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ussenate jun02 The U.S. Senate passed with bipartisan support a bill to suspend the United States' debt limit through January 1, 2025 and avert what would have been a first-ever default ahead of June 5 deadline given by the Treasury Department. The Upper House passed the bill with a 63-36 vote. The Bill needed the support of 60 senators in the 100-member chamber where the ruling Democrats only have narrow maj

ukrainewar jun1 The United States has announced an additional security assistance package worth up to $300 million that contains key capabilities to arm Ukraine against Russian airstrikes targeting critical infrastructure across the country. This will be the 39th drawdown of equipment from the Department of Defense inventories using presidential drawdown authorities.

ushouseofrepresentatives jun01 The House of Representatives passed with overwhelming majority a bill to suspend the United States' debt limit through January 1, 2025. The Bill needs to be passed by the Senate to avert a first-ever default ahead of June 5 deadline given by the Treasury Department. The debt ceiling is a spending limit stipulated by Congress which determines how much money the government can borrow. If the deb

spysatellitelaunch may31 North Korea's attempted launch of a military monitoring space satellite has failed on Wednesday. The reclusive Communist nation' first space satellite crashed into the sea due to technical error of the second stage of the rocket, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). "The new satellite vehicle rocket, Chollima-1, crashed into the West Sea as it lost propulsion due to an abnormal startu

gobierno pedro 052923 Spain will elect a new parliament in July as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced snap polls. The surprise move follows major setbacks for the ruling Socialist party in regional and local elections. In an address to the nation, Sanchez said he had recommended to King Felipe VI that the elections may be held on July 23. His decision is subject to approval by the an extraordinary cabinet m

tayyiperdogan may29 Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been re-elected Turkey's President in the run-off. In the second round of voting held on Sunday, Erdogan secured 52. 14 percent of the votes. His main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the Republican People's Party, could win only 47.86 percent of votes, according to Turkey's Supreme Election Council. Turkey's presidential election headed to a runoff as neither of the main c

capitol building 110618 28may23 President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., have reached an agreement in principle to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a potentially disastrous default by the U.S. government. Biden called the deal an "an important step forward that reduces spending while protecting critical programs for working people and growing the economy for everyone."

abortion may26 South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed a bill into law that will ban abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. South Carolina is the latest among a number of Republican-led states like Florida and North Carolina that have significantly curtail abortion rights in the past year.

georgefloydchoking may26 President Joe Biden has vetoed a Republican-led congressional disapproval resolution that would have nullified crucial police reforms enacted in the District of Columbia. Biden used his veto power on House Resolution 42, a measure passed by both chambers of the U.S. Congress, that would have repealed the Comprehensive Policing And Justice Reform Amendment Act, which the D.C. Council passed in 202

trumprondesantis nov11 24may23 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will launch his 2024 Presidential primary campaign in an online conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday. Musk is scheduled to host a virtual conversation with DeSantis at 6 PM ET on Twitter's audio platform, Twitter Spaces, where the 44 year-old Republican politician will announce his presidential bid. "I will be interviewing Ron DeSantis, and he has qu

bidenkevinmccarthyjanetyelen may23 President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have discussed the impasse over the debt ceiling, and described the talks as productive. "I just concluded a productive meeting with Speaker McCarthy about the need to prevent default and avoid a catastrophe for our economy. We reiterated once again that default is off the table and the only way to move forward is in good faith toward a biparti

kyriakosmitsotakis may22 Greece's ruling New Democracy party, headed by conservative prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has won the parliamentary elections. With almost all the votes counted, the centre-right party won 41 percent of the vote, but they are still five seats short of a majority. Under the new proportional representation system, a party needs to win around 45 percent of the votes to rule on their own. Mi

joebiden may17 President Joe Biden will cut short his Asia-Pacific trip and fly home by the weeeknd to focus on talks with Congressional leaders to avert a US default over the debt ceiling crisis. "President Biden will return to the United States on Sunday, following the completion of the G7 summit, in order to be back for meetings with Congressional leaders to ensure that Congress takes action by the deadline

bidenharris may16 President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have released their annual public financial disclosure reports for FY 2022. These public filings help to prevent financial conflicts of interest by providing transparency about the assets of government officials. Information about these finances are reported through annual disclosures, which are reviewed and certified by the independent Office

receptayyiperdoganvote may15 Turkey's presidential election is heading to a likely runoff as neither of the main candidates was able to win a clear majority. With 99.78 percent of votes counted, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured only 49. 25 percent of votes, which was not enough to decisively extend his nine-year rule. His main rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the Republican People's Party, could win only 44.99 percent of

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