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House panel: 15 Trump agencies yet to provide travel costs

 A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials' travel following reports of costly plane travel by Trump Cabinet secretaries.

Oct 20, 2017, 07:11 AM IST
Pakistan Senate Chairman calls Pervez Musharraf a 'murderer'

Pakistan Senate Chairman calls Pervez Musharraf a 'murderer'

Pakistan's Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has called the country's former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf a murderer and said the latter should return to Pakistan and face cases against him.

Sep 24, 2017, 06:15 AM IST
3 Indian-Americans appointed in key US government positions

3 Indian-Americans appointed in key US government positions

A career foreign service officer since 1986, Urs — after Nikki Haley — is the second Indian-American to have been selected for an ambassadorial position by the administration.

 

Aug 04, 2017, 10:13 AM IST

Ryan assures Republican senators House will not pass 'skinny' Obamacare repeal

As the contents of the skinny bill were released, the Senate also passed a measure that would permanently repeal the Obamacare tax on high-cost, employer-provided insurance along party lines.

Jul 28, 2017, 10:10 AM IST
US senators predict veto-proof support for Russia sanctions

US senators predict veto-proof support for Russia sanctions

Republicans and Democrats reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea in a bill that would limit any potential effort by Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow.

Jul 23, 2017, 23:30 PM IST

Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

Poland's senate approved a controversial reform of the Supreme Court early on Saturday, despite warnings from the European Union, appeals from Washington and massive street protests against the measure.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:16 AM IST

US House speaker says wants to pass Russia sanctions bill soon

US House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said he wants to move a strong bill regarding sanctions on Russia as quickly as possible bill but that the legislation still faces procedural and policy hurdles.

Jul 12, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Donald Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

Donald Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

US President Donald Trump urged Republican US senators on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new health care plan to take its place.

Jun 30, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

US House approves tighter North Korea sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state.

May 05, 2017, 15:05 PM IST
Neil Gorsuch takes oath as US Supreme Court judge

Neil Gorsuch takes oath as US Supreme Court judge

Neil Gorsuch was on Monday sworn in as the new judge of the US Supreme Court, capping a grueling confirmation process and filling the seat once held by the late conservative icon Antonin Scalia.

Apr 10, 2017, 23:12 PM IST
Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick complete Senate hearings

Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick complete Senate hearings

Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump`s nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat, completed his Senate confirmation hearings and managed to avoid commenting on the legality of the travel ban.

Mar 23, 2017, 10:58 AM IST
Pakistan's Senate chief unhappy over revival of military courts, criticizes Sharif govt's decision

Pakistan's Senate chief unhappy over revival of military courts, criticizes Sharif govt's decision

Pakistan's Senate Chairman and senior Pakistan People's Party leader Mian Raza Rabbani has criticised the Nawaz Sharif government's decision to revive the military courts for another two years term.

Mar 18, 2017, 13:23 PM IST
Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, elected co-chair of India Caucus

Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, elected co-chair of India Caucus

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, elected as the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, has vowed to work for furthering Indo-US relations.

Mar 16, 2017, 14:39 PM IST

Colombia to set up special war crimes courts

Colombia's senate has approved a constitutional reform that creates special war crimes courts, a key component of the historic peace agreement reached with FARC guerrillas ending five decades of warfare.

Mar 14, 2017, 12:34 PM IST
Senate confirms Indian-American Seema Verma for top health care post in Donald Trump administration

Senate confirms Indian-American Seema Verma for top health care post in Donald Trump administration

President Donald Trump’s pick to run Medicare and Medicaid, Indian-American Seema Verma, won confirmation on Monday.

Mar 14, 2017, 12:02 PM IST
Donald Trump's swearing-in US' 58th presidential inauguration ceremony

Donald Trump's swearing-in US' 58th presidential inauguration ceremony

Donald Trump's swearing-in on Friday was the 58th formal presidential inaugural ceremony since 1789, when US' first president George Washington was inaugurated.

Jan 20, 2017, 22:12 PM IST
Brazil's Senate strips Dilma Rousseff of presidency

Brazil's Senate strips Dilma Rousseff of presidency

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff was on Wednesday stripped of the country's presidency in a Senate impeachment vote ending 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest economy.

Aug 31, 2016, 23:09 PM IST
Australian PM almost certain victor in election but no celebration

Australian PM almost certain victor in election but no celebration

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to retain power after a bruising national election.

Jul 08, 2016, 13:20 PM IST

Brazil president impeachment recommended in Senate

A senator selected as a fact-finder by a special Senate commission considering the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recommended that she be put on trial for possible removal from office.

May 05, 2016, 03:20 AM IST

No intention of pushing for new war powers vote: Mitch McConnell

The Senate won't take up President Barack Obama's request for new war powers to fight the Islamic State group, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said today, to avoid tying the hands of the next president.

Jan 11, 2016, 02:24 AM IST