Christian advocate tells Congress of 2014 U.S. Supreme Court leak

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – An evangelical minister told a U.S. congressional panel on Thursday that he had led a campaign to covertly influence the U.S. Supreme Court, which “pushed the boundaries of Christian ethics” and allowed him to learn more about a landmark decision from 2014 ahead of time. Reverend Robert Schenck appeared before … Read more

U.S. Justice Dept asks judge to hold Trump team in contempt in documents probe -report

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge to hold Donald Trump’s office in contempt of court for failing to fully comply with a subpoena to return all classified documents in the possession of the former president, reported the Washington Post. Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. U.S. … Read more

U.S. House overwhelmingly approves bill backing record military spending

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday backed legislation that paves the way for the defense budget to hit a record $858 billion next year, an increase of $45 billion. than proposed by President Joe Biden. The House passed the compromise version of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkish businessman, citing links to Iran’s Quds Force

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on prominent Turkish businessman Sitki Ayan and his network of businesses, accusing him of facilitating oil sales and money laundering. money on behalf of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Ayan’s companies established international sales contracts for Iranian oil, arranged shipments and helped launder … Read more

U.S. Congress passes landmark bill protecting same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday gave final congressional approval to legislation providing for federal recognition of same-sex marriages, a move born of fears the Supreme Court could overturn its ruling. support for the legal recognition of such marriages. relationships. The House vote was 258 to 169, with all … Read more

U.S. military bill features up to $10 billion to boost Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress is expected to start voting on Wednesday on a massive military policy bill, including authorizing up to $10 billion in security aid and accelerated procurement in arms for Taiwan. The compromise version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, does not include some controversial provisions … Read more

Reaction in Americas region to ousting of Peru’s Castillo

Dec 7 (Reuters) – Here are the reactions of political leaders across the Americas to the ousting of Pedro Castillo as Peru’s president on Wednesday and the swearing in of Vice President Dina Boluarte as the country’s first female president : ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR, PRESIDENT OF MEXICO, ON TWITTER “Non-intervention and self-determination are a … Read more

Supreme Court wrestles with Republican bid to transform U.S. elections

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court engaged in tense proceedings on Wednesday in a Republican appeal that could transform U.S. elections by giving politicians more power over voting rules and limiting the ability of state courts to review their actions in a major case. involving the congressional districts of North Carolina. The … Read more

Germany arrests 25 suspected of violent far-right plot to install prince

Servicemen among those under investigation Prosecutors: Attack on Parliament planned by some More than 3,000 security agents implicated in raids BERLIN, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Germany on Wednesday arrested 25 members and supporters of a far-right group that prosecutors said were plotting a violent overthrow of the state, with some members suspected of plotting a … Read more

Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud scheme

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s real estate firm was found guilty on Tuesday of carrying out a 15-year criminal scheme to evade taxes, adding to the legal woes facing the former U.S. president as he he is campaigning for the position. again in 2024. The Trump Organization – which operates hotels, golf … Read more