REGIONBUSINESSLIFE.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-08-13, 23:52

Italy Senate slows government crisis, frustrating Salvini's election push

The Italian Senate on Tuesday postponed till next week further debate on an ongoing government crisis, frustrating a push by Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, for new elections....

Italy Senate slows government crisis, frustrating Salvini's election push

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Italy's PD Senate Chief sees progress on government deal with 5-Star Government talks between the ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) have made progress, PD Senate leader Andrea Marcucci said on Tuesday....
2019-08-27, 17:13

Italy’s Salvini warns of government crisis ROME (AP) — Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is warning that a government crisis will be unavoidable if his League party cannot start working constructively with the 5-Star Movement, its coalition partner, within 15 days. Premier Giuseppe Conte threatened to quit Monday over disagr...
2019-06-04, 17:52

Italy: Salvini and Di Maio deny government crisis Both of Italy's populist deputy prime ministers have rejected claims that their coalition is on the brink of collapse. Luigi di Maio nevertheless called for immediate talks to address the coalition's obvious differences....
2019-07-19, 13:26

Italy agrees new government coalition to avert crisis Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will stay on after all, after Italy's Five Star Movement made a deal with the center-left Democratic Party. The far-right Lega had forced a crisis by pulling out of the last coalition....
2019-08-29, 01:39

Italy says it won't seek fight with EU, amid talk of government crisis The Italian government is confident it can reach a compromise with Brussels and avoid sanctions over its deteriorating public finances, the economy minister said as talk of a looming government crisis grew....
2019-06-02, 22:13

Italy's 5-Star, PD leaders to meet on government crisis at 1600 GMT The leaders of the 5-Star Movement and the Democratic Party (PD) will meet shortly to seek a way out of Italy's government crisis, a 5-Star spokesman said on Monday....
2019-08-26, 19:13

Italy's Salvini says coalition government won't change after EU election Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, denied he will look to change a coalition agreement in Rome if his Lega party performs well at this weekend's EU elections....
2019-05-22, 01:13

Italy's PD says president to decide on government crisis, Salvini must quit as minister Italy's center-left Democratic Party (PD) is open to discuss various solutions to the current government crisis and the way forward will be set by the head of state Sergio Mattarella, PD Senate Leader Andrea Marcucci said on Monday....
2019-08-12, 17:13

European stock rally slows; Italy bank stocks fall after EU ruling European stocks traded higher Wednesday after Wall Street delivered its second best day of 2019, but gains were softened as the EU threatened to punish Italy over its escalating debt....
2019-06-05, 16:39

U.S. Government Bonds Gain After Hiring Slows In August U.S. bond prices rose, with yields falling, after the Labor Department said the economy added fewer jobs than expected last month, raising new concerns about slowing growth....
2019-09-06, 17:39

Hundreds of U.S. mayors push Senate to pass background check bills A bipartisan group of more than 200 mayors on Thursday called on the Senate to return from its August recess, demanding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reconvene the chamber to take up legislation to strengthen background checks on gun buyers. The coalition of mayors from three dozen states c...
2019-08-08, 21:00

Italy's political turmoil push European shares lower European shares fell on Friday, leading them to post a second straight week of losses, as worries about the stability of Italy's government rattled investors and concerns about Sino-U.S. trade tensions lingered....
2019-08-09, 12:26

Kamala Harris tells Colbert that Senate panel will push on with Trump probe During Sen. Kamala Harris’ appearance on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday, the 2020 presidential hopeful said the Senate Intelligence Committee will not stop its investigation into President Trump despite what Harris described as Trump's threats to “hold America’s infrastructure hostag...
2019-05-23, 15:39

Italy's political crisis Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte offered to resign weeks after far-right party leader Matteo Salvini called for new elections. Follow here for the latest....
2019-08-20, 16:26

Macri bets on infrastructure in push for re-election Total of 770 projects, ranging from public housing to Paseo del Bajo, in line to be inaugurated by end of 2019 – 62% of them before the August primaries....
2019-05-21, 15:26

Italy crisis edges closer to resolution Italy's center-left and the 5-Star Movement are running out of time to form a coalition to avert elections. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has said he backs Giuseppe Conte to remain Italy's PM....
2019-08-28, 08:13

Senate committee OKs $4.6 billion humanitarian aid bill for migrant crisis A Senate panel gave its approval Wednesday to President Trump’s $4.6 billion request for funding to tackle the escalating humanitarian crisis at the southern border -- but only after funding for a wall was pulled to get Democratic approval....
2019-06-19, 21:39

U.S. Senate committee passes bill to deal with crisis in Venezuela A U.S. Senate committee approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday that seeks to accelerate planning at international financial institutions for Venezuela's reconstruction....
2019-05-23, 04:39

Why Italy Is Headed for Yet Another Early Election Political turmoil in Italy spurred snap elections in 1994, 1996 and 2008. Now, another one appears to be around the corner. Near-constant sparring between unlikely bedfellows Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio, who’ve shared power as deputy premiers in a populist coalition led by Premier Giuseppe Cont...
2019-08-09, 22:13

Italy’s Government Has Collapsed. What Happens Next? Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned this week, bringing an end to the country’s 66th government since 1945. Why It Matters: Italy is the Eurozone’s third-largest economy, and the two-trillion-dollar economy is fragile. No country in Europe is more indebted than Italy asi...
2019-08-23, 16:00

Schumer: Senate briefing coming soon on election interference All 100 senators will soon receive a briefing on election interference from intelligence and law enforcement officials, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.The New York Democrat said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has "assured" him that there will be a bipartisan briefing on th...
2019-06-03, 22:39

The new Italy? Spain's political crisis has no clear end in sight Political infighting in Spain could soon lead to another election, which would be its third in three years, raising questions on whether instability has become the new normal for the southern European nation....
2019-07-23, 14:13

LA push to develop Skid Row prompts new clashes in California's homeless crisis As development in Downtown Los Angeles steams forward, officials are eyeing Skid Row as possibly the next “up-and-coming” neighborhood – a move causing tensions with advocates and community outreach workers who wonder what this means for the thousands of homeless and itinerant people who currently c...
2019-07-14, 17:39

Italy’s Salvini pushes for a new election over deadlocks Italy faced a government crisis as Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League party called for a new election, saying his party’s coalition with the populist 5-Star Movement had clearly collapsed over policy differences...
2019-08-08, 22:39

Italy swears in new coalition government Italy has a new coalition government in place, backed by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democrats. Due to the far-right League's fall from power, Italy now has a more pro-European outlook....
2019-09-05, 17:26

Senate report: Russia tried to invade election systems in all 50 states The Russian government attempted to intrude into election systems in all 50 states starting in 2014, an effort one official likened to a thief casing a parking lot....
2019-07-31, 17:39

After Resisting, McConnell and Senate G.O.P. Back Election Security Funding Stung by the “Moscow Mitch” moniker, Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, threw his weight behind an infusion of $250 million for states to bolster election security....
2019-09-19, 23:52

Senate majority leader expects U.S. election security briefing U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he expected lawmakers to receive a briefing on election security, but did not provide details....
2019-06-11, 22:13

U.S. Senate panel embraces $250 million in election security grants A U.S. Senate panel on Thursday approved $250 million in additional federal grants to states and local jurisdictions to improve the security of their voting systems in the run-up to 2020 elections and following Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential race....
2019-09-20, 13:52

Suit seeking election for Arizona US Senate seat dismissed PHOENIX (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to require Arizona’s governor to call a snap special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Martha McSally. The lawsuit filed by a small group of voters alleged that Gov. Doug Ducey deprived them of the ...
2019-06-30, 01:26

Algeria’s army chief renews push for presidential election ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief is stressing the need for political dialogue that would lead to a presidential election, as a people’s revolt for democracy remains at an impasse with the government. Ahmed Gaid Salah also said on Monday that a crackdown on “the...
2019-06-17, 22:26

Algeria's army chief renews push for presidential election Algeria's powerful army chief is stressing the need for political dialogue that would lead to a presidential election, as a people's revolt for democracy remains at an impasse with the government....
2019-06-17, 23:39

Dems accelerate election security push after Trump comments WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by President Donald Trump’s willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign. Lawmakers had already been compiling new legislation in the aftermath of ...
2019-06-14, 23:26

Government To Push Scrappage Policy As Soon As Possible: Nitin Gadkari The Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari says that a scrappage policy will be announced soon. Gadkari was speaking at the 59th Annual Society for Indian Automobile......
2019-09-05, 13:39

Italy's crisis could lead to 3 different scenarios for its volatile bond market Italy's fresh political crisis has left investors contemplating how to trade its sovereign bond market which has seen significant volatility over the last few months....
2019-08-21, 18:39

Greta Thunberg: young activists will push leaders to address climate crisis ‘Leaders know that more eyes are on them, much more pressure is on them,’ says Swedish activist in Guardian interviewUnprecedented pressure exerted by young activists will push world leaders to address the unfolding climate crisis, even with a recalcitrant US under Donald Trump, Greta Thunberg has t...
2019-08-29, 14:26

Italy's populist coalition clashes over EU Commission election Italy's coalition parties clashed on Wednesday over the election of Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission, in a vote that could endanger Rome's hopes of securing a top job in the new EU executive....
2019-07-17, 21:26

Moderate leaders try to protect Italy - from their own government Italy's prime minister and economy minister have formed an unofficial alliance with the president to prevent the euro zone's third-largest economy being dragged into financial crisis by its ruling parties, sources say....
2019-06-07, 14:39

Italy’s New Government Survives Key Test, Keeping Far Right at Bay Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte won a confidence vote in the Senate for his coalition of the Five Star Movement and the Democratic Party, his second such success in two days....
2019-09-11, 02:00

Italy’s Government Passes Another Test, Keeping Far Right at Bay Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte won a confidence vote in the Senate for his coalition of the Five Star Movement and the Democratic Party, his second such success in two days....
2019-09-10, 20:26

Italy: Parliament backs new Conte government The Italian lower house Chamber of Deputies approved the Cabinet, which has already been sworn in by President Mattarella. Prime Minister Conte promised a stronger pro-EU focus and less bickering....
2019-09-10, 06:00

Italy's Conte tapped to form new government Italian president has given outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form a new government backed by the populist 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party....
2019-08-29, 12:00

Italy's Salvini says nothing should change in government after EU vote Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday nothing should change in the coalition government after his League party overtook its partner, the 5-Star Movement, in the European parliamentary election....
2019-05-27, 06:00

Italy: New government could soften stance on immigration Italy's new Interior Minister Lamorgese is seen as a moderate who may re-open ports to rescue vessels, but PM Conte wants the EU to show more solidarity with Italy in return. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels....
2019-09-12, 13:26

Italy's Conte gets mandate to form new government Italian president has given outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form a new government backed by the populist 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party....
2019-08-29, 19:13

Italy's PD says new government needs to try to change EU fiscal rules A new Italian government should try to obtain changes to the European Union's budget rules in order to head off a risk of Europe-wide recession, the Lower House leader of the Democratic Party (PD) said on Monday....
2019-09-02, 15:52

Italy's Salvini says government is finished, wants elections The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way forward was to hold fresh elections....
2019-08-08, 22:39

House passes bill to protect election systems, but Senate passage is unlikely The House passed a bill that would require states to strengthen their voting systems from hacking. Known as the SAFE Act (HR 2722), the chamber approved the bill by a party-line vote of 225-184. Only one Republican -- Rep. Brian Mast of Florida -- vo......
2019-06-28, 05:52

Schumer urges Senate to add election security measures to defense bill Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Tuesday for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow for votes on election security amendments to a must-pass defense bill. Schumer’s requests for the Senate to consider the amendments come amid bipartisan acknowledgement of Russian interference in ...
2019-06-18, 22:13

Moderate Dems push election security to pivot from impeachment debate Democrats in the House’s most hard-fought seats hope they’ve found a way out of their impeachment dilemma.Leaders of the moderate Blue Dog Caucus are launching a push this week to drag the conversation back to Russian meddling in the 2016 election — and away from mounting calls from many of their ow...
2019-06-19, 21:00

Australian government boosts Senate numbers ahead of tax cut bill Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will need to secure just three votes in the country's upper house to pass legislation after election results on Wednesday showed his government picked up four additional Senate seats....
2019-06-19, 09:13

Government has failed to shore up cybersecurity vulnerabilities, Senate report says Federal agencies have failed to address key weaknesses in their cybersecurity defenses, leading to hackings and data theft over the past decade, a Senate report said Wednesday....
2019-06-27, 20:39

UK government puts $620 million behind Jaguar Land Rover's EV push The UK government is continuing its electric vehicle push by giving Jaguar Land Rover a £500 million ($620 million) loan guarantee to help advance its position as a global EV maker. This means that should Jaguar Land Rover default, the governme......
2019-07-16, 17:13

Revealed: Trudeau government welcomed oil lobby help for US pipeline push Canadian government viewed Trump’s election as “positive news” for Keystone XL and energy industryThe Trudeau government treated Donald Trump’s election as “positive news” for Canada’s energy industry and welcomed the help of Canada’s main corporate oil group in lobbying the US administration, docum...
2019-05-21, 15:26

Italy's 'unnecessary' political crisis could turn out to be a positive for Rome, analyst says Markets pay particular attention to Italy's spending, given its public debt pile. This stands at above 130% of its growth rate, one of the highest in the world....
2019-08-22, 07:26

