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U.S. Senate passes pro-Israel bill, measure also rebukes Trump

The U.S. Senate passed a Mideast policy bill on Tuesday including a measure that would allow states to penalise businesses that take part in boycotts of Israel and an amendment that breaks with..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate backed largely symbolic legislation on Monday that broke with President Donald Trump by opposing plans for any abrupt..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

U.S. Senate leader wants U.S. troops to stay in Syria, Afghanistan

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate offered legislation on Tuesday urging the United States to keep troops in Syria and Afghanistan, as President Donald..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

U.S. Senate judiciary chair requests FBI briefing on arrest of Trump ally

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate judiciary panel on Wednesday requested a briefing from the FBI on the arrest of Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump, in an inquiry..
Reuters India - Published

India may face communal violence if BJP pushes Hindu nationalist agenda ahead of LS election, warns US intelligence chief

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, in a written statement to the US Senate Select Committee, said that BJP policies during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first term have deepened communal..
Firstpost - Published

US Senate passes bill to reopen government

[USA], Jan 26 (ANI): The United States Senate has passed the short-term spending bill to fund the government until February 15, inching a step closer to reopening the government which has been
Sify - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Donald Trump's plan to fund US-Mexico border wall, end partial govt shutdown falls short in Senate

The US Senate blocked a bill backed by President Donald Trump that would have ended the federal government shutdown by funding the US-Mexico border wall
Firstpost - Published

Donald Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen 'will comply' with US Senate subpoena, says lawyer

A Senate committee has subpoenaed US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, his attorney said Thursday, and Cohen intends to comply with the interview demand related to the..
Firstpost - Published

Lawmaker says doesn't think new stopgap spending bill in U.S. Senate has wall money

U.S. Democratic Senator Ben Cardin said he does not believe a three-week stopgap funding bill introduced in the Senate Thursday evening has money for a wall to be built along the U.S. border with..
Reuters India - Published

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen subpoenaed by U.S. Senate panel - adviser

President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and self-described "fixer" Michael Cohen has been subpoenaed to testify by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, Cohen's adviser Lanny Davis said on..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate plans votes on shutdown, lawmakers pursue temporary solution

The Republican-led U.S. Senate planned votes on Thursday for competing proposals to end the partial government shutdown - both of which were likely to fail - as lawmakers and the White House sniped at..
Reuters India - Published

US: Senate to vote to reopen govt

[USA], Jan 23 (ANI): Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell struck an agreement with Minority leader Chuck Schumer to vote on the two proposals suggested to reopen the government which has been
Sify - Published

US Senate to vote Thursday on two proposals to end shutdown; Chuck Schumer urges Republicans to sign on 'stop-gap' bill

Each proposal would require 60 votes to advance in the 100-member body, a high threshold, given the current level of partisan rancor over who is to blame for the shutdown.
Firstpost - Published

US Senate to vote on ending government shutdown, Trump wall impasse on Thursday

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid the groundwork for a vote on Thursday on a Democratic proposal to fund the government for three weeks, without attaching the $5.7 billion in..
DNA - Published

Kamala Harris, first black woman in US Senate, jumps into 2020 White House race

The Republican National Committee criticized Harris as "the least vetted" of the Democratic candidates, calling her unqualified and out of touch.
Zee News - Published

US Senate to vote on Donald Trump's 'compromise' immigration plan next week as majority leader calls for bipartisanship

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday said that he will take up legislation on Trump's immigration plan next week, in exchange for funding of the border wall that would end the nearly..
Firstpost - Published

Russia sanctions measure stalls in U.S. Senate, fate uncertain

Legislation seeking to keep sanctions in place on companies tied to the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including the giant aluminium firm Rusal , stalled in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
Reuters India - Published

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to advance a resolution disapproving of a Trump administration plan to ease sanctions on Russian companies..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Zee NewsReuters India

'I will not be bullied': US Attorney General nominee William Barr breaks with Donald Trump over Mueller probe

Barely days ago, Donald Trump thought he was rid of the men who helped launch the Robert Mueller-led investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections; he didn't realise there's a third man of..
Firstpost - Published

Kamala Harris criticises Trump over government shutdown

Democrat Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, has criticised President Donald Trump over the federal government shutdown and called it a "crisis of the President's own..
Sify - Published

Bipartisan bill unveiled in U.S. Senate to fight China tech threats

Two U.S. lawmakers who have been active in congressional efforts to address technology threats from China introduced a bill on Friday to create a White House office to fight state-sponsored technology..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate will only consider shutdown-ending bills Trump would sign - McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday laid out the terms for taking up legislation to end the current government shutdown, saying his Republican-dominated chamber would not consider..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate panel sets confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Wednesday it will hold confirmation hearings on Jan. 15-16 for Attorney General nominee William Barr, who has come under fire from..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

U.S. Senate confirms two FCC commissioners, science adviser

The U.S. Senate confirmed Geoffrey Starks to join the Federal Communications Commission and approved a new term for Commissioner Brendan Carr late on Wednesday.
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Senate adjourns, partial shutdown ensured

The U.S. Senate adjourned just after 8 p.m. on Friday night (0100 GMT on Saturday), bringing an end to congressional business for the day and thereby ensuring a government shutdown.
Reuters India - Published

US Senate passes short-term budget bill to avoid govt shutdown

The US Senate has approved a legislation to temporarily fund the government in an effort to avoid a partial shutdown just before Christmas after President Donald Trump backed away from his demand for..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. Senate OKs government funding through February 8 to avert shutdown

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved funds for several federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, to keep them operating through Feb. 8 without the $5 billion to build a wall on..
Reuters India - Published

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate position on Khashoggi - statement

Saudi Arabia early on Monday rejected "the position expressed recently by the United States Senate", saying that the Jamal Khashoggi murder is a crime that does not reflect the policy of the kingdom, a..
Reuters India - Published

Saudi Arabia rebuffs US Senate's resolution blaming crown prince for Khashoggi's murder

[Saudi Arabia], Dec 17 (ANI): Saudi Arabia strongly rejected the US Senate's resolutions to end military support for a "Saudi war" in Yemen and to hold the Kingdom's crown prince Mohamed bin Salman
Sify - Published

Saudi condemns US Senate's 'interference' in Khashoggi's murder

Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced the US Senate's resolutions to end American military aid for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen and to blame the country's Crown Prince for the murder of Washington Post..
Sify - Published

US Senate panel asks FBI to probe former US Olympic Committee chief over Larry Nassar sexual abuse case

The move comes after a damning report said the USOC failed to react swiftly when first warned of allegations surrounding gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in 2015.
Firstpost - Published

US Senate votes to end support to Saudi-led Yemen war, holds crown prince responsible for murder of Jamal Khashoggi

The US Senate dealt President Donald Trump a double blow over Saudi Arabia on Thursday, approving a resolution to end US military support for Riyadh's war in Yemen, and another holding the Saudi crown..
Firstpost - Published

US Senate blames Saudi crown prince for Jamal Khashoggi's murder

The votes were largely symbolic because to become law the resolutions would have to pass the House of Representatives, whose Republican leaders have blocked any legislation intended to rebuke the..
Sify - Published

US Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The US Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end US military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the..
DNA - Published

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