Takata defends actions over faulty airbags

A senior Takata executive defended the embattled Japanese auto parts firm's actions today before a US Senate panel investigating an airbag fault tied to several deaths and hundreds of injuries.

US Senate rejects Keystone pipeline in close vote

The US Senate on Tuesday narrowly rejected a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil to Gulf coast refineries from Canada`s controversial tar sands.

Top tech firms call for 'changes' to US surveillance programme

 A coalition of top technology and Internet giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, today called on the US Senate for "meaningful changes" to curb surveillance powers and for more transparency on government data requests.

Republican wins US Senate race in Alaska

A Republican won Alaska's US Senate race a week after Election Day, further expanding the opposition party's majority.

US House leader warns Barack Obama: Don't go solo on immigration

The top Republican in Congress on Thursday said it was time to address US immigration reform but warned President Barack Obama would "poison the well" if he acts unilaterally after the Republicans' election victory.

First black senator elected in US South since Civil War era

Voters in South Carolina elected the first African-American to the US Senate from the South since the years immediately following the Civil War.

Why is Barack Obama obsessed with India?

Barack Obama is no longer a charismatic leader, not in the traditional sense. He is a leader who is charismatic, and that makes all the difference.

US Senate wants Modi visit called US-India Partnership Day
US Senate wants Modi visit called US-India Partnership Day

 The US Senate has passed with a unanimous vote a resolution designating Sep 30, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the White House, as US-India Partnership Day.

US Senate approves $10 million bounty on killers of journalists

The US Senate has unanimously approved a bill providing up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of people involved in executing two American journalists murdered by jihadists.

US Senate approves plan to train, arm Syrian rebels

The US Senate Thursday approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels in the efforts to fight the Islamic State (IS) militant group, a day after the House of Representatives adopted the measure.

Barack Obama nominates Richard Verma as new US envoy to India
Barack Obama nominates Richard Verma as new US envoy to India

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Indian-American, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington later this month.

Ebola vaccine trial finds 'no red flags': US Senate testimony

A key safety trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline has injected 10 healthy volunteers since Sept. 2, and so far "no red flags" indicating serious adverse reactions have been found.

Where Obama could lose it all: Senate races to watch

With two months until mid-term congressional elections, President Barack Obama`s Democrats face increasingly long odds of maintaining control of the US Senate.

CIA apologises for spying on US Senate

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

Border crisis highlights US immigration reform failure

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.

Tea Party takes another stab at US Senate upset

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.

Veteran of Obama cabinet favours normalising US-Cuba ties

Former US interior secretary Ken Salazar has said he favours "normalising" relations between his country and Cuba, and expressed optimism at the chances of seeing that happen in the next few years.

Manish Shah becomes first South Asian federal judge in Illinois

Indian-American Manish Shah has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in Illinois, making him the first South Asian federal judge in President Barack Obama`s home state.

US Senate drops IMF reforms from Ukraine aid

US Senate Democrats bowed to Republican demands Tuesday that IMF reforms be removed from their Ukraine aid package, acknowledging it could not pass with the controversial changes intact.

US Senate confirms Indian-American for key admin post

The US Senate has confirmed an Indian-American Arun M Kumar to a key administration post that would make him responsible for foreign trade.