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07 November 2018 8:29 PM Obama: change 'won't come in one election cycle'

Former US president Barack Obama spoke of his pride on Wednesday over Democratic gains made in the midterm congressional elections - but warned the battle for much-needed reforms had only just begun. Democrats won the House of Representatives on Tuesday but Republicans increased their majority in the Senate in an election which revealed a country still 18

07 November 2018 10:07 AM LIVE: Several firsts made history in midterm election

Nevada's newest senator, Jacky Rosen, 61, decided to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller last year when she was only six months into her first term as congresswoman from the Las Vegas area. Democrat Claire McCaskill's good fortune finally ran out on Tuesday when Republican Josh Hawley flipped a crucial Senate seat in Missouri. Before launching 31

02 November 2018 7:15 PM Indiana legislators push for school bus cameras after crash

Indiana legislators are pushing to add cameras on the outside of school buses after a driver ignored a stop arm and crashed into children crossing a road, killing three and critically injuring another. Republican Rep. Jim Pressel says he was already working on such legislation before the accident on Tuesday morning in Fulton County. Pressel says bus drivers 22

22 October 2018 4:21 AM Turkey vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it did not know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him. The Turkish leader's statement came the day after Saudi authorities 32

16 October 2018 1:14 PM SEE: Social media makes a mockery of Trump painting

There is no doubt that US President Donald Trump considers himself one of the greatest Republican leaders, and the painting hanging in the White House is proof of this. In the art piece The Republican Club by Andy Thomas, Trump is joined by former Republican leaders such as Richard Nixon, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and George W. Bush. This painting 67

14 October 2018 5:23 AM Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request

Washington — The State Department says former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been withdrawn at her request. Clearances for five other people Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including for aide Cheryl Mills. The State Department disclosed Clinton's request in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee 30

25 August 2018 4:28 PM US-based election observers criticises Zimbabwe

A US-based election observer mission has issued a critical new statement on Zimbabwe, saying the country "has not yet demonstrated that it has established a tolerant, democratic culture" that allows the opposition to be treated fairly and people to vote freely. The statement by the joint mission of the International Republican Institute and the National 45

25 August 2018 10:40 AM McCain stops cancer treatment as remarkable life nears end

Arizona Sen John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. That from his family on Friday. It's a likely indication that the war hero, presidential nominee and longtime leading lawmaker is nearing the end of his life. McCain has surpassed expectations for survival, but "the progress of disease and the inexorable 32

17 August 2018 7:03 AM GOP leaders in House back Trump's Space Force

Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California told The Associated Press "it's a smart way" to address growing investments by China and Russia in space. GOP Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, also backs Trump's plan, an aide said. The Space Force would 31

30 July 2018 5:20 AM LIVE: Zim elections: Zanu-PF rubbishes Mugabe claims

Meanwhile, an international mission of election observers says Zimbabwe has made progress toward holding a credible election, but that significant concerns remain, including state media bias toward the ruling party and problems with the layout of ballot papers. US Republican Karen Bass, a leader of the mission of the Washington-based International Republican 42