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Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia

By BARRY HATTON | February 20, 2020

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament voted Thursday in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people.The landmark vote left Portugal poised to become one of the few countries in the world permitting...

North Macedonia parliament dissolved ahead of early election

By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES | February 16, 2020

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s parliament was dissolved on Sunday, ahead of an early election.The April 12 election is taking place eight months before the normal expiration of the parliament's four-year term.All major political...

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

By MATTHEW DALY | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the...

House passes Puerto Rico aid in face of Trump veto threat

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico, where a swarm of earthquakes last month set back the island territory's slow, troubled recovery from the hurricane devastation of 2017.The...

House passes bill easing bids by workers to form unions

By MATTHEW DALY | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that supporters said would help working families, the Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill that would make it easier for workers to form unions and bargain for higher wages, better benefits and improved working...

House backs measures asserting congressional war powers

By MATTHEW DALY | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Refocusing a debate on war and peace in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved measures reasserting congressional authority over war powers.In separate votes, the House passed...

Collins quiet on Georgia Senate during state Capitol stop

By BEN NADLER and JEFF AMY | January 28, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins said “there will be more coming later” about his expected Senate bid, otherwise keeping quiet about the race during a visit Tuesday to the Georgia state Capitol as lawmakers advanced a bill that could...