Colombia Congress approves amnesty for thousands of FARC rebels

Colombia Congress approves amnesty for thousands of FARC rebels

Colombia’s Congress on Wednesday approved an amnesty law to protect thousands of demobilising Marxist guerrilla fighters from prosecution for minor crimes committed during the country’s 52-year war. The law, a key part of a peace deal signed last month between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, will not include fighters […]

Colombia’s congress ratifies FARC peace deal

Colombia’s congress ratifies FARC peace deal

After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia’s congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics. The 310-page revised accord was approved unanimously by the lower house, which voted a day after the Senate approved the same text 75-0 following a […]

How will control of Congress enable Trump to carry out his policies?

How will control of Congress enable Trump to carry out his policies?

  Not only did their candidate score a shock win in the presidential vote Tuesday night, but the Republicans also held their grip on Congress, giving Donald Trump more power to bring about policy change than his predecessor Barack Obama ever enjoyed. The results of the elections to the Senate and the House of Representatives […]

FBI tells Congress it is investigating new Clinton emails

FBI tells Congress it is investigating new Clinton emails

The FBI said on Friday it was investigating more emails as part of a probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system, in a new twist to the U.S. presidential campaign just 11 days before Election Day. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said in a letter to Republican U.S. congressional committee […]

Obama faces showdown with Congress over 9/11 lawsuit bill

Obama faces showdown with Congress over 9/11 lawsuit bill

President Barack Obama faces a showdown with Congress after vetoing a bill to allow US citizens to sue Saudi officials for alleged links to the September 11 attacks, a decision that puts him at odds with Democratic allies as well as Hillary Clinton. Making good on his pledge to use his veto power, Obama struck […]

Clinton foes in Congress release Benghazi report

Clinton foes in Congress release Benghazi report

WASHINGTON: Republican lawmakers on Tuesday released a report on the deadly 2012 assault on the US mission in Benghazi, accusing then secretary of state Hillary Clinton of underestimating and then misrepresenting the extremist threat in Libya. As Washington insiders pored over the minutiae of an 800-page document that was two years and seven million taxpayer […]