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US lawmakers ease Obama`s path to trade deal

Senior US lawmakers reached a deal Thursday to make it easier for President Barack Obama to negotiate a massive trade accord with 11 other Asia-Pacific nations.

US Congress reaches deal for $1.1 tn US spending bill

Final hurdles on the massive bill were cleared when some controversial financial services provisions were removed to be dealt with separately.

Karzai calls on Taliban to participate elders assembly on US deal

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday called on the Taliban and their allies to join an assembly on a security pact that could allow some US troops to stay in the country after 2014.

Dollar up in Asia as US debt deadline looms

The dollar rose in Asia Wednesday on cautious optimism that warring US lawmakers will reach a last-minute deal to resolve a budget impasse which threatens to spark a catastrophic default.

No longer bound by US deal, says N Korea

North Korea on Tuesday dismissed a rebuke by the UN Security Council of its failed long-range rocket launch.

Protest flares in east Afghanistan against US deal

Afghan political and community leaders endorsed the idea of a strategic partnership, with some caveat.

China criticises US deal to upgrade Taiwan F-16s

The United States has reportedly decided to upgrade Taiwan`s existing fleet of F-16 fighter jets.

Pakistani PM suggests drone share deal with US

The CIA could continue drone strikes "under our supervision”, Pak PM said.

US offers deal to arms suspect Bout: Russia

Suspected arms dealer Viktor Bout was flown to New York from Thailand.

US deal to allow some West Bank building: Diplomat

US is pressing Israel to renew a settlement slowdown that expired in Sept.

Japan PM says no US base deal before Obama visit

Japan`s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Friday said he does not plan to make a decision on the relocation of a controversial US military base before President Barack Obama visits Tokyo next week.