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Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens to close border

Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens to close border

Published 18/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border on Thursday if Mexico did not move to [more…]

Democratic victory in November would put Trump under microscope

Democratic victory in November would put Trump under microscope

Published 18/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate next month, nearly every aspect of Donald Trump’s presidency could [more…]

As tensions mount, Mattis seeks more resilient U.S. ties with…

As tensions mount, Mattis seeks more resilient U.S. ties with…

Published 18/10/2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Chinese counterpart on Thursday that the world’s two largest economies needed to deepen high-level ties [more…]

How Democrats hope to obtain Trump’s tax returns

How Democrats hope to obtain Trump’s tax returns

Published 18/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress could request President Donald Trump’s tax returns under a seldom-used 1924 law, which Democrats say they plan to invoke [more…]

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

Published 18/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell [more…]

Trump to nominate former Air Force general as top Asia diplomat

Trump to nominate former Air Force general as top Asia diplomat

Published 18/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department’s top diplomat for East [more…]

Trump turns attention to budget cutting after slashing taxes

Trump turns attention to budget cutting after slashing taxes

Published 17/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with a budget deficit at a six-year high, on Wednesday told his Cabinet to come up with [more…]

Modified cotton could be human food source after U.S. green light

Modified cotton could be human food source after U.S. green light

Published 17/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have cleared the way for farmers to grow a cotton plant genetically modified to make the cottonseed edible for people, [more…]

China Treasury holdings in August fall to lowest since June 2017:…

China Treasury holdings in August fall to lowest since June 2017:…

Published 16/10/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries fell for a third straight month in August to their lowest in more than a year, [more…]

Pompeo visit to China kicks off with frosty exchange

Pompeo visit to China kicks off with frosty exchange

Published 08/10/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - A meeting of top U.S. and Chinese diplomats got off to a frosty start on Monday, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike [more…]