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Senate approves billions in disaster aid

WASHINGTON — The US Senate approved $6.9 billion in disaster relief funds over a yearlong period, a measure that faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. By a 62-37 vote, the Senate approved funds for the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help communities cope with…

Senators seek to force fighter sale to Taiwan

WASHINGTON — Two US senators introduced legislation on Monday demanding President Barack Obama sell Taiwan no fewer than 66 advanced F-16 fighter jets despite Beijing’s fierce objections. “This sale is a win-win, in strengthening the national security of our friend Taiwan as well as our own, and supporting tens of…

US senators call on BP to freeze projects in Libya

WASHINGTON — A group of US senators called Wednesday on BP to freeze projects in Libya until claims that the British firm pushed for the release of the Lockerbie bomber can be investigated. On Tuesday, the four senators called for an inquiry into allegations that BP lobbied the British government…

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