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Deshhit: US lawmakers move legislation to give India NATO ally status

Two top American lawmakers have moved a legislation in the Senate, seeking key amendment in the country’s Arms Control Export Act to bring India at par with the US’ NATO allies– Israel, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea – when it comes to sale of high-tech military items.

Jun 17, 2019, 20:46 PM IST

US Senate may confirm Trump attorney general pick as soon as Wednesday

The Senate on Tuesday voted 55-44, largely along party lines, to advance his nomination in a strong sign that the Republican-controlled chamber will confirm him this week.

Feb 13, 2019, 12:36 PM IST

UN gender agency hails record-breaking number of women in new US Congress

The first Muslim women, Rashida Tlaib, Democrat and Ilhan Omar, Democrat, hailing from Michigan and Minnesota, respectively, also made history and celebrated victory on Tuesday night.

Nov 09, 2018, 14:06 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

Donald Trump apologises to Kavanaugh family for their 'terrible suffering'

Brett Kavanaugh has been recently appointed as the US Supreme Court Justice. 

Oct 09, 2018, 10:53 AM IST

Senate panel backs Donald Trump's court pick, Republican Senator Jeff Flake seeks FBI probe

Flake`s intervention means a final Senate vote on the nomination could be delayed for up to a week so that the possible FBI investigation can be completed.

Sep 28, 2018, 23:46 PM IST

Russian hackers targeted US Senate, think tanks: Microsoft

Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia`s government sought to launch cyber attacks on US political groups, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November`s congressional elections.

Aug 22, 2018, 06:40 AM IST

China using debt to control policies of countries like Pakistan: US senators

As many as 16 senators have expressed their strong reservations about IMF possibly giving bailout packages which could then be used to repay China.

Aug 10, 2018, 18:51 PM IST

US senate candidate ends lawsuit over 'fake Indian' sign

Shiva Ayyadurai is running as an independent, anti-establishment candidate, in the 2018 election for the Senate from Massachusetts. 

May 18, 2018, 18:07 PM IST

Donald Trump White House continues to see high profile departures

HR McMaster was the second top-level firing in March.

Mar 23, 2018, 07:29 AM IST

Donald Trump fires HR McMaster, names hawkish John Bolton US national security adviser

US foreign policy could be headed for an even more volatile time under John Bolton.

Mar 23, 2018, 06:56 AM IST

'India can't abruptly give up Russian arms': Scramble in the US to prevent Russia sanctions from affecting US-India relationship

Provisions of a recent US law to impose sanctions on Russia have also put India squarely on the path to US sanctions.

Mar 16, 2018, 08:14 AM IST

China lashes out at US over bill promoting Taiwan ties

China lodged an official protest with the United States today, saying it was "strongly dissatisfied" after the US Senate passed a bill promoting relations with self-governing Taiwan.

Mar 01, 2018, 16:48 PM IST

Donald Trump takes first concrete step towards 2020 re-election, names Brad Parscale as campaign chief

That he was going to attempt to return to the White House is no surprise. But Parscale's appointment as campaign chief indicates how heavily the campaign will rely on social media.

Feb 28, 2018, 07:12 AM IST

US Senate rejects Trump immigration plan, leaves 1.8 million 'dreamers' in limbo

The US Senate rejected a series of bills to protect "Dreamer" immigrants on Thursday.

Feb 16, 2018, 05:59 AM IST

US government shutdown ends after Senate passes spending bill

US shutdown ended on Friday after the Senate passed the crucial federal spending. The bill was passed after hours of delay, sending the measure to President Donald Trump to end the nation's second government shutdown in three weeks.

Feb 09, 2018, 16:29 PM IST

US Senate approves budget deal, too late to avert shutdown

The U.S. Senate approved a budget deal including a stopgap government funding bill early on Friday, but it was too late to prevent a federal shutdown that was already underway in an embarrassing setback for the Republican-controlled Congress.

Feb 09, 2018, 12:37 PM IST

Bill seeking to increase annual H1B visas introduced in US Senate

Two Republican Senators today introduced legislation in the Senate that seeks to increase the annual H-1B visa limit with an aim to bring in the world's "best and brightest" to the US.

Jan 26, 2018, 08:56 AM IST

Stay and work to end shutdowns, or get arrested: US Senator's suggestion to politicians

Senator Michael Bennet's suggestions are also part of a bipartisan accountability law he has tried to push.

Jan 20, 2018, 16:51 PM IST

US government shuts down after Senate blocks spending bill, Donald Trump slams Democrats

In a late-night session, senators blocked a bill to extend government funding through Feb. 16. The bill needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate but only 50 supported it.

Jan 20, 2018, 10:52 AM IST