Lukashenko says Belarus may integrate with Russia with no loss of sovereignty

The Belarusian leader stressed that any inter-state union should be based on equality, including in economic matters Minsk is not opposed to integration with Russia within the Union State but this move must not imply any loss of the republic’s statehood and sovereignty, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday. “When we speak about integration,Continue reading “Lukashenko says Belarus may integrate with Russia with no loss of sovereignty”

D.C. Statehood Bill Is Going To The House Floor Next Week

The bill to make D.C. a state is headed to the House floor for a vote next week, after the House Committee on Oversight and Reform passed the measure on party lines during Wednesday’s markup. Markups offer legislators the chance to propose amendments to legislation. During the more than four hours of the committee’s meeting,Continue reading “D.C. Statehood Bill Is Going To The House Floor Next Week”

Puerto Rico governor: Congress ‘morally obligated’ to act on statehood vote

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said in an interview that aired Sunday that Congress is “morally obligated” to act after a slight majority of the U.S. territory voted in favor of statehood.  Pierluisi, who was sworn in last month, told “Axios on HBO” that he expects the House to propose legislation for Puerto Rican statehood by mid-March, after Democrats gainedContinue reading “Puerto Rico governor: Congress ‘morally obligated’ to act on statehood vote”

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