Iran's Parliament passed the general outlines of the budget bill for the next fiscal year (March 2018-19) after initially rejecting it over concerns that the proposed cuts could hit the vulnerable strata the hardest.
There were loud cheers, hugs and sustained clapping in the lower House of Representatives when all but four MPs voted in support of marriage equality, after the upper house Senate passed the bill 43-12 last week.
Hundreds of protesters have occupied a US Senate office building to press Congress to pass legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children to stay in the country, a protection taken away by President Donald Trump.
US senators made a last-ditch effort on Monday to secure support for the latest Republican attempt to repeal former president Barack Obama’s signature health care law, releasing revised legislation to appeal to undecided senators.
US President Donald Trump slammed Arizona Sen. John McCain at a rally on Friday night after the senator said he would not be voting in favor of the Republicans' new bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.