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House Armed Services chairman denies $1 billion transfer for Trump wall

3:32pm EDT

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Tuesday denied the Pentagon's plan to shift $1 billion to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, a move that while largely symbolic, highlights the concern lawmakers have about using the defense budget to pay for the wall.

U.S. senators say Pentagon budget plan would use 'slush fund' for Trump border wall

Mar 14 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. senators berated top Defense Department officials on Thursday over the Trump administration's plan to sidestep Congress by using money intended for ongoing wars to finance the president's long-desired border wall with Mexico.

Google's work in China benefiting China's military: U.S. general

Mar 14 2019

WASHINGTON The United States' top general said on Thursday that the Chinese military was benefiting from the work Alphabet Inc’s Google was doing in China, where the technology giant has long sought to have a bigger presence.

Senate rebukes Trump on Saudi, backs war powers resolution

Mar 13 2019

WASHINGTON The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution seeking to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, in a rebuke of President Donald Trump's policy toward the kingdom.

Texas Republican opposes Trump plan to fund border wall with U.S. defense funds

Mar 12 2019

WASHINGTON The top Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee said on Tuesday he opposed President Donald Trump's plan to use $7 billion from the military budget to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

NATO's Stoltenberg invited to address U.S. Congress April 3

Mar 11 2019

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. congressional leaders on Monday invited NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address lawmakers next month, offering a rare honor to the head of an organization often derided by President Donald Trump.

Trump's Venezuela envoy vows sanctions on banks backing Maduro

Mar 08 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's special representative for Venezuela pledged on Thursday that Washington would "expand the net" of sanctions on the South American nation, including more on banks supporting President Nicolas Maduro's government.

U.S. senators say Saudi crown prince has gone 'full gangster'

Mar 06 2019

WASHINGTON Retired General John Abizaid, President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia, defended the U.S.-Saudi relationship on Wednesday as lawmakers accused the kingdom of a litany of misdeeds and criticized its crown prince as going "full gangster." | Video

U.S. senators pledge to push Trump on Saudis, journalist's death

Mar 04 2019

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Monday they were frustrated with the Trump administration's failure to provide more information about the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed to push for a stronger response.

U.S. allows lawsuits against Cuban entities but shields foreign firms for now

Mar 04 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Monday it would allow lawsuits by U.S. citizens against dozens of Cuban companies and other entities on Washington's blacklist but will maintain, for now, a ban against suing foreign firms doing business on the communist-ruled island.

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