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`No American is proud` of CIA tactics: State Department

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:49

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA`s interrogation and detention practices after the September 11, 2001 attacks against the US, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

CIA apologises for spying on US Senate

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:37

Lawmakers slammed the CIA after the US intelligence agency admitted its officers had "improperly" spied upon Senate investigators probing allegations of torture.

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.