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  • Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US SC judge after divisive fight

    News | October 07, 2018 10:20 IST

    Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in on Saturday night as the 114th justice of the US Supreme Court after the Senate voted largely along party lines to confirm his nomination amid an emotional, weeks-long debate characterized by explosive allegations of sexu

  • In a historic first, Hindu woman elected to Pakistan's senate

    World | March 04, 2018 20:00 IST

    Kolhi, 39, belonging to the remote village of Dhana Gam in Nagarparkar in the interior Sindh province is a member of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan People's Party (PPP).

  • Obamacare to stay or go? US Congress to vote on Health Care Bill on Thursday

    World | May 04, 2017 16:23 IST

    May 4 will see the US Congress decide on whether the country repeals former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act or not as Republican leaders announced that the House will vote on the GOP’s legislation on Thursday.

  • US denies visa to Pak's Senate Deputy Chairman

    World | February 12, 2017 15:58 IST

    Pakistan's Senate Deputy Chairman and leader of one of the largest Islamic parties was denied a US visa, leading to the cancellation of a two-member delegation's planned visit to New York to attend a meeting

  • Dilma Rousseff

    Brazil's Senate impeaches President Dilma Rousseff

    World | May 12, 2016 15:49 IST

    Brasilla: Brazil's Senate has voted 55-22 to impeach the South American giant's first woman president Dilma Rousseff. President Dilma Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks to hide large budget deficits. Rousseff will be suspended

  • afghan senate chairman attacks intelligence sharing mou

    Afghan Senate chairman attacks intelligence sharing MoU with Pakistan

    World | May 20, 2015 8:27 IST

    Kabul/Islamabad: Afghan Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on Tuesday denounced recent MoU signed between the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Pakistan's spy agency ISI, saying that there was no justification for signing an MoU

  • cia chief admits use of brutal interrogation techniques

    CIA chief admits use of brutal interrogation techniques

    World | December 12, 2014 15:51 IST

    Washington:  Some officers of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used brutal techniques on terrorist suspects and there was no proof of useful information yielded from the interrogation, the chief of the US spy agency has

  • cia chief challenges senate torture report

    CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

    World | December 12, 2014 11:32 IST

    Washington: CIA Director John Brennan is acknowledging that agency officers did “abhorrent” things to captive terror suspects, and he says he can't prove the harsh treatment made the prisoners cooperate. But he defends the overall

  • detainee zubaydah a key figure in senate report on cia

    Detainee Zubaydah a key figure in Senate report on CIA

    World | December 10, 2014 8:21 IST

    Washington: Abu Zubaydah was the CIA's guinea pig. He was the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and the first to vanish into the spy agency's secret prisons,

  • cia s interrogations were brutal post 9/11 says us senate

    CIA's interrogations were brutal post 9/11, says US Senate report

    World | December 10, 2014 9:53 IST

    Washington: The CIA's harsh interrogations of terrorist detainees during the Bush era were far more brutal than previously acknowledged and delivered no “ticking time bomb” information that prevented an attack, a long-delayed US Senate report

  • australia considers temporary visas for refugees

    Australia considers temporary visas for refugees

    World | December 04, 2014 10:58 IST

    Canberra: Australia's Parliament on Thursday appeared close to passing a bill creating a new class of temporary visas for refugees that will allow them to stay and work in the country for three to five

  • pakistan senate observes holiday on diwali for the first

    Pakistan Senate observes holiday on Diwali for the first time

    World | October 27, 2014 8:14 IST

    Lahore: Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated enthusiastically this time in Pakistan as the federal government officially patronised the Hindu festival especially in Punjab province.For the first time, the Senate observed a holiday on

  • barak obama s war plan rattles senate nominees

    Barak Obama's war plan rattles Senate nominees

    World | September 13, 2014 9:21 IST

    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the U.S. Senate in mid-term elections on Nov. 4.Republicans who have

  • senate democrats vote major rules change

    Senate Democrats vote major rules change

    World | November 22, 2013 9:24 IST

    Washington :  The Democrat majority in the Senate has pushed through a major rules change, one that curbs the power of the Republican minority to block President Barack Obama's nominations for high-level judgeships and cabinet

  • obama to brief senate leadership on iran talks

    Obama to brief Senate leadership on Iran talks

    World | November 19, 2013 9:21 IST

    Washington : US President Barack Obama is set to brief Senate leadership Tuesday on the ongoing talks with Iran as his administration is seeking to suspend sanctions against the Islamic republic to allow scope for

  • us resolution on syria sets 60 day deadline

    US resolution on Syria sets 60-day deadline

    World | September 04, 2013 15:11 IST

    Washington: The legislation, however, would “strictly prohibit American boots on the ground”.The Syria war resolution drafted by members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee permits up to 60 days of military action against the

  • us immigration reform bill clears key senate hurdle

    US immigration reform bill clears key Senate hurdle

    World | May 22, 2013 11:02 IST

    Washington, May 22: A bipartisan immigration reform bill cleared a key hurdle after its authors negotiated a compromise with a Republican senator to relax some restrictions on high-tech companies on hiring foreign techies, many of

  • pregnancy during rape is god s will says us republican

    Pregnancy during rape is god's will, says US Republican Senate candidate

    World | October 24, 2012 22:52 IST

    New Albany, Oct 24: Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually won their support - and money

  • pak says it foiled terror plot to attack parliament

    Pak Says, It Foiled Terror Plot To Attack Parliament

    World | March 31, 2012 16:44 IST

    Islamabad, Mar 31: Pakistani authorities foiled a terrorist plot to attack Parliament during an address by President Asif Ali Zardari to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said

  • senate win a big boost for zardari

    Senate Win A Big Boost For Zardari

    World | March 05, 2012 17:14 IST

    Islamabad, March 3: Pakistan's ruling party made gains in the country's upper house of parliament in legislative elections on Friday, a boost for beleaguered president Asif Ali Zardari in his long-running conflict with the country's

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