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US Senate passes $602bn defence authorization bill

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a $602 billion defence authorization bill, despite President Barack Obama's threat to veto the annual policy measure over issues including a ban on closing the Guantanamo Bay military pri

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US on track to approve $1.1bn Zika funding

The US Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for approval of $1.1 billion in immediate funds to battle the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects, well above what is in legislation pending in the House of Representatives. By a vot

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US Senate to vote on new Iran sanctions bill

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has begun a process that could allow the Senate to vote as soon as next month to impose new sanctions on Iran if talks on its nuclear program fail, Senate aides said on Friday, despite a White House veto thre

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US Senate approves new Iran sanctions

The US Senate has resoundingly approved expanded sanctions on global trade with Iran's energy and shipping sectors, its latest effort to ratchet up economic pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program. The new package, which k

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UK offers budget visits to ME travellers

Gulf visitors are finding affordable ways to see Britain at its best this summer, with options to stay in London or some of Great Britain’s other unique cities less than an hour away, UAE tourism officials said. “Summer 2012 is shaping up

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US Senate approves tougher Iran sanctions

The US Senate unanimously approved on Monday a package of new economic sanctions on Iran's oil sector just days ahead of a meeting in Baghdad between major world powers and Tehran.      The West suspects Iran is w

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Bill to ramp up Iran sanctions fails in US Senate

A US Republican lawmaker on Tuesday blocked Democrats from passing legislation designed to further punish Iran for developing its nuclear programme, and each side blamed the other for its failure in a presidential election year that will put extra

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Senate approves Wall Street reforms

The US Senate approved a sweeping Wall Street reform bill on Thursday night, capping months of wrangling over the biggest overhaul of financial regulation since the 1930s. By a vote of 59-39, the Senate awarded a victory to President Barac

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US Senate approves broad healthcare overhaul

The US Senate approved President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul on Thursday, backing sweeping changes in the medical insurance market and new coverage for tens of millions of uninsured Americans. On a party-line 60-39 vote, Senate Demo

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US Senate votes to stop production of F-22 jet

The US Senate has voted to stop production of the F-22 fighter plane, handing President Barack Obama a victory as he tries to rein in defense spending. The Senate voted 58 to 40 to strip $1.75 billion for the Lockheed Martin Corp-built pla

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