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U.S. presses China to halt militarization of South China Sea

Nov 09 2018

WASHINGTON Standing side by side, top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea, drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing. | Video

Exclusive: Trump, industry work behind the scenes to save Saudi arms package

Oct 24 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration and the U.S. defense industry are scrambling to save the few actual deals in the much-touted $110 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia as concerns rise about the role of the Kingdom's leadership over the death of a prominent critic. | Video

Trump a reluctant critic of Saudi Arabia despite pressure to act

Oct 20 2018

WASHINGTON Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying "hopefully that will sort itself out".

U.S. weapons makers rattled over Saudi Arabia deals

Oct 12 2018

WASHINGTON Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

U.S. weapons makers rattled over Saudi Arabia deals

Oct 12 2018

WASHINGTON Major U.S. defence contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

U.S. weapons makers rattled over Saudi Arabia deals

Oct 12 2018

WASHINGTON Major U.S. defence contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-U.S. weapons makers rattled over Saudi Arabia deals

Oct 12 2018

WASHINGTON, Oct 12 Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Friday.

Pence accuses China of 'malign' campaign to undermine Trump

Oct 05 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence intensified Washington's pressure campaign against Beijing on Thursday by accusing China of "malign" efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next month's congressional elections and reckless military actions in the South China Sea. | Video

U.S. urges Myanmar to hold security forces accountable in Rohingya crackdown

Sep 28 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Myanmar's government to take concrete steps to investigate human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and hold accountable members of its security forces and others for any involvement in those actions, a State Department official said on Friday.

Trump's election meddling charge against China marks U.S. pressure campaign

Sep 27 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s accusation of Chinese meddling in upcoming U.S. elections marks a new phase in an escalating pressure campaign against Beijing that Washington is pursuing on multiple fronts, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday.

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