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George Floyd’s brother decries ‘a modern-day lynching’ in...

06 June, 2020 8:25 am 8:25 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – George Floyd’s younger brother took his grief to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea that lawmakers not let his brother’s death be in vain, lamenting that he “didn’t deserve to die over $20” in a what he called a lynching. The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held the first … Read More

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Asia rides Wall Street surge as investors place hopes on US stimulus

03 March, 2020 9:00 am 9:00 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares extended their rally on Wednesday in the wake of Wall Street’s massive rebound as the US Congress appeared closer to passing a $2 trillion stimulus package to mitigate the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 1.7% with Australian shares jumping … Read More

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Pakistan welcomes public hearing of HRC on IoK

11 November, 2019 12:47 pm 12:47 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has welcomed the public hearing of Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress on the human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). In a statement, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said the deliberations of the commission reinforced internationally recognized disputed nature of the IoK issue … Read More

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Trump impeachment effort passes first test of support in US Congress

10 October, 2019 9:37 pm 9:37 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives took a major step in the impeachment effort against US President Donald Trump on Thursday when lawmakers approved rules for the next stage of the Democratic-led inquiry into the president’s attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. The Democratic-controlled House voted by 232 to 196 … Read More

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Pakistan admires US Congress for raising voice for Kashmiris

10 October, 2019 3:59 pm 3:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan appreciated the efforts of the US Congress members who have raised their voice on the persecution of the people Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). In a statement on Thursday, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan has welcomed the US House of Representative’s Sub-Committee on Asia & the Pacific … Read More

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US Congress members writes letter to UN over Kashmir situation

09 September, 2019 10:47 am 10:47 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – Expressing reservations over grave situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) as well as escalation between Pakistan and India, the US Congress has reached out to US Ambassador to UN Kelly Craft. According to the reports, the 35 members of the US Congress wrote a letter to Craft urging her to diffuse … Read More


US Congress’ foreign relations committee, European Parliament to disc...

08 August, 2019 7:37 am 7:37 am

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (92 News) – Pakistan has achieved another diplomatic success in highlighting the crucial matter of the occupied Kashmir at international forums as the foreign relations committee of the US Congress and the European Parliament will take up the worst-ever situation and human rights violations in the valley. US Congressman Brad Sherman, the Chairman of … Read More


Barr cancels second day of testimony, escalating battle with US Congress

05 May, 2019 9:01 am 9:01 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday canceled plans to testify before the House of Representatives about his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, further inflaming tensions between US President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress. Barr was due to face the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but pulled out … Read More

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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify publicly before US Congress

01 January, 2019 10:27 am 10:27 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen said on Thursday he had agreed to testify publicly before a congressional panel on February 7, as US House of Representatives Democrats began kicking off numerous investigations of Trump, his business interests and his administration. Cohen said in a statement he had accepted an … Read More

Trump picks Mulvaney as chief of staff – for now

12 December, 2018 8:32 am 8:32 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump moved to end speculation that he was having a hard time finding a new chief of staff, naming his budget chief Mick Mulvaney to the top post on a temporary basis. Mulvaney, a hard-charging conservative and former congressman, will be the third person in two years to try … Read More

Twitter cuts suspect users from follower counts again, blames bug

11 November, 2018 9:30 am 9:30 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc made another attempt to make users’ tallies of followers more accurate ,subtracting millions of suspicious followers which had reappeared on the social media service since a major purge in July. Twitter is under pressure to tackle its problem of fake users, which are a turn-off for investors and advertisers … Read More

After fight that split US, Kavanaugh wins place on Supreme Court

10 October, 2018 8:06 am 8:06 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-controlled US Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, dismissing anger over accusations of misconduct against him and delivering a major victory to President Donald Trump who has now locked in a conservative majority on the court. By a vote of 50-48, the deeply-divided Senate gave the lifetime job to … Read More

Facebook, Twitter face US Congress over politics and the internet

09 September, 2018 11:14 am 11:14 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc executives will defend their companies before U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its operations are influenced by politics. But no executive from Alphabet Inc’s Google is expected to testify, after the company declined the Senate Intelligence Committee’s … Read More