended. The influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee said in an …

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Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

Washington, United States | AFP |  Republicans and Democrats clashed over calling witnesses and demanding White House documents on the first full day Tuesday of the historic impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. House impeachment managers led by veteran prosecutor Adam Schiff used the opening debate over trial procedures to lay …

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Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

Washington, United States | AFP |  The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. McConnell said he expected the House of Representatives to deliver the articles of impeachment against …

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Trump seeks rapid exoneration in Senate after impeachment

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump pressed his Republican allies Thursday to exert rigid control of his Senate trial and ensure a swift exoneration, a day after he was impeached in a historic rebuke by the House of Representatives. A bitter fight looms over the coming trial, …

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