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U.S. government shutdown deal reached

Congressional negotiators have reached what they are calling "an agreement in principle" to avoid a second partial government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. “We’ve had a good evening. We’ve reached …

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 U.S. to be able to sue members of OPEC?

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators rolled out a bill that would allow the Justice Department to sue members of OPEC for antitrust violations, The Wall Street Journal reported. The House Judiciary Committee passed the bipartisan …

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 U.S. Congress estimates shutdown economic impact

The federal government shutdown cost the U.S. economy $11 billion, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office, reflecting lost output from federal workers, delayed government spending and reduced demand. The report …

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U.S. House votes to bar Trump from exiting NATO

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from withdrawing from NATO. The Democratic-led House approved the measure by a bipartisan 357-22 vote, with the only …

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House passes bill for Trump's $5 billion border wall

With Washington a little more than 24 hours away from a partial government shutdown, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that includes an additional $5 billion for U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall. …

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 Wast launches new attack on Russia

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution condemning Russia's "provocative actions" in the Kerch Strait. The resolution was introduced by Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chris …

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Will new U.S. sanctions on Russia be postponed?

U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass legislation imposing new anti-Russia sanctions before the end of this year. "We don’t have very much time," Republican John Cornyn of Texas said. "It’s going …

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U.S. allows itself "chemical" sanctions against Russia

The State Department informed the Congress that Moscow was not in compliance with the chemical and biological weapons warfare elimination act, so consultations with Congress are underway on potential new sanctions against …

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