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Senator Graham, close Trump ally, joins opponents to planned U.S. foreign aid cuts

Aug 16 2019

WASHINGTON Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Hal Rogers urged President Donald Trump on Friday to drop planned "sweeping and indiscriminate" foreign aid cuts, joining a chorus of lawmakers opposing what they consider a bid to sidestep Trump's own budget deal.

Israel bars U.S. Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib under pressure from Trump

Aug 15 2019

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred U.S. Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on his ally not to let them in. | Video

U.S. lawmakers push back against possible Trump foreign aid cuts

Aug 09 2019

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic foreign policy leaders in the U.S. Congress came out on Friday against a Trump administration review of foreign aid that critics fear could lead to sharp cuts in funds for global health, peacekeeping and other programs.

Trump drops spy chief pick Ratcliffe and mulls a replacement

Aug 02 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday dropped his choice of John Ratcliffe to be U.S. spy chief after questions arose about the congressman's lack of experience and possible exaggerations in his resume, marking the latest upheaval over a top national security post. | Video

U.S. lawmakers still plot to push Saudi Arabia on rights, despite Trump

Aug 01 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress left Washington on Thursday without enacting legislation to punish Saudi human rights abuses, but lawmakers said efforts to stop military sales and impose sanctions would continue after their August break.

Senate panel backs Nord Stream 2 pipeline sanctions bill

Aug 01 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill on Wednesday to slap sanctions on companies and individuals involved in building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that the Trump administration says would strengthen Moscow's economic grip on Europe.

Senate confirms Craft as ambassador to United Nations

Jul 31 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Kelly Craft, a Republican donor who is currently ambassador to Canada, as ambassador to the United Nations, despite opposition from Democrats who criticized President Donald Trump's nominee as too inexperienced for the post.

U.S. lawmakers denounce Turkey's Russia arms purchase but unsure of next steps

Jul 25 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers say they are unhappy about Turkey's purchase of a Russian missile defense system but are unsure what President Donald Trump - or Congress - should do next, suggesting efforts to impose sanctions were on the back burner for now.

U.S. Senate confirms Milley as chairman of Joint Chiefs

Jul 25 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to confirm four-star Army General Mark Milley as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Donald Trump's most senior uniformed military adviser. | Video

U.S. lawmakers denounce Turkey's Russia arms purchase but unsure of next steps

Jul 25 2019

WASHINGTON, July 25 U.S. lawmakers say they are unhappy about Turkey's purchase of a Russian missile defense system but are unsure what President Donald Trump - or Congress - should do next, suggesting efforts to impose sanctions were on the back burner for now.

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