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US lawmakers to vote on secret CIA interrogation report

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 05:07

A US Senate committee will vote next week on whether to declassify its report on a CIA interrogation program, potentially shedding light on some of the most objectionable tactics of America`s war on terror.

US lawmakers seek tighter N Korea sanctions over rights

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 05:05

A senior US lawmaker has vowed to seek stiffer sanctions against North Korea due to human rights concerns after a stinging UN report likened the regime`s abuses to the Holocaust.

US lawmakers seek end to Liu Xia`s confinement in China

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 16:44

Two US lawmakers have sought an end to the confinement of Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, describing her detention by China as "a flagrant violation of international obligations".

Snowden leaks may be `lethal` for troops: Lawmakers

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:38

Fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden`s theft of 1.7 million secret documents could potentially put US military forces in "lethal" danger worldwide, American lawmakers warned on Friday, citing a confidential Pentagon report.

Obama says not to negotiate over debt ceiling

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 17:09

US President Barack Obama Friday said that he would not negotiate with his Republican rivals over raising the federal government's debt ceiling and the fiscal brinksmanship should not be repeated.

US lawmakers to visit European officials on surveillance

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 16:36

Lawmakers will launch a "goodwill" mission to Europe next week to smooth ties frayed by revelations of American espionage on Europeans allegedly including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

US lawmakers step up assault over 'Obamacare' woes

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:06

US lawmakers have grilled the contractors behind the troubled Obamacare website as Republicans attacked what they dubbed "one of the biggest IT disasters in government history."

US lawmakers urge Pak PM to release doc who helped track Osama

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:00

A group of top US lawmakers have urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to release Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, who allegedly helped the US to track down al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

Gold price flat, investors mark time until US debt deadline

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 18:39

Spot gold was unchanged at USD 1,280.70 an ounce. It plunged to its lowest since July 10 at USD 1,251.66 on Tuesday before rebounding.

Dollar up in Asia as US debt deadline looms

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 09:01

The dollar rose in Asia Wednesday on cautious optimism that warring US lawmakers will reach a last-minute deal to resolve a budget impasse which threatens to spark a catastrophic default.

Rupee depreciates further by 28 paise to 61.83 against dollar

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 18:30

The rupee fell for the second day and depreciated by 28 paise Tuesday to 61.83 against the dollar which strengthened on expectations US lawmakers would reach a deal to end the debt ceiling impasse.

US lawmakers close to deal to end 14-day-old shutdown

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 17:12

As the US inched closer to an unprecedented debt default, US lawmakers on Tuesday held a flurry of negotiations and expressed optimism over a potential deal that could end the government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling and avert a crisis that may trigger a global economic turmoil.