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United States Senate: Upper house of the United States Congress
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. senator presses for declassified report on Jamal Khashoggi's slaying

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said on Friday he will move to compel America's intelligence chief to release information about the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi if the administration does..
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French Senate approves bill allowing IVF for single women, lesbians

France's Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would allow single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF), the first major social reform of President Emmanuel..
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Trump's Tirade: Drug Pricing Plan [Video]Trump's Tirade: Drug Pricing Plan

But he's yet to move many votes. House Republican have pitched their own plan that excludes the most significant — and controversial — elements of the bill. And in the Senate, just 10 Republicans..

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Ordering witnesses not to testify is 'obstruction, plan and simple' -Lofgren [Video]Ordering witnesses not to testify is 'obstruction, plan and simple' -Lofgren

U.S. representative Zoe Lofgren on Friday argued during the Senate impeachment trial that President Donald Trump's order to top U.S. officials not to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives is..

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Trump 'never explained' why Ukraine aid withheld: Dem [Video]Trump 'never explained' why Ukraine aid withheld: Dem

Democratic Congressman Jason Crow, a House manager in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, said it was never "explained" why Trump "arbitrarily" held and then released to Ukraine. Crow..

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Case against Trump 'undeniable': Gillibrand [Video]Case against Trump 'undeniable': Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday told her Senate colleagues before Trump's impeachment trial resumed: "Don't bury your head in the sand and then complain it's dark."

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Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial [Video]Democrats use words of Trump allies against him in impeachment trial

Democrats on Thursday pressed their case at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senate trial for removing him from office by using the words of his own allies against him to make the point that his actions..

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Republicans Appear Unmoved During Trump Trial [Video]Republicans Appear Unmoved During Trump Trial

Today is the second day of House Democrats laying out their case in the U.S. Senate. Their case is for removing President Donald Trump, reports Business Insider. There was little sign that their..

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Dem: Trump pressured Ukraine when he did 'for one reason only' [Video]Dem: Trump pressured Ukraine when he did 'for one reason only'

Rep. Sylvia Garcia, one of the Democratic lawmakers serving as prosecutors in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, said on Thursday that Trump asked Ukraine to investigate the Bidens for ''one..

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Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP [Video]Schumer: 'We're not trading' evidence with GOP

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer after day two of President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said there are no "discussions" being had with Republicans over potential evidence or..

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Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler [Video]Trump isn't 'America First', he's 'Trump First': Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial said Trump put his personal interests above all else and said that if..

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Trump 'attacks the very foundation of our liberty' -Nadler [Video]Trump 'attacks the very foundation of our liberty' -Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, called Trump's actions with Ukraine a 'grave abuse of power.'

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Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll [Video]Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll

A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released Wednesday. Jonah Green reports.

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GOP 'nothing new' argument 'rings hollow': Schumer [Video]GOP 'nothing new' argument 'rings hollow': Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said Republicans who voted against seeing new evidence in the Trump impeachment trial, but also said they heard "nothing new" after House managers..

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"He's unstoppable" Pence says in apparent reference to Trump [Video]"He's unstoppable" Pence says in apparent reference to Trump

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has made an apparent reference to President Donald Trump's impeachment troubles, saying the Republican leader was "unstoppable" in a conversation with Israel's prime..

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GOP On Trump's Ask For Longer Trial: Erm, No [Video]GOP On Trump's Ask For Longer Trial: Erm, No

The ever-confident President Donald Trump has been advising the GOP on how they should better handle his impeachment. But according to Politico, Republican senators are turning a deaf ear to his..

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Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity [Video]Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity

The lead Democratic prosecutor, Representative Adam Schiff, said in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday that "nothing could be more dangerous to a democracy than a commander in chief who believed that he..

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Trump's lawyers 'loose with the truth' like him: Schumer [Video]Trump's lawyers 'loose with the truth' like him: Schumer

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday before opening arguments began in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, the lawyers for Trump 'seemed' to be 'loose with the truth'..

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Donald Trump: Impeachment trial a 'total hoax' [Video]Donald Trump: Impeachment trial a 'total hoax'

President Donald Trump is leaving the World Economic Forum in Switzerland with bullish talk on the US economy and lashing out at his Senate impeachment trial back in Washington. Mr Trump called a..

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Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial [Video]Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and..

