World | Reuters | Thursday December 12, 2013
George H.W. Bush has joined Twitter and in his first tweet the former US president said he wished he could have attended the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 10, 2013
US President Barack Obama received a huge ovation as he arrived an hour late on Tuesday at an emotional memorial service for South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
World | Agence France Presse | Sunday December 8, 2013
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will attend a South African national memorial service on Tuesday in honour of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 3, 2013
Ignoring India's concerns, the Obama administration has thrown its full weight behind the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the US Senate, arguing that it would benefit immigrants from countries like India and China.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday December 3, 2013
President Barack Obama announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies.
World | Reuters | Thursday November 21, 2013
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday he was committed to moving ahead with a tougher Iran sanctions bill when the Senate returns from a holiday recess early next month, adding to pressure on Tehran as negotiators meet in Geneva on ...
World | Associated Press | Tuesday November 5, 2013
The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 25, 2013
Japan's cabinet on Friday approved a secrecy bill that would stiffen punishments for people who give away state secrets, ignoring claims it will curtail freedom of the press.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday October 21, 2013
Days ahead of his meeting with President Barack Obama, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said that during his US visit in July 1999 amid Kargil conflict, he had clearly told then President Bill Clinton that if the US intervened, Kashmir issu...
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 17, 2013
President Barack Obama signed early Thursday a bill ending the two-week US government shutdown and extending the Treasury's borrowing authority.
Thursday October 17, 2013
The White House said Obama would sign the bill on Wednesday night, and Obama vowed to begin reopening the government immediately. "Employees should expect to return to work in the morning," said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Manag...
Thursday October 17, 2013
Passage of the bill late Wednesday in the House and Senate ended a Washington-created crisis that closed much of government for 16 days. It came on the eve of the date the Treasury Department warned it would no longer be able to borrow to pay the gov...
Monday October 7, 2013
The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government's debt as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from Presiden...
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 5, 2013
The House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill today that would assure retroactive pay to more than 800,000 federal workers furloughed during the current US government shutdown.
World | Associated Press | Friday October 4, 2013
A measure to provide special visas for Iraqis who risked their lives to help the United States is heading to President Barack Obama.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 30, 2013
The US government was in deadlock on Sunday after the House of Representatives approved a Republican bill that attempts to delay President Barack Obama's health care law.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 29, 2013
The US House approved early on Sunday a Republican plan that keeps the government open, but its attempt to delay President Barack Obama's health care law means the measure is likely dead on arrival.
Saturday September 28, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told US President Barack Obama that certain aspects of the proposed changes in the American immigration laws will hit Indian IT professionals, eliciting a promise from the US that concerns will be looked into.
World | Reuters | Thursday September 26, 2013
The question was being asked in hallway whispers and excited chatter in many languages this week at the Clinton Global Initiative conference. It's the question that follows Hillary Clinton everywhere - will she run for US president in 2016?
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 20, 2013
The House of Representatives approved a stop-gap budget measure Friday that would keep the US government operating into fiscal year 2014 but defund President Barack Obama's health care law.