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End of the road for Brazil's suspended president Rousseff?

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…

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…

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Brazil: Rousseff's impeachment trial due to open

Brazil’s Senate is due to open the impeachment trial of suspended president Dilma Rousseff, who is facing charges of breaking budget laws.

Brazil’s Senate is due to open the impeachment trial of suspended president Dilma Rousseff, who is facing charges of breaking budget laws.

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US senate defeats controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill

The United States senate has rejected a bill which would allow a controversial Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline to be completed. The Keystone

The United States senate has rejected a bill which would allow a controversial Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline to be completed. The Keystone

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Republicans and Democrats battle for Senate in US midterm elections

Americans are heading to the polls for midterm elections which will decide who controls the upper house of Congress – the Senate – with opinion polls

Americans are heading to the polls for midterm elections which will decide who controls the upper house of Congress – the Senate – with opinion polls

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Setback for Obama as assault weapons ban is dropped

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

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

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Court rules in favour of Edwards

Former US Senator and one-time presidential hopeful John Edwards has been cleared of one count of taking illegal campaign contributions and a

Former US Senator and one-time presidential hopeful John Edwards has been cleared of one count of taking illegal campaign contributions and a

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Connecticut Senate votes to end death penalty

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 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

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France risks Turkish wrath with Armenia vote

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

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

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Weekend scramble to stave off US default

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

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

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Senate confirms Obama Supreme Court nominee

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 President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, making her only the fourth woman in history to sit on

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Bernanke reappointed as Federal Reserve Chairman

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

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

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Republicans win hits Obama's legislative agenda

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

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