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Pompeo says will travel to Ukraine 'before too long' amid impeachment trial

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he would travel to Ukraine sometime soon, but gave no date for his planned visit to the country central to President Donald Trump's Senate..
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Mexico sets out justice reform that could aid U.S. cooperation

Mexican officials on Wednesday presented lawmakers a proposal to overhaul the criminal justice system, paving the way for the Senate to take up the plan next month which could facilitate security..
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Democrats say measure to rein in Trump on Iran will pass Senate

U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had enough votes in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass a resolution curbing President Donald Trump's ability to wage war on Iran without congressional..
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Schumer says believes majority of U.S. Senate backs Iran war powers resolution

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he believed a majority of 51 U.S. senators will approve a war powers resolution to block President Donald Trump from further military action,..
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Polish draft law would muzzle judges: European rights official

A leading European human rights official has said new Polish plans to reform the judiciary are aimed at muzzling judges and has urged the country's Senate to reject them.
Reuters - Published

U.S. senators back bill to provide $3.3 billion for Israel

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to provide $3.3 billion in annual aid to Israel, seeking to put into law an aid agreement between the two countries reached in..
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U.S. lawmakers predict passage of bill backing China's Uighurs

Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress predicted on Wednesday that the House of Representatives and Senate would agree on a compromise version of legislation requiring a tougher Trump..
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McConnell: Not appropriate for U.S. to target Iran's cultural sites

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said at a news conference that it would not be appropriate for the U.S. to strike Iranian cultural sites, a move threatened by President Donald..
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Poland's Senate speaker to seek EU advice on judicial reforms

Poland's Senate speaker will go to Brussels on Wednesday to consult European Union officials over how to limit the damage from Warsaw's latest clash with its EU partners over reforms of the judiciary.
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Top Trump administration officials to brief U.S. Senate on Iran-Iraq Wednesday

Top Trump administration officials including the secretaries of state and defense will brief the full U.S. Senate on Wednesday on the developments in Iraq and Iran after an American drone strike killed..
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Trump does not have authority to go to war with Iran: Schumer

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that President Donald Trump does not have the authority to go to war with Iran without congressional authorization, and said he should have consulted..
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U.S. senators likely to be briefed on Soleimani operation next week: McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the Trump administration would brief congressional staff on Friday about the U.S. military strike against Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani..
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Watch: The US House of Representatives votes on Donald Trump's impeachment

The Democratic majority in the House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is expected to approve two articles of impeachment - abuse of office and obstruction of Congress - after debate running through much..
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Senate panel advances Russia sanctions bill 'from hell'

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would impose sanctions on Russia, but there was no indication of when the full Senate might vote on the measure that..
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U.S. citizenship path for thousands of Liberians tucked in spending bill

Thousands of Liberian immigrants without permanent legal status in the United States will be eligible to apply for green cards and eventual U.S. citizenship under the terms of a defense spending bill..
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Bill imposing sanctions on companies building Russian gas pipeline heads to White House

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to slap sanctions on companies building a massive underwater pipeline to bring Russian natural gas to Germany, but it was uncertain whether the measures..
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Trump administration refrains from endorsing U.S. Senate measure on Armenian Genocide

The Trump administration on Tuesday refrained from endorsing a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate recognizing as a genocide the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, saying it continued to see..
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Turkey could close Incirlik air base in face of U.S. threats: Erdogan

Turkey could shut down its Incirlik air base, which hosts U.S. nuclear warheads, in response to threats of U.S. sanctions and a separate U.S. Senate resolution that recognized mass killings of..
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U.S. Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian genocide, angering Turkey

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution that recognizes as a genocide the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, a move that infuriated Turkey and further strained ties between..
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U.S. Senate confirms John Sullivan as next U.S. ambassador to Russia

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of John Sullivan, President Donald Trump's pick to be Ambassador to Russia, at a time when ties between Washington and Moscow have been strained.
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U.S. Senate committee backs Russia energy bills, delays vote on sanctions 'from hell'

Underscoring U.S. lawmakers' continuing unhappiness with Russia, a Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation seeking to hamper Russian energy pipelines and boosting NATO but delayed voting on..
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Chilean lawmakers censure ex-interior minister over rights abuses

Chile's Senate voted on Wednesday to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office, saying he failed to prevent human rights abuses by security forces during days of violent..
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U.S. Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill

