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Another US Congressman announces resignation over sexual harassment claim

Another US Congressman announces resignation over sexual harassment claim

Another US Congressman has announced his resignation after being put under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for suggesting surrogacy to two of his female staffers.

Dec 08, 2017, 12:33 PM IST
Congress averts US government shutdown for now

Congress averts US government shutdown for now

The House of Representatives, working against a Friday midnight deadline, approved legislation in a 235-193 vote to fund a wide range of federal programs through Dec. 22. 

Dec 08, 2017, 08:13 AM IST
US removes LeT from terror list in key defence bill on Pentagon's request: Report

US removes LeT from terror list in key defence bill on Pentagon's request: Report

The US bill stipulates withholding half the amount from its Pakistan aid if it fails to take demonstrable action against terror groups.

Nov 20, 2017, 21:58 PM IST

US Congress passes USD 700 billion defence bill

The 2018 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) sailed through both the chambers of the Congress' House of Representatives and the Senate by a voice vote.

Nov 17, 2017, 15:19 PM IST
US Congress authorises $700mn for Pakistan

US Congress authorises $700mn for Pakistan

The US Congress has authorised up to USD 700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to reimburse Pakistan for activities carried out in support of American operations in Afghanistan.

Nov 11, 2017, 21:21 PM IST
US Congress bats for a 'forward-looking' strategy to better defence ties with India

US Congress bats for a 'forward-looking' strategy to better defence ties with India

The Pentagon has been asked by US Congressional leaders to develop a "forward-looking" strategy to form an enduring defence relationship with India.

Nov 10, 2017, 11:04 AM IST
Facebook, Twitter to testify before US Congress, Google mum

Facebook, Twitter to testify before US Congress, Google mum

The three companies have been invited to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on November 1, ReCode reported late on Wednesday.

Oct 05, 2017, 10:46 AM IST
US Congress delays vote on gun silencers after Vegas massacre

US Congress delays vote on gun silencers after Vegas massacre

The US Congress on Tuesday shelved a controversial plan to make it easier to purchase gun silencers, as President Donald Trump signalled a future debate about the nation's gun laws was possible.

Oct 03, 2017, 23:38 PM IST

Trump says he's close to deal with Congress on DACA

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to reaching a deal with Congress to protect the "Dreamers".

Sep 15, 2017, 00:47 AM IST
Donald Trump administration backs sale of F-16, F-18 jets to India

Donald Trump administration backs sale of F-16, F-18 jets to India

The Donald Trump administration has told Congress that it "strongly supports" the sale of F-18 and F-16 fighter jets to India and asserted that the proposals have the potential to take Indo-US defence ties to the next level.

Sep 07, 2017, 15:05 PM IST
Donald Trump says Russia ties at all-time and very dangerous low

Donald Trump says Russia ties at all-time and very dangerous low

United States President Donald Trump said Thursday that relations between Washington and Moscow had hit an all-time and "very dangerous" low after he approved sanctions against Russia passed by Congress. 

Aug 03, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staff

Russia urges US to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staff

Amid a major diplomatic retaliation unseen since the Cold War era, Russia urged the United States today to show the "political will" to repair ties.

Aug 01, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

Iran to carry on missile programme, condemns US sanctions

Iran on Saturday condemned new sanctions passed by the US Congress against its missile programme, which President Donald Trump is set to sign into law, and vowed to continue it.

Jul 29, 2017, 13:40 PM IST
US House votes to impose sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

US House votes to impose sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

The bill is aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the US presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

Jul 26, 2017, 07:23 AM IST

US Congress agrees on combined Russia, Iran, North Korea sanctions bill

The US Congress reached an agreement to impose new sanctions on Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and its actions in Ukraine, a plan that is to be voted on this week in the House of Representatives.

Jul 23, 2017, 10:10 AM IST
Philippines PM Rodrigo Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

Philippines PM Rodrigo Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

Duterte was responding to remarks by Massachusetts Congressman James McGovern, who told a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission that he would protest against such a visit if US President Donald Trump followed through on an invitation to the firebrand Philippine leader.

 

Jul 21, 2017, 18:38 PM IST

Trump Jr, ex-campaign head given nod to testify in Congress: Senator Dianne Feinstein

President Donald Trump`s eldest son and his former campaign chairman have been given approval by a US special counsel to testify publicly to Congress.

Jul 19, 2017, 00:16 AM IST

US Congress 'broadly positive' towards Indo-US ties: Report

The US Congress is "broadly positive" towards India-US strategic and commercial partnership despite areas of "serious discord", according to a congressional report that was prepared ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Washington.

Jul 02, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Pakistan must face consequence for sponsoring terror: US lawmaker

Pakistan must face consequence for sponsoring terror: US lawmaker

His remarks came just three days after he had made similar comments in which he urged the Trump administration to cut-off military aid to Pakistan.

Jul 01, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

Cut off Pak's military aid: Muhajirs to Trump administration

A group of Muhajirs have urged the Trump administration and US Congress to cut off military sales and aid to Pakistan, citing Islamabad's support to terrorism.

Jun 17, 2017, 15:05 PM IST