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US senators voice alarm over Russian election interference

US senators voice alarm over Russian election interference

US senators warned Thursday of Russia`s "unprecedented" threat to American and European democratic institutions Thursday as they opened their first public hearing into Moscow`s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

US Senators call on Pak to cooperate with India on Uri probe

"We are greatly concerned about initial indications that the perpetrators of this attack were Pakistani and that the attack emanated from Pakistan," US lawmakers said.

US senators want 100,000 foreign troops to fight IS in Syria

John McCain, the chair of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, criticised current US strategy as insufficient and unsuccessful in defeating the jihadists.

US senators back bill to ease hiring of foreign high-tech workers

Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for high-tech firms in the United States to hire more foreign specialists in science, technology and engineering.

GM accused of `criminal` behavior over ignition fault

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.

Asian shares struggle, euro dips ahead of ECB

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.

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

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.

Senators hopeful of comprehensive immigration reform by summer

Influential US Senators hope to have a comprehensive immigration reform in place by this summer, which would legalise 11 million undocumented workers and address the issue of long wait for permanent residency.

Bill in US Congress to issue visitor, business visa within 3-day

Several powerful US Senators have joined hands to introduce a legislation in the Senate on a comprehensive visa reform which, if enacted into law, would facilitate visitors and business visas within three days.