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    1. October 20, 2014

      Wall Street wants government group on cyber security

      The financial industry body that represents some of the biggest firms on Wall Street has called for the creation of an...

    2. April 3, 2014

      Industry challenges tech groups over patents

      The heavyweights of industrial America have turned on Silicon Valley in a battle over patents by attacking reform...

    1. December 17, 2013

      Spy ruling sets up a fight and a dilemma for Obama

      A federal court ruling that the bulk collection of US telephone data is unconstitutional has set up a high-stakes legal...

    2. August 12, 2013

      US to soften petty crime stance

      Low-level, non-violent drug offenders will no longer face tough mandatory sentences under new guidelines proposed on Monday...

    3. August 1, 2013

      US spying comes under fresh attack

      The Obama administration’s electronic surveillance came under fresh criticism on Wednesday from senior Democratic and...

    4. July 4, 2013

      Obama avoids calling Egyptian army’s ousting of Morsi a ‘coup’

      In a carefully-written statement issued by the White House on Wednesday evening about the ousting of Egyptian President...

    5. May 5, 2013

      Gay couples gloomy over US immigration reforms

      A year ago, Martin Chavez married his British partner Adam Norbury in New York. Months later, he was promoted to Goldman...

    6. July 13, 2012

      Senators urge probe of Libor regulators

      A dozen senior US lawmakers have urged the nation’s top law enforcement officer to hold regulators to account if they knew...

    7. April 22, 2010

      Obama lists abortion rights as key to court nomination

      Barack Obama said yesterday he wanted a replacement for retiring Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens who supported...

    8. April 22, 2010

      Obama lists women's rights as key to court nomination

      Barack Obama said yesterday he did not have a "litmus test" for nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court justice John Paul...

    9. April 21, 2010

      Obama considers women’s rights in court pick

      Barack Obama said yesterday he did not have a “litmus test” for nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court justice John Paul...

    10. October 15, 2009

      Senators direct their fire at US health insurers

      The war of words between Democrats and the US insurance industry escalated yesterday, a day after the Senate finance...

    11. October 14, 2009

      Senators direct their fire at US health insurers

      The war of words between Democrats and the US insurance industry escalated on Wednesday, a day after the Senate finance...

    12. August 11, 2009

      Mexicans arrest drugs gang over 'plot' to kill president

      Mexican police said yesterday they had arrested drug gangsters who were plotting to assassinate Felipe Calderón, the...

    13. August 11, 2009

      Mexicans say plot to kill president thwarted

      Mexican police said yesterday they had arrested drug gangsters who were plotting to assassinate Felipe Calderón, the...

    14. August 10, 2009

      Mexicans say plot to kill president thwarted

      Mexican police said on Monday they had arrested drug gangsters who were plotting to assassinate Felipe Calderón, the...

    15. August 10, 2009

      Drugs, swine flu and trade tensions hang over summit

      North American leaders meet today in a summit overshadowed by Mexico's battle with drug cartels, fears about swine flu and...

    16. July 13, 2009

      Cheney comes under fire over secret terror project

      Democratic senators yesterday called for an investigation into reports that Dick Cheney, the former vicepresident,...

    17. July 12, 2009

      Cheney under fire on secret terror project

      Democratic senators on Sunday called for an investigation into reports that Dick Cheney, the former vice-president,...

    18. April 22, 2009

      Rehashing the myth crack cocaine is used mainly by African-Americans

      From Mr Bill Piper. Sir, Your report on US drug offenders repeated the myth that crack cocaine is “more commonly used by...

    19. February 24, 2009

      ADB considers dropping lending review

      Plans by the Asian Development Bank to change lending criteria could be dropped, amid fears in Washington that the overhaul...

    20. January 8, 2009

      Battle looms over nominee to be US legal chief

      Democrats yesterday leapt to the defence of Eric Holder, Barack Obama's choice for attorney-general, as Republicans geared...

    21. January 8, 2009

      Democrats back nominee for law chief

      Democrats on Wednesday leapt to the defence of Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s pick for attorney-general, as Republicans geared...

    22. August 7, 2008

      Suspect named in anthrax attacks

      The US Department of Justice said yesterday there was "compelling" evidence that Bruce Ivins, a microbiologist who worked...

    23. August 7, 2008

      Inquiry links anthrax expert to letter attack

      The US justice department said yesterday there was "compelling" evidence that a former government bio-weapons expert who...

    24. August 7, 2008

      ‘Compelling’ evidence links anthrax expert

      The US Justice department said on Wednesday there was “compelling” evidence that a former government bio­weapons expert who...

    25. August 2, 2008

      Suspect in FBI anthrax attack inquiry dies

      A leading US government bioweapons scientist apparently killed himself this week after learning that the justice department...

    26. August 2, 2008

      Suspect in FBI anthrax attack inquiry dies

      A leading US government bioweapons scientist apparently killed himself this week after learning that the justice department...

    27. August 1, 2008

      Suspect in FBI anthrax inquiry dies

      A leading US government bioweapons scientist apparently killed himself this week after learning that the Justice department...

    28. March 29, 2008

      Democratic rivals urged to soften attacks

      Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, yesterday urged Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and their...

    29. March 29, 2008

      Clinton urged to quit race for nomination

      Hillary Clinton yesterday faced calls to drop out of the presidential race as senior Democrats warned that her divisive...

    30. March 28, 2008

      Clinton urged to quit presidential race

      Hillary Clinton faced calls on Friday to drop out of the presidential race as senior Democrats warned that her divisive...

    31. March 9, 2008

      Paulson pressed on ADB funding rules

      The chairmen of two US congressional committees are warning that the project evaluation standards of the Asian Development...

    32. November 7, 2007

      Mukasey wins backing from judiciary panel

      President George W. Bush's controversial nominee to be US attorney-general, Michael Mukasey, won the grudging approval of a...

    33. November 6, 2007

      Mukasey wins approval from judiciary panel

      President George W. Bush’s controversial nominee to be US attorney general, Michael Mukasey, won the grudging approval of a...

    34. November 6, 2007

      Congress looks at cutting US aid

      The US Congress is looking at whether US law requires a cut in aid to Pakistan after the imposition of emergency rule - a...

    35. November 6, 2007

      US legislation may require cut in funding

      The US Congress is looking at whether American law requires a cut in aid to Pakistan in the wake of President Pervez...

    36. November 5, 2007

      US Congress eyes Pakistan aid cut

      The US Congress is looking at whether American law requires a cut in aid to Pakistan in the wake of General Pervez...

    37. August 16, 2007

      Observer: Moonlighting

      Patrick Leahy is best known as the gruff chairman of the US Senate judiciary committee. But the Democratic senator for...

    38. August 15, 2007

      Observer: The little girl with the curl index

      Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange can be like Mother Goose’s little girl with a curl. When they are...

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