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Obama administration authorizes $1.83-billion arms sale to Taiwan

Published 17/12/2015

WASHINGTON The Obama administration formally notified Congress on Wednesday of a $1.83-billion arms sale package for Taiwan, including two frigates, anti-tank missiles, amphibious assault vehicles [more…]

VTech hack exposes ID theft risk in connecting kids to Internet

Published 06/12/2015

BOSTON/SINGAPORE Parents who gave their child a Kidizoom smartwatch or a VTech InnoTab tablet may have exposed them to identity theft after Hong Kong-based VTech [more…]

House conservative group would ‘look favorably’ on Ryan for speakership

Published 11/10/2015

WASHINGTON A group of hard-line conservative Republicans would "look favorably" on Paul Ryan if he ran to be speaker of the House of Representatives, the [more…]

Boehner says will avoid U.S. government shutdown- slams ‘false prophets’

Published 27/09/2015

WASHINGTON Blasting hard-line conservatives as "false prophets," U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said Congress will avoid a government shutdown this week and he [more…]

House conservatives vie for clout over Boehner successor

Published 27/09/2015

WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers jockeyed for position on Sunday in the race to replace House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner as conservatives sought to exert influence [more…]

Note to the U.S. Congress: No gladhanding the Pope

Published 17/09/2015

WASHINGTON The four leaders of the U.S. Congress asked members on Thursday to refrain from one of Washington's favorite rituals when Pope Francis visits the [more…]

Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

Published 30/08/2015

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a [more…]

Planned Parenthood fight hits Congress, wider impact unclear

Published 03/08/2015

WASHINGTON, August 3 Women's health group Planned Parenthood, under attack by anti-abortionists posting hidden-camera videos online, will be the focus of a partisan showdown on [more…]

Democrats see ‘fire wall’ holding to preserve Iran deal

Published 03/08/2015

WASHINGTON U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives review by Congress, despite fierce opposition [more…]

House Democratic leader presses for Iran deal support

Published 20/07/2015

WASHINGTON Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, wrote to colleagues on Monday backing the nuclear agreement with Iran, as congressional [more…]