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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

14 October 2018 5:23 AM Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request

Washington — The State Department says former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been withdrawn at her request. Clearances for five other people Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including for aide Cheryl Mills.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

31 August 2018 9:32 AM New Zealand allows Chelsea Manning entry for speaking tour

New Zealand authorities said on Friday that convicted secrets leaker Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after tour organisers said she couldn't enter Australia. Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking US government secrets and would not normally qualify for entry into New Zealand under its good-character 26

07 August 2018 7:23 PM Italy to provide vessels to Libyan coast guard

Italian lawmakers have approved 10 new patrol boats and two larger ships for the Libyan coast guard, as part of measures by the populist government to control migration. News agency ANSA reported that the vessels, approved by the Senate on Monday, will be ready to deploy by the end of August. Human rights groups are increasing protesting against Libyan 64

27 July 2018 11:22 AM US extends Zim sanctions ahead of elections

Harare - The US senate and congress have passed a bill meant to extend the sanctions the world superpower imposed on Zimbabwe back in 2001. The Bill, titled the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (S. 2779) was passed on Wednesday, ahead of the southern African country's elections on Monday July 30, 2018. Zimbabwe has been under US sanctions 30

20 June 2018 10:11 AM Canadian senate clears cannabis legalisation

The Canadian Senate voted on Tuesday to legalise cannabis, bringing Canada one step closer to becoming the first G7 country to authorise consumption and production of the mind-altering drug. Just a day before, the House of Commons passed by 205 votes to 82 the bill that must now receive royal assent by the governor general before becoming law, likely 27

08 June 2018 8:04 AM Canada's Senate passes bill legalising recreational marijuana

Canada's Senate passed a bill on Thursday legalising recreational marijuana, moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalise the production, sale and consumption of the drug. Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, passed the Senate with 52 votes for, 30 against and one abstention after months of debate over the ramifications 29

19 April 2018 3:00 PM Nigeria police recover stolen Senate mace under flyover

Nigerian police said on Thursday they had recovered the ceremonial mace - the parliamentary symbol of authority - under a flyover after it was stolen from the Senate. The mace was snatched on Wednesday by "hoodlums" suspected to have been hired by an embattled senator who had been suspended from the upper house because of a dispute over the date of the presidential 40

18 April 2018 5:04 PM 'Hoodlums' steal mace from Nigerian Senate: lawmakers

The ceremonial mace of Nigeria's upper chamber of parliament was stolen on Wednesday, Senate leaders said, condemning the theft as an "act of treason". "Today, some hoodlums... seized the symbol of authority of the Upper Legislative Chamber, the mace," said Senate media and public affairs chairperson Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi in a statement. "This action 31