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  • Turkish PM faces probe, anti-corruption protesters clash with police 26-02-2014 07:32 AM

    Ankara: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the subject of a corruption inquiry, state-run media said on Tuesday, as opposition parties demanded his government's resignation. Ankara's chief prosecutor initiated an investigation into audio recordings - purportedly of Erdogan and his son arranging to dispose of vast amounts of cash...
  • Obama lays out go-it-alone approach in State of Union speech 29-01-2014 08:54 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave his sixth State of the Union address saying that China is no longer world's number one place to invest, US is. He said that the US economy is poised for breakthrough. Obama urged Congress to work together on an overhaul, but he tempered...
  • New York gets first Democrat Mayor since 1989 06-11-2013 11:05 AM

    Bill de Blasio was elected as the Mayor of New York making it the the first Democratic win since 1989. In other, widely scattered off-year balloting, Houston rejected a plan to turn Astrodome into a convention hall, likely dooming it to demolition, while Colorado agreed to tax marijuana at 25...
  • World View: US shutdown ends, is the relief only temporary? 18-10-2013 09:34 PM

    The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. ...
  • Normalcy returns as US Congress votes to end government shutdown 18-10-2013 02:34 PM

    After a compromise deal brought the 16 day government shutdown to an end, many government employees are returning to work. Museums, national parks and galleries have all reopened. ...
  • US shutdown ends: Obama says eager to work with everyone 17-10-2013 10:47 AM

    After a 16 day standoff, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the legislation that ends the US government shutdown and raises the US debt ceiling. The US House of Representatives earlier on Thursday had passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies....
  • US shutdown ends: Obama signs bill to reopen govt, raise debt ceiling 17-10-2013 10:37 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the legislation that ends the US government shutdown and raises the US debt ceiling, the White House said. The US House of Representatives had earlier on Thursday passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies....
  • US House passes bill to reopen government, increase debt limit 17-10-2013 07:59 AM

    Washington: The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies. This after the US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the...
  • US shutdown ends, Senate backs debt crisis deal, House to vote next 17-10-2013 07:39 AM

    Washington: The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. The House of Representatives quickly convened and was expected...
  • Al-Qaeda leader Libi pleads not guilty to terrorism charges 16-10-2013 11:53 AM

    An alleged Al-Qaeda member who was snatched off the streets in Libya and interrogated for a week aboard an American warship pleaded not guilty to bombing-related charges on Tuesday in a case that has renewed the debate over how quickly terrorism suspects should be turned over to the US courts....
  • Uncertainty looms large over end to US crisis 16-10-2013 09:39 AM

    Washington: The US is appearing to be headed towards a financial default, which economist warned will have cascading impact on the global economy, as the Congress failed to make a headway in impasse over raising the country's debt ceiling before the deadline of October 17. Less than 50 hours left...
  • US: House GOP leaders unveil bill to counter senate debt plan 15-10-2013 08:57 PM

    Washington: The House Grand Old Party (GOP) leaders unveiled their own plan on Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on US obligations. Top Republicans unveiled a plan that would suspend a new tax on medical devices for two years and...
  • Barack Obama postpones debt meet with lawmakers 15-10-2013 07:13 AM

    President Barack Obama postponed a planned meeting with lawmakers to discuss the government shutdown and the debt ceiling amid signs of progress in the Senate, the White House said on Monday. The meeting, which was scheduled for 3 pm, had been delayed to "allow leaders in the Senate time to...
  • Obama and Republicans search for a deal on US fiscal impasse 13-10-2013 04:18 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders inched toward resolving their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to agree on the length and terms of a short-term deal to increase the US debt limit and reopen the government. Obama met Senate Republicans at the White House and spoke by...
  • Obama, top Republicans agree to continue talks on shutdown 12-10-2013 07:58 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and the Republican party leadership have decided to continue talks to find any possible deal to re-open government and raise the debt ceiling, but there was no immediate resolution in site to end the current impasse. The White House described a telephonic conversation between Obama...
  • Obama, Republicans find 'no specific determination' on path forward 11-10-2013 07:45 AM

