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Patricia Zengerle

U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles

Sep 21 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. | Video

Senate passes spending measure, step toward preventing shutdown

Sep 18 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a mammoth spending package including $675 billion for the Defense Department and a measure to keep the entire federal government open until Dec. 7, a step toward avoiding a Sept. 30 shutdown.

Accuser of U.S. high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public

Sep 17 2018

WASHINGTON A woman who had anonymously accused President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public on Sunday, prompting Republicans to plan further discussions about his nomination before a committee vote this week. | Video

U.S. lawmakers step up push for more Russia sanctions

Sep 13 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Thursday kept up their push for the Trump administration to push back harder against Russia's "nefarious activities," even as top economic officials pledged to take a hard line on Moscow's election meddling and the poisoning of its own citizens in Britain.

Exclusive: Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions order

Sep 12 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order as soon as Wednesday that will slap sanctions on any foreign companies or people who interfere in U.S. elections, based on intelligence agency findings, two sources familiar with the matter said. | Video

U.S. senators urge Pompeo to press for release of Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

Sep 11 2018

WASHINGTON Eleven Republican and Democratic U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump's administration to "use all tools at your disposal," including imposing more economic sanctions, to ensure "the immediate, unconditional" release of two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar.

U.S. lawmakers mull sanctions on Russian oligarchs, sovereign debt

Sep 06 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers discussing possible new sanctions on Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and other international actions said on Thursday they may consider measures targeting the country's sovereign debt or wealthy and politically connected business leaders known as oligarchs.

Justice Department probes whether social media is 'stifling' speech

Sep 05 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas," the department said on Wednesday. | Video

Facebook, Twitter face U.S. Congress over foreign bids to tilt politics

Sep 05 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 Top executives from Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will defend their companies in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday over what lawmakers see as a failure to combat continuing foreign efforts to influence U.S. politics.

Facebook, Twitter face U.S. Congress over politics and the internet

Sep 04 2018

WASHINGTON Top Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc executives will defend their companies before U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its operations are influenced by politics.

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