Philippines holds second senator, ex-leader`s son, for corruption

A second senator, the son of a former president ousted in 2001 on corruption charges, turned himself in to authorities on Monday after an anti-graft court ordered his arrest for the misuse of congressional funds.

Philippine senator arrested over huge corruption scam

A Philippine senator who rose to fame as an action movie hero was arrested on Friday, becoming the first politician detained over a massive corruption scandal allegedly involving dozens of lawmakers.

Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap

The Obama administration only finalised the exchange of the last remaining US prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said today.

Arizona legislation prompts state senator to reveal he is gay

An Arizona state senator revealed that he was gay on Wednesday, saying he felt compelled to make his sexual orientation public because of the recent battle over legislation in the state that would have allowed businesses to refuse sevices to homosexuals.

Former US Virgin Islands senator sent to prison

A former senator in the US Virgin Islands has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty last year to racketeering.

Senator wants Alec Baldwin to be blacklisted Los Angeles

A New York Senator has called on Hollywood`s producers and directors to blacklist actor Alec Baldwin until he gets help for an alleged anger management problem.

Australian senator detained at Malaysian airport

Australian Senator Nick Xenophon was detained at a Malaysian airport Saturday and would be deported as the immigration declared him a "security risk".

Movie on Hillary Clinton`s younger days?

Hollywood loves political dramas and the next to get a biopic could be outgoing secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton as a script focusing on her younger days features in the list of favourite future films.

Ben Affleck may not run for US senate

Ben Affleck, whose name cropped up as a possible contender to fill the seat to be vacated by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry’s appointment as secretary of state, may not be running for office after all.

Guantanamo detainees crazy b******ds: US Senator

Senior United States Senator Lindsey Graham has said Guantanamo Bay is full of “crazy b*****ds” who should not be brought to America.

US senators rap China over sea disputes

Two US senators have
submitted a resolution condemning "the repeated use of force
by China" over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

`Suspend US aid to Pak until it comes clean`

A powerful American senator has
demanded suspension USD 3 billion aid to Pakistan, until the country answers how Osama bin Laden was able to live so close to Islamabad and proves it stands by the US in war against terror.

S Carolina senator fined for accepting illegal contributions

South Carolina Senator Jack Knotts was fined and publicly reprimanded for accepting illegal contributions, leaving her supporters upbeat.

Senator seeks report on US assistance to Pakistan

An influential Senator has demanded that the Obama Administration should submit to the Congress a report on aid effectiveness
and Islamabad`s efforts to cease support for terrorist groups.

Top senator wants US to work with India on concerns with China

A powerful US Senator asked the Obama Administration to work with key trading partners, including India, to meet the challenge.

US senator nixes Myanmar trip over nuclear concern

A US senator on Thursday postponed a trip
to Myanmar, saying it is a bad time to visit because of new
allegations that its military regime is collaborating with
North Korea to develop a nuclear program.

US senator to meet Suu Kyi on Myanmar trip: Official

A US senator is to meet detained
democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her colleagues as well as
members of Myanmar`s junta during a visit to the
military-ruled country starting on Thursday, officials have said.

US senator to visit Myanmar

A US senator who secured the release of an American prisoner convicted of sneaking into the house of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will return to
Myanmar for talks with the country`s military rulers.

Shahzad has waived right to speedy arraignment: Senator

Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani
American arrested on charges of planting a bomb at the Times
Square, has waived his right to a speedy court appearance, a
top American Senator has said.

Burqa `needs to be binned’: Oz senator

An Australian opposition Senator has dubbed burqa as "un-Australian" and sought its ban in the country.