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Council of Europe readmits Russia, five years after suspension over Crimea

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Europe's main human rights forum on Tuesday approved Russia's readmission, the first time that an international sanction imposed for its seizure of Crimea in 2014 has been reversed, despite a stalling protest from Ukraine and Georgia.

U.S. Supreme Court set to decide major census, electoral maps cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, approaching the end of its current term, is due to issue rulings in the coming days in major cases including the Trump administration's bid to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and efforts by voters to curb the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries.

Advocacy groups ask U.S. Supreme Court to delay ruling on census citizenship question

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Groups challenging the Trump administration's contentious decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to consider delaying a ruling on the issue in light of new evidence.

Trump threatens to withhold census documents from U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is threatening to invoke presidential powers to withhold documents on its efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, unless House Democrats drop threats to hold two top Trump advisers in contempt of Congress.

U.S. House panel to vote on Wednesday if two Trump allies are in contempt of Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee plans to vote on Wednesday on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census.

Tequila heiress gets biggest cut of US$5bil Cuervo wealth

LONDON: In 1873, three wooden barrels of distilled liquor derived from a prickly plant arrived in El Paso, Texas, an early export north of the Mexican border from the makers of Jose Cuervo.

U.S. House panel steps up contempt threat against Barr, Ross over Census documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House Oversight Committee said on Wednesday it will move forward with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress if they do not comply with a subpoena for documents related to the Trump administration's handling of the U.S. Census.

Trump administration denies deceit in census citizenship fight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration denied accusations that it concealed evidence that its plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census was aimed at boosting Republicans' electoral power, and said its accusers were making up a conspiracy theory.

U.S. House panel threatens contempt of Congress vote against Barr, Ross

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. law enforcement officer and the Commerce secretary will face a contempt of Congress vote unless they hand over documents by Thursday on efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the chairman of a House of Representatives panel warned on Monday.

Groups say U.S. census citizenship question was designed to influence elections

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration concealed evidence that its proposal to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. census was intended to help Republicans draw favourable electoral maps, according to immigrant advocacy groups that sued the administration over the question last year.