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Obama promises aid to help Louisiana fully recover from flooding

Obama toured the Castle Place neighbourhood in Baton Rouge, moving among ruins and debris, including furniture, mattresses and many other objects damaged by the heavy rains and floodwaters.

US Judge blocks federal action on transgender students' bathroom access

Thirteen states sued the federal government after the Education and Justice Departments sent a letter to schools nationwide in May, informing them that they honour the bathroom choices of transgender students and could risk losing federal education funds if they failed to do so.

US christens PM Modi's vision of Indo-US ties as 'Modi Doctrine'

"The most important outcome in my mind of the visit this week is the compelling vision that was laid out by PM Modi," Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal said.

US F-16 sale to Pakistan: Obama administration blocks American funds for purchase?

US F-16 sale to Pakistan: Obama administration blocks American funds for purchase?

The US administration has taken this step following directions from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations which has the authority to withhold the funds.

Bill introduced in US Congress to help India join APEC

Singapore-headquartered Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 economies to promote free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

US lawmaker dismayed at sale of F16 to Pakistan

A top US lawmaker on Tuesday said he was dismayed by the Obama Administration's decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan despite the country's support for terrorism.

Obama admin notifies Congress of sale of F-16s to Pakistan

The Obama administration today notified the US Congress of its decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan worth nearly USD 700 million, notwithstanding American lawmakers' demand for stopping the proposed sale.

Sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan by Obama administration stalled by US Congress: Report

Sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan by Obama administration stalled by US Congress: Report

The move by Barack Obama administration’s to sell Pakistan eight new F-16 fighter jets has been stalled by US Congress, as per a media report.

Obama administration enacts protections for lions

The Obama administration is expected to extend Endangered Species Act protections for two breeds of lions, in response to a large decline in their numbers in Africa over the past two decades.

Made mistake by using personal email: Ashton Carter

Carter said as Secretary of Defence, he does use e-mail very much.

Considering response to Iran ballistic missile test, says US

Considering response to Iran ballistic missile test, says US

Almost every Republican U.S. lawmaker, as well as several of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats, opposed the Iran nuclear agreement announced in July.

Critical for Pakistan to improve ties with India: US

 It is critical for Pakistan to improve its relations with India, and the entire region will benefit substantially from increased economic cooperation

Make aid to Pakistan conditional: lawmaker to US government

An influential American lawmaker has asked the Obama administration to make the US aid to Pakistan a conditional practice to be determined by the country's efforts to crack down on terrorist organisations.

US Supreme Court rejects review of insider trading ruling

US Supreme Court rejects review of insider trading ruling

The US Supreme Court rejected Monday a challenge by the Obama administration to a lower-court ruling that threw out insider-trading convictions of two portfolio managers and could overturn additional cases.

Significant friction points between US and China: Official

Referring to the statements made by the Chinese President during his recent state visit to the White House, Russel hoped that China will take into account the US concerns.

US Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban

A Republican-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long US ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama's moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.

Barack Obama's administration takes Iran nuclear deal fight public

US lawmakers skeptical about the nuclear deal with Iran promised to press senior Obama administration officials to make more information about it public at a Senate hearing on Thursday as Congress begins its two-month review of the agreement.

Obama administration criticizes Egypt in report to Congress

The Obama administration has sent Congress a report that harshly criticizes the Egyptian government of restricting free speech, arresting political dissidents and undermining democracy, but recommends the US continue sending it USD 1.3 billion in mostly military aid.

Data hacked from US government dates back to 1985: Official

Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyber attacks on federal networks.

Obama administration asks U.S. top court to decline Google copyright appeal

The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company`s appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing.