US lawmakers seek to block Trump on tariffs

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jun 6 : Republican and Democratic U.S. senators plan to introduce as soon as Tuesday legislation that would force President Donald Trump to obtain Congress’ approval before imposing tariffs on national security grounds, a senior senator said on Tuesday. Republican Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said legislation […]

Nigerian police invite Senate president for questioning over armed robberies

By Camillus Eboh and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA, Jun 3 : Nigerian police said on Sunday the president of the upper house of parliament had been invited for questioning over allegations that he financed a criminal gang that carried out a spate of armed robberies and killed 33 people including pregnant women. Bukola Saraki’s spokesman said […]

U.S. Senate committee launches effort to prevent election hacking

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 20 : A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday released its first draft recommendations on how to prevent foreign hacking of U.S. elections, calling on Congress to help states tighten security after spending more than a year investigating Russian attempts to target the voting system in the 2016 campaign. “It is […]

U.S. senators seek details on ‘dubious’ oversight shift by Japanese bank

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON, Nov 20 : A decision by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) to shift its U.S. banks from state regulators to a federal bank regulator is garnering scrutiny from a pair of U.S. Democratic senators. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chris Van Hollen sent a letter to the Office of the Comptroller […]

US senators blast State Department over cuts

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Nov 14 : The Republican and Democratic leaders of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee blasted the US State Department on Tuesday for cuts in staff and what they described as a failure to have a plan for a proposed reorganization. “I don’t think they are anywhere close to having a […]

Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law

By Leah Schnurr OTTAWA, Nov 4 : The Canadian government’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate and concerns that the deadline to pass the bill is rapidly approaching. The Senate’s approval is needed to pass laws though it does not often […]