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Defense chief's border visit will highlight Trump priority

Added: 11.05.2019 13:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what President Donald Trump calls a national emergency, after freeing up $1.5 billion Pentagon money to support wall construction. Shanahan was flying to the Texas border town of McAllen on Saturday with the acting chief of Homeland Security Department, Kevin McAleenan, for a trip that demonstrates Shanahan's attention to border security, a top Trump priority, amid questions from some in Congress about whether the border mission is an appropriate and wise use of military resources. As a prelude to the...

U.S. seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions

Added: 09.05.2019 19:58 | 0 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has seized a North Korean cargo ship used to supply coal to the isolated nation in violation of international sanctions, law enforcement officials said Thursday. The seizure of the vessel, detained last month in Indonesia, comes at a delicate moment between the two...

Give Mueller the Mic

Added: 03.05.2019 11:48 | 3 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON -- It's Mueller time.We need public, no-holds-barred testimony before Congress by special counsel Robert Mueller, and we need it now. As we saw Wednesday, trying to get the truth out of...

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Business Highlights

Added: 02.05.2019 22:24 | 2 views | 0 comments

___ Trump Fed choice Stephen Moore withdraws amid controversy WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator whom President Donald Trump had tapped for the Federal Reserve board, withdrew from consideration after losing Republican support in the Senate, largely over his past inflammatory writings about women.

Trump marks National Day of Prayer with synagogue victims

Added: 02.05.2019 19:59 | 2 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has celebrated the National Day of Prayer with victims of last weekend's California synagogue shooting. Trump and rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of the Chabad...

US official: Trump wants solo, not multi-party talks with NK

Added: 28.04.2019 18:17 | 2 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has little interest in joining other countries in a multi-nation effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday. The United States is not trying to exclude other nations from nuclear talks with Pyongyang, John Bolton told "Fox News Sunday," but "I think it's not what our preference is." "I think Kim Jong Un, at least up until now, has wanted the one-on-one contact with the United States, which is what he has gotten,"...

Will Trump and Supreme Court Tear the Country Apart?

Added: 28.04.2019 17:36 | 2 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON -- Our nation faces a constitutional conflagration, and President Trump is not the only actor willing to put personal and partisan interests above the preservation of our system of...

Meeting Israel's Netanyahu, Trump backs away from commitment to Palestinian state

Added: 16.02.2017 1:34 | 0 views | 0 comments


By Luke Baker and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday dropped a U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the longstanding bedrock of Washington's Middle East policy, even as he urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to curb settlement construction. In the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders since Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, the Republican president backed away from a U.S. embrace of the eventual creation of a Palestinian state, upending a position taken by successive administrations and the international community. "I'm looking at two states and one state, and I like the one both parties like," Trump told a joint news conference with Netanyahu.

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