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US House speaker to put Ukraine aid bill to a vote – media

US House Speaker Mike Johnson has promised to finally advance the long-stalled Ukraine aid bill sought by President Joe Biden, multiple news outlets reported on Monday. The proposed legislation has been stuck in Congress for months due to the bitter in-fighting between Democrats and Republicans. According to reports, Johnson told …

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‘Burn Gaza now’ – Israel’s parliament deputy speaker

The deputy speaker of Knesset has urged the Israeli military to “burn” the Gaza Strip and not allow any fuel into the Palestinian enclave unless all hostages held by Hamas are released.  “All of this preoccupation with whether or not there is internet in Gaza shows that we have learned …

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Canadian parliament speaker resigns after honoring Ukrainian Nazi veteran

Canadian House Speaker Anthony Rota stepped down on Tuesday after a Nazi veteran was his invited guest at a speech by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. The invitation has faced widespread condemnation.  Rota apologized on Monday for the presence of 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka at Zelensky’s address to Canadian lawmakers on Friday, but refused to resign. Although lawmakers …

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US House elects speaker on 15th attempt

The US House of Representatives has appointed a new speaker following 15 separate votes, with GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy now set to fill the position after a days-long battle with insurgent Republicans. While McCarthy lost out on the 14th vote on Friday night and the House appeared to be …

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US House Speaker’s husband arrested for drunk driving

The 82-year-old husband of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Northern California, according to the Napa County sheriff’s office. According to the records, Paul Pelosi was arrested at 11:44pm Saturday night, and booked into jail at 04:13am on Sunday, …

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Row in Greece over neo-Nazi Zelensky co-speaker

A number of Greek politicians have expressed outrage after a member of the far-right Azov Battalion gave a speech during a teleconference between the Greek Parliament and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday. During his address, Zelensky thanked Athens for the sanctions it has imposed on Russia and pleaded for more …

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Biden names ‘finest speaker’ in US history

At the annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC on Sunday, Biden name-dropped Pelosi and lauded her with praise. “It’s wonderful to see Speaker Pelosi,” the president said, adding that though he’s “mildly” prejudiced, “I think she’s the finest speaker in the history of the country and a true, genuine …

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Why speaker wants sniffer dogs in UK Parliament

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has reportedly vowed to call in the police after traces of cocaine and other drugs were detected in Westminster, the Sunday Times said on Sunday. The problem is said to be so serious, it will be discussed by the House of Commons Commission next week. “It may …

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