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A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a bicameral legislature. The name comes from the ancient Roman Senate, so-called as an assembly of the senior and therefore considered wiser and more experienced members of the society or ruling class.
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Italy Senate panel votes down Salvini probe over stranded migrantsAn Italian Senate committee on Tuesday rejected a request by magistrates to investigate Matteo Salvini, head of the rightwing League party, for refusing a migrant rescue boat permission to land last..
Mnuchin defends White House reopening effortsAt a senate hearing Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended the Trump administration's efforts to successfully open the economy while also trying to ensure Americans are protected in the..
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Mexico's ruling party suffers first senate resignationA Mexican lawmaker on Tuesday became the first senator to quit from the ruling National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, dealing another blow to the leftist..
Senators on Duterte ‘shoot’ warning: ‘Let’s address hunger’MANILA, Philippines --- Senators said Thursday that neither violence nor threats would ever solve problems...
Bolsonaro aims to expedite cash payments to poorer BraziliansBrazil's government will expedite cash payments of 600 reais ($117) to poorer citizens struggling during the coronavirus outbreak, once the Senate passes a bill that cleared the lower house, Brazilian..
What is Australia? And what have the the British (and the Romans) ever done for us? The Senate wants to knowSenators are asking fundamental questions about the identity of Australia - multicultural, home to the planet's oldest living civilisation, and with a parliamentary tradition straight out of England.
Four US Senators write to Pompeo seeking assessment on Kashmir and minority rightsClaiming to be “longtime friends of India,” the Senators wrote: “More than six months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of Jammu and..
Italy's Senate lifts Salvini's immunity, paves way for trialFar-right leader Matteo Salvini is set to face charges of illegally detaining migrants at sea after Italian lawmakers voted to strip him of immunity, reports showed. The League leader could face up to..
Italian Senate lifts immunity of defiant Salvini over migrant boatItalian senators voted on Wednesday to lift immunity for far-right leader Matteo Salvini, opening the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations that he illegally detained migrants at..
Italian Senate votes to lift Salvini’s immunity, paving way for trial over migrant detentionsItalian senators voted on Wednesday to lift immunity for far-right leader Matteo Salvini, opening the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations he illegally detained migrants at sea..
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Democrats make last ditch plea to allow witnessesHouse Democrats made a last minute plea to Senators on Friday to allow witnesses to testify as President Donald Trump appeared headed for all-but-certain impeachment acquittal. (Jan. 31)
‘Take a deep breath,’ McConnell privately urges senators.The majority leader urged his Republican colleagues not to rush to any conclusions after Bolton’s revelations.
What to Watch in the Impeachment Trial on WednesdayWith an absent defendant and a tired chief justice, the Senate will begin formal arguments as House managers open their case that President Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors.
Italy Senate panel says Salvini kidnapping probe should go aheadAn Italian Senate committee on Monday approved a court's request to pursue an investigation into far-right League leader Matteo Salvini, a move that could give rise to a trial for alleged kidnapping of..
'Blood on their hands': Medevac debate begins in Senate as supporters warn against repealSupporters of the medevac laws have told the Senate that repeal efforts are 'inhumane' and 'un-Australian'.
Dutton bullish about medevac repeal billHome Affairs Minister Peter Dutton believes he can summon support from the Senate cross bench to unwind refugee medevac laws when parliament returns next week.
China could 'turn off power' in the Philippines, senate hearsChina's State Grid Corp has a 40% stake in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) - which runs the country's lone power transmission line. It transmits electricity all the way from..
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Democrat Ghazala Hashmi becomes first Muslim woman elected to Virginia's state SenateVirginia Democrat Ghazala Hashmi joined CBSN to discuss her historic win in this week's elections and her goals as a state Senator.
Virginia Democrats set sights on House and state SenateVirginia Democrats are hoping to win the majority in the House of Delegates and state Senate. Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Melhor Leonor explains the significance of the upcoming election to Elaine..
Boeing CEO Grilled by Senate Lawmakers Over 737 MAX FailuresBoeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was grilled by Senate lawmakers Tuesday over Boeing’s defective 737 MAX airplane, which was grounded worldwide after two crashes in Ethiopia and...
Could Trump Serve a Second Term if Ousted? It’s Up to the SenateEveryone knows the Senate can remove a president, but a second, lesser-known vote could disqualify someone from future office altogether.
