Britain will probably have to delay its departure from the European Union if lawmakers reject the government’s proposed divorce deal in a vote next week, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday.
Three prominent Tory lawmakers of the British parliament have joined eight opposition Labour party defectors to form an independent group amid deepening political stalemate over UK withdrawal from the European Union.
Members of budget committees in the US Congress plan to meet in an attempt to reach a deal over funding border security to prevent another partial government shutdown, but an air of pessimism remains after talks broke down over the weekend.
With little time remaining to craft a deal over funding security operations on the US-Mexico border, a bipartisan group of lawmakers was to meet in a public work-session on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump maintained a hard line on constructing a massive wall.
Jordanian legislators have reportedly called on the Amman government to restore full diplomatic relations with neighboring Syria amid promising signs that the incumbent Damascus government led by President Bashar al-Assad is being admitted back into the Arab world.
Several US Republican senators have again rejected President Donald Trump’s defense of Saudi Arabia after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with some lawmakers from his party saying Congress must take additional action.
EU lawmakers are expected to back a 35 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 2030, EU sources said ahead of a vote on Thursday over new rules that seek to fight global warming without harming industry.