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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 59

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 47

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 38

09 March 2018 3:15 AM Mississippi could test how soon state can restrict abortion

Jackson – For decades, the US Supreme Court has been telling states that they can't ban abortions before a foetus can survive outside the womb on its own. But states continue to try to restrict abortion before viability. One of the most recent is Mississippi, where lawmakers are on the brink of approving a measure that would ban most abortions after 65

08 February 2018 10:05 AM Pelosi speaks for record 8 hours in favour of 'Dreamers'

Washington - US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants - and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could. Wearing 10cm heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi, 77, spent 74

28 January 2018 3:52 PM Florida Senator Marco Rubio fires chief of staff

Washington - Florida Senator Marco Rubio said on Saturday that he has fired his chief of staff after getting reports of "improper conduct" with subordinate staffers. "By early this afternoon, I had sufficient evidence to conclude that while employed by this office, my Chief of Staff had violated office policies regarding proper relations between a supervisor 50

19 December 2017 7:28 AM McCain says he's feeling well, vows to return in weeks

Washington - Republican Senator John McCain on Monday expressed thanks for the overwhelming support as he battles brain cancer, saying he is feeling well and looks forward to being back on the job in January. The 81-year senator returned home to Arizona after being treated for a viral infection at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland. He had missed 68

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 70

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 66

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 59