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Senate confirms Indian-American to key judicial post

Amul Thapar is the first Indian-American to be nominated by US President Donald Trump for the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. 

China hails new US ambassador`s `positive role`

China welcomed Terry Branstad as US ambassador to Beijing, praising his "positive role" in Sino-US relations.

Ex-Obama administration officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence under Obama, and Sally Yates, who was Deputy Attorney General, will testify to the Senate subcommittee.

Trump nominates Indian-American as his 'IP czar'

President Donald Trump has tapped Indian-American Vishal Amin as his new 'IP czar' to coordinate US law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks.

In big win for Trump, Senate approves his conservative court pick

In big win for Trump, Senate approves his conservative court pick

The Senate, which last year refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee to the court, voted 54-45 to approve Republican Trump's pick, Colorado-based federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch.

US Senate set to approve Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

US Senate set to approve Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

Republicans have a 52-48 Senate majority and all of them support Gorsuch, as do a handful of Democrats. The vote is expected at around 11:30 a.m. (1530 GMT) on Friday.

US Senate set for pivotal vote on Supreme Court nominee

Republicans were expected to fall short of being able to halt the filibuster, but have said they have the votes needed to change long-standing Senate rules.

Seema Verma confirmed by Senate for top health post in Trump administration

Seema Verma has been confirmed by the US Senate for a top health care position in the Trump administration, becoming the second Indian-American in the new government to be approved by the upper chamber of the US Congress.

US Senate confirms Tom Price as Donald Trump's health secretary

US Senate confirms Tom Price as Donald Trump's health secretary

Republicans won Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's choice for health secretary today in the testy chamber's fourth consecutive brawl over Cabinet picks.

US can't afford 'Twitter presidency': Senate Democrats

US can't afford 'Twitter presidency': Senate Democrats

Democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer has slammed President-elect Donald Trump for his twitter habit, claiming the US cannot afford "Twitter presidency" on the first day of the 115th session of the Congress.

Republicans drop ethics rules change after Trump rebuke

Republicans drop ethics rules change after Trump rebuke

US House Republicans scrapped Tuesday a controversial rules change that would have gutted a congressional ethics office, after President-elect Donald Trump rebuked the strategy hours before lawmakers were to vote on the measure.

US Congress passes over $618 billion annual defence bill

US Congress passes over $618 billion annual defence bill

The 2016 bill includes a $3.2 billion increase in military spending when there has been no similar increase in non-defense funding.

US Congress to formally recognise India as major defence partner: Ashton Carter

US Congress to formally recognise India as major defence partner: Ashton Carter

This formal recognition would allow both sides to do things that have never been possible earlier, Carter said.

US Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi Sept 11 bill becomes law

US Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi Sept 11 bill becomes law

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly today to override Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first such rebuke of his eight-year presidency.

Obama, Biden endorse Kamala Harris for US Senate

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday backed California's Indian- American Attorney General Kamala Harris to be the state's next Senator, brightening her chances to become the first from the community to ever be a member of the Upper House.

US Houses passes bill to boost airport security, reduce lines

US Houses passes bill to boost airport security, reduce lines

The House passed an aviation bill aimed at boosting airport security, reducing screening lines and refunding fees to passengers whose luggage is lost or arrives late.

Modi the most effective leader India has had: US Senator McCain

US diplomacy wants improvement in relations between Pakistan and India.

India downplays US Senate rejecting bill recognising it as 'global strategic and defence partner'

India on Thursday downplayed the US Senate rejecting a key amendment recognising the country as "global strategic and defence partner", saying it would be "premature" to speculate about its final content.

US Senate approves enhanced military cooperation with India

US Senate approves enhanced military cooperation with India

The Senate bill, as passed, asks the Secretary of Defence to ensure that the India-US co-operation are at a level appropriate to enhance engagement between the militaries of the two countries. 

India downplays US Senate rejecting bill on special status

India Thursday downplayed the US Senate rejecting a key amendment recognising the country as "global strategic and defence partner", saying it would be "premature" to speculate about its final content.