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US Senate approves start of debate to repeal ObamaCare

US Senate approves start of debate to repeal ObamaCare

Senator John McCain of Arizona, despite his recent diagnosis of brain cancer, returned to Washington exclusively for Tuesday`s session so that he could vote on the motion to begin debate on the healthcare matter.

 

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn US against terrorist designation, new sanctions

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn US against terrorist designation, new sanctions

In Mid-June the US Senate voted for new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities not related to the international nuclear agreement reached with the United States and other world powers in 2015.

 Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says ''no''

Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says ''no''

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is designed to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form.

Iran vows to measures against new US sanctions

Iran on Friday condemned new sanctions adopted by the US Senate and vowed to respond with "reciprocal and adequate measures".

 

Donald Trump to resume precision munitions deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump has said he wants to encourage weapons sales as a way to create jobs in the United States. 

US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia

US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia

The US Senate has approved new economic sanctions on Russia and placed restrictions on President Donald Trump`s ability to lift them without being assessed by the Congress.

Pakistan fears Indian influence in Afghanistan: US spy chiefs

US intelligence community has informed Congress that Pakistan does not want heavy Indian influence in Afghanistan.

Senate confirms Indian-American to key judicial post

Amul Thapar is the first Indian-American to be nominated by US President Donald Trump for the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. 

China hails new US ambassador`s `positive role`

China welcomed Terry Branstad as US ambassador to Beijing, praising his "positive role" in Sino-US relations.

Ex-Obama administration officials to testify in Trump-Russia probe

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence under Obama, and Sally Yates, who was Deputy Attorney General, will testify to the Senate subcommittee.

Trump nominates Indian-American as his 'IP czar'

President Donald Trump has tapped Indian-American Vishal Amin as his new 'IP czar' to coordinate US law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks.

In big win for Trump, Senate approves his conservative court pick

In big win for Trump, Senate approves his conservative court pick

The Senate, which last year refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee to the court, voted 54-45 to approve Republican Trump's pick, Colorado-based federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch.

US Senate set to approve Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

US Senate set to approve Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick

Republicans have a 52-48 Senate majority and all of them support Gorsuch, as do a handful of Democrats. The vote is expected at around 11:30 a.m. (1530 GMT) on Friday.

US Senate set for pivotal vote on Supreme Court nominee

Republicans were expected to fall short of being able to halt the filibuster, but have said they have the votes needed to change long-standing Senate rules.

Seema Verma confirmed by Senate for top health post in Trump administration

Seema Verma has been confirmed by the US Senate for a top health care position in the Trump administration, becoming the second Indian-American in the new government to be approved by the upper chamber of the US Congress.

US Senate confirms Tom Price as Donald Trump's health secretary

US Senate confirms Tom Price as Donald Trump's health secretary

Republicans won Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's choice for health secretary today in the testy chamber's fourth consecutive brawl over Cabinet picks.

US can't afford 'Twitter presidency': Senate Democrats

US can't afford 'Twitter presidency': Senate Democrats

Democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer has slammed President-elect Donald Trump for his twitter habit, claiming the US cannot afford "Twitter presidency" on the first day of the 115th session of the Congress.

Republicans drop ethics rules change after Trump rebuke

Republicans drop ethics rules change after Trump rebuke

US House Republicans scrapped Tuesday a controversial rules change that would have gutted a congressional ethics office, after President-elect Donald Trump rebuked the strategy hours before lawmakers were to vote on the measure.

US Congress passes over $618 billion annual defence bill

US Congress passes over $618 billion annual defence bill

The 2016 bill includes a $3.2 billion increase in military spending when there has been no similar increase in non-defense funding.

US Congress to formally recognise India as major defence partner: Ashton Carter

US Congress to formally recognise India as major defence partner: Ashton Carter

This formal recognition would allow both sides to do things that have never been possible earlier, Carter said.