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Thai parties meet to discuss deal to keep coup leader as PM

Two Thai political parties were meeting leaders of a pro-army party on Monday to discuss a possible deal to keep military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha on as prime minister more than two months after a disputed election.

May 27, 2019, 10:28 AM IST

Control of Congress, verdict on Trump at stake as US votes in mid-term elections

All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives, 35 US Senate seats and 36 governorships are up for grabs.

Nov 06, 2018, 16:59 PM IST

In big test for Donald Trump presidency, mid-term elections in US today

The mid-term polls are held every four years in the United States. 

Nov 06, 2018, 08:23 AM IST

This spelling error was not Donald Trump's fault. But twitterverse LOLed anyway

Donald Trump's upcoming 'State of the Uniom' could be an 'unpresidented' 'covfefe'.

Jan 30, 2018, 09:19 AM IST

US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid govt shutdown

Despite clearance from the House of Representatives, the fight to get the stopgap spending bill passed through Congress isn't over yet. 

Jan 19, 2018, 09:42 AM IST

Good news for Indian students: Bill seeking H-1B limits exemption for foreigners with US PhD introduced

The Bill is likely to benefit Indians given that they constitute the largest number of students doing PhD in the US.

May 27, 2017, 13:51 PM IST

Brazilian President's situation fragile after report of corruption

Brazilian President accused of taking bribes and endorsing bribes to silence a witness in a corruption case.
 

May 19, 2017, 14:26 PM IST

US House approves tighter North Korea sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state.

May 05, 2017, 15:05 PM IST

Myanmar's ruling party leads in by-election

Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is leading in Saturday's parliamentary by-election, so far winning five out of the 19 seats at stake, initial results released by the country's Election Commission showed on Sunday.

Apr 02, 2017, 13:04 PM IST

Republicans mostly blame Congress for healthcare reform failure: Poll

Republicans mostly blame the U.S. Congress, and not President Donald Trump or party leaders, for failing to pass their party's healthcare overhaul, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday.

Mar 30, 2017, 09:08 AM IST

White House threatens to bypass hardline conservatives on tax reform

Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform.

Mar 26, 2017, 23:48 PM IST

US Speaker Paul Ryan dented by healthcare debacle, but keeps support

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday acknowledged the unthinkable for a Republican leader: he could not deliver the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though he and his fellow Republicans had vowed to do so for seven years.

Mar 25, 2017, 08:50 AM IST

US House panel seeking more testimony from FBI, NSA chiefs in Russia probe

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will ask the directors of FBI and the National Security agency to appear in a closed session in its probe of allegations of Russian interference in U.S. elections and U.S. spy agency surveillance of President Donald Trump's team, the head of the panel said on Friday.

Mar 24, 2017, 23:21 PM IST

High stakes for Donald Trump in vote on US healthcare plan

U.S. President Donald Trump may face his first major legislative hurdle on Thursday: a do-or-die vote in the House of Representatives on a plan that would roll back the signature healthcare law of former President Barack Obama.

Mar 23, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Hawaii lawmaker resigns from Republican Party to join Democrats

Hawaii lawmaker Beth Fukumoto, ousted last month as Republican leader of the state`s House of Representatives after publicly criticizing President Donald Trump, resigned on Wednesday from her party to seek membership as a Democrat.

Mar 23, 2017, 10:40 AM IST

Donald Trump's swearing-in US' 58th presidential inauguration ceremony

Donald Trump's swearing-in on Friday was the 58th formal presidential inaugural ceremony since 1789, when US' first president George Washington was inaugurated.

Jan 20, 2017, 22:12 PM IST

Indian-Americans celebrate their impressive victory

That number is expected to increase to five if Democratic Congressman Ami Bera is declared elected for a third consecutive term after a recounting of votes. 

Nov 10, 2016, 14:43 PM IST

Myanmar to hold parliament by-election in April: Union Election Commission

Myanmar`s Union Election Commission on Wednesday announced to hold by-election of the parliament on April 1 next year.

Oct 19, 2016, 11:35 AM IST

A year later, US lawmakers still take aim at Iran nuclear deal

U.S. lawmakers this week will consider three Republican-backed measures targeting the Obama administration`s nuclear agreement with Iran, which bitterly divides Washington a year after it was announced and could play a role in November`s elections.

Jul 12, 2016, 11:35 AM IST