Presidency of Donald Trump

US lawmakers approve Pentagon budget by veto-proof majority

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Pentagon budget bill on Dec. 8 by an overwhelming majority, defying President Donald Trump's threat to veto the measure.

The bill must now go to the Senate, where it is likely also to be approved, before it reaches the outgoing Republican leader.

Sen. Van Hollen: Expect stricter attitude toward Ankara

US Senator Chris Van Hollen has told Kathimerini that a Biden-led administration will help restore damaged transatlantic ties, adding that Athens and Nicosia should expect a stricter attitude toward Ankara.

Here are the full quotes by Van Hollen, who served as a member of the House of Representatives for 14 years before being elected senator in 2016.

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