US Senate resolution honours Malala, Satyarthi

Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution recognising Nobel laureates Kaliash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai as "symbols of peace" for their efforts to end the scourge of child slavery and advance education for all children.

US Senate confirms Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta as a federal judge

 Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position.

US Senate confirms Indian-American Mehta as a federal judge

Washington: Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position.

US terrorism insurance bill killed by objections in Senate

A bill to extend an expiring federal terrorism insurance program effectively died on Tuesday when the US Senate failed to reach an agreement to hold a vote before Congress wraps up its business for the year.

Majority of Americans say torture justified: Poll

A majority of Americans believe that torture of suspected terrorists is justified, a new poll reported Tuesday, just days after a scathing report into the CIA`s brutal treatment of detainees in the wake of the September, 11, 2001 attacks.

US Senate approves Vivek Murthy as new surgeon general

The US Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama`s stalled choices for government posts before Republicans take power in Congress next year.

US Senate passes bill to avoid government shutdown

The US Senate approved a temporary extension of federal funding Saturday afternoon, saving the government from shutting down again.

Deadline drama as US Senate bickers over spending bill

 US senators clashed Friday over a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill, forcing lawmakers to approve an extension of funds to avoid a government shutdown as Republicans delayed a final vote on the must-pass legislation.

Resolution in US Senate to honour Satyarthi, Malala

In acknowledgement of their efforts to end the financial exploitation of children and to ensure the right of all children to an education, a US Senate resolution has been introduced to recognise Nobel laureates Kaliash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai as "symbols of peace."

CIA torture brutal and ineffective: US Senate report
CIA torture brutal and ineffective: US Senate report

The CIA`s torture of Al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged and did not produce useful intelligence, a damning and long-delayed US Senate report said Tuesday.

Fears of backlash as US to release CIA torture report
Fears of backlash as US to release CIA torture report

The US Senate will release a long-delayed report Tuesday into the CIA`s brutal interrogation of Al-Qaeda suspects after the 2001 attacks, as American embassies went on heightened alert amid fears of a backlash.

Republican win in runoff US Senate vote boosts majority

US Senator Mary Landrieu, one of the last standing elected Deep South Democrats, lost her bid Saturday for re-election in Louisiana, further clinching Republicans` dominance in the Senate following mid-term elections last month.

US Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

US House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over US House and Senate with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress "tighten the economic vice on Tehran" through new sanctions.

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.