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Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives. [more…]

Trump`s `covfefe` tweet leaves Internet guessing

Trump`s `covfefe` tweet leaves Internet guessing

Published 31/05/2017

A late night Tweet is seen from the personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump, May 31, 2017. The Tweet reads, 'Despite the constant negative press covfefe'. Donald Trump/Twitter/Handout via REUTERS

A midnight tweet by Donald Trump unleashed a wave of sometimes mocking speculation by Internet users wondering what the U.S. president meant by writing "covfefe" in an apparently unfinished Twitter post that lingered online for hours.

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Under fire, Trump`s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes

Under fire, Trump`s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes

Published 03/03/2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia's ambassador.

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Twelve U.S. senators urge security rejection of China aluminum M&A deal

Twelve U.S. senators urge security rejection of China aluminum M&A deal

Published 03/11/2016

IPO brochures of China Zhongwang Holdings Limited are displayed at a news conference in Hong Kong April 23, 2009. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

Twelve U.S. senators urged on Wednesday that a national security review panel reject Chinese aluminum giant Zhongwang International Group Ltd's proposed $2.3 billion purchase of U.S. aluminum products maker Aleris Corp.

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AT&T-Time Warner deal sparks calls for scrutiny in Washington

AT&T-Time Warner deal sparks calls for scrutiny in Washington

Published 24/10/2016

Signage that reads Time Warner is seen at the Time Warner Center in New York City, October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

AT&T Inc's (T.N) proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) generated skepticism among both Democrats and Republicans on Sunday, making it more likely that regulators will closely scrutinize the effort to create a new telecommunications and media giant.

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Comcast drops Time Warner Cable bid after antitrust pressure

Published 24/04/2015

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would [more…]