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Bush holds news conference to press Congress

President George W. Bush called a news conference for Wednesday to prod the Democratic-controlled Congress to approve spending, education and health bills.

Bush also was to talk about an eavesdropping bill that would expand court oversight of government electronic surveillance in the United States. The House of Representatives was to vote on the measure Wednesday, and the White House has threatened to veto the bill unless substantive changes are made.

The bill allows unfettered surveillance of foreign targets but requires special authorization if the foreign targets are likely to be in contact with people inside the United States - an effort to safeguard Americans' privacy.

The president also was to urge the House to reject legislation to label the century-old deaths of Armenians as genocide. The measure was in jeopardy after several Democrats withdrew their support and sounded alarms that passage of such a resolution could cripple U.S. relations with Turkey.

It will be Bush's first White House news conference since Sept. 20 and it comes just a day before the Democratic-controlled House will try to override his veto of a popular children's health program. That vote is not expected to succeed.

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
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