Legislature Headlines

  • Bill to make medical marijuana available in Malta proposed

    Malta's government has proposed allowing all doctors in the country to prescribe medical marijuana. The government published draft legislation on Monday that would loosen an existing regulation with so many restrictions that not a single Maltese had ever been treated legally with marijuana...

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  • Romania says it will buy US Patriot missiles in 2019

    Romania’s defense minister says the country will purchase Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion from the United States in the first half of 2019.

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  • What next? Germany's options after coalition talks collapse

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempt to put together a previously untried government with two smaller and ideologically diverse parties has collapsed. Germany’s election on Sept. 24 left only two politically plausible combinations with a majority in parliament, and the breakdown of coalition talks Sunday night appears to have removed one of those — a coalition of Merkel’s conservative Union bloc, the pro-business Free Democrats and the traditionally left-leaning Greens.

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  • Chinese envoy wraps up North Korea trip after meetings

    A high-level Chinese envoy has wrapped up a four-day trip to North Korea after meeting with top officials in Pyongyang.

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  • WH: Trump not stumping for Moore due to discomfort with bid

    President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of "discomfort" with the sexual misconduct allegations made by several women but isn't calling on the controversial judge to drop out of the race because the state's voters should decide, the White House...

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  • What if the general says 'no' to president's nuclear order?

    It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There's even a designated "safe escape" door at the nuclear-warfighting headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, through...

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  • EU official backs Spain in fight against Catalan secession

    Catalonia's secessionist push is nothing short of a "disaster" that the European Union will work to impede in support of a unified Spain, the European Commission's president said in comments published Sunday. Spain is facing its worst national crisis in nearly four decades after Catalonia's...

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  • Some Alabamians won't quit Moore because he never quit them

    Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, homosexuality, Muslims and anything else that doesn't fit the evangelical mold. The Republican Senate candidate has long stood with them,...

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  • The Latest: Zimbabwe ruling party meets on expelling Mugabe

    The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local):

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  • The Latest: Zimbabwe lawmakers 'definitely' seek impeachment

    The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Zimbabwe's parliament will "definitely" put in motion a process to impeach President Robert Mugabe, the main opposition's parliamentary chief whip says, adding that they have been in discussions with the ruling...

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  • Bill would cut funding to cities that use traffic cameras

    An Ohio lawmaker wants to test the theory that traffic cameras are meant to prevent crashes and not boost municipal budgets by cutting funding to cities that use them. State … Click to Continue

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  • Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul

    A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation." The remarks Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore —...

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  • Italy Senate chief: Mafia planned to kill me next in 1992

    The president of the Italian Senate revealed Saturday that the Mafia's "boss of bosses" allegedly had targeted him to be assassinated next after twin bomb blasts killed Italy's two leading Sicilian magistrates. Senate President Piero Grasso served as a judge for the Mafia trial in the 1980s...

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  • Italy Senate chief: Mafia planned to kill me next in 1992

    Italy’s Senate president says the Sicilian Mafia targeted him to be killed next after twin bomb blasts killed Italy’s two leading Sicilian magistrates.

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  • The Latest: Church leaders who oppose Roy Moore hold rally

    The Latest on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A leading figure among religious liberals is speaking out against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Rev. William J. Barber led a rally against Moore at a church in Birmingham,...

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  • Harassment allegations shine light on Capitol party culture

    California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's impacting how men and women interact. Holding meetings over drinks or winding down at a bar after a hectic day in the Legislature is a regular part of business in Sacramento, where policymaking...

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  • Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

    The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with champagne...

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  • Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough

    The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request issued Friday, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria slammed the Gulf Coast and...

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