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Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

Feb 16 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. | Video

U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension

Feb 15 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The United States and China will resume trade talks next week in Washington with time running short to ease their bruising trade war, but U.S. President Donald Trump repeated on Friday that he may extend a March 1 deadline for a deal and keep tariffs on Chinese goods from rising. | Video

Trump puts on a few pounds, enters obese range: medical report

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO U.S. President Donald Trump has gained weight over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in "very good health overall," according to results of an annual presidential physical examination conducted last week. | Video

Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize, complains he'll never get it

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump made the case on Friday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria, but complained he probably would never get the honor.

Trump: China trade talks going 'very well' before high-level parley

Feb 13 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday trade talks with China were "going along very well" as the world's two largest economies try to resolve their seven-month tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal.

Trump to give speech on Venezuela in Miami on Monday

Feb 13 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will give a speech on Venezuela in Miami on Monday and voice support for Juan Guaido, whom the United States considers the South American country's legitimate president, a White House official said on Wednesday.

O'Rourke, Trump duel over wall, immigration in possible 2020 preview

Feb 12 2019

EL PASO, Texas Potential White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke accused Donald Trump of fear-mongering on Monday and the Republican president mocked the Democrat as a "young man who lost" in dueling rallies that could preview the tenor of the 2020 election campaign. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections - source

Feb 08 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela's military urging them to abandon President Nicolas Maduro and is also preparing new sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on him, a senior White House official said.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections -source

Feb 08 2019

WASHINGTON, Feb 8 The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela's military urging them to abandon leader Nicolas Maduro and is also preparing new sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on him, a senior White House official said.

U.S. sends aid to Colombia-Venezuela border; Maduro rejects help

Feb 05 2019

WASHINGTON The United States has sent food and medicine to Colombia's border with Venezuela, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, although it is still unclear how the aid will get past the objections of President Nicolas Maduro, who has blocked shipments in the past.

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