Articles about Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Biden fills key posts, India's "friend" named Secretary of State

24 Nov 2020

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Biden fills key posts, India's "friend" named Secretary of State

Weeks after winning US elections, President-elect Joe Biden filled key positions in the cabinet, naming Antony Blinken as his Secretary of State.

Heather Nauert withdraws her nomination for US envoy to UN

17 Feb 2019

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Heather Nauert withdraws her nomination for US envoy to UN

In a surprise move, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert withdrew her nomination to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley as the top US diplomat at the United Nations, amid criticism by Democrats for her lack of diplomatic experience.

China and US begin talks to sort out trade differences

12 Dec 2018

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China and US begin talks to sort out trade differences

Top officials from the US and China have begun talks to sort out their trade differences, in particular, to identify steps that address the concerns of US President Donald Trump on intellectual property and reduce the balance of trade, a media report said.

Senators ask Trump to order probe into missing Saudi journalist

11 Oct 2018

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Senators ask Trump to order probe into missing Saudi journalist

As many as 22 top US Senators have asked US President Donald Trump to order an investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts and impose sanctions against anyone found responsible for his mysterious disappearance.

India needs to be one of America's closest partners: Pompeo

25 May 2018

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India needs to be one of America's closest partners: Pompeo

India needs to be central to what the Trump administration does in South and Central Asia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Friday.

Pompeo gets key Congressional panel's nod for Secretary of State

24 Apr 2018

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Pompeo gets key Congressional panel's nod for Secretary of State

President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday narrowly won a key Congressional panel nod after a leading Republican senator supported him at the last minute, paving the way for the CIA Director to become America's top diplomat.

First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed

18 Mar 2018

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First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed

The first India-US two-plus-two meeting that was tentatively scheduled for April 18-19 has been postponed as of now.

Top Senate committee question Trumps ability to order nuclear-strikes

15 Nov 2017

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Top Senate committee question Trumps ability to order nuclear-strikes

The US Congress has for the first time in 40 years scrutinized a president's authority to launch nuclear strikes.

Why a top US-senator considers President Trump "utterly untruthful"

25 Oct 2017

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Why a top US-senator considers President Trump "utterly untruthful"

Senior Republican Senator Bob Corker has attacked US President Donald Trump, calling him "utterly untruthful."

Top senator: Trump putting US 'on path to World War-III'

09 Oct 2017

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Top senator: Trump putting US 'on path to World War-III'

Bob Corker, a senior Republican Senator, has warned that President Donald Trump's hot-headed tweets against other countries could lead America "on the path to World War III."

Trump brings in 2 Indian-Americans for top govt. posts

13 Sep 2017

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Trump brings in 2 Indian-Americans for top govt. posts

Indian-American Raj Shah has been appointed to a key position in US President Donald Trump's communication team.

US will show strength at UN- US Ambassador to UN

29 Jan 2017

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US will show strength at UN- US Ambassador to UN

Nikki Haley, the new US Ambassador to the UN said in a strongly worded message that the US will show its "strength" at the UN and act accordingly against opponents.

Nikki Haley confirmed as US ambassador to UN

25 Jan 2017

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Nikki Haley confirmed as US ambassador to UN

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been confirmed by the US Senate as the next Ambassador to the UN. She is expected to be sworn in soon.

Nikki Haley opposes Trump's stance during Senate hearing

19 Jan 2017

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Nikki Haley opposes Trump's stance during Senate hearing

Donald Trump's nominee to be US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, 44, has received an overwhelmingly respectful reception from both Democratic and Republicans during her Senate confirmation hearing.

US sanctions 7 Pak firms

02 Jan 2017

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US sanctions 7 Pak firms

The US has sanctioned 7 Pakistani firms for "acting contrary" to American national security; they include National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), Air Weapons Complex (AWC), Maritime Technology Complex (MTC) and New Auto Engineering (NAE).

Trump picks Navarro, Spicer for top posts

23 Dec 2016

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Trump picks Navarro, Spicer for top posts

Donald Trump appointed Peter Navarro, a hard-liner on US-China relations to head the White House's National Trade Council, a move that may irk Beijing.

Indra Nooyi on Donald Trump's advisory council

14 Dec 2016

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Indra Nooyi on Donald Trump's advisory council

PepsiCo chairperson Indra Nooyi has just been inducted on President-elect Donald Trump's advisory council; Trump's transition team made this announcement a short while earlier.

Former Texas Guv is Trump's Energy Secretary

14 Dec 2016

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Former Texas Guv is Trump's Energy Secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump picked former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be his new Secretary of Energy; interestingly, during his 2012 Presidential bid, Perry proposed to scrap the the U.S. Department of Energy.

Trump picks Homeland Security chief

13 Dec 2016

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Trump picks Homeland Security chief

Retired Gen John Kelly has been nominated as Donald Trump's new Chief of Homeland Security; Trump said Kelly's service made him the "ideal choice" to serve as the new Homeland Security chief.

ExxonMobil CEO may be Trump's Secretary of State

11 Dec 2016

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ExxonMobil CEO may be Trump's Secretary of State

Sources said Rex Tillerson, the CEO of US oil behemoth ExxonMobil is likely to be nominated as Secretary of State under the Trump administration.

Scott Pritt to head EPA, Terry Branstad Ambassador to China

09 Dec 2016

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Scott Pritt to head EPA, Terry Branstad Ambassador to China

Donald Trump has controversially appointed Oklahoma Attorney General and staunch climate change critic Scott Pritt to head the US Environment Protection Agency.

Nikki Haley chosen as the US ambassador to UN

24 Nov 2016

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Nikki Haley chosen as the US ambassador to UN

The transition team announced that President-elect Donald Trump has picked Indian-American Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley to be the US ambassador to the United Nations.

Priebus, Bannon appointed to White House roles

14 Nov 2016

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Priebus, Bannon appointed to White House roles

Senior Republican Reince Priebus has been appointed as Donald Trump's new chief of staff, while Trump campaign chief Stephen Bannon as the White House's chief strategist.

Mike Pence made in-charge of White House transition

12 Nov 2016

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Mike Pence made in-charge of White House transition

Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has been made in charge of a White House transition team by President-elect Donald Trump.

All eyes are on Donald Trump's cabinet

10 Nov 2016

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All eyes are on Donald Trump's cabinet

Donald Trump's campaign was extremely divisive and beset with controversies.

Pakistan to not receive $300m in military reimbursements

06 Aug 2016

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Pakistan to not receive $300m in military reimbursements

Pakistan will not receive $300 million from the Pentagon in military reimbursements.