Senate committee focuses on pain sufferers denied painkillers amid opioid crisis When Senator Lamar Alexander, who chairs the upper chamber’s health committee, held a hearing about prescription opioids earlier this year, the focus was a critical side of the drug overdose debate that has been neglected – people who suffer chronic debilitating pain....
2019-06-03, 18:52

Italy's anti-immigration Lega party on course for victory in EU election Political analysts have described the European election as a test of Italy's anti-establishment government that has been in power for about a year....
2019-05-27, 11:13

Italy parties meet as Salvini's election bid meets resistance Italian parties were due to meet on Monday to decide whether to reconvene parliament immediately, with signs that some are trying to thwart far right League leader Matteo Salvini's attempt to force a new election....
2019-08-12, 15:13

Italy's new government says migrants can disembark from rescue boat Rome’s new left-leaning government breaks from era of hardline immigration measures pushed by Matteo SalviniItaly’s new left-leaning government has authorised an NGO rescue ship with 82 migrants to disembark, marking a break from the hardline immigration measures of the former interior minister Matt...
2019-09-14, 13:39

Italy's president wants quick deal on forging new government Italy's head of state wants political parties to reach a deal to form a new coalition government in the next few days if they want to avoid snap elections, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday....
2019-08-22, 15:39

Factbox: Hurdles in way of 5-Star/PD coalition government in Italy Italy's main opposition party, the center-left Democratic Party (PD), has opened the door to talks with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on forming a government following the collapse of the previous coalition....
2019-08-22, 15:39

Italy's 5 Star Approves Coalition Government With Ex-Foes Italy’s antiestablishment 5 Star Movement voted to form a coalition government with its former center-left Democratic Party antagonists, clearing the last major hurdle to new leadership....
2019-09-03, 22:13

Horse-Trading Begins for Italy’s Next Government. Who Will Outsmart the Other? The hard-right leader Matteo Salvini may have underestimated his rivals’ determination to stop him. Then again, anything can happen in Italian politics....
2019-08-21, 23:13

Italy inches closer to new government as parties haggle Tense talks aimed at forming a new Italian government inched forward on Wednesday as two major political parties, struggling to bury years of hostility and avoid snap elections, agreed to re-install Giuseppe Conte as prime minister....
2019-08-28, 13:39

Italy's League presents no confidence motion in government Italy's ruling League party said on Friday it will present a no confidence motion in the Senate to bring down the government and it hopes the country will go quickly to snap elections....
2019-08-09, 12:00

Italy's Salvini yet to indicate plans for government's future: source The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Matteo Salvini, has yet to inform his coalition partner or the nation's president of his plans for the future of the government, a source said on Thursday, amid speculation that the coalition could fall apart....
2019-08-08, 15:26

Italy's Salvini says government will not collapse after EU vote: paper Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday that the government will not collapse after European parliament elections on May 26, seeking to quell fears of an imminent political crisis....
2019-05-22, 08:39

Italy's Salvini says wants government to continue, but new reforms needed Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he had no intention of bringing down the Italian government, but wanted to see the cabinet act with greater urgency and push through much-needed reforms....
2019-06-04, 10:39

EU's Oettinger welcomes prospect of 'pro-European' government in Italy European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, a member of Chancellor Merkel's conservatives in Germany, welcomed on Thursday the prospect of a new, pro-European government taking office in Italy, saying it was a good development....
2019-08-29, 11:39

Italy's deputy PM Di Maio says EU vote will not derail government The Italian government will carry on without a cabinet reshuffle, Italy's Deputy PM and leader of the 5-Star Movement, which saw its support slump in Sunday's European parliament elections, said on Monday....
2019-05-27, 10:13

Italy's PM: coalition will renew citizens' faith in government Giuseppe Conte pledges ‘return to sobriety’ as administration faces votes in parliament The Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, pledged a “season of reforms” as he prepared his new left-leaning, EU-friendly government for a crucial confidence vote on Monday.Conte is attempting to turn the page a...
2019-09-09, 16:26

Italy government to stick with citizen's income scheme: PM Italy's new ruling coalition intends to stick with the citizen's income scheme introduced by the previous government, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday....
2019-09-09, 20:26

Italy's 5-Star tells president it has government deal with PD Italy's 5-Star Movement told the head of state on Wednesday it had reached a political deal with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to form a new government, 5-Star chief Luigi Di Maio said....
2019-08-28, 20:00

The Latest: Italy’s president asked for government mandate Italy’s populist 5-Star Movement has asked the nation’s president to give caretaker Premier Giuseppe Conte the mandate to form a new coalition government, a week after the one he led for 14 months collapsed...
2019-08-28, 20:26

The DOJ will police Apple in the federal government's new tech antitrust push (AAPL) Getty In what's been a tidal wave of potential tech antitrust action, Apple has been added to the list of major tech companies that may soon be investigated by the federal government, according to Reuters. Reuters said on Monday that the Justice Department will have oversight over Apple should it ...
2019-06-04, 03:39

Turkey's Erdogan to push for trial of Egyptian government over Mursi's death Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to make an effort to ensure the Egyptian government is tried in international courts for the death of former president Mohamed Mursi, who suffered a fatal heart attack in a Cairo court earlier this week....
2019-06-19, 16:13

Protesters could push Hong Kong into a 'very dangerous situation,' government warns The Hong Kong government has warned protesters could push the city into a "very dangerous situation" after another weekend of demonstrations paralyzed traffic and transformed an iconic shopping district into a battleground....
2019-08-04, 19:00

Italy's Salvini faces mounting opposition to snap election plans The leader of Italy's far-right League, Matteo Salvini, is meeting with defiance to his plans to hold a no-confidence vote. Salvini could become Italy's leader if the snap elections he wants are held in October....
2019-08-12, 10:13

Italy's 5-Star plays hardball with PD as government talks begin The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement sought to gain the initiative as it began formal talks on Friday with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to try to form a coalition to end Italy's government crisis....
2019-08-23, 18:00

Italy's 5-Star, PD make early progress in talks on new government The first day of talks between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new Italian government ended on Friday with both sides reporting progress and 5-Star pushing the agenda....
2019-08-23, 19:39

Italy's 5-Star, PD talks on new government hit stumbling block over PM Conte Talks between Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new government have hit a stumbling block over the PD's opposition to Giuseppe Conte being reinstated as prime minister....
2019-08-24, 22:26

Italy's parties scramble to form government by Tuesday deadline Choice of PM proves main obstacle as PD and M5S try to head off far-right coalitionThe name of the next Italian prime minister is the main hurdle in talks between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic party (PD) as they scramble to form a new government by Tu...
2019-08-25, 18:00

Italy's warring coalition parties warn of government collapse The leaders of Italy's coalition partners the League and 5-Star Movement warned on Thursday the government could collapse following mutual recriminations over the election of the next European Commission president....
2019-07-19, 00:26

Italy's PM Conte confident on finalizing talks over new government by Wednesday Italy's prime minister said on Sunday he expected to finalize talks over a new government by Wednesday, as the 5-Star Movement and Democratic Party were in intense discussions during the weekend to hammer out a deal on a common agenda and Cabinet posts....
2019-09-02, 02:13

Italy’s Government Parties Are Feuding, but Leaders Agree to Talk The League party and Five Star Movement have been increasingly at odds, raising speculation that the coalition might collapse, forcing early elections....
2019-07-19, 17:39

Italy: Conte threatens to quit unless government solves spat The populist coalition governing Italy must put internal differences to one side, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has warned. If it doesn't, the country may face early elections....
2019-06-03, 20:13

New Government Takes Shape in Italy, Sidelining Salvini and the Hard Right The turnabout in Italy’s politics was as a relief to the European establishment. But the new coalition may prove no more stable, or less conflict-ridden, than the one it replaces....
2019-08-29, 09:13

French minister hopes for closer ties with new Italy government With the arrival of a new government in Rome, France and Italy have a unique chance to strengthen their ties through joint projects and closer cooperation on European matters, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday....
2019-09-07, 18:13

Italy's 5-Star votes in favor of PD coalition, opening way for government Members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement overwhelmingly backed a proposed coalition with the center-left Democratic Party (PD) on Tuesday, opening the way for a new government to take office in the coming days....
2019-09-03, 20:13

Italy's Salvini suffers a setback in bid to topple government quickly Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini failed to force a no-confidence vote in parliament this week. Salvini is aiming for fresh elections, to capitalize on his right-wing League party's soaring popularity....
2019-08-14, 23:26

Italy's PD opens door to possible 5-Star government, sets conditions Italy's main opposition party said on Wednesday it was ready to hold talks with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement over forming a government following the collapse of the previous, populist coalition....
2019-08-22, 00:00

Italy's Deputy PM Di Maio rules out government reshuffle: paper Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio on Thursday ruled out a government reshuffle and reiterated that cutting taxes is the coalition's priority....
2019-06-13, 09:39

Italy's president wants quick political deal on new government: source Italy's head of state, President Sergio Mattarella, wants political parties to reach a deal to form a new government in the next few days if they want to avoid early elections, a source close to him said on Thursday....
2019-08-22, 10:13

Italy's Salvini pulls plug on government, calls for elections The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way forward was to hold fresh elections....
2019-08-09, 09:13

Italy’s prime minister resigns as government nears collapse Italy’s prime minister said he would resign on Tuesday and launched a blistering attack on his own interior minister, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal gain. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, addressing Parliament after it was recalled from summer rec...
2019-08-20, 22:52

House passes bill to avoid a government shutdown for two months, sends it to Senate The measure to keep the government running through Nov. 21 now heads to the Senate, where McConnell has signaled he will back a temporary spending plan....
2019-09-20, 01:26

Facebook says it can't handle election misinformation crisis alone Speaking at Aspen Ideas Festival, Mark Zuckerberg says private companies shouldn’t have ‘final word’ on such decisionsMark Zuckerberg has said Facebook cannot be expected to manage the crisis around election misinformation campaigns on its own.The Facebook CEO, speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival o...
2019-06-27, 21:13

Israel could see second election amid coalition crisis Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a preliminary motion to dissolve itself. The move further pushed the country toward an unprecedented political impasse, less than two months after elections seemed to promise Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a new mandate....
2019-05-28, 10:13

League leader Salvini promises referendums to counter new Italy government Italy's far-right League will unleash a battery of referendums to try to sink reforms planned by the new government, party leader Matteo Salvini said on Sunday, denouncing his former coalition allies as traitors....
2019-09-15, 17:13

Italy's Di Maio says government to survive, rules out alternative majority: paper Italy's government, formed by the 5-Star Movement and the League party, will not fall as it is "the only possible one", Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio told the daily Il Corriere della Sera in an interview published on Thursday....
2019-07-18, 08:39

Italy's League using building code to sink government: transport minister Italy's ruling League party is using its planned amendments to a new building code in order to bring down the governing coalition, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04, 10:39

Italy government deal closer as PD drops veto on Conte return as PM A deal on forming a government in Italy between the 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) looked closer on Monday after the PD indicated it had dropped a veto on Giuseppe Conte serving another term as prime minister....
2019-08-26, 19:13

Italy's Renzi ready to form breakaway party, complicating new government Former prime minister Matteo Renzi is poised to break away from the ruling Democratic Party (PD) and set up a new centrist force in an effort to claim the middle ground of Italian politics, two allies said on Sunday....
2019-09-15, 20:26

Italy's Salvini advocates fresh elections amid government deadlock Interior Minister Salvini said snap elections are now the only way forward. Tensions in Italy's populist coalition have been threatening to boil over for months, throwing the country into an uncertain political future....
2019-08-08, 22:13

Italy's Giuseppe Conte returns to patch together a new Salvini-free government Nine days after he resigned when Italy's government collapsed, Giuseppe Conte has returned as Prime Minister to form a new one that will exclude hardline leader Matteo Salvini from power....
2019-08-30, 11:39

Italy coach urges government action to improve women's game Italy coach Milena Bertolini issued a plea for the country's political leaders to respond to the team's success at the women's World Cup by introducing changes to bring about full professionalism....
2019-06-29, 22:13

Italy: Populists declare Salvini a 'traitor' as government collapse looms The anti-establishment, populist M5S closed ranks ahead of an upcoming no-confidence vote in parliament. They stopped short of completely cutting ties with Interior Minister Salvini's far-right League party, however....
2019-08-19, 04:26

Venezuela's ambassador to Italy resigns, blaming government's lack of money Isaías Rodríguez says US sanctions against Caracas means he cannot afford to carry out his dutiesThe Venezuelan ambassador to Italy has resigned, saying his government’s financial difficulties have made his job impossible.In a letter addressed directly to President Nicolás Maduro and posted on Twitt...
2019-05-21, 15:01

The future of Italy's coalition government remains uncertain despite reassurances from Salvini Tensions between the two parties have heightened in recent months as the campaign for seats in the Brussels and Strasbourg-based parliament has crescendoed....
2019-05-22, 12:26

Italy's new government must seize opportunity of low borrowing costs, ex-finance minister says Italy's 67th government since World War II now has a unique opportunity to invest in and grow the country as borrowing costs have dropped to such low levels, according to a former finance minister....
2019-09-06, 15:52

Italy's PD government talks with 5-Star give reason for hope: lawmaker Italy's main center-left opposition party expressed hope on Friday that it could reach a deal with one of its avowed political enemies the 5-Star party to form a new government....
2019-08-23, 18:00

