World Bulletin / News Desk
US President Barack Obama signed the bill to prevent the country from "fiscal cliff."
The new bill preserves tax cuts implemented by the former President George W. Bush for individuals earning 400 thousand American dollars and below and for families earning 450 thousand American dollars and below annually and also extends expiring jobless benefits.
The bill was passed by the Senate on Tuesday morning and by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday evening.
Obama instructed the bill to be signed by autosignature since he was on holiday with his family.
French Socialist PM Manuel Valls announces he is standing in next year's presidential election
The President-elect broke decades of foreign policy protocol by speaking with the Taiwan president last week
The Sweden Democrats (SD) have been trying to distance themselves from some of their most radical elements in order broaden their electoral base.
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Former FIFA president remains banned from taking part in any football-related activity for 6 years
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For the first time ever, all 11 Supreme Court judges convened to hear a government challenge against a ruling that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek approval for starting the Brexit process.
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In October the government notified the United Nations that it would leave the ICC, dealing a major blow to the troubled institution that was set up to try the world's worst crimes.
Medics launch action over 2013 deal with government on pay, conditions
"His role in the development of Russian-Italian relations, even in the hard times in the past few years, is difficult to overestimate," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's crushing defeat in a constitutional reform referendum cost him his job. What went wrong?
Sirte, on Libya's Mediterranean coast, was the last significant IS-held territory in the north African country.
Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer congratulates independent rival Alexander Van der Bellen over Sunday's polls victory