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US stimulus plan: what it could do, and what’s in dispute

Washington, United States | AFP | With American life upended, lawmakers in the US Congress are negotiating over a massive stimulus package to help pull the economy out of the steep decline caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Legislators are still negotiating the $2 trillion rescue which could be the largest emergency …

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Trump impeachment drive enters crucial week in divided Congress

Washington, United States | AFP | The impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in a sharply divided US Congress enter a new phase Monday when the House Judiciary Committee convenes a hearing expected to result in specific charges against the Republican leader. Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power by allegedly …

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Huawei asks US court to throw out federal ban

Shenzhen, China | AFP | Chinese telecom giant Huawei stepped up its legal battle on Wednesday to overturn US legislation barring American federal agencies from buying its products amid an escalating high-tech dispute. Huawei filed suit against the US bill in March, calling it “unconstitutional” and saying the US Congress had …

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Side-front in Britain’s Brexit drama — the US Congress

Washington, United States | AFP | With Britain deadlocked on negotiating its divorce from the European Union, an unexpected side-front is emerging — the US Congress. Conservatives who pushed the June 2016 referendum that ended in the shock decision to leave the 28-member bloc dangled the prospect of a free trade agreement with the United …

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