Greens to use EU election mandate to focus on climate crisis Green politicians to push agenda urging climate action, social justice and civil libertiesEurope’s Greens, big winners in Sunday’s European elections, will use their newfound leverage in a fractured parliament to push an agenda of urgent climate action, social justice and civil liberties, the moveme...
2019-05-28, 06:13

Moldova snap election called as crisis deepens A day after a new government was approved after months of wrangling, the country's new, acting president has called a fresh vote in September. The move prompted tens of thousands of people onto the streets....
2019-06-09, 22:52

Israel faces possible second election amid coalition crisis Israel’s newly elected parliament is promoting a bill to dissolve itself as a deadline to form a coalition government nears with no progress in sight...
2019-05-27, 18:39

Italy edges toward a left-wing coalition government with Conte back as leader The country has seen 66 different governments since World War II, an unfortunate feature that has made it very difficult to introduce sustained reforms....
2019-08-28, 16:26

Italy's Di Maio says government open to finding solution over Atlantia concession: paper Italy's government is open to finding a solution over the proposed revocation of Atlantia's motorway concession if the infrastructure group pays up, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio was quoted as saying....
2019-07-02, 08:52

Italy's Conte accepts new mandate, hopes to draw up government list quickly Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday he had accepted a mandate from the head of state to try to put together a new government, adding that he hoped to draw up a list of ministers in the coming days....
2019-08-29, 11:39

US briefing: Amazon crisis, G7 summit and Florida election hacking Tuesday’s top story: Brazil rejects $20m pledged by G7 to tackle rainforest fires. Plus, how the west fell for manufactured rage over migrantsSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
2019-08-27, 13:39

Netanyahu pledges to resolve coalition crisis and avoid election Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he would continue to try and resolve a deadlock in a coalition crisis and form a new government, after parliament took an initial move to dissolve itself....
2019-05-27, 20:00

Italy government wins confidence vote on decree targeting migrant rescue ships The Italian government on Monday won a confidence vote in the Senate on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his far-right League party....
2019-08-05, 23:13

Italy's government wins confidence vote on decree targeting migrant rescue ships The Italian government won a parliamentary confidence vote on Wednesday on a security and immigration decree, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who heads the far-right League party....
2019-07-24, 21:13

The government, the biggest cause of the student loan crisis in the US, needs to fix this problem Governments need to find the resources to help families make smarter financial decisions about college during children's high school years. That way, young people will enjoy a great education with less debt and better financial outcomes....
2019-05-21, 14:52

Jet Airways Crisis Led To Marginal Hike In Airfare, Says Government Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that as per the prevailing regulations, airfares are neither established nor regulated by the government....
2019-07-11, 20:00

Swiss government mediating in Cameroon’s separatist crisis Switzerland’s ambassador to Cameroon says his government is helping to negotiate a peaceful end to the separatist crisis in which an estimated 2,000 have died...
2019-07-21, 18:39

Yes, I'm striking over the climate crisis. And suing the US government, too | Vic Barrett As one of the 21 young plaintiffs in the Juliana v United States lawsuit, I am inspired by my people’s past to fight for the futureI was born into a world in which my future and my past are uncertain. Born into a world where my inheritance is slipping into the sea. Born into a world where my people ...
2019-09-20, 22:26

U.S. government gives states nearly $2 billion to combat opioid crisis The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday it will offer states more than $1.8 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic....
2019-09-04, 19:52

Moldova's Democratic Party dissolves government to end crisis Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip's Democratic Party of Moldova said on Friday it would step down and dissolve the government, which had remained in power in a caretaker role since an election in February, to resolve a national crisis....
2019-06-14, 18:13

Moldovan president suspended, snap election called as crisis deepens A Moldovan court temporarily relieved President Igor Dodon of his duties on Sunday to allow a stand-in to call a snap election, deepening a standoff between rival political parties over the formation of a new government after months of deadlock....
2019-06-09, 16:13

Brexit crisis grows as opposition rejects snap election call Britain’s opposition parties say they won’t support Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for an election when it comes to a vote next week, piling more pressure on Britain’s embattled leader...
2019-09-06, 19:13

Moldova’s interim president calls snap election amid crisis CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s interim president has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on Sept. 6 amid a months-long political crisis. Pavel Filip announced his decision shortly after his appointment on Sunday by the Constitutional Court to replace Igor Dodon. The new gove...
2019-06-09, 17:26

| Crisis Group urges 'dialogue' between Mali government, jihadists Mali's government should consider "dialogue" with jihadists waging an insurgency in the west African state, the International Crisis Group think tank suggests....
2019-05-30, 00:13

Moldovan court removes president amid government crisis A Moldovan court has removed President Igor Dodon from his post after he refused to comply with its ruling to dissolve parliament following a months-long political stalemate...
2019-06-09, 12:39

Only the federal government can fix the affordable housing crisis. Where's the pressure? National shortage of affordable housing calls for federal action and resources. There's bipartisan support for proven solutions, so let's get it done.       ...
2019-07-31, 20:26

Realty Developers Ask Government For Early Resolution Of Liquidity Crisis The liquidity crisis became apparent after infrastructure lending major IL&FS in September defaulted on few of its commercial papers, which impacted several segments, including the real estate......
2019-05-27, 09:26

UK funding to tackle climate crisis 'must double', government warned Charities write to Sajid Javid requesting increase of spending from £17bn to £42bn over next three yearsBritain’s biggest environmental groups have warned the government that funding to tackle the climate emergency must be more than double next year to avoid an even greater cost from catastrophic ec...
2019-09-02, 04:00

Spain's Sanchez says no new election planned despite government impasse Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday he was not planning to call a new election and would keep pursuing a deal to form government despite stalling inter-party talks ahead of a parliamentary vote on his investiture on July 22-23....
2019-07-11, 21:26

UK PM Johnson would do worse than predecessor in an election now: ex-government adviser British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would win fewer seats than his predecessor Theresa May if an election was held now, based on private polling for his office, a former government adviser said on Monday....
2019-09-09, 15:13

Austrian government on verge of collapse as EU election looms Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is to nominate a caretaker government. He faces a vote of no-confidence in the wake of a scandal that saw the wholesale removal of coalition party politicians....
2019-05-21, 18:26

Portugal PM rules out coalition government after October election Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has ruled out a coalition government with the hard left if, as expected, his governing Socialist Party wins an Oct. 6 election but falls shy of a parliamentary majority....
2019-08-29, 14:00

UK PM May's party faces worst ever election result amid Brexit crisis: poll British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party is facing its worst ever general election result if a vote were held now, according to a new opinion poll, as voters frustrated with the deadlock over Brexit will punish the main political parties....
2019-05-31, 04:52

Exclusive: While battling opioid crisis, U.S. government weighed using fentanyl for executions The U.S. Department of Justice examined using fentanyl in lethal injections as it prepared last year to resume executing condemned prisoners, a then untested use of the powerful, addictive opioid that has helped fuel a national crisis of overdose deaths....
2019-09-13, 17:13

Cameroon leader says government will organize talks to solve separatist crisis Cameroon's President Paul Biya announced in a rare public address on Tuesday the organization of a national dialogue to solve a separatist crisis in the country's English-speaking regions....
2019-09-11, 02:26

Maruti Suzuki Chairman Expects Government Intervention To Fix Auto Crisis Industry stalwart R C Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India believes that despite reluctance seen until now, the government is finally ready to help the auto sector that has been reeling under an......
2019-08-13, 20:39

Greek government sets national election date for July 7 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government has set July 7, a week later than expected, as the date for early parliamentary elections. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called the early election after his party’s heavy defeat in the weekend’s European parliamentary polls. Government spokesman...
2019-05-28, 20:39

Israel to hold new election after Netanyahu fails to form government Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline....
2019-05-30, 13:26

Netanyahu struggles to form government amid talk of new election Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on Sunday on what he termed a "final effort" to break a deadlock on forming a governing coalition ahead of a Wednesday deadline for a deal....
2019-05-26, 18:52

UK PM Johnson to hold election soon after Brexit if lawmakers sink government: FT British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold an election in the days following Brexit if lawmakers sink his government with a vote of no-confidence, the FT reported on Thursday, citing unidentified senior aides to the prime minister....
2019-08-08, 15:00

Mark Zuckerberg: We can't stop Russian election interference by ourselves, US government must help "As a private company we don't have the tools to make the Russian government stop," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the Aspen Ideas Conference on Wednesday....
2019-06-27, 18:52

Ex-ministers who quit Trudeau government will run as independents in Canadian election Two former ministers who quit Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government this year over his handling of a scandal said on Monday they would run as independents in an election this October....
2019-05-27, 21:13

Boris Johnson continues push for election as brother Jo Johnson resigns The question of when — rather than if — to hold a general election for all 650 seats in the House of Commons appears to be the latest key battleground in a rough week for the prime minister and an extraordinary week in British politics....
2019-09-05, 21:26

Opinion: EU election result spells an uncertain future for the German government In Germany, at least, Europe-friendly parties are the winners of the EU vote. However, the SPD's defeat is so devastating that it puts Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition in danger, writes DW’s Editor-in-Chief, Ines Pohl....
2019-05-27, 00:00

Israel faces second election in months as Netanyahu fails to form government Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament early on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline....
2019-05-30, 02:52

Israel to hold second election after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form new government Benjamin Netanyahu appeared headed for a record fifth term as Israel's prime minister just six weeks ago. But the conservative Israeli leader's future is now in doubt after he was unable to form a governing coalition.        ...
2019-05-30, 02:52

Netanyahu appeals to direct rival to form unity government as prospect of third election looms Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appealed to his direct rival to form a unity government as the country’s two main parties remained deadlocked at the end of an unprecedented second election, with the prospect of a third looming Thursday....
2019-09-19, 20:13

Italy's League should now set government priorities: League parliamentary leader Italy's far-right League should decide the government's priorities if EU election results confirm it has overtaken its coalition partner the 5-Star Movement, the League's parliamentary leader said on Sunday....
2019-05-27, 06:00

Turkish government’s candidate for Istanbul mayor concedes defeat after first results from rerun election are reported ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish government’s candidate for Istanbul mayor concedes defeat after first results from rerun election are reported. The post Turkish government’s candidate for Istanbul mayor concedes defeat after first results from rerun election are reported appeared first on LEX18....
2019-06-23, 19:39

Leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, resigns after election fiasco BERLIN (AP) — Leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, resigns after election fiasco. The post Leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, resigns after election fiasco appeared first o...
2019-06-02, 10:39

Delph determined to put 'frustrating' Man City end behind him at Everton ‘It was really frustrating … all you want to do is play football’‘Whether on or off the pitch, you’re going to get the same desire’Fabian Delph has vowed to give 100% commitment to his new club Everton after expressing his frustration at a lack of Manchester City. The 29-year-old England midfielder ...
2019-07-23, 21:00

Apple's App Store ads make finding the app you want frustrating Apple used to pride itself on a creating a streamlined simplicity that made its products an absolute joy to use. But slowly, the move towards wanting to grab more cash is eroding that once pleasant experience....
2019-05-24, 15:26

Atletico struggle to break down Celta in frustrating draw "Atletico Madrid missed the chance to go clear at the top of La Liga on Saturday when they were held to a frustrating goalless draw at home to Celta Vigo, dropping points for the second week in a row."...
2019-09-21, 22:52

Oninaki review – a beautiful, ethereal and frustrating experience Nintendo Switch; PC; PS4This role-playing adventure’s interesting, haunting premise can’t stop you wanting to fling your controller at the wallInitial impressions of Oninaki, the latest game from Tokyo RPG Factory, creator of ethereal adventures I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear, are strong. A fascinatin...
2019-08-29, 11:13

My frustrating time with a charming, rugged BlackBerry clone Judging by the strange, tiny phones it made in the past, Unihertz seems like a company that just sort of builds whatever it wants. When you consider just how homogeneous smartphones have become over the years, that approach starts to feel really......
2019-08-03, 20:26

A New Way to Measure Cosmic Distance Could Help Solve a Frustrating Inconsistency About the Universe We can add yet another way to measure the universe’s expansion onto the pile of controversy that could perhaps be the most exciting story in cosmology today.Read more......
2019-09-12, 21:26

This Website's Deliberately Frustrating Interface Will Make You Appreciate Good Web Design You don’t know what you have until it’s gone is a well-worn cliche, but also an apt description of a web game called User Inyerface, created by design firm Bagaar. It takes all the normal conventions of a website’s user interface and throws them out the window, leaving one of the most user-unfriendl...
2019-07-06, 01:52

The Mindhunter season finale is frustrating as hell—and that's a good thing Wayne Williams, to use a phrase I’ve heard detectives say on TV, looks good. His stories are inconsistent, his movements suspicious—seriously, who goes out at 3 AM to “scout out” a vague address of someone you’ve never met, or even talked to on the phone?—and, most importantly to Agent Holden Ford, ...
2019-08-22, 01:13

Rewrite of Bank Rules Makes Little Progress, Frustrating Republicans Trump-appointed regulators came into office vowing to pare back Wall Street’s postcrisis rulebook. More than two years into the administration, most of the work remains unfinished, particularly for the biggest banks....
2019-06-10, 13:26

Carlos Correa admits home massage led to ‘frustrating’ injury Shiatsu happens. Carlos Correa admitted Wednesday that he suffered a rib fracture “during a massage at my home on Tuesday.” “To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating,” the Houston Astros superstar said. The type of massage, or how Correa mana...
2019-05-30, 06:13

