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US Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit Iran warmaking ability

02 February, 2020 8:44 am 8:44 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Senate passed legislation to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran’s retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict. Eight of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to pass the war powers resolution by 55-45. The … Read More


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Trump’s defence team begins arguments in US Senate impeachment trial

01 January, 2020 12:19 pm 12:19 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for US President Donald Trump began his defence at the Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, arguing that Democrats’ efforts to remove the president from office would set a “very, very dangerous” precedent in an election year. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, the head of the defence team, told Senators they would … Read More


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European Commission chief may visit Washington next month: ambassador

01 January, 2020 10:15 am 10:15 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen may visit Washington in early February, EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis said on Wednesday. US President Donald Trump met von der Leyen in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday and said afterward he had “very good” talks but maintained that if a trade deal was not struck with … Read More


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Ahead of tinder box Virginia gun rally, Trump says Constitution under attac...

01 January, 2020 11:32 pm 11:32 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump took aim at Virginia Democrats and their push to stiffen the state’s gun laws, saying that the U.S. Constitution was under attack just as thousands of armed militia members began arriving in Richmond for a Monday gun rally. Trump doubled down with his support of gun enthusiasts in the … Read More


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US House sends Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial

01 January, 2020 8:49 am 8:49 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third impeachment trial of a US president to begin in earnest next week. Lawmakers voted 228 to 193 to give the Senate, controlled by Trump’s fellow … Read More


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A decade on earth captured from space

12 December, 2019 11:41 am 11:41 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The biggest news events of the past decade have been chronicled from space. The last 10 years have seen a boom in the use of satellite imagery for reporting, led by a growth in commercial satellites that has slashed the cost of such images, and advances in technology that have made high-resolution … Read More


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Battle lines harden over Trump impeachment trial witnesses

12 December, 2019 12:13 pm 12:13 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Sunday signalled comfort with plans by Senate Republicans to avoid new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, while a top Democrat seized on a newly released email on the withholding of U.S. aid to Ukraine to press his case for testimony. The Democratic-led House of Representatives approved … Read More


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Seoul, Washington fail to agree on cost of US troops as deal set to expire

12 December, 2019 9:43 pm 9:43 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and the US failed on Wednesday to reach an agreement over Seoul’s contribution towards hosting some 28,500 US troops, ending two days of talks that were the last before their existing deal expires on December 31. South Korean lawmakers have said Washington is seeking up to $5 billion (3.81 billion … Read More


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Boeing’s 737 crisis deepens as production stops for first time in two...

12 December, 2019 9:09 am 9:09 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Monday it would suspend production of its best-selling 737 MAX jetliner in January, its biggest assembly-line halt in more than 20 years, as fallout from two fatal crashes of the now-grounded aircraft drags into 2020. Boeing, which builds the 737 south of Seattle, said it would not lay … Read More


Democrats huddle to draft impeachment charges against Trump

12 December, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the US House of Representatives met to prepare for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump’s presidency. After emerging from an all-day closed door meeting, House Judiciary Committee Democratic lawmakers said they were still in the process of drafting formal charges, … Read More


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China wants US tariffs rolled back in phase one trade deal

12 December, 2019 8:19 am 8:19 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing is insisting US tariffs must be rolled back as part of any phase one trade deal with Washington, China’s Global Times newspaper said on Sunday citing unnamed sources, amid continued uncertainty on whether the two sides can strike a deal. “A US pledge to scrap tariffs scheduled for December 15 cannot … Read More


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US accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

11 November, 2019 10:16 am 10:16 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo, who used to … Read More


North Korea launches two suspected missiles after warnings to Washington

10 October, 2019 11:14 pm 11:14 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearisation talks stalled. The launches, which Japanese authorities identified as likely ballistic missiles, were the first since one … Read More


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Erdogan says Turkey to resume Syria offensive if truce deal falters

10 October, 2019 10:26 am 10:26 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and “crush the heads of terrorists” if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area was not fully implemented. Erdogan agreed on Thursday in talks with US Vice President Mike Pence a five-day … Read More


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North Korea breaks off nuclear talks with US in Sweden

10 October, 2019 8:29 am 8:29 am

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – North Korea’s top negotiator said that working-level nuclear talks in Sweden between officials from Pyongyang and Washington had broken off, dashing prospects for an end to months of stalemate. The North’s chief nuclear negotiator, Kim Myong Gil, who spent much of the day in talks with an American delegation, cast the blame … Read More