UNITED STATES SENATE
US Senators proposes bill to clamp down on World Bank lending to China
Three Republican Senators have tabled a legislation in the US Senate to prevent World Bank from lending to China on projects that would be used against religious and ethnic minorities.
Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Donald Trump
Democrats have not public released their plans. Details were shared by multip...
US Congress consents to designate India's NAVIC as allied system
Indigenously developed, NAVIC is an autonomous regional satellite navigation...
Congress seeks Pentagon briefing on India US cooperation in Western Indian Ocean
The conference report on National Defense Authorisation Act or NDAA 2020 identified five topics to be covered in the briefing, including a description of military activities of the United States and India, separately, in the Western Indian Ocean, and a description of military cooperation activities between the two countries in the Western Indian Ocean.
US lawmakers reach deal on massive defense bill, eye Russia, Turkey, China
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committees agreed on a compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act. It also calls for sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, and a tough response to North Korea's efforts to develop nuclear weapons.
India hopeful of Pramila Jayapal move getting only marginal support
Democrat Jayapal has introduced the Congressional resolution urging India to end as swiftly as possible restrictions on communications and preserve religious freedom for all residents in Kashmir. The resolution, introduced in the House of Representatives after several weeks of efforts by Jayapal, has only one cosponsor .
US lawmakers weigh impeachment charges against Trump
Four constitutional scholars will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in the first of a series of hearings to establish the gravity of Trump's alleged crimes. On Tuesday, congressional Democrats made a forceful case that Trump should be removed from office for abusing his powers by pressuring Ukraine for dirt on a Democratic election rival.
Former top-tier presidential candidate Kamala Harris ends 2020 White House bid
Harris, 55, would have been the first woman and second black U.S. president if elected next November. But her wavering views on how to solve the nation's healthcare problems and whether to embrace her past as a prosecutor were among the missteps that dragged down the campaign after its glitzy launch in January.
Congressional Committee to review Trump impeachment report on Monday
The US' House Congressional committee will be reviewing the investigation report of President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry on Monday setting the stage for charges to be filed.
Trump faces two deadlines as U.S. Congress ramps up impeachment focus
The Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, tasked with considering charges known as articles of impeachment, has given Trump until 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT) on Sunday to say whether he or his legal counsel will participate in a impeachment hearing. This first-in-a-series of expected Judiciary proceedings will hear testimony on the impeachment process.
How Kamala Harris’ campaign unraveled
Many of her own advisers are now pointing a finger directly at Harris. In interviews several of them criticized her for going on the offensive against rivals. Their feelings were reflected days later by Kelly Mehlenbacher, the state operations director, in a blistering resignation letter obtained by The New York Times.
US Defence Secretary fires Navy chief over SEAL's case
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has fired Navy chief Richard Spencer over his handling of a Navy SEAL's case that has pitted military leaders against President Donald Trump. The case is related to Edward Gallagher, who was convicted for posing with a corpse in Iraq in 2017. For that Gallagher was demoted, but President Trump later reinstated his rank.
US House passes Hong Kong rights bills, Donald Trump expected to sign
The House sent the bills to the White House after voting 417 to 1 for the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act," which the Senate passed unanimously on Tuesday. Strong support had been expected after the House passed a similar bill last month.
US legislation on Hong Kong: What does it mean?
The "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act", which the Senate passed unanimously on Tuesday, would put the former British colony's special treatment by the United States under tighter scrutiny linked to Hong Kong's autonomy from Beijing.
China’s top negotiator ‘cautiously optimistic’ about reaching trade deal
Vice Premier Liu He made the comments in a speech in Beijing on Wednesday ahead of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, according to people who attended the dinner and asked not to be identified. He has also invited his US counterpart, Robert Lighthizer, to travel to China for talks this month, but the invitation hasn’t yet been accepted, people familiar with the matter said.
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