Brazil's Bolsonaro heralds 'great day' as Senate approves pension reformBrazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday hailed the Senate's approval of a sweeping overhaul of the nation's pension system as a launch pad for the wider economy, although voting on the last few..
Brazil senate approves pension reform in first-round vote after savings hitBrazil's Senate on Wednesday approved a landmark pension reform bill in a first round of voting, in a relief for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, although senators voted down an amendment in a move..
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Indigenous groups condemn cashless cards as Labor pushes for voluntary schemeIndigenous organisations have condemned federal Coalition plans to expand the use of cashless welfare cards at a Senate inquiry.
Plans to tighten character test wins Senate committee approval despite deportation concernsA parliamentary committee has recommended that a bill to widen the grounds for visa cancellation and refusal be passed in the Senate.
Greens push for anti-corruption body to stamp out political scandalsThe Senate will debate a Greens Bill to establish a federal anti-corruption body on Monday.
How a Hitler bust was discovered under French SenateFor 75 years the French Senate has kept an embarrassing World War Two secret.
Pyne, Bishop phone in to Senate inquiry about post-politics jobsFormer government ministers Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop have fronted a Senate inquiry via teleconference examining whether their post-politics jobs breach parliamentary rules.
Pyne, Bishop to face questions about post-politics jobs at Senate inquiryFormer government ministers Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop will front a Senate inquiry examining whether their post-politics job breach parliamentary rules.
Mexico again rejects 'safe third country' proposal by U.S. on migrationMexico reiterated its opposition to becoming a safe third country for asylum seekers, with the foreign minister on Thursday endorsing the senate leader's declaration that the legislature would never..
Polish opposition unites in bid to wrest Senate from ruling nationalistsPolish opposition parties have joined forces to try to win a majority in the upper house of parliament, the Senate, in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13, as they struggle to oust the ruling..
Italy Senate slows government crisis, frustrating Salvini's election pushThe Italian Senate on Tuesday postponed till next week further debate on an ongoing government crisis, frustrating a push by Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, for new elections.
Italy senate delays no-confidence vote amid political crisisA rowdy Italian Senate on Tuesday rejected a call by far-right leader Matteo Salvini for a swift no-confidence vote, deciding instead that Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte would address the crisis on..
Foreign power was behind cyber attack on Czech ministry: SenateA foreign state staged the latest cyber attack targeting the Czech Foreign Ministry, the Senate's security committee said on Tuesday, though it did not identify the nation concerned or provide any..
Italian Senate to set date for no-confidence vote as Salvini pushes for electionsThe Italian Senate will return Tuesday from its summer vacation to set a crucial date for a no-confidence vote that could spell the end of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's populist government.
Full Italian Senate to meet Tuesday to slate no-confidence vote in governmentThe full Italian Senate will meet on Tuesday to set the date for a motion of no confidence in the government, party chiefs said, after a Senate panel failed to reach an agreement over a timetable for..
Italian Senate backs train link with France, widening coalition riftThe Italian Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion by one of the ruling coalition parties, the 5-Star Movement, to block an alpine rail link with France, paving the way for the long-contested project to..
Italy Senate rejects motion to block train link with FranceThe Italian Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion by one of the ruling coalition parties, the 5-Star Movement, to block an alpine rail link with France, paving the way for the long-contested project to..
Despite Deficit Worries, Senate Gives Final Approval to Spending IncreasesThe Senate gave final approval to a two-year budget deal that would lift the federal debt limit and raise spending by hundreds of billions of dollars.
Minister Angus Taylor could face a formal inquiry over ‘grassgate’One of the Morrison government's cabinet ministers could face a Senate inquiry over his meetings with environment officials over grasslands.
Minister may still face grassland inquiryOne of the Morrison government's cabinet ministers could face a Senate inquiry over his meetings with environment officials over grasslands.
Parliamentary inquiry launched into Newstart rateThe adequacy of Newstart payments will be examined by a Senate inquiry amid growing calls to increase the rate.
Senate passes 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund billNearly 18 years after 9/11, the Senate passed a bill guaranteeing financial support to the families of first responders. The bill now heads to the president's desk. Chip Reid reports.
Setting of pension rates to be referred to Senate inquiryThe Greens will push for a Senate inquiry into how the pension is set, calling for the process to be independent after the government's cut to deeming rates.
Push for Senate inquiry into pension ratesThe Greens will push for a Senate inquiry into how the pension is set, calling for the process to be independent after the government's cut to deeming rates.