Lawmaking

Labour leader and other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

Labour leader and other UK lawmakers could lose seats in cost cutting plan

Published 17/10/2017

The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, and other politicians could lose their seats if proposals to "cut the cost of politics" go ahead, a report suggested on Tuesday. [more…]

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Published 17/10/2017

Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war. [more…]

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Published 17/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick. [more…]

Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

Published 17/10/2017

U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing sweeping tax reform legislation into law before January. [more…]

Key Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Key Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Published 16/10/2017

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy. [more…]

Trump declares Obamacare `dead,` urges Democratic help for short-term fix

Trump declares Obamacare `dead,` urges Democratic help for short-term fix

Published 16/10/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7-year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged. [more…]

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Published 16/10/2017

The U.S. political research firm that commissioned a dossier on Donald Trump while he was running for president said on Monday it would not comply with subpoenas issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. [more…]

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

Published 16/10/2017

A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent. [more…]

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

Published 14/10/2017

The impoverished family of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist. [more…]

Allies press Catalan leader to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

Allies press Catalan leader to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

Published 13/10/2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont came under pressure from one of his key allies on Friday to declare full independence and ignore a threat of direct rule from the Spanish government. [more…]