    Reuters: President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans found no specific way forward to break their impasse over a government shutdown and extending the US debt ceiling at a meeting on Thursday, the White House said. The session of about an hour and a half between Obama and Republican leaders of...
  • Republicans consider short-term US debt ceiling increase 10-10-2013 09:52 AM

    US House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide. How long the increase might suffice - a few weeks or a few months - was unclear....
  • US still in fiscal deadlock, but glimmers of hope emerge 08-10-2013 08:56 AM

    A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the US fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default. Separately, a Senate aide said Republican Senator Rob...
  • Pentagon to recall most furloughed workers, easing shutdown pain 06-10-2013 07:45 PM

    The Pentagon said on Saturday it would recall the vast majority of some 350,000 civilian Defense Department employees sent home during the government shutdown, in a move that could greatly lessen the impact of the shutdown on America's armed forces. Civilian Pentagon employees comprise nearly half the 800,000 federal employees...
  • Obama urges public not to give up on health sign-ups 06-10-2013 07:45 AM

    Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans "definitely shouldn't give up" on the problem-plagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal government. Obama said public interest far exceeded the government's expectations, causing technology glitches that...
  • US shutdown: No negotiations with a 'gun held to the head', says Obama 05-10-2013 09:46 AM

    Blamegame continues between the Republicans and democrats over the US Shutdown. While Obama maintains he is open for negotiations on the matter, Republicans continue to blame his administration for the crisis. ...
  • World View: Will US shutdown affect India? 04-10-2013 09:58 PM

    US President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans came no closer to ending a standoff on Tuesday that has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years and thrown hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work. ...
  • US: Security, safety damaged by the shutdown, says National Intelligence Director 03-10-2013 10:41 AM

    The budget impasse in Washington shut all but essential US government services for the third straight day on Thursday, while neither political party appeared willing to budge. ...
  • US: No breakthrough in budget deadlock, shutdown continues for 3rd day 03-10-2013 08:47 AM

    President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a budget deadlock that has shut wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough and both sides blamed each other. After more than an hour of talks, House of Representatives...
  • Obama to cut short Asia trip as US shutdown continues for 2nd day 02-10-2013 03:26 PM

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday scaled down a long-planned trip to Asia, as a US government shutdown entered a second day with no end in sight to the funding row in Congress that triggered it. Obama is expected to leave on Saturday for summit meetings in Indonesia and Brunei. Malaysian...
  • US shutdown enters 2nd day; Obama slams Republicans 02-10-2013 02:02 PM

    With both Democrats and Republicans sticking to their stands on a new budget pushing the shutdown into the second day on Wednesday, President Barack Obama has blamed a "reckless" opposition for the latest financial crisis that has forced up to one million workers off the job. The two parties failed...
  • US: House to vote on reopening national parks 02-10-2013 08:49 AM

    House and Senate Democrats say they'll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They say the entire government should be reopened, not just the parts that Republicans like. Top Senate Democrat Harry Reid...
  • In first day of US shutdown, no sign how it will end 02-10-2013 08:03 AM

    President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans came no closer to ending a standoff on Tuesday that has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years and thrown hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work. As police cordoned off landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial and government agencies stopped cancer...
  • Political deadlock over 'Obamacare' forces shutdown in US 01-10-2013 02:44 PM

    The US government on Tuesday shutdown for the first time in nearly 18 years - as the Republican and the Democrats failed to strike a deal on spending and budget mainly due to their differences over 'Obamacare', the flagship healthcare programme of President Barack Obama. With neither side blinking, despite...
  • US: Health insurance markets open; success to be seen 01-10-2013 12:27 PM

    Millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time on Tuesday on the insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care reforms, entering a world that is supposed to simplify the mysteries of health coverage but could end up making it even...