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Hong Kong leader defends election after single opposition figure makes it to 1,500-strong committee

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Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has defended the weekend’s election of a powerful committee to appoint senior leaders, after just one non-establishment candidate was elected among the 1,500 positions. Under a...

Brexit damaging trade with EU, says public accounts committee

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Brexit red tape has damaged Britain’s trade with the EU and the situation could worsen unless the government works with Brussels to reduce hold-ups at UK ports, parliament’s spending watchdog has said. Only hours afte...

Prioritise skilled migrants over some returning Australians, migration committee advises

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The Morrison government faces calls from a Coalition-dominated committee to reserve seats on flights and rooms in hotel quarantine for skilled migrants, as part of a suite of changes to make it easier for businesses t...

Beijing Winter Olympics committee denies blocking foreign media

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Beijing’s Winter Olympics organising committee has rejected accusations that journalists have been blocked in their attempts to cover preparations for the Games. Earlier this month the Foreign Correspondents Club of C...

Fifa ethics committee investigating sexual misconduct claims in Canadian soccer

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Fifa has confirmed the investigatory chamber of its ethics committee has launched an investigation into the actions of disgraced former Canada youth national team coach Bob Birarda and allegations of sexual harassment...

Chair of Trump’s inaugural committee arrested for conspiring to boost UAE

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The chair of Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee was arrested on Tuesday on charges alleging he conspired to influence Trump’s foreign policy positions to benefit the United Arab Emirates and commit crimes strikin...

Standards committee chair calls for independent inquiry into Whitehall parties

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Chris Bryant, the chair of the committee on standards, has called for an independent investigation into the alleged Christmas parties held across Whitehall and insisted ultimately it should be led by the police. The c...

House committee subpoenas key Trump aides

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Good morning. The House select committee scrutinizing the Capitol attack has subpoenaed Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows along with three of the former president’s top aides. The development is the most agg...

Giuliani considers giving testimony to Capitol attack committee – report

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Rudolph Giuliani, who was prominent in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election result, is considering giving testimony to the congressional committee investigating the deadly January 6 Capito...

Sturgeon ‘misled parliament over Salmond inquiry’, committee finds

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Nicola Sturgeon misled the Scottish parliament over the Alex Salmond crisis, a Holyrood inquiry has concluded after a narrow majority vote, it is understood. A special Holyrood committee ruled, by five votes to four, ...

Capitol attack committee requests cooperation from key Republican trio

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The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack asked three Republican members of Congress to assist the inquiry into the events of January 6 on Monday, as it seeks to establish the extent of their roles i...

Capitol attack committee chair vows to investigate Trump: ‘Nothing is off limits’

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Congressman Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the new House select committee to scrutinize the Capitol attack, says he will investigate Donald Trump as part of his inquiry into the events of 6 January – a day he sees a...

Capitol attack committee seeks appearance by Trump ally Jim Jordan

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The House committee investigating the events around the 6 January attack on the US Capitol has asked the congressman and close Trump ally Jim Jordan to make an appearance before the panel. Jordan is a conservative Rep...

Capitol attack committee issues fresh subpoenas over pre-riot Trump rally

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The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack on Wednesday issued a second tranche of subpoenas to individuals connected to the rally immediately preceding the 6 January riot, where Donald Trump incited ...

Rudy Giuliani poised to cooperate with January 6 committee

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Donald Trump’s former attorney Rudy Giuliani is expected to cooperate with the House select committee investigating January 6, and potentially reveal his contacts with Republican members of Congress involved in the fo...

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