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Barclays, Deutsche Bank in US tax scheme: Senate report

Barclays, Deutsche Bank in US tax scheme: Senate report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:01

Two of Europe`s largest banks, Barclays and Deutsche Bank, have sold complex financial products that allowed hedge funds to avoid US taxes, a Senate report said Tuesday.

US Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:55

The US Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said.

Mexico senate passes new telecom regulations

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 04:31

Mexico`s senate has adopted an ambitious telecommunications reform package aimed at blocking monopolies in television, mobile phones and high-speed Internet.

Border crisis highlights US immigration reform failure

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:46

One year into congressional efforts to overhaul US immigration reform, the nation`s 11 million undocumented migrants are no closer to legal status, with a swelling humanitarian border crisis only highlighting the system`s dysfunction.

Thad Cochran beats rival Chris McDaniel to win Mississippi GOP Senate Runoff

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:35

US Republican Thad Cochran defeated Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel by slim margin for Mississippi GOP nomination on Tuesday.

Mississippi Republicans battle in US Senate runoff

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 22:37

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 bill proposes creation of LGBT rights envoy

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 13:28

Indian Supreme Court`s two decisions on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender reflects that the degree of their human rights protection is uncertain, a bill moved in the US Senate has alleged.

US Senate passes Intelligence Authorization Bill

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:32

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.

Tea Party takes another stab at US Senate upset

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 11:33

Several US states hold primary votes Tuesday ahead of November`s mid-term elections, with the Tea Party eying perhaps its best remaining chance to bounce an establishment Republican incumbent from the Senate.

Brazil`s first black Supreme Court president resigns

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 02:36

Brazilian judge Joaquim Barbosa, the first black to head the country`s Supreme Court, has resigned from the post after a year and a half, the Senate speaker said Thursday.

Veteran of Obama cabinet favours normalising US-Cuba ties

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:30

Former US interior secretary Ken Salazar has said he favours "normalising" relations between his country and Cuba, and expressed optimism at the chances of seeing that happen in the next few years.

Indian-American author pleads guilty in Senate campaign scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 13:05

Conservative Indian-American author and filmmaker Dinesh D`Souza, who has been critical of President Barack Obama through his works, pleaded guilty before a US court to violating election campaign law by making illegal contributions to a Senate campaign.