David Alexander

Trump prods General Motors over its auto plants in China

Aug 30 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump, who is engaged in a trade war with Beijing, said on Friday that the largest U.S. automaker, General Motors Co , should begin moving its operations back to the United States.

Trump promises ethanol-related 'giant package' to please farmers

Aug 29 2019

WASHINGTON/South Sioux City, NEBRASKA President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration is planning a "giant package" related to ethanol that would please U.S. farmers angry that many more oil refiners have been freed from obligations to use the corn-based fuel.

U.S. must have access to U.S.-listed Chinese firms' audit documents, lawmakers say

Jun 06 2019

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to force Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, including providing access to audits or face delisting.

Kushner hopes Israel will look at peace plan before any West Bank moves

May 02 2019

WASHINGTON White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday he hopes Israel will take a hard look at President Donald Trump's upcoming Middle East peace proposal before proceeding with any plan to annex West Bank settlements. | Video

On staff following orders, Trump says: 'Nobody disobeys me'

Apr 22 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump dismissed questions from reporters on Monday about his staff's reluctance to carry out his orders and the chances of impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Congress, days after the Mueller report highlighted both issues. | Video

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen subpoenaed by Senate panel: adviser

Jan 25 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and self-described "fixer" Michael Cohen has been subpoenaed to testify by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, Cohen's adviser Lanny Davis said on Thursday. | Video

White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

Jan 07 2019

WASHINGTON The White House sought to make the case on Monday that President Donald Trump had not changed his position on withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, a day after his national security adviser outlined conditions for a withdrawal that could take months.

U.S. says China spy charged with trying to steal aviation secrets

Oct 11 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it had arrested and indicted a spy for China's Ministry of State Security on charges of economic espionage and attempting to steal trade secrets from several U.S. aviation and aerospace companies.

U.S. associate of indicted Russian pleads guilty, to cooperate with Mueller

Aug 31 2018

An American who is the business partner of a Russian national accused by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller of having ties to Russian intelligence pleaded guilty on Friday to unregistered lobbying for a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine.

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