Category Archives: Middle East

Donald Trump tells Republicans to 'stop wasting time' on immigration

Donald Trump urged Republican politicians on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November mid-term elections, which he hopes will boost the party’s majority in Congress. Mr Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the US border with Mexico, tried to refocus the immigration debate on Congress in a series of posts on Twitter. Despite Republican control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the party’s slim 51-49 majority in the latter chamber makes some Democratic support necessary to pass most legislation. …read more

Donald Trump tells Republicans to 'stop wasting time' on immigration

Donald Trump urged Republican politicians on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November mid-term elections, which he hopes will boost the party’s majority in Congress. Mr Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the US border with Mexico, tried to refocus the immigration debate on Congress in a series of posts on Twitter. Despite Republican control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the party’s slim 51-49 majority in the latter chamber makes some Democratic support necessary to pass most legislation. …read more

Europe steps up pressure on Russia over spy attack

Europe steps up pressure on Russia over spy attack

European countries are set to take further steps as early as Monday to punish Russia over the poisoning of a former spy in England, officials said, as diplomatic pressure builds on Moscow over the nerve agent attack. Russia, for its part, accused London of trying to force its European allies to take “confrontational steps” and unleashing an “anti-Russian campaign”. EU leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed to recall the bloc’s ambassador from Moscow over the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury.

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