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US lawmakers once again express concern over India’s actions in IoK

11 November, 2019 3:33 pm 3:33 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – During a Congressional hearing on human rights, the US lawmakers have once again expressed concerns about the grim situation in Occupied Kashmir. According to the KMS, Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said that she is deeply concerned by Indian government’s actions in Kashmir. Democrats Sheila Jackson Lee, David Trone and David Cicilline, … Read More

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TikTok stresses its independence from China but US lawmakers are unconvince...

11 November, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – TikTok, a video app popular with teens, stressed its independence from China in a letter to US lawmakers but failed to convince Senator Josh Hawley, who chaired a hearing on Tuesday on the security of US citizens’ personal data. TikTok, a unit of Chinese-based ByteDance Ltd, said in a letter to lawmakers, … Read More

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg grilled in US Congress on digital currency, pri...

10 October, 2019 9:03 am 9:03 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded on Wednesday that the company’s planned digital currency Libra was a “risky project,” but sought to reassure skeptical US lawmakers that it could lower the cost of electronic payments and open up the global financial system to more people. Sporting a suit and tie, Zuckerberg also … Read More

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Lawmakers urge US president to resolve Kashmir issue

09 September, 2019 2:13 pm 2:13 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The US lawmakers have urged US President Donald Trump to engage both Pakistan and India for resolving Kashmir issue on the negotiation table. The US lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to engage both Pakistan and Indian prime ministers on the sidelines of UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York … Read More

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US lawmakers asks India to lift curfew in IoK

09 September, 2019 1:00 pm 1:00 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – A group of US lawmakers have expressed grave concern over the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and asked India to lift curfew, allow media to access the territory. In a letter to the American envoys in New Delhi and Islamabad, the US Congressmen said there is risk that the relationship … Read More

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US lawmakers denounce Turkey’s Russia arms purchase

07 July, 2019 8:44 am 8:44 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US lawmakers say they are unhappy about Turkey’s purchase of a Russian missile defence system but are unsure what President Donald Trump – or Congress – should do next, suggesting efforts to impose sanctions were on the back burner for now. The Trump administration said last week it was removing NATO ally … Read More

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US lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan

07 July, 2019 10:59 am 10:59 am

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – US lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers’ data. The social media company is fighting to get Washington on its side after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with its announcement on … Read More

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US lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing

07 July, 2019 10:35 am 10:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday about allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services. Legislators also demanded explanations from Apple Inc about charges for apps and in-app purchases, Facebook Inc for its … Read More

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US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales

06 June, 2019 2:36 pm 2:36 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s controversial military campaign in Yemen suffered a double blow Thursday as US lawmakers voted to block President Donald Trump’s arms sales to Riyadh hours after Britain temporarily suspended similar sales. In Washington, the Senate voted to prevent $8.1 billion in US arms in a symbolic bipartisan rebuke to the president and his … Read More

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US lawmakers demand accountability for killing of Saudi journalist

01 January, 2019 10:15 am 10:15 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US lawmakers called  for Washington to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at one of the country’s consulates in Turkey and vowed that Congress would act if the Trump administration did not. More than a dozen senators and members of the House of Representatives, including both Democrats … Read More

US lawmakers to quiz Trump-Russia probe overseer Rosenstein

10 October, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers will next week question Rod Rosenstein, the US Justice Department official who oversees a special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow, committee chairmen said on Thursday. The Republican chairmen of two U.S. House of Representatives panels have accused … Read More