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US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown

The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government.

Jan 23, 2018, 00:51 AM IST

US senators voice alarm over Russian election interference

US senators warned Thursday of Russia`s "unprecedented" threat to American and European democratic institutions Thursday as they opened their first public hearing into Moscow`s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Mar 30, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

US Senators call on Pak to cooperate with India on Uri probe

"We are greatly concerned about initial indications that the perpetrators of this attack were Pakistani and that the attack emanated from Pakistan," US lawmakers said.

Sep 29, 2016, 15:56 PM IST

US senators want 100,000 foreign troops to fight IS in Syria

John McCain, the chair of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, criticised current US strategy as insufficient and unsuccessful in defeating the jihadists.

Nov 29, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

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.

Sep 02, 2015, 20:41 PM IST

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.

Aug 06, 2015, 23:33 PM IST

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.


Aug 06, 2015, 07:48 AM IST

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.

Jul 15, 2015, 21:10 PM IST

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.

Jun 28, 2015, 02:50 AM IST

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.

Jun 14, 2015, 12:15 PM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2015, 23:07 PM IST

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.

May 14, 2015, 04:42 AM IST

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.

Jan 17, 2015, 02:48 AM IST

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.

Jan 14, 2015, 03:05 AM IST

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.

Jan 14, 2015, 01:38 AM IST

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.

Nov 13, 2014, 02:19 AM IST

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.”

Sep 01, 2014, 09:28 AM IST

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.

Jul 16, 2014, 04:58 AM IST

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.

Jul 15, 2014, 02:14 AM IST

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.

Apr 03, 2014, 02:50 AM IST