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Biden to meet with Senate Democrats on voting rights Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden will attend a Senate Democratic meeting on Thursday to discuss the party’s intensified push to enact voting rights legislation and possible changes to Senate rules. Biden on Tuesday made an impassioned appeal for federal voting rights legislation stalled in Congress, saying Democratic lawmakers should rewrite Senate “filibuster” rules to […]

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Israel faces coalition crisis over tree-planting in Negev

Tree-planting in disputed land in the Negev desert has led to a coalition crisis for the incumbent government of Prime Minister Naftali Bennet, with Ra’am leader threatening a boycott. Israel’s fragile governing coalition has faced a crisis after Bedouins staged protests against tree-planting by nationalists on disputed land in the Negev desert. Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish […]

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UK’s Johnson faces lockdown-breach claims over garden party

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced more allegations that he and his staff flouted coronavirus lockdown rules, this time by holding a garden party in 2020 while Britons were barred by law from mingling outside the home. Opposition politicians called for a police investigation after broadcaster ITV published a leaked email invitation to “socially distanced […]