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US debt ceiling bill passes House with broad bipartisan support

Reuters | June 1, 2023

By David Morgan, Richard Cowan and Moira Warburton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A divided U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to suspend the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling on Wednesday, with majority support from both Democrats and Republicans to overcome opposition led by hardline conservatives and avoid a catastrophic default. The Republican-controlled House voted 314-117 to […]

Group of countries to push EU for gas price cap -letter

Reuters | September 26, 2022

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A group of European Union countries want to push Brussels to produce plans this week for a bloc-wide cap on the price of gas, according to a draft letter seen by Reuters. The EU proposed a package of emergency measures to tackle soaring energy prices earlier this month, but […]

TikTok to verify political accounts in U.S., ban campaign fundraising

Reuters | September 21, 2022

By Sheila Dang (Reuters) – TikTok will begin requiring accounts belonging to U.S. government departments, politicians and political parties to be verified and will ban videos aimed at campaign fundraising, the short-form video app said on Wednesday. The move comes as TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, and other social media platforms are working to clamp […]