The US Senate was poised on Thursday to pass a proposal to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border, defying his threat to veto the measure and heavy lobbying of his fellow Republicans.
A splintered Senate voted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 35-day partial government shutdown, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of the US federal agencies and the damage it's inflicting around the country.
US Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in US history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating.
The upper house of Italy’s parliament has approved a revised budget plan for 2019 after a tense standoff with the European Union (EU) and despite opposition complaints that the process has been rushed to meet an EU deadline.
In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the US Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for six years, is considering an offer to appear before the United States Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election, his lawyer said on Thursday.
A group of US senators have brought a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) bill that would limit President Donald Trump’s authority to attack other countries, days after he ordered a missile attack on Syria.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to the Joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce hearing with Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Tuesday, regarding the company's major data breach that came to surface in March.