White House wins enough Senate support for Iran deal

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the international deal to roll back Iran`s nuclear program goes into effect, when a 34th senator announced her support for the accord.

Senators concerned US `politicised` trafficking report

US lawmakers voiced concern Thursday that the State Department upgraded several countries` rankings in its annual human trafficking report for political reasons, particularly Malaysia which is negotiating a sweeping Pacific trade accord.

IAEA chief fails to reassure US senators on Iran deal

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker said lawmakers left a Wednesday briefing by the head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency "less assured" about the nuclear deal with Iran.


US senators concerned over Malaysia human-trafficking rating

 Nineteen US senators, including Democrats and Republicans, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday expressing "grave concern" that Malaysia may be upgraded in this year`s U.S. list of human trafficking offenders.

US senators urge full US-Cuba embassy ties

A trio of US senators visiting Cuba`s capital on Saturday called for the reopening of full embassies in Havana and Washington, under the recent US-Cuban diplomatic thaw.

US senators meet Cuban vice president, foreign minister

 A delegation of United States` Republican senators met with Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and discussed bilateral relations and other issues.

Police evacuate part of US Capitol complex over possible threats

Authorities evacuated people from a US Senate office building on Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat by telephone amid reports of two suspicious packages, U.S. Capitol Police said.

US Senate reaches deal on trade fast-track after setback

US senators reached a deal Wednesday that would help grant President Barack Obama authority to quickly complete a huge Pacific trade accord, one day after Democrats blocked the measure.

US senators will push ahead with Iran sanctions bill

The sponsors of a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran if there is no agreement on its nuclear program by July said on Friday they would push ahead with the legislation, despite warnings that it could torpedo international negotiations.

US senators back bill to ease hiring of foreign high-tech workers

Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for high-tech firms in the United States to hire more foreign specialists in science, technology and engineering.

US senators push moratorium on Guantanamo transfers

US Senate Republicans including John McCain introduced a measure Tuesday that temporarily halts transfers of most of Guantanamo`s war-on-terror detainees, saying the releases only lead to more attacks.

Iran deal must `dismantle` nuclear program: US senators

Two US senators responsible for introducing strict sanctions on Iran renewed their warning on Wednesday over nuclear negotiations with the country, saying any final pact must "dismantle" the Islamic republic`s nuclear program.

US senators urge aiding Ukraine with arms to fight “Russian invasion”
US senators urge aiding Ukraine with arms to fight “Russian invasion”

The American senators have urged the US to supply Ukraine with arms so that it can fight a “Russian invasion.”

US senators seek 20-year inspection of Iran nuclear program

Key US lawmakers, reduced to outside observers of the closed-door nuclear negotiations with Iran in Vienna, are demanding that any final agreement include decades of international inspections of Tehran`s atomic program.

US senators push for tough line in Iran nuclear talks

Two influential US senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including at least two decades of inspections, before Congress would agree to ease sanctions.

GM accused of `criminal` behavior over ignition fault

Senators accused General Motors of "criminal deception" over a decade-long ignition problem linked to 13 deaths, as the US automaker`s boss faced a second straight day of congressional anger Wednesday.

Barack Obama asks senators to `pause` new Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday held a meeting with the senators and asked them to not propose new sanctions on Iran for now and permit the world powers to negotiate a nuclear deal.

White House defends Iranian policy, Obama to brief Senators

The White House has defended its policy of engagement with Iran with officials saying President Barack Obama is slated to meet top American Senators on Tuesday.

Asian shares struggle, euro dips ahead of ECB

The euro continued to languish on rising expectations that the European Central Bank will cut rates further, with a few expecting the ECB to take action as early as its Thursday meeting.

US lawmakers close to deal to end 14-day-old shutdown

As the US inched closer to an unprecedented debt default, US lawmakers on Tuesday held a flurry of negotiations and expressed optimism over a potential deal that could end the government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling and avert a crisis that may trigger a global economic turmoil.