The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in US history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
The US government began a Christmas shutdown early Saturday, after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall.
Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have invited Google CEO Sundra Pichai to ask him why the company’s search engine website brings up numerous pictures of President Donald Trump when users type the word “idiot.”
Some members of the Democratic Party in the US Congress are drawing up plans to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was recently appointed to the nation's top court despite facing multiple allegations of sexual assault.
Colombian former FARC guerrillas took their seats in Congress on Friday as part of an agreement that ended five decades of war, and outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos urged the nation to protect the nascent peace and put an end to violence.
A human rights group has called upon the US Congress to block the sale of combat helicopters and aircraft missiles to Bahrain in the wake of the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners and political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf country.
The US Congress is set to pass legislation to sharply reduce the annual $300 million in American aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it take steps to stop making what US lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crime.