A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in northern Syria and plans to buy a Russian S-400 missile system, the latest move in the..
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Chile former interior minister to face censure vote in Congress over rights abuses

Chile's Senate began to vote Wednesday on whether to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office over allegations he failed to prevent abuses by security forces during days of..
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Brazil Senate advances bill that could put Lula back in jail

Brazil's Senate took a step on Tuesday toward restoring mandatory imprisonment for convicts after they lose their first appeal, a move that could return former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da..
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Mexico's Lopez Obrador gains ally on top court with new judge

Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a new member of the Supreme Court on Thursday, giving President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a new ally on the 11-member panel.
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NZ resettlement deal speculation mounts following medevac's repeal in Senate

Scott Morrison has denied a "secret deal" with Jacqui Lambie over resettling refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to New Zealand to secure the repeal of medevac laws.
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Scott Morrison denies 'secret deal' with Jacqui Lambie as Senate overturns medevac laws

The medevac laws, designed to give doctors more say in medical transfers of refugees, have been repealed.
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Government rolls out tougher new bail laws for terrorists, terror supporters

Legislation has passed the Senate to put tougher bail and parole conditions for accused terrorists and their supporters.
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Harsher bail conditions for terrorists

Legislation has passed the Senate to put tougher bail and parole conditions for accused terrorists and their supporters.
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Watch: The Prime Minister is speaking after legislation to overturn medevac laws passes

We're live as the Prime Minister holds a media conference after legislation to overturn medevac laws passes the Senate.
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U.S. senators want Turkey sanctioned over Russia missile system

U.S. lawmakers pressed the Trump administration on Monday to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying the failure to do so sends a "terrible signal," and..
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Shock defeat for government's union-crackdown bill

The Morrison government has seen a shock defeat on industrial relations, with a bill cracking down on rogue unions failing in the Senate.
SBS - Published

China summons U.S. embassy official to demand halt to Hong Kong meddling

China made stern representations to a representative of the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Wednesday after the Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong.
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U.S. Senate passes HK rights bill backing protesters, angers Beijing

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement, drawing condemnation from Beijing.
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China condemns U.S. Senate measure on Hong Kong rights

China on Wednesday condemned a U.S. Senate measure on Hong Kong, vowing to take the steps necessary to safeguard its sovereignty and security.
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U.S. Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong rights bill

The U.S. Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid China's crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement that has gripped the vital..
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FBI wishes it had acted quicker as China stole intellectual property

The FBI wished it had taken swifter action as Beijing recruited U.S.-based researchers to transfer intellectual property from American laboratories, a senior official at the agency said on Tuesday..
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Brazil government leader in Senate says administrative reform may be delayed to next year

Brazil's government leader in the Senate, Fernando Bezerra, said on Tuesday that 'administrative reform', a plank of the Economy Ministry's far-reaching legislative agenda, may be pushed back to next..
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Australia's 'radical right' could rise with an 'effective' leader, experts warn

Two academics have made a stark warning to a Senate nationhood inquiry.
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Bolivia's Senate votes to appoint new chamber head, deputies

Bolivian lawmakers in the country's Senate voted on Thursday night in favor of a new chamber President and two vice president, after a spate of resignations amid major political upheaval in the South..
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U.S. Senate foreign relations chairman wants to hold off on Turkey sanctions bills

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday he did not want lawmakers to pass legislation imposing sanctions on Turkey for now, to lessen friction during..
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Trump says the U.S. is very disappointed in French NATO statement

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the United States was very disappointed in a French statement about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, at a White House meeting flanked by U.S...
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Bolivian Senate head assumes interim presidency; Morales' loyalists object

The head of Bolivia's Senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political "fight" from exile in Mexico after resigning in..
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Labor pressures Angus Taylor over 'doctored figures' in Clover Moore letter

Angus Taylor's use of doctored documents to attack Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore over travel expenses has come under scrutiny in Senate Estimates.
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U.S. senators push for vote on Hong Kong rights bill as violence rises

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Tuesday he wanted the Senate to pass legislation to support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, as violence rose in the..
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Poland's opposition wins speaker seat in upper house of parliament

The Polish opposition secured the post of Senate speaker in a parliamentary vote on Tuesday seen as a test of its ability to retain control of the upper house after winning it in an Oct. 13 general..
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