Make aid to Pakistan conditional: lawmaker to US government

An influential American lawmaker has asked the Obama administration to make the US aid to Pakistan a conditional practice to be determined by the country's efforts to crack down on terrorist organisations.

US Supreme Court rejects review of insider trading ruling
US Supreme Court rejects review of insider trading ruling

The US Supreme Court rejected Monday a challenge by the Obama administration to a lower-court ruling that threw out insider-trading convictions of two portfolio managers and could overturn additional cases.

Significant friction points between US and China: Official

Referring to the statements made by the Chinese President during his recent state visit to the White House, Russel hoped that China will take into account the US concerns.

US Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban

A Republican-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long US ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama's moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.

Barack Obama's administration takes Iran nuclear deal fight public

US lawmakers skeptical about the nuclear deal with Iran promised to press senior Obama administration officials to make more information about it public at a Senate hearing on Thursday as Congress begins its two-month review of the agreement.

Obama administration criticizes Egypt in report to Congress

The Obama administration has sent Congress a report that harshly criticizes the Egyptian government of restricting free speech, arresting political dissidents and undermining democracy, but recommends the US continue sending it USD 1.3 billion in mostly military aid.

Data hacked from US government dates back to 1985: Official

Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyber attacks on federal networks.

Obama administration asks U.S. top court to decline Google copyright appeal

The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company`s appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing.

Push to write new war powers for Obama stalls in Congress

A move to write new war powers to authorize the Obama administration's 9-month-old battle against Islamic State militants has stalled in Congress and might even be dead.

US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

The Obama administration today unveiled a 6-year-old report examining a once-secret programme to collect information on Americans' calls and emails, as debate gears up over the coming expiration of a Bush-era surveillance law.

G20 to sidestep US on IMF reforms

The United States can block the IMF reforms because it holds a controlling share of votes.

US pushes to halt block on immigration measures

The US government Thursday asked an appeals court to lift an injunction preventing President Barack Obama`s immigration reforms from going forward.

Raj Shah performed admirably at USAID: White House

The US has hailed highest ranking Indian American in the Obama Administration, Raj Shah - who quit recently as Administrator of the country's global development agency - for his admirable work in the face of adversity.

Relationship with India and Pakistan stand on their own: US

The relationship of US with India and Pakistan "stand on their own" and are not linked to each other, the Obama Administration has said stating that its relationship with the two South Asian neighbors remain strong.

US penetrated North Korean networks years ago: Report

The US National Security Agency began tapping into North Korean computer networks in 2010, an effort that ultimately helped provide evidence to persuade the Obama administration that Pyongyang was behind the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

US to loosen restrictions on Cuba

The Obama administration said Thursday that it will loosen trade, finance, and travel embargo against Cuba.

US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba

The US on Tuesday welcomed the release of 53 political prisoners in the past 48 hours in Cuba as part of moves to normalise ties between the two countries.

Raj Shah announces to leave the Obama Administration

The highest ranking Indian- American in the Obama Administration, Raj Shah on Wednesday announced to step down as Administrator of USAID in mid-February next year after receiving high-praise from the President.

'Obama Administration to focus next 2 years on India-US trade ties'

Over the next two years, the Obama Administration would focus significantly on India-US economic and financial partnership and support the reform effort of the Indian government, a US official has said.

Apple hops on board Obama program to wire up schools

Apple Inc plans to dole out $100 million in grants to U.S. schools as part of the Obama administration`s "ConnectED" program, targeting those that lack access to education technology and reliable broadband Internet.