US Senate advances reform bill curbing NSA spy powers

The US Senate on Tuesday advanced a landmark measure that ends the government`s bulk data collection of Americans` phone records, while reauthorizing other surveillance powers that lapsed this week.

With US Senate in knots, spy provisions expire at midnight

The US Senate failed to reach a deal Sunday that would prevent key counterterror provisions from expiring at midnight, plunging US national security efforts into potential disarray amid persistent extremist threats.

Crunch time in US Senate as NSA spy programs set to lapse

CIA chief John Brennan warned Sunday that allowing vital surveillance programs to expire could increase terror threats, as the US Senate convened for a showdown over whether to renew the controversial provisions.

'Proud hubby' Ben Affleck gushes about wife Jennifer Garner
'Proud hubby' Ben Affleck gushes about wife Jennifer Garner

 Ben Affleck seems to be smitten by his wife Jennifer Garner, as he said that he is very proud of his actress wife, during a Senatehearing.

Polling ends in Pakistan Senate elections

Polling in Pakistan ended on Thursday for elections to Parliament's upper house in the national and provincial assemblies with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML-N vying to get a majority across 48 seats.

Pakistan's PM Sharif summons meeting on Senate polls

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday convened a meeting of parliamentary leaders to discuss how to make Senate elections transparent, media reported.

Italy`s Berlusconi wins early release from community service

Silvio Berlusconi will not have to serve the final 45 days of a one-year community service order he received for tax fraud, a judge ruled Monday.

Football hero George Weah in landslide Liberian Senate win
Football hero George Weah in landslide Liberian Senate win

 Liberian opposition politician and former football star George Weah won a landslide victory in Senate elections in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, official results showed Sunday.

Former football star George Weah wins seat in Liberia's Senate
Former football star George Weah wins seat in Liberia's Senate

Former world soccer player of the year George Weah has won a seat in Liberia`s Senate to represent the capital, defeating the son of the president and boosting his political fortunes ahead of a presidential election in 2017.

Shutdown averted for now as Congress extends US funding

TThe US Congress passed a $1.1-trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 Saturday, capping a week of acrimonious wrangling while averting a government shutdown and sending the measure to President Barack Obama.

Republican wins US Senate race in Alaska

A Republican won Alaska's US Senate race a week after Election Day, further expanding the opposition party's majority.

As millions vote in US mid-term polls, Republicans look for gains in the Senate
As millions vote in US mid-term polls, Republicans look for gains in the Senate

Washington: Voters in the United States took to the polls on Tuesday, casting ballots in midterm elections that could return control of the Senate to Republicans, complicating President Barack Obama`s last two years in office.

Democrats brace for defeat in US mid-term elections

Americans vote Tuesday in legislative elections expected to inflict a stinging defeat on President Barack Obama, with Republicans poised to wrest control of the Senate from his Democrats.

Mississippi Republicans battle in US Senate runoff

Mississippi incumbent Thad Cochran was fighting for his political life in a Republican runoff for his US Senate seat Tuesday, seeking to repulse a surging conservative challenger bucking the party establishment.

US Senate passes Intelligence Authorization Bill

The US Senate has passed a bill which among other things requires declassification review of the documents collected in the covert raid that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May 2011.

Thai Senate fails to break deadlock over PM

A Thai Senate session has failed to come up with electing an interim prime minister, dashing hopes of the People`s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) that a neutral premier would be appointed by their deadline of Friday, a media report said Saturday.

Pak Senate adopts resolution binding PM to attend its session

Pakistan`s Senate has passed a resolution making it mandatory for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend its session at least once a week after he failed to turn up since assuming the position last year.

Pakistani MPs upset over FO spokesperson`s remarks

Pakistani opposition lawmakers moved privilege motion in Senate against Foreign Office spokesperson for "insulting and browbeating" parliamentarians while defending the country`s policy on Syria.

Italy Senate to vote on Berlusconi expulsion November 27

Italy`s Senate on Tuesday announced it will vote on November 27 on whether to strip former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi of his seat under a law banning convicted criminals from Parliament.

US careens toward shutdown; Senate to meet on bill

A conservative challenge to President Barack Obama`s cherished health care law pushed the federal government to the brink of a partial shutdown on Monday, with the Senate expected to convene just hours before a deadline to pass a temporary funding bill.