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Democrats: Trump comments give green light to foreign election meddling

Jun 13 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of giving Russia the green light to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential race, while a top Republican ally said Trump was wrong to say he would accept political dirt from foreign sources. | Video

Buttigieg urges end to 'endless' U.S. war, return to Iran, climate deals

Jun 11 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday urged a stop to the "endless war" that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and a return to the Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate accord scrapped by Republican President Donald Trump.

Trump ready to slap more tariffs on China after G20 meeting

Jun 10 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was ready to impose another round of punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if he cannot make progress in trade talks with China's President at a Group of 20 summit later this month.

Trump says United Tech, Raytheon deal may hurt competition

Jun 10 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump gave mixed signals Monday as to whether he believed the $121 billion merger of defense contractor Raytheon Co and United Technologies Corp should go forward, while the Pentagon indicated it would take a hard look at the deal.

Trump defends Mexico migration deal and pledges more detail

Jun 09 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump defended his administration's deal with Mexico against criticism that there were no major new commitments to stem a flow of Central American migrants crossing into the United States, and said on Sunday more details would soon be released. | Video

U.S. sanctions target Iran petrochemicals, analysts see modest effect

Jun 07 2019

WASHINGTON The United States sanctioned Iran's largest petrochemical holding group on Friday for indirectly supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a step it said aimed to dry up revenues to the Iranian military unit but that analysts called largely symbolic.

Trump agrees with North Korean leader Kim on Biden: White House

May 26 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday, aligning the American president with an authoritarian foreign leader over a former U.S. vice president.

Trump says 'dangerous' Huawei could be included in U.S.-China trade deal

May 24 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING President Donald Trump said on Thursday U.S. complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.-China trade deal, while at the same time calling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous." | Video

U.S. imposes drug-related sanctions on Mexican judge, former governor

May 17 2019

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY The United States slapped sanctions on a Mexican judge and a former state governor on Friday, accusing them of taking bribes from drug traffickers, and saying that government corruption had allowed Mexican drug gangs to grow and operate with impunity.

U.S. states accuse Teva, other drugmakers, of price-fixing: lawsuit

May 11 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. states filed a lawsuit accusing Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc of orchestrating a sweeping scheme with 19 other drug companies to inflate drug prices - sometimes by more than 1,000% - and stifle competition for generic drugs, state prosecutors said on Saturday.

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