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US Congressmen Propose Bill to Bind Crimea Status to Anti-Russian Sanctions

Sputnik International - ‎4 hours ago‎
The sanctions against Moscow can be lifted if the US Congress gives the president confirmation of restoration of sovereignty of Ukraine over the Crimea or if peninsula status is resolved within the established procedures of international law and ...
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South Asia Daily: Prime Minister Modi to Address US

Foreign Policy - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
United States House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement on Thursday that he had invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in June which will be Modi's fourth visit to the United ...
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US congress blocking funds set aside for purchase of F-16 jets for Pakistan

Daily Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
The $742 million earmarked for US military aid to Pakistan in the 2016-2017 budget has also been put on hold, but may be released if Congress changes its mind, the State Department official said, adding that the Obama administration is working with ...
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Congress Passes The Defend Trade Secrets Act

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
On April 4, 2016, the Senate unanimously passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), S. 1890, a bill to create the first federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation.

China's Tibetan Legislators Meet US Congress Minority Leader - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A delegation of China's Tibetan legislators met with U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi here Thursday, exchanging views frankly on issues including China-U.
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US Congress: More naval operations in South China Sea - ‎19 hours ago‎
AMID the ongoing territorial dispute in the South China Sea, members of Congress asked the US administration on Wednesday, April 27, to strengthen naval operation in the contested island.
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House votes to make American bison 'national mammal'

USA TODAY - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The American Bison, the massive animals that were almost hunted to extinction in the Great Plains, may soon become the first national mammal of the United States.
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Senior US lawmakers want India PM Modi to address US Congress

Reuters - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
WASHINGTON The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee called on Tuesday for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of Congress during a visit to Washington in June.
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US Congress Calls on White House to Support Sniper Training in Ukraine

Sputnik International - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The House committee is scheduled to vote on the text of the defense spending bill on Wednesday, which could authorize a total of $610 billion in US defense spending in the 2017 fiscal year, including $150 million for Ukraine.
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Senate Nears Deal for at Least $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

New York Times - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
WASHINGTON - Senate negotiators on Tuesday moved closer to an agreement to provide at least $1.1 billion in emergency financing to combat the rapidly spreading Zika virus, which public health officials warn poses an imminent threat in the United ...
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U.S. records first Zika death; Congress breaks without decision on emergency funds

PBS NewsHour - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The United States has reported its first Zika-related death in Puerto Rico. The announcement from Puerto Rico's Health Secretary Ana Rius follows a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention on the status of the outbreak on the U.S. ...

Legislation In US Congress Would Revise The Process For Miscellaneous Tariff Bills

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The US House and Senate have introduced bipartisan legislation, dubbed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, that would launch a new process by which companies could request temporary reductions or suspensions for tariffs on ...
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US Congress pressuring Obama to veto UN Resolutions for Palestine

Al-Bawaba - ‎Apr 16, 2016‎
Release of the letter comes as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to present a draft resolution condemning Israeli settlements to the UN Security Council in New York from April 21 to 23.

U.S. Congress Directs FDA to Test Imported Olive Oils

Olive Oil Times - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The House Agriculture Committee decided on Tuesday to take steps to address olive oil fraud in the U.S. as appropriators working on the new Fiscal Year 2017 FDA spending bill called for tests on all imported olive oil.
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Saudi warns of economic fallout if US Congress passes 9/11 bill

Khaleej Times - ‎Apr 16, 2016‎
The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to sell of hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets should the US Congress pass a bill that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the New York Times ...

US congress debates 'illegal alien' term

The Australian - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
US congress debates 'illegal alien' term. Conservative US Republicans say the Library of Congress is caving to the whims of special interests in changing how it labels immigrants living in the country illegally.

US Congress holds hearing on pervasive use of torture in Tibet, China

Tibet Post International - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Tibet-US-Congress-Golog-Jigme-2016 Dharamshala - The international spotlight was once again shone on the pervasive use of torture in China's criminal justice system this month when it was made the subject of a United States Congress hearing that ...
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Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
“It is a matter of grave concern that the United States Congress, along with other branches of the US government, seem to believe that they can easily defy and breach the fundamental principle of state immunity, by unilaterally waiving the immunity of ...

US Congress Calls on Germany to Increase Support for Holocaust Survivors

Haaretz - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A bipartisan group of Congress members introduced a resolution calling on the German government to provide additional financial aid to Holocaust survivors in their waning years.
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Jim Clyburn on Congressional vote to keep Confederate flag at The Citadel: 'I will not let this rest'

Charleston Post Courier - ‎21 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are snubbing Democratic pressure on The Citadel to take down the Confederate flag, but U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn isn't giving up. “I will not let this rest,” the South Carolina Democrat leading the effort said Thursday.