House of Representatives

U.S. Republican Lawmakers Approve $1.1 Billion in New Zika Funds

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, June 23 – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday agreed to $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, short-changing President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion funding request and angering Democrats by making other cuts to pay for it. The House approved a funding deal that had been agreed to on Wednesday

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Democrats Take Over U.S. House with “Sit-in” Over Gun Control

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, June 23 – Chaos in the U.S. House of Representatives stretched into Thursday after Republicans refused demands by Democrats, who staged a “sit-in”, to bring up gun control legislation in the wake of the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history. Scores of Democrats flooded the chamber for

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The Libya Effect

North Africa and  Europe are threatened by Libya’s instability By Nicholas Noe Five years on from the start of the Arab Spring, North Africa seems to be experiencing its worst security breakdown since the end of colonialism in the 1950s and early 1960s. In Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, the government is fighting a wide-ranging, counter-insurgency battle

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