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Arizona G.O.P. Set to Censure Doug Ducey, Cindy McCain and Jeff Flake

Arizona Republicans are poised to censure three of their own party’s most high-profile members in the state: Gov. Doug Ducey, former Senator Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain, the widow of former Senator John McCain. Though largely symbolic, the political scolding that is expected during a meeting of the state G.O.P. on Saturday underscores a widening […]

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Congress poised for quick action on Biden's Pentagon nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Congress easily passed legislation Thursday required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns that his retirement occurred inside the seven-year window that safeguards civilian leadership of the military. It would be the first measure to be signed into law by brand-new […]

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Jacinda Ardern’s government facing continued criticism over its housing plans

By RNZ The Government has been slammed for its “underwhelming” Public Housing Plan. Yesterday it unveiled where it intends to build 6000 public and 2000 transitional housing places between now and 2024 – places already promised in last year’s Budget. Emergency housing providers and the Opposition say with demand skyrocketing, the Government needs to do […]

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Brussels panic: Barnier admits Brexit could collapse bloc – EU27 urged to ‘be vigilant’

Brexit has ‘exposed consequences’ of leaving EU says Barnier The Brussels diplomat hinted EU leaders will have to make an example of Brexit to prove to potential rebels that it’s “better to be inside than outside”. He said they should prepare to “combat” the same levels of resentment in the Brussels project that prompted Britons’ […]

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‘Her fate is at stake!’- Sturgeon under pressure to deliver independence or SNP has failed

Joe Biden congratulated on inauguration by Nicola Sturgeon With some claiming a referendum is inevitable this year, Ms Sturgeon has been delivered a warning that if she cannot deliver independence, she has failed to deliver the SNP’s one true aim. Writing for Dutch newspaper, De Volkstrant, political commentator Patrick van IJzendoorn, claimed the fate of […]

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Brexit Britain to lure investors in from around world with major economic ‘liberalisation’

Brexit: Market ‘liberalisation’ could lift currency says expert Britain has been tipped to become a go-to-market for investors from around the world once regulatory divergence from the European Union has been achieved. Arnab Das, global market strategist at US investing firm Invesco, said the UK will see more “liberalisation” as a result of the Brexit process […]

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Uniformed man knelt by Beau Biden's grave during inaugural address

As President Joe Biden was sworn into office Wednesday, a uniformed man was seen paying silent tribute at the grave of Biden’s son Beau. Delaware News Journal reporter Patricia Talorico captured the poignant image, showing the man kneeling with head bowed by Beau Biden’s grave at St. Joseph on the Brandywine church in Greenville, Delaware. […]

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Boris Johnson hits back at Theresa May after post-Brexit ‘moral failure’ accusation

PMQs: Boris Johnson responds to council tax criticism The Prime Minister refuted Ms May’s remarks, claiming Britain had a promising year ahead. Writing in the Daily Mail, the former Prime Minister suggested Mr Johnson failed to honour British values by threatening to break international law in Brexit negotiations. She also called on Mr Johnson to return […]

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A boy who bonded with Biden over stuttering will write a children’s book.

They bonded nearly a year ago after Joseph R. Biden Jr. bent down to greet Brayden Harrington, a 13-year-old boy who stutters, at a campaign stop in New Hampshire. “Don’t let it define you,” Mr. Biden said, squeezing Brayden’s shoulder and looking him in the eye. “You are smart as hell.” Months later, Brayden spoke […]

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on housing plans and new US President Joe Biden’s inauguration

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the government is firmly focused on the economic rebuild, and addressing the housing shortage and affordability. Speaking to reporters in Nelson about this morning’s announcement of the details of a public housing build, Ardern said the current pace of housing prices was unsustainable. The problem included low supply, low interest […]