The Philippines' controversial President Rodrigo Duterte sees his nemesis, Senator Leila de Lima, arrested after judge makes drugs charges stick.
It’s cost billions of dollars, dominated the media agenda for months and is arguably one of most important of its kind.
As witnesses take to the stand in the impeachment trial against Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff, political scientist David Fleischer says this is the end of the road for the embattled…
Brazil’s Senate is due to open the impeachment trial of suspended president Dilma Rousseff, who is facing charges of breaking budget laws.
The United States senate has rejected a bill which would allow a controversial Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline to be completed. The Keystone
Americans are heading to the polls for midterm elections which will decide who controls the upper house of Congress – the Senate – with opinion polls
A plan to ban assault weapons is to be dropped from a proposed firearms bill due to lack of support in the US Senate. The measure was to have been
Former US Senator and one-time presidential hopeful John Edwards has been cleared of one count of taking illegal campaign contributions and a
The state of Connecticut is a step closer to abolishing the death penalty, after its Senate voted 20-16 in favour of getting rid of capital
The French senate is to vote today on a bill making it illegal to deny that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago was
US lawmakers have a long weekend ahead of them as they scramble to raise the government’s debt limit by an August 2 deadline and prevent an
The US Senate has approved President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, making her only the fourth woman in history to sit on
The US Senate has approved Ben Bernanke’s nomination to a second four-year term in charge of the Federal Reserve. Senators voted 70-30 for Bernanke
One year into his presidency Barack Obama has been hit by a serious political blow after Republican Scott Brown won the senate seat of Massachusetts