GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing Monday about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the president himself was said to have not been fully read in on. Members of Congress in both parties called for additional information and consequences for Russia and its president, […]

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White House opposes $1.5 trillion House infrastructure measure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said Monday it opposes a $1.5 trillion proposal from congressional Democrats to boost U.S. infrastructure over the next decade, criticizing how it would pay for new spending. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is set to begin on Tuesday debating the measure, which includes a massive boost in spending on roads, bridges, public transit, rail, […]

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'Wear a mask!' Republicans change tune as COVID-19 surges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers are making a public push for face coverings, splitting with mask-averse U.S. President Donald Trump on the issue as COVID-19 cases surge in some Republican-leaning states. The top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said on Monday every American has a responsibility to follow recommendations to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. […]

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Singapore GE2020: Overseas voters can vote in 10 cities, provisions for returning Singaporeans to vote

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans overseas who have registered as voters can vote at polling stations in 10 cities, the same 10 as in 2015: Beijing, Canberra, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and Washington. This time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, overseas voting will take place subject to the approval of the authorities in the countries concerned. […]

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Brexit POLL: What would you sacrifice for a trade deal with the EU? VOTE HERE

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Britain’s Brexit negotiator David Frost and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier will kick off the fourth round of post-Brexit negotiations from the EU Commission headquarters on Monday. Following the third round of negotiations earlier this month, both sides […]

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Coronavirus: Tackle education gap or face youth violence, says ex-watchdog

Failing to make up the education time lost as a result of the pandemic will cause social unrest and unprecedented youth violence, a former schools watchdog has warned. Cautioning over the “profound” consequences for society, Sir Michael Wilshaw stressed the need for a large-scale recovery plan for pupils, particularly those from poor backgrounds. The former Ofsted chief made the call […]

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Singapore GE2020: New face for NSP spotted at walkabout in Sembawang

SINGAPORE – A business owner is among three new faces that the National Solidarity Party (NSP) plans to field in the upcoming general election. One of them, Mr Sathin Ravindran, 27, who runs a business providing car detailing services, took part in a walkabout at Kampung Admiralty Hawker Centre in Sembawang GRC on Sunday (June 28). The party intends to […]

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Schools reopening: Esther McVey says damaging decision will hurt a ‘generation of young’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The senior Conservative MP and founder of the influential Blue Collar Conservative movement, which took a swathe of Labour red wall seats in December’s election, has questioned the government’s decision to allow schools to stay closed for […]

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