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Japan PM to make 'historic' US Congress address

Thursday, 26 March 2015 17:19 Written by
Washington (AFP) - The leader of the US Congress has invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make an historic address to American lawmakers on April 29, House Speaker John Boehner's office said Thursday. "Prime Minister Abe will become the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress, and we are proud to host this historic event," Boehner said in a statement.US Congress
Japan PM Abe invited to address US Congress April 29
Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:52 Written by
The leader of the US Congress has invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make an historic address to American lawmakers on April 29, House Speaker John Boehner's office said Thursday. "Prime Minister Abe will become the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress, and we are proud to host this historic event," Boehner said in a statement.
US Congress Plagued by Big Money Corruption - US Independent Senator
Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:52 Written by
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Corruption by wealthy interests permeates the legislative process in the US Congress and has reached grotesque levels, Independent US Senator Bernie Sanders said at a press conference on Monday. © AP Photo/ Pablo Martinez Monsivais Congress Should Raise US Debt Limit ‘As Soon As Possible’“If anyone doubts what goes on in Congress, that piece of legislation after piece
As US draws down, can Ghani brake Afghanistan's economic slide? (+video)
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 18:21 Written by
Kabul, Afghanistan — For almost two years now, Javed Jami has watched business evaporate. His logistics company once employed 350 drivers and 150 administrative workers to operate a fleet of 500 trucks that delivered fuel and supplies to foreign forces throughout Afghanistan at the height of the war. But like countless other businesses that depended on foreign troops, when the drawdown began Mr. Jami watched his customers leave the country. Jami has since
Afghan leader vows new chapter in US ties
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:50 Written by
Washington (AFP) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani warned Wednesday that Islamist extremists will soon "come knocking on our door," and stressed to US lawmakers that the region must unite in a battle against them. "If one story of our future history is bright, there is another, darker cloud that is making its way towards our country," Ghani told a joint meeting of Congress during his first trip to Washington as leader
Afghan president thanks American people in speech to Congress
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:22 Written by
Washington (AFP) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday thanked "the people of the United States" for their service and sacrifice over a decade of war in Afghanistan in an address to the US Congress. "We owe a profound debt to the 2,315 servicemen and women killed and the more than 20,000 who have been wounded in service to your country and ours," Ghani said, after receiving a warm welcome
IMF 'Plan B' on reforms could slash US power
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 23:37 Written by
Washington (AFP) - Washington's block on crucial IMF reforms has pushed the crisis lender into discussions of other options, with one proposal potentially slashing US voting power nearly in half, AFP learned. Talks on "Plan B" have emerged because patience has run out with the US Congress' failure to ratify the 2010 reforms originally strongly supported by the White House. The reforms would both realign the power of members on the
Kerry urges US Congress to support free trade talks
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 22:43 Written by
Washington, March 25 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Congress on Tuesday to grant the Barack Obama administration the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to finalise ongoing free trade talks in a more efficient manner, media reported on Wednesday. In order to drive global growth and prosperity, the first thing for the United States is to finalize the free trade agreements and the bilateral investment treaties that the country is currently working on,…
Israel spied on US-Iran nuclear talks and gave secrets to members of Congress, WSJ reports
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:29 Written by
Chilly: Relations between Obama and the government of Israel have been openly hostile since Netanyahu accepted an invitation from Republicans to address the US Congress. Photo: ReutersNetanyahu apologises for 'droves of Arabs' commentWashington: Israel obtained sensitive information about the nuclear talks between Iran and the United States and turned it over to members of Congress, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The insider details came from "confidential" briefings from US officials as well as from
US accuses Israel of spying on nuclear talks with Iran
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:59 Written by
The US has accused Israel of spying on international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme and using the intelligence gathered to persuade Congress to undermine the talks, according to a report on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal cited senior administration officials as saying the Israeli espionage operation began soon after the US opened up a secret channel of communications with Tehran in 2012, aimed at resolving the decade-long standoff over Iran’s
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