Lara Trump: 'Frustrating' to watch progressive Democrats 'dump on our country' Democrats' so-called progressive "squad" continues to critique America, which has rightfully led to friction with President Trump, according to 2020 campaign senior adviser Lara Trump....
2019-07-16, 03:13

Mischa Barton joining 'The Hills' reboot was 'frustrating' for Heidi Montag When it was announced that Mischa Barton would be joining the rebooted reality TV show, "The Hills: New Beginnings," not all its original cast members were excited....
2019-06-21, 19:13

After frustrating Redskins debut, Paul Richardson Jr. has a simple goal: ‘Run fast and get open’ Washington’s deep-threat wide receiver was injured for most of last season and hopes to bring a different dynamic to the offense in his second year with the team....
2019-08-20, 18:13

Polar Ignite review: Active coaching based on readiness, slim and sleek with a frustrating display The Polar Ignite has a sleek, slim form factor and can be comfortably worn 24/7. The proactive coaching works well at helping you improve your fitness and achieve your goals, but the display is frustrating and sleep tracking isn't as reliable as it should be with the focus on this metric....
2019-08-27, 02:39

Extremely Frustrating: George R.R. Martin Has Pushed Back The Release Of The Last Two ‘GOT’ Books After Getting Stuck Behind Someone Filling Up A Water Bottle At A Drinking Fountain Here’s a piece of news that’s guaranteed to ruin the day of any Song of Ice And Fire fans eagerly awaiting the final installments in the book series: George R.R. Martin has pushed back the release of The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring after getting stuck behind someone filling up a water bott...
2019-07-18, 22:52

Italy’s Biggest Economic Problem? It’s Still Italy Political chaos and confrontation with the European Union over spending rules have reinforced what a finance professor calls the country’s “serial stagnation.”...
2019-08-09, 16:26

Dell Revenue Growth Slows Dell Technologies swung to a profit in its first quarter, but revenue growth lagged behind expectations, as softer demand from China and some corporate clients weighed on its digital infrastructure division....
2019-05-31, 03:13

US job growth slows more than expected in August US job growth slowed more than expected in August, with retail hiring declining for a seventh straight month, but strong wage gains should support consumer spending and keep the economy expanding moderately amid rising threats from trade tensions. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly emplo...
2019-09-06, 16:52

Fed policymakers promise response if U.S. economy slows Signs that the economy is losing momentum hung over a Federal Reserve summit for a second straight day as policymakers hinted they would be ready to cut interest rates if the U.S. trade war threatens a decade-long expansion....
2019-06-05, 18:26

Indeed: AI job-posting rate slows and interest dips Job-posting growth for AI jobs has slowed, and interest in these jobs is also dipping compared to a year earlier, according to job site Indeed.Read More...
2019-06-28, 18:39

China Second Quarter GDP Growth Slows To 27-Year Low China has already slashed RRR six times since early 2018 to free up more funds for lending, and analysts polled by Reuters forecast two more cuts by the end of this year...
2019-07-15, 17:39

WRAPUP 2-U.S. manufacturing activity slows further in July U.S. manufacturing activity slowed to a near three-year low in July and a measure of new orders received by factories rebounded slightly, as the negative effects of a bitter trade war between the United States and China lingered....
2019-08-01, 17:13

US hiring slows as employers added only 75,000 jobs in May U.S. hiring slowed in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses may have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth, trade fights and the fading stimulus from tax cuts and greater government spending. The Labor Department says the modest increase follows a health...
2019-06-07, 17:13

U.S. Growth Slows, Corporate Profits Rise The U.S. economic expansion cooled as it reached its 10th anniversary, despite strong pickups in corporate profits and consumer spending in the second quarter, with longer-run forces weighing on the outlook ahead....
2019-08-29, 22:00

India's Economic Growth Slows to Six-Year Low India’s economic growth slowed to a six-year low last quarter as debt problems at banks choked business and consumer spending in Asia’s third largest economy....
2019-08-30, 18:26

Global dividends hit new high but growth slows to just 1.1% Financial companies achieve fastest rise but technology sector payouts fall Shareholders in companies listed on the world’s stock markets pocketed more than half a trillion dollars in dividends during the second quarter of the year, a record for investors’ payouts.But despite dividends hitting an al...
2019-08-19, 14:52

As China’s Economy Slows, Why the World Should Care China’s economic growth is sputtering. The official forecast of 6% to 6.5% is the slowest on record, and the 6.2% growth actually reported in the second quarter is the weakest since the government began releasing quarterly data in 1992. The most obvious and recent cause is the trade war with the U.S...
2019-07-20, 21:26

Norway mediation effort in Venezuela slows Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that the opposition’s demand for presidential elections is not negotiable, slowing mediation efforts by Norway aimed at resolving Venezuela’s political crisis...
2019-06-07, 21:52

Netflix Loses Subscribers in U.S. as Growth Slows The streaming giant said it had added 2.7 million subscribers for the three months ending in June, well short of the five million Wall Street investors were expecting....
2019-07-18, 01:39

CVS slows store expansion plans, cuts pace by a third CVS Health will open about about one-third of the stores it usually opens this year and even fewer next year, the company's head of retail said Wednesday....
2019-08-07, 20:26

U.S. hiring slows; shorter factory workweek a red flag U.S. job growth slowed in July and manufacturers slashed hours for workers, which together with an escalation in trade tensions between the United States and China could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to cut interest rates again next month....
2019-08-02, 22:26

ECB to turn stimulus taps back on as economy slows The European Central Bank is set to unveil fresh stimulus measures on Thursday to prop up the ailing euro zone economy, but its exact moves are far from certain and a decision that underwhelms markets risks pushing up borrowing costs....
2019-09-12, 12:39

| Poaching slows but Africa's elephants still face extinction The illegal slaughter of African elephants to feed Asia's demand for ivory has decreased by more than half in eight years, but the majestic mammals are still threatened with extinction, researchers warned....
2019-05-30, 00:13

U.S. factory activity growth slows to weakest in nearly three years The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in July, but the pace of growth decelerated to its weakest in nearly three years stemming from a broad decline in activities from the month before, an industry report released on Thursday showed....
2019-08-01, 16:52

UK immigration falls to five-year low as influx of EU workers slows Long-term immigration to Britain dropped to a five-year low last year as the net inflow of European Union migrants fell to its lowest in almost a decade, extending a decline seen since Britain voted to leave the EU in 2016....
2019-05-24, 19:13

Eurozone Economy Slows as Demand for Exports Stalls Europe’s economic recovery appears to be stalling amid flagging international demand for its exports, according to a closely-watched business survey that puts fresh pressure on the European Central Bank to act to shore up growth....
2019-05-24, 11:52

EU begins rethinking fiscal rules as economy slows The European Union is bracing for a review of its strict fiscal rules as the bloc's economy slows, while monetary stimulus is seen as being close to its limits, according to an EU document and officials....
2019-09-10, 19:39

Archaic testing slows innovation and causes a brain drain If you have a slow testing process standing between highly accelerated development and operations processes, you can't achieve the desired delivery speed.Read More...
2019-05-21, 22:00

Nvidia RTX adoption slows down according to Steam hardware survey The latest Steam hardware survey is out, and it looks like Nvidia Turing graphics cards are ever so slowly gaining market share. The gains are led by the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, which saw a 0.14% boost in May, but don't let that mislead you, it's still only installed in 0.65% of Stea...
2019-06-05, 01:00

Tesco's sales growth slows in subdued UK market Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, said sales growth slowed in its latest quarter, blaming a subdued overall market that has been hampered by poor early summer weather, sending its shares lower on Thursday....
2019-06-13, 11:00

U.S. Slows Hiring of Chinese Nationals by Chip Makers The U.S. has sharply slowed approvals for the nation’s semiconductor companies to hire Chinese nationals for advanced engineering jobs, limiting access to talent....
2019-05-21, 16:00

India’s Economy Slows, Stalling a Once Thriving Manufacturing Sector NEW DELHI (AP) — Anuj Kapoor took over his father’s booming auto parts business in 2012, hoping to elevate the company from selling to suppliers to selling directly to carmakers. Seven years later, he’s had to lay off half his workers as drooping sales caused his profit to plummet ...
2019-09-16, 11:26

Defense Contractors Join Forces as Pentagon Spending Slows The biggest aerospace-and-defense merger ever, between United Technologies and Raytheon, caps two years of deal making in an industry that is reorganizing in anticipation of slower growth in Pentagon spending and new priorities....
2019-06-11, 18:26

Diversion of customs agents slows Global Entry interviews WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s decision to shift some Customs and Border Protection agents to the southern border is leading the agency to cancel some interviews for the Global Entry traveler-screening program. Travel-industry groups have expressed concern that the move will hurt...
2019-06-22, 05:26

Antibiotic therapy slows Alzheimer's disease in male mice A long-term antibiotic treatment limited the growth of amyloid plaques in the brain by decreasing inflammation in the gut microbiome of male mice, researchers report in a new study....
2019-05-21, 17:26

Transit Strike Slows Paris to a Crawl, in a Warning to Macron The government’s pension reform plan would take aim at early retirement for some people, like transit workers, who consider it a benefit they have earned....
2019-09-13, 21:13

Netflix tries out a mobile-only streaming plan, as subscriber growth slows It’s an interesting time for Netflix. While the streaming service is still in a hugely strong financial position, and able to fund a huge number of original shows and films, it’s uncertain whether it can keep up the explosive growth it’s had in the past few years. In fact, ...
2019-07-18, 12:39

Le Mans 24 Hours: Alonso's Toyota into lead as sister car slows Kazuki Nakajima took the lead of the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours for the #8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID crew inside the final hour after the long-time leading #7 Toyota slowed...
2019-06-16, 15:39

U.S. hiring slows; wages, hours offer silver lining U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, with retail hiring declining for a seventh straight month, but strong wage gains should support consumer spending and keep the economy expanding moderately amid rising threats from trade tensions....
2019-09-06, 19:39

Industry Body Seeks Tax Rate Cut In Budget As Growth Slows In 2015, the government had promised to cut corporate tax rates and roll back tax exemptions over a period of four years, but only small companies obtained tax relief...
2019-06-03, 19:13

China's Economy Slows To 6.2%, Worst Quarterly Expansion In 3 Decades China's growth slowed to its weakest pace in almost three decades in the second quarter, with the US-China trade war and weakening global demand weighing on the world's number-two economy, official......
2019-07-15, 08:26

Recession watch: 6 financial moves to make when the economy slows down Stocks plunged Wednesday after a brief interest rate dip but if there is an economic downturn there are ways to survive it.       ...
2019-08-16, 18:00

Services Growth Slows In August On Weaker Demand: Survey Country's economy grew at an annual rate of 5.0 per cent last quarter, its slowest in more than six years and significantly lower than 5.7 per cent predicted in a Reuters poll....
2019-09-04, 13:52

U.S. health officials record 14 new cases of measles as outbreak slows The United States recorded 14 new measles cases between June 27 and July 3, federal health officials said on Monday, signaling a slowdown in the spread of the disease that has infected 1,109 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992....
2019-07-08, 19:26

Netflix feels pain as global subscriber growth slows Netflix shares slumped 10% as Wall Street opened on Thursday, following revelations it lost customers in its core US market for the first time in eight years....
2019-07-18, 16:26

Cam Newton on Panthers' frustrating 0-2 start: Fans 'deserve better' Panthers fans voiced their displeasure more than once with boos during a 20-14 loss to the Buccaneers. Cam Newton said he heard — and understood — their frustration       ...
2019-09-13, 10:26

UPDATE 1-Swiss telecoms takeover target UPC slows revenue slide UPC, the Swiss arm of telecoms company Liberty Global and target of a 6.3 billion Swiss franc ($6.5 billion) takeover bid by Sunrise Communications, reported a narrower 3.6% fall in second-quarter revenue on Thursday....
2019-08-08, 14:39

U.S. solar market growth slows this year as projects pushed back The U.S. solar market will grow more slowly than previously forecast this year as some large projects are shifted into 2020, an industry trade group said on Tuesday....
2019-09-17, 17:52

Capri cuts sales forecast as Michael Kors demand slows Capri Holdings Ltd missed quarterly revenue estimates and cut its full-year sales forecast on Wednesday, as the high-end fashion house struggled with slowing demand for its Michael Kors brand at department stores and at its own retail outlets....
2019-08-07, 19:13

Flood risk abates for Arkansas city as water advance slows LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials from an Arkansas community where a levee breached say the risk of widespread flooding has abated because the Arkansas River crested without inundating the city. Dardanelle Mayor Jimmy Witt said in a Facebook post Saturday night that he thinks the city of about 4,70...
2019-06-02, 21:13

VF Corp's 2020 forecast disappoints as demand for Vans sneakers slows Apparel maker VF Corp exceeded Wall Street's quarterly sales expectations, boosted by higher demand for its Vans sneakers and outdoor wear brand North Face....
2019-05-22, 17:00

Mexico faces headwinds to growth as oil production slows -Fitch Solutions Mexico will face "significant headwinds" for economic growth, as slowing activity in its oil and gas sector weighs on industrial production, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said on Friday....
2019-07-13, 01:39

Bosch sees stagnating sales, job losses as auto industry slows Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner foresees stagnation in vehicle production in the coming years. "The tailwind is gone," he said, adding that this will affect the supplier's employees, "above all in the diesel plants."...
2019-08-06, 20:39

