Nicaragua as New Battle Ground of Great Powers
China signed agreements with Nicaragua after attending the swearing-in ceremony of President Daniel Ortega, following the U.S. sanctions of six Nicaraguan officials over democracy concerns.
Bill on Simple Majority Voting Rules Blocked
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer's (D-N.Y.) attempt to change the 2/3 majority rule to simple majority votes on advancing legislation.
Sanction Bill on Russia-Germany Pipeline
The U.S. Democrats are poised to squash Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) bill on a Nord Stream 2 pipeline sanction, saying the bill would weaken President Biden’s leverage in the Ukraine negotiation.
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