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House GOP launches investigation into Biden classified document discoveries
“It is unclear when the Department first came to learn about the existence of these documents, and whether it actively concealed this information from the public on the eve of the 2022 elections.” House Republicans are seeking information on the appointment of special counsel Robert Hur to investigate President Joe
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Navalny examined by doctor in prison after open letter to Putin
Russian opposition leader was examined after hundreds of doctors denounced his precarious condition in an open letter to President Vladimir Putin. “We cannot and do not have the right to stand idly by as politician Alexei Navalny’s health is knowingly undermined,” they declared. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was examined
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White House refuses to answer key questions about discovery of classified documents in Biden’s private office
The White House on Wednesday refused to answer a number of critical questions about the classified documents from Joe Biden’s time as vice president discovered inside a private office last fall, citing an ongoing Department of Justice review. The documents were discovered on November 2, just six days before the midterm
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Lula vows to punish Brazilian Congress invaders
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the perpetrators will be found and punished after supporters of Brazilian far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress. The dramatic scenes come a week after the left-wing veteran’s inauguration. Supporters of Bolsonaro – who refuses to accept that he lost the election – also
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Biden inspects busy port of entry along US-Mexico border
President Joe Biden inspected a busy port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday on his first trip to the region after two years in office, a visit shadowed by the fraught politics of immigration as Republicans try to blame him for the record numbers of migrants crossing into the
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Kevin McCarthy elected US House Speaker after 15 rounds of voting
Kevin McCarthy has been elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives after heated exchanges which almost saw fellow Republicans come to blows, the BBC reports. It took 15 rounds of voting for Mr. McCarthy to win the job, despite his party having a majority in the chamber. It came
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House Republicans Enter Day 4 of Negotiations on House Speaker
Congressional Republicans will try for a fourth day Friday to choose a new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A band of 20 right-wing lawmakers has successfully blocked California Congressman Kevin McCarthy for three days from becoming speaker because they believe he is not beholden enough to the conservative
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Paralyzed US House bids to end deadlock over new speaker
Washington (AFP) – US lawmakers-elect were locked in crisis talks Wednesday to select a speaker for the House of Representatives after Republican Kevin McCarthy’s bid for the gavel was upended by conservative hardliners. congressman lost a humiliating series of votes for the job — the first time in a century that
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Right-wing rebels sabotage McCarthy’s speaker bid in US Congress
Republican Kevin McCarthy loses three rounds of dramatic vote for speaker of US House of Representatives as hardliners from his own party rebel against him, leaving new Republican majority in turmoil. Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has failed in three rounds of voting to become House speaker, a historic defeat with
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Egypt President Sisi urges ‘caution’ for Israeli PM Netanyahu’s new far-right government
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi urged Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid “any measures that could lead to a tense situation and complicate the regional scene,” during a congratulatory phone call with Israel’s new prime minister. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Sunday urged Israel’s new extremist government to refrain from “any measures” that could
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Brazil’s Lula sworn in as president for third time
President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, his wife, VP-elect Geraldo Alckmin, and his wife in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.Andre Penner/AP Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been sworn in as president in the capital, Brasilia, assuming office for the third time after thwarting outgoing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro’s
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‘I’ve done it’: Netanyahu announces his 6th government, Israel’s most hardline ever
7 weeks after elections and minutes before deadline, Likud head tells president he’s mustered a majority; right-religious coalition set to expand settlements, constrain judiciary. Benjamin Netanyahu informed President Isaac Herzog late on Wednesday that he has come to agreements with his coalition partners to form Israel’s 37th government, delivering a
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