Donald Trump claims trade war is working as China's economy slows Chinese economic growth falls to slowest pace since 1992 – but is expanding faster than the USDonald Trump has claimed that his tariff battle with China is working after official data from Beijing showed growth in the world’s second biggest economy dropping to its slowest pace since 1992.The US pres...
2019-07-15, 22:39

Vice Chair Clarida: If economy slows, Fed will implement policy to keep it in a 'good place' He said he will be watching current conditions, in particular the trade war and the inverted yield curve in the bond market, for clues about where the Fed should go next....
2019-06-04, 20:39

UPDATE 2-Capri cuts sales forecast as Michael Kors demand slows Capri Holdings Ltd missed quarterly revenue estimates and cut its full-year sales forecast on Wednesday, as the high-end fashion house struggled with slowing demand for its Michael Kors brand at department stores and at its own retail outlets....
2019-08-07, 17:00

Xiaomi growth slows as fewer people buy phones, Huawei competition bites Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp posted its slowest revenue growth as a public company, missing analysts' estimates, as it lost market share to Huawei and customers held on to their phones before a 5G refresh....
2019-08-21, 16:13

Euro zone second-quarter growth halves, inflation slows despite jobless at 11-year low Euro zone economic growth halved in the April-June period and inflation slowed sharply in July even though the unemployment rate fell to its lowest in 11 years, data from the European Union's statistics office showed on Wednesday....
2019-07-31, 23:52

Goldman Sachs Joins Predictions of Deeper Rate Cuts As Growth Slows Sovereign bonds fell in August, with the yield on benchmark 10-year notes rising by 19 basis points amid worries the government may borrow more to finance any potential fiscal stimulus to boost a......
2019-08-31, 16:39

India's Consumer Goods Growth Slows As Rural Demand Cools: Nielsen Volume growth in India's fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector slowed to 6.2 per cent in the three months to June from 9.9 per cent in the previous quarter....
2019-07-18, 14:39

Election Results 2019: How to Check Election Result Online via Google, App, Website Election Results 2019 will be declared today. Check Lok Sabha election results on NDTV website, Android, iOS app and official social media channels for live updates of vote counting....
2019-05-23, 07:00

Greek prime minister Tsipras calls for a snap national election following European election loss ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prime minister Tsipras calls for a snap national election following European election loss. The post Greek prime minister Tsipras calls for a snap national election following European election loss appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-05-27, 00:13

Election 2019: Get Quickest Live Updates of Election Results How to get the quickest live updates of election results for the Indian general elections of 2019 that will be announced later today, deciding who will constitute the 17th Lok Sabha....
2019-05-23, 07:00

Kerala Lok Sabha Election Results: How To Check Election Result Lok Sabha Election Results in Kerala, along with all other states, will be declared tomorrow. The counting of votes will begin at 8 am and the final result tally is expected by evening. Kerala voted......
2019-05-23, 01:13

Brexit Party Euro election results: Nigel Farage eyes general election as Tories and Labour slump - Brexit Party has 28 MEPs, with 32 per cent of the vote and largest party in 9 regions - Tories slump to fifth with just 3 MEPs, down from 15 - Lib Dems top polls in London with 15 MEPs - Labour have 10 MEPs, with vote share falling by 11 per cent - Green Party wins 7 MEPs - UKIP fails to take any ...
2019-05-27, 11:13

China's services sector growth slows in June as export orders shrink, a private survey shows Growth in China's services sector slowed to a four-month low in June as new orders from overseas customers fell, a private survey showed on Wednesday, adding to signs of strain on the economy as the U.S.-Sino trade war drags on....
2019-07-03, 04:39

Our planet is in crisis. But until we call it a crisis, no one will listen | Caleb Redlener, Charlotte Jenkins and Irwin Redlener We study disaster preparedness, and ‘climate change’ is far too mild to describe the existential threat we faceWhen Senator Kamala Harris was asked about climate change during the Democratic debate in June, she did not mince words. “I don’t even call it climate change,” she said. “It’s a climate cri...
2019-07-31, 17:52

Big government vs. small government: Here's how much your state spends on you The average spending per capita varies from as little as $7,430 in one state to nearly triple that amount in others.       ...
2019-07-13, 18:26

Theresa May speaks out over 'disappointing' EU election result days after quitting... as Nigel Farage eyes general election Theresa May has spoken out about her party's humiliating night in the European elections, saying she "sincerely hopes these results focus minds in Parliament"....
2019-05-27, 19:13

Is the Senate Really Not ‘Good Enough’? Several high-profile Democrats would rather hold on to their low-polling presidential campaigns instead of running for the Senate. Has it lost its appeal?...
2019-08-16, 22:00

Roy Moore will run for Senate again Roy Moore, the controversial Republican judge who lost a 2017 Senate race in deep-red Alabama amid allegations of sexual misconduct with young girls decades ago, is defying GOP opposition and running again in 2020, he announced Thursday."I will run for the United States Senate in 2020," Moore said t...
2019-06-20, 22:39

The UAW Has No Reason Not to Push for Everything The UAW kind of sucks, but it is still a union, and therefore inherently good. They started negotiations this week for new contracts with the Big Three, ahead of their current contracts’ expirations in September. It wants the usual things—more pay, better job security, better benefits, etc.—but it’s...
2019-07-17, 23:00

Jon Ossoff Will Run for Senate in Georgia Mr. Ossoff, a former documentary filmmaker who nearly flipped a conservative House district in 2017, will run in one of two Senate races in the state next year....
2019-09-10, 08:00

How the 2020 Senate map is shaping up Sen. Johnny Isakson today became the fourth GOP senator to announce a retirement ahead of the 2020 election, expanding the Senate map by an additional seat. And for Democrats, every potential pickup counts....
2019-08-29, 05:13

Senate to take up border funding The Senate Appropriations Committee will take up a long-stalled border funding request next week aimed at addressing the influx of migrants from Central America.Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said the spending committee will begin moving the legislation imminently after it was dropped from a ...
2019-06-11, 23:01

Why Are These Democrats Too Good for the Senate? Several high-profile Democrats would rather hold on to their low-polling presidential campaigns instead of running for the Senate. Has it lost its appeal?...
2019-08-17, 00:52

Kennedy confirms he's considering Senate bid against Markey Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy confirmed Monday he's considering running for Senate next year, setting up a potential blockbuster Democratic primary against Sen. Ed Markey. "Over the past few weeks I've begun to consider a run for the U.S. Senate," Kennedy wrote in a post on Facebook. "This isn't a ...
2019-08-26, 23:26

The Senate: Still Great at Deliberating, but Less So at Legislating Today’s Senate, devoted almost only to confirming the president’s nominations, is hardly a hotbed of legislative activity. Members of both parties would like that to change....
2019-09-15, 01:52

Trump may avoid another Fed fiasco in Senate President Donald Trump's latest pair of hopefuls for the Federal Reserve board don't have the same baggage as Stephen Moore and Herman Cain. And that might be just enough to get them confirmed. After Cain and Moore’s Fed prospects both ended in spectacular failure, Trump’s choices of Christopher Wa...
2019-07-10, 16:13

Tariff Threats Aside, the Senate Is Where Action Goes to Die Mitch McConnell, the “grim reaper,” has made the Senate the place where legislation goes to die, so the chances that the chamber blocks President Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are slim....
2019-06-07, 03:00

Roy Moore running for Senate despite discouragement from GOP MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore, a former judge who defiantly opposed gay marriage and defended the public display of the Ten Commandments, has jumped into the race for a U.S. Senate seat he lost under a cloud of accusations to a Democrat two years ago. In announcing his candida...
2019-06-21, 08:13

Senate adjourns without passing budget PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Senate has adjourned after a fruitless day pursuing a deal on a state budget that has already passed the House. Senate President Karen Fann started Saturday hopeful she could persuade a handful of holdout Republicans to sign onto the budget. As the day progressed, it...
2019-05-27, 01:13

John Hickenlooper running for US Senate Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. (Aug. 22)        ...
2019-08-22, 16:26

Trump not ‘on board’ with Sessions’ Senate run Seven months after he was canned by President Trump, ex-attorney general Jeff Sessions remains mired in the commander in chief’s doghouse, and likely won’t get White House backing if he decides to run for his old Senate seat. Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said he had spoken with Sessions, a former Cot...
2019-07-12, 01:52

The Senate surrenders gun legislating to Trump The Senate is essentially outsourcing its legislative duties to a divided White House and the whims of President Donald Trump, as it makes its first sustained attempt at overhauling gun laws in years. It’s a clear reaction from senators being burned so often and so badly by Trump. After having tried...
2019-09-20, 23:39

Senate GOP declares war on conservative troublemakers Senate Republicans and their establishment allies are vowing to blackball any political consulting firm that works to defeat GOP incumbents, a dramatic step likely to further inflame intraparty tensions over 2020 primaries.The move comes one day after POLITICO reported that the anti-tax Club for Gro...
2019-05-25, 01:52

Friess considering run for Wyoming US Senate seat CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wealthy Republican political donor from Wyoming says he’s thinking about running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Republican Sen. Mike Enzi recently announced he will retire at the end of his current term. Foster Friess told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday he will...
2019-05-23, 02:52

Joe Kennedy has filed to run for US Senate in 2020 Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said Monday that he is eyeing a run for the US Senate in 2020, a move that would set up a major Democratic primary fight against Sen. Ed Markey. “Over the past few weeks I’ve begun to consider a run for the U.S. Senate. This isn’t a decision I’m...
2019-08-26, 22:00

Senate Republicans permanently ban earmarks Pork barrel spending won't be returning to Congress any time soon after Senate Republicans this week moved to permanently ban earmarks. The Senate GOP on Thursday behind closed doors added a permanent ban on earmarked spending to their conference rules, a move that comes as some buzz had built aroun...
2019-05-24, 21:01

Top Senate Democrats Have the Naïveté of Babies There have been a ton of reasons to beat up on the House Democrats of late. But for whatever it’s worth, at least there’s a strong contingent in the House that isn’t suffering from a broken brain, which is more than you can say for most of the Senate Democrats....
2019-07-22, 18:52

Senate eyes e-cigarette crackdown The White House has its knives out for the e-cigarette industry — and so does Capitol Hill.Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) have penned a bill that largely tracks with President Donald Trump’s crackdown on vaping, according to a draft obtained by POLITICO. The response from Con...
2019-09-19, 20:13

John Hickenlooper said he wasn’t ‘cut out’ for the Senate. Now he wants in. The former Colorado governor said he wasn’t “cut out” for the Senate. Now, after less than six months as a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, he is running for Senate....
2019-08-29, 20:39

Democratic Senators: Sure Would Be Nice if One of You Ran for Senate As hundreds—no, thousands—of Democratic hopefuls scramble to qualify for final spots in the first 2020 debate later this month, their fellow Democrats in the Senate are growing more and more frustrated that the party seems to be ceding control of the Senate before the cycle even really gets underway...
2019-06-10, 23:39

Senate confirms 9 more judicial nominees The Senate on Wednesday confirmed nine more of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees to the federal bench. The judicial confirmations come as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for the Senate to confirm 19 judges before it leaves Washington for a monthlong recess at the end of this wee...
2019-08-01, 08:00

Joe Kennedy to run for Massachusetts Senate seat WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Kennedy III will challenge incumbent Ed Markey for the Senate and seek to restore the Kennedy legacy in the upper chamber, the Boston Globe reported. Kennedy, 38, is the grandson of former New York Sen. Bobby Kennedy and the grand-nephew of President John F. Kennedy and former ...
2019-09-19, 03:13

Red Sox start playoff push, get Cashner from O's Andrew Cashner, who is 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA in 17 starts for the Orioles this season, had been traded to the Red Sox in exchange for two minor league prospects....
2019-07-14, 01:00

New Chappelle special is sure to push boundaries yet again Dave Chappelle is back with new Netflix special "Sticks & Stones," with button-pushing jokes about Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and school shootings.        ...
2019-08-27, 02:39

Drugmakers Push Their Prices Higher Drugmakers initiated a new round of price increases on their products, with some of them affecting generic hospital-administered injectable drugs that are in short supply....
2019-07-02, 03:13

Twitter may let you snooze its push notifications Twitter is testing a new feature that will mute all the app's push notifications for a certain period of time. The experimental feature was first discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, who found it by looking at the code underneath the social network's And......
2019-08-07, 09:13

Pat McCormack: ‘Hopefully I can push on now and get gold at the Olympics’ Wales' Lauren Price and Ireland's Kurt Walker join Pat McCormack as gold medallists at the European Games The post Pat McCormack: ‘Hopefully I can push on now and get gold at the Olympics’ appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-06-30, 20:26

The best PS4 Pro games: push your console to its 4K HDR limits There's no doubt about it: Sony's PS4 Pro is one of the best gaming consoles money can buy – maybe even the best. But when it comes to stocking up on new games, it's worth doing your research. There are a lot of PS4 Pro games on offer and some will take advantage of the co...
2019-08-23, 14:52

Mazda's Never-Ending Push for Premium Mazda is attempting a transformation, Ford has dual-clutch issues, and Renault and Nissan are Renaulting. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, July 1, 2019....
2019-07-01, 19:52

Gov. Ducey will push for ‘red flag’ gun law again for Arizona KPNX – President Trump is calling for more focus on mental health screenings in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend. “We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence,” said President Trump. Accordi...
2019-08-06, 23:00

G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax Group of 20 finance ministers agreed to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes.Read More...
2019-06-08, 16:39

