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US Senate panel approves Venezuela sanctions

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 03:18

A US Senate committee on Tuesday greenlighted new sanctions on Venezuelan officials responsible for violent crackdowns against anti-government student protesters that have left 42 people dead.

US senators to demand release of `torture report`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:31

A US Senate panel appears likely to demand the release of a contentious torture report that has sharply divided lawmakers and the CIA.

Gurdwara shooting: Senate panel to hold hearing on hate crimes

Last Updated: Sunday, September 16, 2012, 15:28

In the wake of the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting that killed six worshippers, a US Congressional hearing on hate crimes would be held.

Napolitano grilled on US Secret Service sex scandal

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 18:01

US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is facing questions Wednesday from a Senate panel on the Secret Service prostitution scandal that embarrassed the White House.

US Senate panel votes restrictions on Pakistan aid

Last Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 09:02

The Senate committee did not specify any amount for economic aid to Pakistan for fiscal 2012.

Senate panel to probe US downgrade by S&P

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 2011, 11:24

The unprecedented downgrade of the US' creditworthiness by ratings agency Standard and Poor's may face a probe by a Senate committee, reports have said.

US Senate panel confirms Kagan as SC Justice

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 23:34

A Senate committee on today confirmed Elena Kagan as the US Supreme Court judge, which was immediately welcomed by President Barack Obama.