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US lawmakers propose major cut to Ukraine aid

The US Senate has reached a provisional deal on a spending bill needed to avert a federal budget crisis, with lawmakers agreeing to slash nearly $20 billion in proposed aid for Ukraine following push-back by some Republicans. The upper chamber ended debate on the budget legislation on Tuesday night, garnering …

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German lawmakers feel chill at work – media

With the onset of colder weather, lawmakers in the German parliament are struggling to keep warm at their workplaces, according to Der Spiegel. As the Bundestag curtails its energy consumption amid the crisis, some MPs have complained that such conditions create health risks, the outlet reported on Friday.   In the …

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British lawmakers mull Taiwan trip

Despite China’s outrage over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s possible visit to the self-governing island, British lawmakers are reportedly planning a similarly provocative trip later this year, the Guardian has reported citing multiple sources. The UK delegation will likely be headed by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee …

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Ukrainian lawmakers support secession of Chechnya

Ukrainian MPs Alexey Goncharenko and Musa Magomedov introduced legislation on Monday calling on the country’s parliament to recognize the sovereignty of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria – the breakaway state that fought two wars with Russia in the 1990s and 2000s. Text of the draft resolution has not yet been made available …

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US lawmakers attempt to declare Ukraine conflict a ‘genocide’ – media

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced a resolution on Friday accusing Russia of committing “genocide” in Ukraine. The draft resolution reportedly accuses Russia of crimes that Moscow says were actually committed by Ukrainian forces and claims that Russian-speaking refugees were brought to Russian territory against their will. The resolution, …

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Democrat lawmakers encourage pro-abortion protests

Democratic lawmakers have called for mass protests after the US Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, a landmark case underpinning federal abortion protections for nearly five decades, with some reps urging supporters to go to “war” over the issue. The court’s decision to overturn the 1973 case on Friday was …

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US lawmakers reach deal on gun control

Members of the US Senate have announced an agreement on a limited bipartisan deal that could mark the nation’s most significant gun control legislation in three decades. The news comes as lawmakers are facing increasing pressure to find ways to reduce gun violence amid a series of mass shootings. The …

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Russia sanctions US lawmakers

Russia has introduced sanctions on nearly 400 US lawmakers in a tit-for-tat response after Washington took a similar step against members of the State Duma and Federal Assembly. The new penalties were imposed on 398 representatives on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement, noting that the sanctions …

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US lawmakers prod India to condemn Russia

US Representatives Ro Khanna and Joe Wilson said they met with India’s ambassador to urge his country to denounce Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, after New Delhi agreed to purchase a quantity of Russian oil despite a wave of new sanctions from the West. “Grateful to join my colleague in …

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