Should I stay or should I run? Pompeo under pressure over U.S. Senate seat Republican pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for U.S. Senate next year to help keep the party's majority intact is coming up against President Donald Trump's hope of keeping one of his most trusted aides in his administration....
2019-08-22, 23:13

Top Senate Democrat says he is worried Trump will 'bumble' into war The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Thursday he was worried that President Donald Trump may "bumble" into a war with Iran and he said there needed to be an open debate and a congressional decision on funding before any military operation was launched....
2019-06-21, 03:52

Donald Trump Jr. arrives for Senate testimony Donald Trump Jr. arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning for closed door testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Senators want to discuss answers he gave the panel's staff in a 2017 interview. (June 11)        ...
2019-06-12, 21:26

The Senate surrenders legislating on guns to Trump The Senate is essentially outsourcing its legislative duties to a divided White House and the whims of President Donald Trump, as it makes its first sustained attempt at overhauling gun laws in years. It’s a clear reaction from senators being burned so often and so badly by Trump. After having tried...
2019-09-20, 16:00

Senate passes bill cracking down on robocalls A bill to crack down on unwanted robocalls sailed through the Senate on Thursday, adding to a push by Congress to defeat the growing problem of phone scams and nuisance calls....
2019-05-24, 03:13

Senate confirms Kelly Craft as U.N. ambassador The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Kelly Craft to become the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, filling a role left vacant since Nikki Haley's resignation in December....
2019-08-01, 02:00

A Senator Wants to Have a Greater Impact. So He’s Leaving the Senate. Tom Udall, a veteran New Mexico Democrat, said he could do more to advance his progressive ideas by skipping another two years of relentless re-election fund-raising....
2019-05-25, 22:13

Roy Moore, Polarizing Republican, Will Again Run for Senate in Alabama The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court wants a rematch with Doug Jones, who defeated him in a special election in 2017. Many Republicans are hostile to his plans....
2019-06-20, 22:13

Warren gets caught in Senate primary crossfire BOSTON — When Elizabeth Warren needed a glowing introduction to her speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, her former law school student, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, was there to provide it. When she needed someone to introduce her to the teeming crowd when she launched her presidential campai...
2019-09-20, 02:13

Trump Jr. to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed behind closed doors with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the matter. Trump Jr.’s meeting comes after Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) issued a subpoena to compel him to appea...
2019-06-11, 23:01

Senate Appropriations Committee approves $4.6B for border The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved a $4.6 billion spending bill to respond to an influx of Central American families and children at the southwest border.The measure passed with a 30-1 vote, with only Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) opposed.The bulk of the funds — $2.9 billion — would fun...
2019-06-19, 21:00

Joe Manchin considering leaving the Senate before his term is up: report West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is considering leaving the Senate before his term is up to run for governor of the state, according to a new report. Manchin, a red-state Democrat known for voting with the GOP on key issues, has become frustrated with the lack of bipartisanship and actual work done in...
2019-06-13, 19:39

Corey Lewandowski strongly considering run for Senate in New Hampshire Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Fox News on Thursday that he is strongly considering running for Senate in New Hampshire in 2020.  ...
2019-08-01, 21:52

Senate confirms Landau as ambassador to Mexico The U.S. Senate confirmed attorney Christopher Landau as ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, filling a position important to negotiations on trade and immigration but which has been vacant for more than a year....
2019-08-02, 00:13

Senate Democrats call for gun legislation debate Senate Democrats held a late night session on Tuesday to call for a debate on gun control legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress remains "in a holding pattern" as lawmakers await proposals from the White House. (Sept. 18)        ...
2019-09-18, 14:00

CEOs Urge Senate to Pass Gun Laws Chief executives of dozens of companies ranging from Levi Strauss to Uber sent a letter to members of the Senate, asking them to pass legislation to prevent gun violence....
2019-09-12, 23:26

Trump can't hide from Senate debate on Iran President Donald Trump may not want a high-profile congressional debate on war with Iran, but he might not have much say in the matter. Just as military tensions reach new heights with Tehran, the Senate is taking up its annual defense bill next week — a must-pass Pentagon policy measure that will ...
2019-06-22, 01:13

NY Senate hashing out pro-weed bill for introduction New York lawmakers on Sunday appeared to be fired up for a pot party — with a new bill to legalize marijuana set to be introduced in the state Senate. The legislation will be similar to a proposal floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, sources said. Details weren’t available, but the timing...
2019-06-17, 04:52

Senate confirms Kelly Craft as US ambassador to UN The Senate has confirmed Kelly Craft to become the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations despite Democratic concerns about her inexperience and potential conflicts of interest....
2019-08-01, 04:13

Senate confirms Kelly Craft as US ambassador to the UN The Senate confirmed Kelly Craft to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, despite scathing criticism of the nominee from Democrats. The vote was 56 to 34, with just five Democrats voting in the affirmative. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) Jeanne Sha...
2019-08-01, 02:13

Bills now taking more than twice as long to get through Canada’s Senate The calculations were made using the number of sitting days between the time a bill was introduced in the Senate and when it passed third reading there....
2019-06-30, 18:39

The Latest: Proposed cat declawing ban passes NY Senate ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York legislature’s votes on ban on declawing cats (all times local): 3:20 p.m. New York’s state Senate has passed a bill that would make the state the first in the U.S. to ban cat declawing operations. The proposal is also expected to get a vote ...
2019-06-04, 22:26

Senate approves four long-delayed tax treaties The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved long-delayed updates of tax treaties with Switzerland, Japan and Luxembourg, a day after ratifying a similar update of a treaty with Spain in a victory for businesses....
2019-07-17, 23:00

Senate GOP considers next moves on Mexico tariffs As President Donald Trump says he expects to begin hitting Mexico with tariffs next week in a dispute over illegal immigration, Senate Republicans are debating whether they should try to block him. (June 4)        ...
2019-06-05, 01:00

Trump Warns Roy Moore Against Alabama Senate Run Mr. Moore, a Republican former judge who lost a Senate race to Doug Jones after being accused of pursuing teenage girls, has said he is “strongly considering” running again....
2019-05-29, 20:13

Senate Approves Tax Treaties for First Time in Decade Pressure from business groups — and the triumph of Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky over his junior partner, Rand Paul — spurred lawmakers to approve updates to the international treaties....
2019-07-18, 07:13

U.S. Senate confirms former Delta executive to head FAA The U.S. Senate voted 52-to-40 along party lines on Wednesday to confirm former Delta Air Lines executive Stephen Dickson to head the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency that has faced scrutiny relating to safety over the past year....
2019-07-24, 19:26

Senate panel advances nomination for FAA chief The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee voted narrowly on Wednesday to send the nomination of a former airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration to the full Senate....
2019-07-11, 16:13

Amy McGrath Raises $2.5 Million in First Day of Kentucky Senate Bid The fund-raising haul was the most ever in the first 24 hours of a Senate campaign. But her opponent, Mitch McConnell, is a formidable fund-raiser as well....
2019-07-11, 08:52

U.S. Senate panel advances nomination for FAA chief The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee voted narrowly on Wednesday to send the nomination of a former airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration to the full Senate....
2019-07-10, 22:00

US Senate panel takes up what to do with nuclear waste ALBUQUERQUE, NM — It’s been more than a decade since the US government was supposed to begin moving spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at dozens of commercial reactors around the country to a repository in the Nevada desert. The Obama administration halted development of a proposed long-term...
2019-06-29, 00:13

Sen. John Thune: The Senate is working for America During his 1980 debate with then-President Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan famously asked Americans whether they were better off than they’d been four years earlier. That question has been a measuring stick for elected officials ever since. Republicans in Congress are committed to making life better for...
2019-05-23, 08:26

McConnell: Senate will 'probably not' vote on Dreamers bill House Democrats' DREAM Act will "probably not" get a vote in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday. The Kentucky Republican's rejection of the legislation that would give a path to citizenship to immigrants brought to the United States as children is just the latest example of ...
2019-06-06, 03:13

How Georgia could help Democrats win the Senate — but only if they play it perfectly With Johnny Isakson's retirement in Georgia, Senate Democrats have an extra shot to win the majority, but it's a long one. This is Georgia, after all....
2019-08-29, 01:39

Kris Kobach's Senate Campaign Can't Even Spell His Name Racist grifter and failed voter suppression “expert” Kris Kobach is reportedly set to announce a 2020 race for Senate today, less than a year after he lost his Kansas gubernatorial bid in the 2018 midterms. As befits a perennial loser like Kobach, his nascent campaign is already off to a hilariously...
2019-07-08, 22:52

Pompeo in Kansas: he came, he spoke, he did not unveil Senate run U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Kansas on Friday to give a speech on human rights and carefully avoided saying if he might run for a U.S. Senate seat from the Midwestern state....
2019-09-07, 00:26

The Latest: Fan says deputy was first to push Raptors exec OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an investigation of whether the president of the Toronto Raptors pushed and hit a sheriff’s deputy in the face. (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A Warriors fan says he did not see the president of the Toronto Raptors strike a sheriff’s deputy in the face...
2019-06-14, 23:26

Drake uses Raptors’ NBA title to push new songs The “Drake Curse” is over and the rapper was basking in the glory of the Raptors first NBA champions. Drake, who watch Toronto’s 114-110 series-clinching win over the depleted Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals back into Toronto, spraying champagne on stage in Jurassic Park outside Sco...
2019-06-14, 15:00

Gun safety groups push for Red Flag laws TUCSON -Kelley Ireland is a volunteer with Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. After the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton OH, Moms Demand Action is calling for Red Flag laws across the country. “If we had Red Flag laws those shootings may not have occurred,” Ireland said...
2019-08-21, 14:13

Blues push Bruins to brink with key Game 5 win BOSTON — Jordan Binnington stopped 38 shots, Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron scored and the Blues took a controversial 2-1 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night for a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues have won two straight since a 7-2 loss at home and return to St. Louis with a......
2019-06-07, 14:26

Keep these red flags in mind during Indians postseason push One of the toughest challenges for baseball handicappers in coming weeks will be properly evaluating the Cleveland Indians (who play host to the Los Angeles Angels on FS1 at 7:10 p.m. Saturday). Among the quandaries: Cleveland is in the thick of the American League Central and wild-card races, but h...
2019-08-04, 02:13

Call of Duty’s push for crossplay is exactly what the industry needs Activision today confirmed that the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will have crossplay on all of its consoles, from launch. It’s a watershed moment for the people who’ve been pushing for more crossplay in mainstream games — and, with a game this popular paving the way, it’ll likely only becom...
2019-08-02, 06:26

U.S.-Mexico talks drag over 'third country' push Talks between Mexico and the United States to stave off tariffs dragged on Friday as negotiators battled over a U.S. demand that Mexico accepts more Central American migrants under a concept know as "safe third country," two Mexican sources said....
2019-06-08, 00:52

The stock market is inches away from a new record and the Fed could push it over the top The S&P 500 is closing in on its all-time high, and is likely to sail past it, as long as the Fed promises lower interest rates and the trade war calms down....
2019-06-18, 21:13

G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax: communique Group of 20 finance ministers agreed on Saturday to push ahead on compiling common rules that will close loopholes that global technology giants such as Facebook use to reduce their corporate taxes, a copy of the bloc's draft communique obtained by Reuters showed....
2019-06-08, 12:13

Trump impeachment push gets important new ally The push to remove the president from office gained momentum on Monday after the No. 4 House Democrat announced support for an impeachment investigation into Donald Trump.Ben Ray Luján, a close ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is the highest-ranking House Democrat to back impeachment thus far. T...
2019-08-20, 03:00

What a no-deal Brexit is, and how Boris Johnson could push for one Oct. 31 Here’s what you need to know about how the U.K. got to where it is now, what a no-deal Brexit is and how opposition parties are continuing to fight it....
2019-08-29, 22:00

Tory MPs in push to protect new PM from confidence vote Tory MPs are pushing to introduce new rules to protect the next prime minister from a confidence vote for a year after they enter Downing Street, Sky News has learnt....
2019-07-19, 06:39

Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics Overuse of antibiotics in livestock has given rise to drug-resistant germs. Drugmakers say they want to be part of the solution. But a recent campaign urged farmers to administer the drugs to healthy animals daily....
2019-06-08, 02:26

Don't Expect a Meaningful Fiscal Push From Germany The German economy needs new sources of growth. Investors shouldn’t count on fiscal stimulus to be one of them, even if the government loosens the purse strings a bit....
2019-08-20, 16:26

Push-up bra bikinis are this summer’s sexiest beach look Get ready to rock lingerie all day — at the beach. Underwire bra bikinis are the latest swimsuits busting out on Instagram influencers and A-listers, including Olivia Culpo, Madison Beer and Kourtney Kardashian. Hey, who needs total comfort when you can get a little lift? Aussie label Bamba Sw...
2019-05-21, 14:32

Report: Compromise possible in push for 18-game schedule While the concept of a future 18-game NFL season is nothing new, with players objecting to the wear and tear of an added two games, the Wall Street Journal reported a potential compromise Friday....
2019-07-12, 23:13

Why This Weekend’s Tragedies Probably Still Won’t Be Enough to Push Congress to Act on Gun Control Shootings in Texas and Ohio that left over 30 people dead this past weekend have left the country reeling and crying out for a solution. But lawmakers in Washington have so far been unable to unify around a legislative fix – and precedent suggests they will not reach a compromise. Since the sh...
2019-08-06, 04:13

