Italian Senator Emma Bonino's new party gains observer status at the grouping of Liberals & Centrists at the European parliament.
Pro and anti abortion rights activists gather outside Congress as Argentina lawmakers hold a key vote
In his first State of Union address, President Trump hailed successes in the economy and said he hoped to work with the Democrats
The White House sets the scene for Donald Trump's first State of the Union speech, and brooks no distractions from the press.
Grassroots party members will get final say on any eventual deal.
Congress scrambles to prevent a potential US government shutdown ahead of Friday's midnight deadline.