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US senators seek 20-year inspection of Iran nuclear program

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 04:58

Key US lawmakers, reduced to outside observers of the closed-door nuclear negotiations with Iran in Vienna, are demanding that any final agreement include decades of international inspections of Tehran`s atomic program.

US senators push for tough line in Iran nuclear talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 02:14

Two influential US senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including at least two decades of inspections, before Congress would agree to ease sanctions.

GM accused of `criminal` behavior over ignition fault

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 02:50

Senators accused General Motors of "criminal deception" over a decade-long ignition problem linked to 13 deaths, as the US automaker`s boss faced a second straight day of congressional anger Wednesday.

Barack Obama asks senators to `pause` new Iran sanctions

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:19

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday held a meeting with the senators and asked them to not propose new sanctions on Iran for now and permit the world powers to negotiate a nuclear deal.

White House defends Iranian policy, Obama to brief Senators

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 09:27

The White House has defended its policy of engagement with Iran with officials saying President Barack Obama is slated to meet top American Senators on Tuesday.

Asian shares struggle, euro dips ahead of ECB

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 14:20

The euro continued to languish on rising expectations that the European Central Bank will cut rates further, with a few expecting the ECB to take action as early as its Thursday meeting.

US lawmakers close to deal to end 14-day-old shutdown

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 17:12

As the US inched closer to an unprecedented debt default, US lawmakers on Tuesday held a flurry of negotiations and expressed optimism over a potential deal that could end the government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling and avert a crisis that may trigger a global economic turmoil.

Asian shares head to five-month highs on hopes for US deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 13:28

Japan`s Nikkei share average rose 0.3 percent to its highest close in two weeks, but ended off session highs as traders waited to see if US politicians could strike a deal.

US senators urge Obama to toughen Iran sanctions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 09:08

Seventy-six US senators have urged President Barack Obama to impose tougher sanctions on Iran, saying Washington must stress its military option even as new President Hassan Rowhani urges dialogue.

US Senators tell Obama to get tough on Snowden issue

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 13:41

Top US senators have asked Obama administration to get tougher on the issue of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

US senators reach deal on gun-sale background checks

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 19:46

Two US senators have reached a compromise to be announced Wednesday that would expand background checks for gun sales, an official said, in what could result in the most ambitious change to gun laws since 1994.

US senators closer to immigration deal

Last Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 11:48

A bipartisan group of senators is closer to a deal on immigration reform to resolve the problem of 11 million illegal immigrants, including some 260,000 Indians, according to a media report.