The next health push for Apple: apps for asthma? With only a week to go before WWDC 2019, hordes of Apple fans – and pundits – are looking to see what the technology giant will choose to unveil at the developer-focused conference. If Apple's recent acquisition of Tueo Health is anything to go by, it could have something to do wi...
2019-05-28, 17:39

Algerian protesters push for reforms, man tries to burn himself A man sought unsuccessfully to set himself on fire on Friday as tens of thousands of Algerians rallied to push for reforms and the departure of the ruling elite....
2019-07-12, 22:52

Leadsom: I won't shut down parliament to push through Brexit Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom has told Sky News she will "certainly not" seek to temporarily suspend parliament in order to push through Brexit....
2019-06-06, 22:52

Cuomo may push for MTA changes as overtime outrage grows Facing a growing storm of outrage over an overtime scandal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo opened the door Tuesday to possibly demanding work rule changes from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s unions as part of upcoming contract talks. “The contract has to be renegotiated, to the extent there are undu...
2019-05-29, 00:52

The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran Hawks in Israel and America have spent more than a decade agitating for war against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Will Trump finally deliver?...
2019-09-04, 13:00

Behind Marcus Morris’ push to Knicks that has many angry LAS VEGAS — Rich Paul, the agent for LeBron James and Anthony Davis, has always wanted a client on the Knicks because New York is the nation’s biggest market. If forward Marcus Morris reneges on his verbal agreement with the Spurs for a two-year deal for $20 million, Paul will get his wish. Paul, on...
2019-07-11, 08:39

Kris Kobach Announces Bid for Kansas Senate Seat Mr. Kobach, who was the Republican nominee for governor last year, has most recently championed an effort to build a border wall with private funding....
2019-07-08, 21:39

Trump Jr. says 'nothing to correct' after closed interview with Senate Committee Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, appeared for a closed-door interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday and then told reporters his responses were the same as during a 2017 appearance before the committee....
2019-06-13, 01:26

The Senate Still Wants to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia A new effort is underway in the Senate to stop the Trump administration’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, according to Politico. After past efforts to curtail the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia failed, the new bipartisan push will exploit a provision in the Foreign Assistance Act, which ...
2019-06-10, 03:39

John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate Mr. Hickenlooper, who has remained near the bottom of the Democratic field, is in discussions to challenge Colorado’s Republican senator, Cory Gardner....
2019-08-14, 02:00

The Latest: Ill. Senate OKs legal pot after home grow shift SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on action regarding recreational marijuana use (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Restrictions on home cultivation have helped marijuana legalization win Illinois Senate approval. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 38-17 Wednesday to allow recreational use of mariju...
2019-05-30, 03:52

Senate Republican McConnell says debate not be about personal attacks U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen....
2019-07-16, 21:26

U.S. Senate Republican McConnell says debate should not be about personal attacks U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen....
2019-07-16, 23:26

Senate panel approves emergency aid for migrant refugees WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Senate panel has given bipartisan approval to a modified version of President Donald Trump’s $4 billion-plus request to care for tens of thousands of migrant refuges massing at the southern border. The $4.6 billion measure swept through the Appropriations Committee by a...
2019-06-19, 17:01

Second ex-Senate aide charged in posting private data WASHINGTON (AP) — A second former aide to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is facing federal charges that stem from the illegal online posting of personal information of five Republican senators who backed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Samantha Deforest Davis, who worked as a staff ...
2019-06-19, 23:52

Senate Panel Approves Humanitarian Aid for Migrant Refugees (WASHINGTON) — A modified version of President Donald Trump’s $4 billion-plus request to care for tens of thousands of migrant refuges massing at the southern border swept through a key Senate panel on Wednesday after senior lawmakers removed “poison pills” that Democrats obj...
2019-06-19, 18:00

Senate panel advances emergency border funding The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bipartisan emergency funding bill requested by President Trump to deal with the massive immigration surge along the southern border....
2019-06-19, 19:00

Efforts to legalize marijuana in New York take big hit in state Senate The top backer of legalizing marijuana in New York, Manhattan state Sen. Liz Krueger, admitted defeat Wednesday, after days of contentious negotiations between moderate and liberal Democrats failed to produce a last-minute breakthrough. “This is not the end of the road, it is only a delay,” Krueger ...
2019-06-19, 21:26

GOP mutters, gently, as Trump sidesteps Senate for top aides WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are muttering about President Donald Trump’s anointment of Ken Cuccinelli and others as acting heads of major federal agencies. But their complaints are muffled, even though their job description includes confirming top administration aides. Their reluctan...
2019-06-17, 08:00

Here are the Senate’s sickest burns dished out to Facebook’s Libra Facebook‘s digital currency, Libra, has been causing a bit of a ruckus lately. Since its plans became public a few weeks ago, headlines have largely been awash with why it’s probably a bad idea. Nations all over the globe started to wake up to the reality of a currency controlled by the data hoardin...
2019-07-17, 15:52

Our Republican Colleagues in the Senate Must Act to Break the Cycle of Gun Deaths Another week, another community ripped apart by a mass shooting. Most recently it was Virginia Beach, where a shooter on May 31 killed 12 people in a municipal building. In early May it was a school in Denver where two shooters injured eight and killed one heroic student who tried to stop them. Just...
2019-06-14, 15:01

Senate to vote on permanently extending 9/11 victims fund The Senate has agreed to vote on permanently extending the 9/11 victims fund, setting up action that will put the bill on President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature by next week.After Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) insisted on amendment votes rather than pass the bill unanimously...
2019-07-19, 01:26

Top Senate Republican throws cold water on new gun legislation Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Friday that he had concerns about “red flag” laws and voiced skepticism that Republicans would support expanded background checks. “I want to make sure we protect our constitutional rights and whatever comes up will actually help solve a problem,” Barrasso, the third...
2019-08-09, 17:00

Senate leader McConnell says no chance of U.S. default on debt Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined on Tuesday to predict when the U.S. Congress would act to approve a new U.S. debt ceiling, but said he saw no chance of default on debt payments....
2019-07-09, 23:52

The Latest: Schumer calls for Senate to vote on gun bill VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Virginia Beach shooting Friday (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The Senate’s top Democrat says a universal background check bill must be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Sen. Charles Schumer’s remarks on Sunday came two days after a...
2019-06-02, 21:13

Senate Republicans pray Trump will take budget deal Congress and the White House are moving toward an ambitious budget deal, but the big question still remains: What will President Donald Trump do? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican senators are pushing Trump to accept an agreement with Democrats that would avoid stiff budget cuts...
2019-07-18, 11:13

U.S. House approves funding for 9/11 responders, sends to Senate The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to permanently compensate first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center who have been suffering from cancers and other illnesses as a result of working at the contaminated site....
2019-07-12, 21:52

AP sources: Trump Jr. to speak with Senate panel Wednesday WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s eldest son will meet with the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday behind closed doors, according to two people familiar with the meeting. Donald Trump Jr. heads to Capitol Hill to comply with a subpoena from the panel’s Russia investigation....
2019-06-11, 21:52

Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it...
2019-07-16, 13:52

McConnell indicates he won’t call Senate back early for gun debate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he won’t be calling the Senate back to pass gun legislation despite mounting pressure in the wake of two more mass shootings. McConnell, at home recovering from a shoulder fracture, told Kentucky station WHAS he wants to make a law, but brin...
2019-08-09, 01:00

Don Jr. will meet with Senate intelligence committee behind closed doors Donald Trump Jr. is set to meet with members of the Senate intelligence committee in a closed door session on Wednesday. The appearance by the president’s son follows a subpoena by the GOP chairman of the committee, North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr. Trump Jr. backed out of meeting with the com...
2019-06-12, 00:13

Democrats pressure Senate Republicans for gun control action U.S. Democrats sought to gain the upper hand in the gun debate with President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on Tuesday, demanding quick action on background checks and suggesting that money for Trump's border wall be used to fight domestic terrorism....
2019-08-13, 22:26

Senate to try again to hold Saudis responsible for Khashoggi killing Nine months after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Congress remains at a loss for how to hold Saudi Arabia accountable. Democrats and many Republicans agree that the U.S. must retaliate, citing the conclusion from U.S. intelligence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered ...
2019-07-10, 16:13

Mexico’s senate approves trade deal with US, Canada MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate has voted to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico’s upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions on Wednesday in favor of the U.S.-...
2019-06-19, 23:52

US Senate passes $4.6bn border funding bill – as it happened GOP-led Senate passes bill with strong bipartisan support, while Republican senators urge investigation of Trump sexual assault allegationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.08pm BST OK everybody, it’s been real. But now it’s time for the first of the 2020 DNC presidential prima...
2019-06-27, 20:26

Senate set to vote on massive 2-year budget deal The Senate is on the verge of approving a two-year bipartisan budget deal to send to President Donald Trump’s desk, putting an end to the threat of a default and easing the path toward funding the government past Sept. 30.The Senate will begin voting Thursday morning on the bill, which raises spendi...
2019-08-01, 16:13

New York Senate passes ban on Elon Musk's Not-A-Flamethrower If you live in New York state and bought one of The Boring Company's Not-A-Flamethrowers, you probably want to get rid of it shortly. The state's Senate recently passed a bill that bans the possession of a flamethrower for recreational purposes, and......
2019-06-21, 21:13

Senate confirms Trump's pick for defense secretary The Senate Tuesday voted overwhelmingly 90 to 8 to confirm President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of defense, Mark Esper, giving the Pentagon its first permanent chief since James Mattis stepped down in January....
2019-07-24, 20:39

US Senate Confirms Mark Esper As New Defense Secretary The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed Mark Esper as the next secretary of defense, nearly seven months after the surprise resignation of Jim Mattis over policy differences with President Donald Trump....
2019-07-24, 11:13

Senate GOP leader relishes role as ‘Grim Reaper’ WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls himself the Grim Reaper — the one who holds the scythe leading to the chamber where the desires of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House majority go to die. It is a role that can bring a pursed smile to his face. This week, he had many reas...
2019-06-29, 01:26

Trump ally Corey Lewandowski considering Senate run in New Hampshire Corey Lewandowski, a close ally of President Donald Trump, is considering a 2020 run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire now held by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, two sources close to Lewandowski said on Thursday....
2019-08-01, 19:00

The Latest: Arizona Senate OKs childhood sex assault bill PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on action at the Arizona Legislature as members rush to adjourn for the year (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation increasing the amount of time that childhood sex assault victims can sue their alleged attackers. The proposal had deadlo...
2019-05-28, 11:13

Biden, now 76, attacked his older opponent's age during 1972 Senate run Former Vice President Joe Biden is one of the oldest candidates ever to run for president, but in 1972, he repeatedly attacked his opponent's age in order to be elected as the Delaware senator, a report found Monday. ...
2019-06-05, 05:01

9/11 First Responders Fund Clears Senate and Heads to Trump Congress gave final approval to legislation that would extend lifetime compensation to emergency workers who became ill after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001....
2019-07-24, 00:39

Senate Democrats ask for details on antitrust probes into Big Tech Seven U.S. Senate Democrats asked the Trump administration on Friday to disclose details of possible Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department antitrust investigations into Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Apple Inc....
2019-06-21, 23:26

‘Constant chaos’: Senate Republicans eye summer exit Senate Republicans’ long, hot summer of Trump is finally ending. And for many in the GOP, it can’t come soon enough. In just the month of July, the party has weathered a flurry of racist tweets from President Donald Trump attacking four minority congresswomen, a pro-Trump “send her back” chant and t...
2019-08-01, 11:26

Senate committee backs Hyten for Pentagon post The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday backed General John Hyten to be the second-highest ranking U.S. military official, a day after he denied sexual assault allegations against him....
2019-08-01, 01:52

U.S. Senate confirms Craft as ambassador to United Nations The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Kelly Craft, a Republican donor who is currently ambassador to Canada, as ambassador to the United Nations, despite opposition from Democrats who criticized President Donald Trump's nominee as too inexperienced for the post....
2019-08-01, 01:52

Senate bill calls for new U.S.-Israeli cybersecurity center A pair of U.S. senators have introduced legislation aimed at creating a joint cybersecurity apparatus with Israel, which would join multiple information sectors to safeguard key infrastructure of both nations....
2019-08-01, 01:13

The Latest: Senate OKs bipartisan bill to care for migrants Protesters gather to demand the defunding of government agencies for border protection and customs enforcement, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and emergency border aid (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Senate...
2019-06-27, 19:52

Senate leaders clinch deal on Iran war vote Senate Republican and Democratic leaders on Wednesday reached a deal to hold a debate on Iran this week, clearing the way for passage of a major defense policy bill before the July Fourth recess begins. Senate Democrats had threatened in recent days to hold up the must-pass defense bill if they didn...
2019-06-27, 18:52

Senate's Russia reports to start publishing in July Final versions of the Senate's five-part report on Russian interference in the 2016 election will be released in stages starting in July, the panel chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, told POLITICO on Thursday.“It will start right after we come back from the Fourth,” the North Carolina Republican said.Bur...
2019-06-28, 00:13

UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate confirms former Delta executive to head FAA The U.S. Senate voted 52-to-40 along party lines on Wednesday to confirm former Delta Air Lines executive Stephen Dickson to head the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency that has faced scrutiny relating to safety over the past year....
2019-07-24, 21:13

Senate confirms Craft as ambassador to United Nations The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Kelly Craft, a Republican donor who is currently ambassador to Canada, as ambassador to the United Nations, despite opposition from Democrats who criticized President Donald Trump's nominee as too inexperienced for the post....
2019-08-01, 11:01

