Cuomo Faces Revolt as Legislators Move to Strip Him of Pandemic Powers

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Democratic leaders of the New York State Senate are moving to strip Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of unilateral emergency powers granted during the pandemic, setting up a remarkable rebuke for the governor from members of his own party. The Senate’s measures, which could be voted on as soon as next week, […]

India legislators move to rival Koo as row with Twitter escalates

India has rebuked Twitter for not complying with its orders to take down certain content and warned the social media giant that it needs to obey local laws, even as Indian legislators urged their followers to switch to a homegrown rival, Koo. India has ordered Twitter to remove more than 1,100 accounts and posts that […]

Myanmar legislators remain held in ‘open-air detention centre’

Hundreds of members of Myanmar’s Parliament remained confined in “an open-air detention centre” in the country’s capital on Tuesday, a day after the military seized power and detained senior politicians including elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. One of the legislators told the Associated Press news agency he and some 400 other parliament members were […]

Legislators call for QAnon representative’s expulsion from US House

Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene faces continued controversy over social media posts touting ‘false flag’ conspiracies. Some US legislators are calling for the removal of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene following revelations about past activity on social media endorsing conspiracies that a school shooting in Florida was a “false flag” event and calling for violence against Democratic […]

US legislators vow to investigate police after breach of Capitol

Lawmakers to investigate whether a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalise the building. US legislators have pledged to conduct an investigation into how law enforcement handled Wednesday’s violent breach at the Capitol, questioning whether a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalise the building. The US Capitol Police, […]

US legislators’ homes vandalised after COVID relief boost fails

The homes of Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Republican Mitch McConnell were targeted after relief cheques were not increased. Police in the United States say they are investigating acts of vandalism at the homes of two senior lawmakers that appear to be tied to a failed effort to increase COVID-19 relief payments for Americans hard-hit by […]

‘Unbelievaby cruel’: US legislators press Trump about COVID aid

The US government headed towards a chaotic last few days of the year as President Donald Trump’s refusal to approve a $2.3 trillion financial package caused millions of jobless Americans to lose benefits and threatened to shut down federal agencies due to lack of funding. Trump, who leaves office on January 20 after losing November’s […]

US COVID aid at risk as legislators block Trump changes

Republicans and Democrats in the US House of Representatives have blocked attempts to alter a $2.3 trillion coronavirus aid and government spending package, leaving its status in doubt after President Donald Trump demanded extensive changes to the legislation. After months of political wrangling, the US Congress on Monday overwhelmingly approved an $892bn emergency coronavirus aid […]

DRC legislators trash Parliament as political crisis deepens

Political allies of former Congolese leader Joseph Kabila have trashed the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Parliament in the capital, Kinshasa, after President Felix Tshisekedi moved to end the country’s fragile governing coalition. Tshisekedi’s government has been at odds with members of Parliament loyal to his powerful predecessor, who command more than 300 seats […]

Israeli legislators pass draft proposal to dissolve Parliament

The vote is a significant step towards plunging Israel into its fourth national election in less than two years. Israeli legislators have passed a preliminary proposal to dissolve Parliament with support from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main coalition partner in a significant step towards plunging the country into its fourth national election in less than […]

US legislators float new $908bn coronavirus aid package

A bipartisan group of US legislators on Tuesday unveiled a $908bn COVID-19 relief bill aimed at breaking a months-long deadlock between Democrats and Republicans over new emergency assistance for small businesses, unemployed people, airlines and other industries during the pandemic. The measure has not yet been written into legislation. Nor has it been embraced yet […]

Hong Kong legislators to resign, US threatens more sanctions #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Hong Kong’s opposition legislators, seen as representatives of the moderate pro-democracy voices in the Chinese-ruled territory, are expected to formally tender their resignations on Thursday in protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues on grounds of “national security” as the United States warned of further sanctions. Their departure will be a considerable blow […]

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy legislators resign en masse #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

BREAKING Mass resignations come after Hong Kong government disqualified four legislators on allegations of threatening security. All of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy politicians have resigned from the city’s legislature on Wednesday, just hours after the city’s government disqualified four opposition legislators on allegations of “endangering national security”. The expulsion of the four politicians came after China’s […]

Hong Kong disqualifies legislators for ‘endangering security’ #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

DEVELOPING STORY Move comes after China parliament passes motion allowing Hong Kong executive to expel legislators without court review. Hong Kong’s government disqualified four opposition legislators on Wednesday, minutes after the Chinese parliament passed a resolution allowing the city’s executive to expel legislators without having to go through the courts. Beijing’s resolution says the Hong […]

US legislators call on Egypt’s el-Sisi to release prisoners #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Letter urges Egyptian president to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience. More than 50 United States politicians are calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release activists, journalists, lawyers and prisoners of conscience. In a letter released on Monday, 55 congressional Democrats (and one independent) urged el-Sisi to release those “unjustly detained […]