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Ukraine's first lady set to address U.S. Congress

Ukraine's first lady set to address U.S. Congress

Ukraine's visiting first lady Olena Zelenska is set to address Congress on Wednesday following her meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden.  U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcomed …

Biden to ask Congress to pause gas tax amid record pump prices

Biden to ask Congress to pause gas tax amid record pump prices

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call on Congress to pass a three-month suspension of the federal gasoline tax to help combat record pump prices, according to a senior administration official. The president will also call on …

U.S. threatens Turkey with denial of F-16 fighter jets

Turkey’s objection to the start of Finland’s and Sweden’s accession talks to NATO generated some dismay on Capitol Hill, The Washington Post reported. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez …

Congress sends Biden bill banning Russian oil imports

Congress sends Biden bill banning Russian oil imports

The House passed and sent to U.S. President Joe Biden for his signature legislation that would bar U.S. imports of Russian oil, gas and coal. The 413-9 House vote followed 100-0 Senate approval earlier Thursday. Once signed by Biden, it …

New anti-Russian sanctions presented in the United States

New anti-Russian sanctions presented in the United States

The US Congress has published a new draft of sanctions against Russia, presented by Republican Jim Banks. "A bill on the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation and for other purposes," the portal says. …

Biden aims to quash Nord Stream 2 sanctions - report

Biden aims to quash Nord Stream 2 sanctions - report

The Biden administration has been quietly lobbying Democratic allies on Capitol Hill to nix sanctions on Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline that are included in the must-pass annual defense bill, Foreign Policy reported. …

U.S. House approves debt limit increase

U.S. House approves debt limit increase

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to raise the U.S. debt limit, the final legislative hurdle to averting a first-ever national default that was otherwise expected to occur next week. The bill, passed by the …

General Milley: U.S. 'lost' the 20-year war in Afghanistan:

General Milley: U.S. 'lost' the 20-year war in Afghanistan:

Top U.S. general Mark Milley conceded in a stark admission on Wednesday that the United States "lost" the 20-year war in Afghanistan. "It is clear, it is obvious to all of us, that the war in Afghanistan did not end on …

US Congress alarmed by Turkish drones' global success

US Congress alarmed by Turkish drones' global success

Disregarding the effectiveness of Turkish drones in several regional conflicts, U.S. Congress members once again reflected their anti-Turkey stance against their NATO ally, hurting bilateral relations

Biden accused of “surrendering” to Russia

Biden accused of “surrendering” to Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden is facing bipartisan backlash to his administration’s agreement with Germany that allows a controversial Russian natural-gas pipeline to be completed, Politico writes. Biden and his deputies have long been …