Filmmaker drowns while shooting video for US Senate candidate A filmmaker drowned in a Montana lake while shooting a video for a prospective US Senate candidate, authorities said. Jesse Hubbell, 40, and wannabe lawmaker John Mues were scuba diving in at least 60-foot-deep water in Canyon Ferry Lake on Monday when Hubbell went under. Mues tried to help, to no a...
2019-06-21, 23:39

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill clears Senate The US Senate on Tuesday finally passed a bill guaranteeing financial support to the families of 9/11 first responders and victims — as a chorus of riotous cheers arose from the gallery. Senators approved 97-2 “The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez Permanent ...
2019-07-23, 23:39

Senate votes to permanently extend 9/11 victims fund The Senate approved legislation Tuesday to permanently fund the 9/11 victims compensation fund, guaranteeing that first responders who faced health problems after the attacks and their survivors receive their full benefit. The bipartisan bill, which passed 97-2, now heads to President Donald Trump’...
2019-07-23, 23:13

Senate confirms Esper as Trump's next secretary of defense The Senate confirmed Secretary of the Army Mark Esper in a bipartisan vote Tuesday, officially making him President Trump's second Secretary of Defense....
2019-07-23, 18:39

Watch Senate hearing on cannabis banking reform Lawmakers, industry representatives and advocates are testifying to the Senate committee about the challenges that cannabis companies face in states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal....
2019-07-23, 16:39

Senate defeats measure to restrain Trump on Iran The U.S. Senate on Friday defeated legislation that would have barred President Donald Trump from launching an attack on Iran without first obtaining the approval of Congress, except in self-defense....
2019-06-29, 00:52

Senate report reveals nearly 400 troubled nursing homes The names of hundreds of nursing homes across the country found to have serious ongoing health, safety or sanitary issues were kept under wraps by the federal government, according to a new report....
2019-06-04, 21:52

U.S. Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe....
2019-07-16, 12:26

Vale CFO, ex-CEO should be indicted for manslaughter-Brazil Senate panel Iron ore miner Vale SA's chief financial officer and its former chief executive should both be indicted for manslaughter, a Brazilian Senate committee that has been investigating a deadly dam collapse in late January, recommended on Tuesday....
2019-07-02, 18:13

Brazil Senate panel says Vale CFO, ex-CEO should be indicted for murder Iron ore miner Vale SA's chief financial officer and its former chief executive should be indicted for murder, a Brazilian Senate committee probing a deadly dam collapse recommended on Tuesday....
2019-07-03, 00:13

Mexico's senate approves trade deal with US, Canada Mexico's Senate has voted to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval....
2019-06-20, 04:26

Kris Kobach: why Democrats hope the GOP won't stop his run for US Senate Tolerance for Kansas’s former secretary of state is waning, with Republican politicians saying the party has become too rightwingIt was only nine months ago that Kansas Democrats were bidding good riddance to Kris Kobach as Donald Trump’s closest political ally in the conservative midwestern state w...
2019-08-08, 11:52

UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate advances former Delta exec as FAA nominee The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to advance the nomination for head of the Federal Aviation Administration of a former airline executive whose handling of a whistleblower case has come under criticism from Democrats....
2019-07-23, 19:52

Senate panel schedules a hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency It didn't even take 48 hours after Facebook announced its cryptocurrency scheme for the government to raise an eyebrow. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters called for Facebook to halt development, and now the Senate Committee......
2019-06-20, 16:39

GOP Senate challenger ties Democratic incumbent Shaheen to AOC A Republican candidate hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen next year in the Granite State tied the two-term incumbent to progressive firebrand freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and railed against the senator for failing to vote against the Green New Deal....
2019-07-24, 02:52

Senate overwhelmingly passes 9/11 victim fund bill, 97-2 The Senate passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090 by a vote of 97-2 , virtually funding health care for 9/11 victims and first responders for life....
2019-07-23, 23:13

Roy Moore: Republican accused of sexual misconduct to run for Senate Moore was accused of pursuing relationships with women as young as 14 when he was in his 30s during his failed 2017 Senate bidDisgraced Alabama Republican Roy Moore has announced he is running for US Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations....
2019-06-21, 06:13

Senate confirms former lobbyist Esper as secretary of defense The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official....
2019-07-23, 22:39

Scandal-scarred Roy Moore announces new Senate bid, despite GOP protests Roy Moore, the scandal-scarred Republican who lost a 2017 bid for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, announced Thursday he will run again for Senate next year, despite President Trump and other conservatives in Washington insisting he can’t win....
2019-06-20, 23:26

Senate leader says he is confident budget deal will pass Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he was confident the Senate would pass a newly agreed deal to extend the U.S. debt limit and set federal spending caps for two years....
2019-07-23, 22:39

Senate passes massive 2-year budget deal The Senate passed a two-year bipartisan budget deal and sent it to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature, putting an end to the threat of a debt crisis this fall and easing the path toward funding the government past Sept. 30. The vote was 67-28, with a majority of Senate Republicans supp...
2019-08-04, 04:26

Senate confirms Esper as new Secretary of Defense in 90-8 vote The Senate confirmed former Army Lt. Col. Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense Tuesday, making him the first permanent Pentagon boss since James Mattis resigned last December....
2019-07-23, 20:26

Trump, Senate leaders react to US-Iran tensions As President Donald Trump declares that "Iran made a very big mistake" in shooting down a U.S. drone, Republican and Democratic leaders publicly address the escalating tensions with Iran on the Senate floor Thursday morning. (June 20)        ...
2019-06-20, 18:26

The Most Cursed Senate Primary of All Time Is a Real Possibility Folks, we are getting one step closer to the most awful U.S. Senate primary I could ever dream up becoming a reality: racist, homophobic, crypto-Nazi former Attorney General Jeff Sessions versus racist, homophobic alleged pedophile Roy Moore....
2019-06-20, 03:52

Beto O’Rourke Says Running for Senate Would ‘Not Be Good Enough for This Country’ Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke returned to the campaign trail on Thursday morning with a major address from his hometown of El Paso for the first time since the shooting that left at least 22 dead and dozens of victims injured earlier this month. His return to campaigning comes amid calls for...
2019-08-16, 16:00

Senate demands answers from Amazon over Ring surveillance Ring's controversial "Neighbors" surveillance network and cozy relationship with police departments has drawn the eye US lawmakers. In a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, Senator Edward Markey expressed concern that the system "could easily create a surveill......
2019-09-06, 13:00

145 CEOs implore Senate to act on gun violence, saying doing nothing is ‘simply unacceptable’ In the latest attempt by corporate America to pressure Congress for action on the issue, the chief executives of Levi Strauss, Twitter, Reddit and others urged for the expansion of background checks to all gun sales and for stronger “red flag” laws....
2019-09-12, 17:26

Both Parties See Control of the Senate as Pivotal. Here Are the Key Races They’re Watching. Republican-held seats in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina are top targets for Democrats but both sides are keeping an eye out for wild cards....
2019-08-31, 18:39

California Senate OKs Special Banks for Marijuana Retailers SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Senate has voted to allow special banks to handle money from legal marijuana retailers. Recreational marijuana use has been legal in California since January 2018 but is still illegal under federal law. That means licensed marijuana retailers cannot use traditio...
2019-05-21, 23:52

Senate tangles with Russia after Trump's overtures to Putin Tensions between Russia and the Senate are rising after President Donald Trump's latest outreach to Moscow, with the Kremlin barring senators in both parties from visiting and Democrats urging Trump to keep Russia out of the G-7.Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), both members of ...
2019-08-28, 06:26

Senate report: Last 3 federal shutdowns cost taxpayers $4B The last three federal shutdowns -- which resulted from the government failing to authorize new spending -- cost American taxpayers a total of $4 billion, a bipartisan analysis showed Tuesday....
2019-09-17, 19:52

Anti-robocall bill passes almost unanimously in the Senate Senators have overwhelmingly backed a bill to combat robocalls. They voted 97-1 to pass the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act, which would empower law enforcement to tackle robocallers, and bump up civil penalties to as......
2019-05-23, 21:39

Doug Collins: 'I would look at' taking over Isakson’s Senate seat Georgia Rep. Doug Collins said Thursday he would be open to taking Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat after the 74-year-old Republican announced he will resign at the end of the year amid health problems.“You know, to be considered for that, I'm humbled by folks who are considering that,” Collins, a Repu...
2019-08-29, 19:13

U.S. Senate confirms Trump donor Rakolta as ambassador to UAE The U.S. Senate approved businessman John Rakolta on Tuesday as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, making the long-time Republican donor the first political appointee ever to hold the position....
2019-09-18, 00:13

Senate Democrats Try to Corner Republicans on Border Emergency Democrats want a second vote on ending the emergency, a move meant to force Republicans to choose between rejecting a border wall or endorsing a plan to divert funding from projects in their states....
2019-09-11, 07:13

With Senate Inquiry Looming, Facebook Scrambles to Look Busy “There’s been a general feeling from the platform companies of kind of playing rope-a-dope with the Congress,” Senator Ed Markey told a small audience gathered in the Federal Election Commission’s headquarters around 9am this morning. Four hours later, Markey’s well-informed inference was proven tru...
2019-09-18, 05:26

Manchin Won’t Run for West Virginia Governor; Will Stay in Senate The announcement by Joe Manchin III, a rare moderate Democrat in the Senate, brought relief to party leaders who feared losing his seat to Republicans if he stepped down....
2019-09-04, 00:39

Thom Tillis calls for Senate to investigate Fed independence Republican Sen. Thom Tillis is calling for the Senate Banking Committee to probe the Federal Reserve’s independence after a former agency official suggested the upcoming presidential election “falls within the Fed’s purview” as it considers whether to cut interest rates.Tillis, who is up for reelect...
2019-08-29, 00:52

U.S. Senate passes $19.1 billion in disaster relief, no border aid The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $19.1 billion in aid to help Americans rebound from a string of natural disasters, and President Donald Trump supported it even though it did not include the funds he requested to address a migrant surge at the southern U.S. border....
2019-05-24, 01:39

Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans . Though the measure wouldn’t eliminate all unwanted calls, it would give regulators more tools to go after scammers. It would also push phone companies to adopt new technology to combat ...
2019-05-23, 20:13

Former 2020 candidate John Hickenlooper opens Senate bid A week after dropping out of the Democratic presidential race, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced he will challenge for Republican Sen. Cory Gardner's seat....
2019-08-22, 19:39

McSally gets GOP primary challenger in Arizona Senate race PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area businessman says he will challenge U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in next year’s Republican primary. Daniel McCarthy told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Congress needs “conservative outsiders to step in and push back quickly.” His challenge could pos...
2019-08-29, 06:26

Trump needs to give Senate guidance on gun legislation, Blunt says Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Sunday that he wants President Trump to let Senate leaders know what kind of gun control legislation he would be willing to sign....
2019-09-08, 20:00

Samantha Bee: Senate decided 'not to do a proper investigation' on Kavanaugh Late-night hosts react to the deja vu of Brett Kavanaugh headlines and Elizabeth Warren’s climb in the polls “It’s almost autumn, and you know what that means,” opened Samantha Bee on Full Frontal. “The air is getting crisper, I am preparing to eat a dump truck full of apple cider donuts and Brett K...
2019-09-19, 19:26

In Win for Environmentalists, Senate Keeps an Obama-Era Climate Change Rule Senators voted 51 to 49 to block a measure that would have undone a regulation to control the release of methane from oil and gas wells on public land....
2019-05-21, 19:52

Hong Kong a priority for U.S. Senate Democrats, leader says Legislation addressing China's actions in Hong Kong will be among the top priorities pushed by U.S. Senate Democrats when Congress returns to work after a recess next week, their leader said on Thursday....
2019-09-05, 19:52

European stocks push on as China stabilizes currency Global stock markets continue to recover ground after China’s decision to stabilize its currency eased some tensions around the trade war with the U.S....
2019-08-07, 15:00

The Mets have a secret weapon for their final playoff push Even when they ranked among the industry’s higher rollers, the Mets routinely found themselves plagued by organizational depth concerns. Or have you forgotten how they placed the fate of their 2006 season in the hands of erratic Oliver Perez (he pitched well!), turned similarly in 2007 to a gassed T...
2019-09-20, 05:39

Trump unloads over impeachment push, says Dems are ‘getting nothing done in Congress’ President Trump on Monday fired back at the lawmakers who are calling for his impeachment, accusing Democrats of “getting nothing done” in Congress because of their overriding interest in investigating him....
2019-05-27, 16:26

The evidence and arguments behind Ferrari's F1 penalty review push The Ferrari Formula 1 team's decision to ask the FIA to review Sebastian Vettel's Canadian Grand Prix penalty has left many questioning whether it has a strong enough case...
2019-06-18, 09:52

The bad joke that helped push Kevin Durant away from Warriors The seeds for Kevin Durant’s Warriors exit were planted long before he ruptured his Achilles during this year’s NBA finals. Durant’s friend and former teammate Kendrick Perkins told The Undefeated that he felt Durant had “one foot out the door” during the 2018-19 season...
2019-07-01, 18:26

"Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat, Kashmiriyat": Amit Shah's Big Push For J&K Union minister Amit Shah, responding to the debate on the bill to extend President's Rule In Jammu and Kashmir, said the government will bring about the promise of "Insaniyat, Jamhuriyat and......
2019-07-01, 17:13