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Religious freedom slipped in India, conservative Christian group tell US Senate

Mar 13, 2015

Religious freedom slipped in India, conservative Christian group tell US Senate

Religious freedom in India has slipped since last year's general elections in the country, US senators were told by Washington-based Christian conservative group Family Research Council. #United States #India #US #NewsTracker #US-India #US Senate #religious freedom #Conservative Church group
Oil prices mixed in Asian trade over supply glut worries

Jan 30, 2015

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade over supply glut worries

The US Senate yesterday approved a bill authorising construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the United States. #oil #NewsTracker #Canada #US Senate #Keystone XL #US Gulf Coast
Obama says he doesn't rule out US embassy in Iran

Dec 30, 2014

Obama says he doesn't rule out US embassy in Iran

While President Barack Obama has not ruled out the possibility of reopening a US Embassy in Iran, Republicans say the Senate will vote within weeks on a bill to impose more sanctions on Tehran. #United States #Obama #Barack Obama #US #diplomacy #NewsTracker #Iran #Republicans #US President #Iran-US #US Senate
CIA's torture program: Both Senate and agency agree it was mismanaged

Dec 24, 2014

CIA's torture program: Both Senate and agency agree it was mismanaged

Both reports from the Senate and the CIA largely agree on one major CIA failure: the agency's mismanagement of the now-shuttered program. #United States #US #CIA #NewsTracker #Senate #US Senate #CIA torture program
CIA torture report shows detainees left with long-term psychological scars

Dec 23, 2014

CIA torture report shows detainees left with long-term psychological scars

Whatever it's labeled, specialists say the brain clearly can become conditioned by extreme fear and stress, notwithstanding CIA assertions that what was done would not cause any permanent mental or physical harm. #9/11 #CIA #NewsTracker #USA #Senate #Torture #Sleep deprivation #US Senate #Torture report #confinement
US Senate confirms Indian-American Amit Mehta as federal judge

Dec 17, 2014

US Senate confirms Indian-American Amit Mehta as federal judge

Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position. #NewsTracker #federal judge #Indian-American #US Senate #asian #Amit Mehta
Post 9/11 shame: Horrific CIA torture report released, hundreds brutalised

Dec 11, 2014

Post 9/11 shame: Horrific CIA torture report released, hundreds brutalised

The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of suffering and did nothing to make America safer after the Sept. 11. #9/11 #CIA #NewsTracker #USA #Senate #Torture #Sleep deprivation #US Senate #Torture report #confinement
US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?

Nov 25, 2014

US: Michele Flournoy to become first woman defence secretary?

Flournoy heads a short list of candidates to direct the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and help Afghanistan fight the Taliban insurgency. #Barack Obama #US #Syria #Democrats #NewsTracker #Leon Panetta #US congress #Republicans #House of Representatives #Iraq #Defence Secretary #US Senate #Chuck Hagel #islamic-state #Pentagon chief #Michele Flournoy
US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down

Nov 24, 2014

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections. #Barack Obama #US #Syria #Democrats #NewsTracker #Leon Panetta #US congress #Republicans #House of Representatives #Iraq #Defence Secretary #US Senate #Chuck Hagel #islamic-state #Pentagon chief
US Senate blocks bill to end NSA's phone records surveillance

Nov 19, 2014

US Senate blocks bill to end NSA's phone records surveillance

The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal. #Technology #NewsTracker #Senate #US Senate #NSA #NSA surveillance #Internet surveillance #Senate blocks bill