us senate

Russia calls on US to ratify CTBT


August 30th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the US will speed up the document's entry into force, the speaker of the Russian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US House resolution for tracking hate crimes against Sikhs


August 15th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Seven members of the US House of Representatives have introduced a resolution condemning hate crimes against Sikh Americans and supporting the community's demand that the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US senators seek expanded defence trade with India


July 21st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Eyeing India's expansive multi-million dollar military modernisation programme, two top US lawmakers have asked the Pentagon to develop a closer defence relationship with New Delhi, including ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US senate probe blames HSBC for money laundering


July 17th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) US Senate investigators have accused global banking giant HSBC of failing to prevent billions of dollars worth of money transfers linked to drug cartels and terrorist ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US-India trade group pushes for BIT


June 26th, 2012 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) A leading US-India trade group has launched a major effort to promote a high-standard US-India Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) calling it the 'next hill to climb' ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US Senate panel cuts Pakistan aid over doctor’s jailing


May 25th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Outraged over the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden, a US Senate panel has cut Pakistan's aid by ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Iran talks resume in Baghdad


May 24th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran and the group of international negotiators - the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany - Thursday started a new round of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Israel warns against concessions to Tehran


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran continues to pose a nuclear threat to Israel and world powers should not make any concessions to Tehran at the upcoming talks in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oil rebounds ahead of Iran talks


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 22 (IANS) US crude prices rebounded Monday after six straight days of declines ahead of another round of Iran nuclear talks May 23.The head of the International ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US slaps new sanctions on Iran


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US senate Monday approved new sanctions against Iran's energy sector in an effort to further pressure Tehran on its disputed nuclear programme.The move came ahead ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US senate confirms Obama’s Fed nominees


May 18th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US senate Thursday confirmed two nominees of President Barack Obama to the Federal Reserve board.The senate voted 74-21 to confirm Jerome Powell, an attorney ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sri Lanka needs home-grown path to peace: Minister


May 16th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will achieve lasting peace only through "home grown solutions", not those prescribed by the international community, Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has said.Peiris was speaking ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US Senate rejects Obama’s wealth tax proposal


April 17th, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Senate has blocked President Barack Obama's proposal to raise tax rate on those earning over one million dollars a year.The wealth tax ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kim Dotcom: ‘Many Megaupload users are from the US Government’


March 13th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has stirred a hornet’s nest when he alleged that many of the Megaupload users are in reality top officials of the US ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

US Senate defeats birth control amendment


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The Democratic controlled US Senate Thursday defeated a Republican sponsored amendment to turn back parts of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform.The amendment, introduced by Republican ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US agencies see no move by Iran for nuclear bomb


February 26th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) While the UN nuclear watchdog has reported that Iran has accelerated its uranium enrichment programme, the US intelligence analysts believe there is no hard evidence of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US mulls steep nuclear arsenal cuts


February 15th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The White House and Pentagon are considering several proposals that would significantly reduce the nation's nuclear arsenal, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.The US ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New Iran sanctions not to disrupt oil markets: US


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Obama administration will take steps to ensure that new US sanctions expected to be imposed on Iran in the near future do not hurt ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Stable Pakistan in interest of India, US, say senators


January 12th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) The US Senate India Caucus Thursday said a stable Pakistan is in the interest of both the United States and India."There seems to be real time ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Aid freeze can be waived: US assures Pakistan (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The US has sought to assure its estranged ally Pakistan that a legislation that freezes $700 million for Pakistan merely includes a reporting requirement and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Aid ‘freeze’ to Pakistan can bve waived: US


December 16th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) As the US Congress agreed to freeze close to $700 million in aid to Pakistan, the Obama administration sought to assure its estranged ally that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US senators confident of ‘true partnership’ with India


December 1st, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Expressing confidence in the future of India-US relations, key members of the US Senate have highlighted the "true partnership" and the expanding cooperation between the "world's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US Senate Oks job bill for veterans


November 11th, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) The US Senate has approved a bill to help unemployed war heroes.Thursday's 95-0 vote paved the way of a legislation of tax credits of up to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US Senate greets Indian diaspora on Diwali


October 26th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Recognizing the religious and historical significance of Diwali, the US Senate has greeted Indian diaspora across the world by expressing its "deepest respect for Indian Americans ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China warns of grim foreign trade situation


October 19th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 19 (IANS) China Wednesday warned of a "quite grim situation" for the country's foreign trade as new global uncertainties weigh on the world's second largest economy. "The import and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China expresses opposition to US yuan bill


October 12th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) China's ministry of commerce Wednesday expressed its opposition to a vote by the US Senate that passed a bill to press China to raise the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Elizabeth Warren starts her race for the US Senate


September 14th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren has embarked on her campaign trail in the bid to get to the US Senate. Elizabeth is fighting to get to Washington on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Senate plays politics in shaken Washington


August 24th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) In the midst of an earthquake that shook Washington, the US Senate met briefly in a basement near Union Station to prevent President Barack Obama from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Christine O’Donnell alleges that Piers Morgan tried to harass her


August 19th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christine O’Donnell has defended her decision to walk off the show of Piers Morgan saying the CNN anchorman tried to sexually harassed her. She claimed that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Anna protests: McCain lauds India’s democracy


August 18th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) US Senator John McCain Thursday brushed off the allegation by a Congress politician hinting at a US hand in stoking protests led by social activist ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

McCain’s visit sparks debate in Kashmir


August 18th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) The visit of US Senator John McCain to Kashmir earlier this week has generated an interesting debate here -- some are pointing to the fact that he ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sensex slips to six-week low spooked by US debt crisis (Roundup)


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Wednesday fell to a six-week low, below the 18,000-mark, and a bearish trend gripped broader markets as the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Obama signs deal to avoid catastrophic US default (Lead)


August 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Hours before the midnight deadline, US President Barack Obama signed into law a compromise plan to raise America's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling to avoid a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Obama signs historic debt deal to avoid default


August 3rd, 2011 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Hours before the midnight deadline, US President Barack Obama signed a compromise plan to raise America's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling to avoid a catastrophic US ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US Senate approves debt deal


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a dramatic fashion, the US Senate has finally cleared a hurdle in the bid to prevent the US from defaulting on its debt for the first ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe