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Reject amendments to labour laws, MTUC urges senators

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress says the changes were rushed through the Dewan Rakyat without endorsement by labour and employers' groups.

Exit Syria or face sanctions Turkey, US senators propose

Legislation will sanction entities that do business with Turkey’s military or oil and gas companies that service its armed forces.

Puerto Rico Senate outraged as governor hand-picks successor

Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz says Ricardo Rossello does not respect the will of the people by choosing an 'accomplice' to succeed him.

Senate reforms to start with a select committee

Reform panel sets out nine proposals including revival of Parliamentary Service Act.

Senate approves asset declaration by members

The motion is adopted by 34 votes in support out of 57 who took part in the debate.

Private firms such as SilTerra to fund 3rd national car, says...

The prime minister tells senator the project is also about creating an ecosystem in which entrepreneurs and industries can thrive and provide jobs to youths.

Australia senate to rebuke egged senator for comments on Muslims

The controversial senator has been criticised for comments that came just hours after the massacre, including calling Islam “the religious equivalent of fascism.”

Ex-senators pan lowering age requirement for Dewan Negara

They say the upper house generally requires professionals with both expertise and experience.

Trump’s A-G pick advances in US Senate

The procedural vote is a strong sign that William Barr will win confirmation in the Republican-controlled chamber.

Trump’s Justice nominee faces questions over Russia probe

Barr, a longtime Republican ally, will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee in confirmation hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mueller and other probes posing risk for Trump

Democrats have been jockeying to lead overlapping investigations into the president.

Trump team defends Saudi ties after Senate rebuke on Yemen

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is a "real risk to the United States of America" from Iran, which is allied with Huthi rebels who control Yemen's capital Sanaa.

Mississippi Republican overcomes gaffes to win final 2018 Senate race

Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has won Mississippi's US Senate runoff election against Democrat Mike Espy.

Florida orders vote recount in Senate, governor races

Republican Governor Rick Scott urged every sheriff in the state to watch for any violations during the recount process as outlined in Florida law, and to take appropriate actions.

Senate Democrats weigh lawsuit over Trump’s appointment of Whitaker

Senate Democrats were pondering suing Trump, the sources said, on the grounds that, in naming Whitaker, the president ignored a statutory line of succession at the Justice Department.

Florida deja vu as state election hit by chaos, fraud accusation

Florida's Governor Rick Scott, the Republican challenging incumbent Senate Democrat Bill Nelson, filed a lawsuit against two election officials alleging fraud after his lead narrowed.

Florida braces for recounts in governor, Senate races

The two southern states are in the spotlight after Tuesday's closely watched midterm elections, in which Democrats reclaimed the House of Representatives from President Donald Trump's Republicans and flipped a number of governorships.

Trump faces a blitz of investigations from Democratic-run House

Democrats said Republican lawmakers will no longer be able to protect Trump from a watchful Congress.

Asian markets climb as US parties on course to split House,...

Republicans held their majority in the Senate but the Democrats were on course to regain control of the House, which could impact Donald Trump's legislative agenda.

Romney redux: As new US senator, Republican may check Trump

Romney, who is Mormon, ran a successful campaign in a majority-Mormon western state that has had mixed feelings about the brash and combative president.

Americans start voting in midterm verdict on Trump rule

At stake are all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate, 36 governor's posts and seats in state legislatures across the country.

Races to watch in US midterm elections

From the danger of Democratic Senate candidates losing their seats in Missouri to duelling female candidates in Arizona, the US midterms elections will see a number of interesting contests.

Control of US Senate may hinge on possible Mississippi runoff

It is a scenario that could focus international attention on the Southern state and bring in millions of dollars from outside political groups.

US elections: Democrats remain favored but Trump has pushed back

Democrats, while still favoured overall, have been unable to build a decisive edge over Donald Trump's Republicans.