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Obama informs Congress of airstrikes to retake Mosul dam

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 03:49

US President Barack Obama formally notified Congress on Sunday that he had authorized "limited" airstrikes in Iraq to help security forces, which retook the country`s largest dam earlier from militants.

PM Narendra Modi not to address US Congress

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 09:29

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be addressing the US Congress when he comes calling September end for a summit with President Barack Obama.

Modi extended open invite to address US Congress joint session

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 20:15

In a goodwill gesture, Speaker of US House of Representatives John Boehner has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress at a date convenient to him.

US Congress approves $225 million for Israeli ``Iron Dome`` system

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 09:02

The US Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for Israel`s "Iron Dome" missile defense system on Friday, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

Top Republican to resign from US Congress

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 00:46

Just hours after stepping down as US House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his congressional seat later this month.

Wikipedia blocks `disruptive` edits from US Congress

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:18

Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives for "disruptive" revisions on the online encyclopedia.

83 US lawmakers seek joint address to Congress by Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:20

Ahead of his September visit, as many as 83 US lawmakers have signed a letter asking House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the Congress.

US Congress seen backing extension of Iran nuclear pact

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 07:28

The US Congress will ultimately support an extension of an interim agreement of talks on Iran`s nuclear program, lawmakers and congressional aides said, despite calls by Republicans and some Democrats to abandon negotiations and return to tough sanctions to deter Tehran from building a nuclear bomb. 

Indian PM should address Congress: US lawmakers

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 02:14

US lawmakers were spearheading an effort Friday to get Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to address a joint session of Congress when he visits the United States in September. 

Barack Obama asks US Congress for $500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:28

With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up US efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels.

McCain joins chorus for Modi to address joint Congress session

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 05:51

Senior Republican Senator John McCain has joined the group of lawmakers urging Congressional leadership to invite India`s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress.

US high court rebukes Barack Obama on recess appointments

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 00:27

US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Barack Obama acted illegally when he made recess appointments to a key government agency, a decision that appears to block any president`s ability to get around political gridlock in Washington by making appointments without congressional approval.