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Trump says stands with Japan against North Korean menace, working on trade

Trump says stands with Japan against North Korean menace, working on trade

Published 06/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said America stood with ally Japan against the North Korean "menace" and that Washington would work with Tokyo to sort out problems on trade between the world's biggest and third-largest economies. [more…]

House weighing `host of ideas` in tax bill revision, Ryan says

House weighing `host of ideas` in tax bill revision, Ryan says

Published 06/11/2017

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday that Republican lawmakers are weighing a "host of ideas" as the House tax-writing committee begins revising a tax bill this week, though he expects the broad outlines to remain the same. [more…]

Special counsel`s Russia probe entering new phase with first charges

Special counsel`s Russia probe entering new phase with first charges

Published 29/10/2017

The investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election will enter a new phase as early as Monday, when the first charges resulting from the probe could be unsealed and a target taken into custody. [more…]

First charges filed in U.S. special counsel`s Russia investigation: source

First charges filed in U.S. special counsel`s Russia investigation: source

Published 29/10/2017

A federal grand jury on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. [more…]

Exclusive: While advising Trump in 2016, ex-CIA chief proposed plan to discredit Turkish cleric

Exclusive: While advising Trump in 2016, ex-CIA chief proposed plan to discredit Turkish cleric

Published 27/10/2017

Former CIA director James Woolsey pitched a $10 million contract to two Turkish businessmen to help discredit a controversial U.S.-based cleric while Woolsey was an adviser to Donald Trump's election campaign, three people familiar with the proposal said. [more…]

Pence exits NFL game after players kneel during anthem

Pence exits NFL game after players kneel during anthem

Published 09/10/2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a National Football League game on Sunday after some players knelt during the national anthem, a form of demonstration that began last year in silent protest against police violence toward racial minorities. [more…]

Japan, U.S. to hold second round of economic dialogue on October 16

Published 06/10/2017

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he would meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 for the second round of an economic dialogue between the two countries. [more…]

Trump plays left and right in drive to protect `Dreamers`

Trump plays left and right in drive to protect `Dreamers`

Published 29/09/2017

President Donald Trump and top aides have urged conservative Republicans in Congress to craft legislation protecting "Dreamers" brought illegally to the United States as children, a move that could jeopardize efforts to work with Democrats on the issue. [more…]

Education Secretary DeVos faces largely silent protest at Harvard speech

Education Secretary DeVos faces largely silent protest at Harvard speech

Published 29/09/2017

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confronted by largely silent protesters holding signs opposing the Trump administration's promotion of for-profit schools and changes to how colleges handle sex assault allegations at a speech at Harvard University on Thursday. [more…]

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

Published 24/09/2017

A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticism of the legislation. [more…]