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US lawmaker vows to slow approval of Ukraine aid

US Senator Rand Paul has warned that passage of an emergency funding bill that includes $60 billion for Ukraine aid won’t be a quick and smooth process because he won’t allow his colleagues to avoid a serious debate about prioritizing Kiev’s security over America’s border crisis. “I think we should …

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US won’t ‘contain’ China with Taiwan – top lawmaker

Washington will not be able to “contain” China by using tension around Taiwan as leverage over Beijing, Li Zhanshu has said. The chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China made the remarks in Moscow on Friday during a meeting with Valentina Matvienko, the chairwoman of …

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EU has become 51st US state – lawmaker

Croatian MEP Mislav Kolakusic has lashed out at the EU’s foreign and defense policies, arguing that the bloc has become subservient to Washington. Kolakusic is an outspoken critic of the West’s anti-Russia sanctions and of Covid-19 restrictions. Speaking in front of the EU Parliament last week, Kolakusic told his fellow …

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West has right to give Ukraine nukes – EU lawmaker

The West could provide Ukraine with nuclear weapons to help defend itself against Russia, Radoslaw Sikorski, a member of the European Parliament and former Polish foreign minister, said. “The West has the right to give Ukraine nuclear warheads so that it could protect its independence,” Sikorski told Ukraine’s Espreso TV …

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Top Finnish lawmaker balks at Turkey’s NATO threat

Finland’s top legislator has ruled out placating Turkey to win approval for the country’s NATO membership bid, saying parliament can’t change laws and extradite “innocent people” whom Ankara considers to be terrorists. Speaker of Parliament Matti Vanhanen, a former prime minister, made his comments in an interview with Finnish public …

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Lawmaker arrested amid rape allegations

A British politician is under arrest and accused of numerous sexual offenses. Police arrested the Conservative Party lawmaker on Tuesday after a two-year probe, The Sun newspaper reported without identifying the suspect.  All that is known at this point is that the suspect is a serving member of Parliament, who …

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Lawmaker takes heat for ‘putting up with racism’ comment

A senator from Australia’s ruling coalition has been criticized two weeks before the May 21 federal election, after he thanked the Chinese-Australians for “putting up with racism.” Addressing participants at the Chinese Australian Forum on Friday, the Liberal Party senator for New South Wales Andrew Bragg admitted that, amid the …

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Lawmaker seeks to bring US troops to Ukraine

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, announced on Sunday that he will introduce a resolution authorizing the use of military force should Russia deploy “chemical, biological and/or nuclear weapons” in Ukraine. Kinzinger has continuously pushed for US involvement in the ongoing conflict, and previously backed measures that critics and …

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Iran & Saudi Arabia to re-establish diplomatic ties, lawmaker says

Iran and Saudi Arabia are preparing to reopen their respective embassies in Tehran and Riyadh, and wil lre-establish full diplomatic ties, an Iranian lawmaker has said. Relations between the two major regional powers are “being revived” and the embassies are “preparing to open,” Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi, a member of the …

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