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27 November 2017 8:15 AM 'Ashamed' US Senator Franken back at work amid groping claims

Minneapolis – Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he's "embarrassed and ashamed" amid sexual misconduct allegations, but says he plans to continue his work in Congress. The Democrat says he'll return to work on Monday after spending the holiday with his supportive wife and family. Franken missed votes after the first accusations were made public 78

12 November 2017 9:02 AM Lawmakers question whether CIA nominee misled Congress

Washington - Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration's choice for CIA watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn't know about any active whistleblower complaints against him. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee asked the CIA's acting inspector general Christopher Sharpley about complaints he and other 67

31 October 2017 11:38 PM We must do better: social media giants tell Congress

A day after bombshell indictments in a US probe of Moscow's election interference and possible coordination between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, Facebook,Google and Twitter sought to assure concerned lawmakers that they were taking necessary steps to rid their platforms of disinformation, propaganda and provocation. In their testimony 59

31 October 2017 7:20 AM Ex-Trump aides charged as Russia probe accelerates

The unsealed indictments were an explosive opening salvo from independent counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russia probe, after months of speculation, spin and obfuscation about possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow. While falling short of providing a smoking gun for top-level conspiracy, the charges point to a potential pattern of top Trump 55

30 October 2017 1:56 PM Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort surrenders to FBI

The charges against Manafort would be the first arising from the investigation into alleged Russian meddling to sway the election in favour of Trump. Manafort arrived at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington field office, television video showed. He was to surrender to federal authorities, the New York Times and CNN reported, citing sources 58

20 October 2017 3:12 AM Senate votes to raise revenue by drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Senate rejected an amendment Thursday that sought to block a key panel from raising revenue through drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a move that could make it easier for future oil and gas drilling to take place there. Sen. Maria Cantwell (Wash.), the top Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, offered an budget 43

20 October 2017 2:20 AM U.S. Sen. Cantwell’s amendment to protect ANWR from oil exploration fails

The Senate on Thursday, in a 52-48 vote, rejected an amendment co-sponsored by Washington state U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell intended to keep the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge closed to oil development. The refuge is both a prime oil prospect and a northern Alaska stronghold of caribou and hundreds of other wildlife species that conservationists for decades 43

20 October 2017 1:20 AM Asian shares edge higher, Fed chief speculation tempers appetite

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares inched slightly higher on Friday, but grappled for firmer leads as speculation about who the next U.S. central bank chief will be kept global investors wary. Shares in New Zealand .NZ50 slipped 0.1 percent, snapping 13 gaining sessions, after the nationalist New Zealand First Party agreed to form a new government with center-left 56

18 October 2017 4:15 PM Merkel ally resigns as Saxony premier after AfD poll surge

The Christian Democrat premier of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich, has resigned after an embarrassing showing by his party in last month's general election. The party came second to the far-right Alternative for Germany. Stanislaw Tillich, the conservative premier of Saxony, said on Wednesday he would not seek re-election as the leader of Chancellor Angela 42

13 October 2017 7:24 PM Analysis: Trump applies chaos strategy to health care, Iran

WASHINGTON — Unable or unwilling to completely erase his predecessor’s signature initiatives, President Donald Trump this week turned to another approach: wreaking havoc. Trump’s back-to-back body blows against President Barack Obama’s health care law and nuclear agreement with Iran demonstrated the president’s embrace of turmoil as strategy. In both cases 62