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  • *Charged with being part of scheme to breach Iran sanctions. ISTANBUL, March 29- Shares of Turkish state lender Halkbank suffered their biggest one-day fall on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors charged a senior executive with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate sanctions against Iran. Halkbank, Turkey's fifth-largest listed bank by assets,...

  • *Charged with being part of scheme to breach Iran sanctions. ISTANBUL, March 29- Shares of Turkish state lender Halkbank were heading on Wednesday for their biggest one-day fall after U.S. prosecutors charged a senior executive with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate sanctions against Iran. Halkbank, Turkey's fifth-largest listed bank by assets,...

  • *Charged with being part of scheme to breach Iran sanctions. ISTANBUL, March 29- Shares of Turkish state lender Halkbank were headed for their biggest ever one-day fall on Wednesday after U.S. prosecutors charged a senior executive with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate sanctions against Iran. Halkbank, Turkey's fifth-largest listed bank by...

  • The House votes 215-205 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc after the White House says it strongly supports the move. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will have a final vote on April 7 on Trump's Supreme Court...

  • The House votes 215-205 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc after the White House said it strongly supported the move. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will have a final vote on April 7 on Trump's Supreme Court...

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan stands by Devin Nunes, a White House ally who heads the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump's election campaign. Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7-8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Magistrate Judge James Francis in Manhattan, a day after being arrested at John F. Kennedy...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Magistrate Judge James Francis in Manhattan, a day after being arrested at John F. Kennedy...

  • Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will have a final vote on April 7 on Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, even as more Democrats oppose his confirmation.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. authorities have arrested an executive of a Turkish state-owned bank accused of conspiring with prominent Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab and others to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran. Atilla's arrest was made public one day after it was revealed that Zarrab had added Rudolph Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and a confidante of U.S.

  • U.S. officials believe North Korea's latest test could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • NEW YORK— Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho, both with extensive private sector backgrounds, have similarly been press-averse at the beginning of their tenures.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    After mixed signals sparked concern, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend a NATO meeting at the end of March, NBC News reports.

  • As expected, the State Department reversed a decision by the Obama administration and favored energy development over environmentalists' objections to the pipeline, which will carry thick Canadian crude oil to Nebraska, where it can flow on to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The company proposing the pipeline, Calgary- based TransCanada Corp., estimates the...

  • In a reversal of the Obama administration's earlier decision, the Trump administration issued a presidential permit enabling Calgary- based TransCanada to build the pipeline. Appearing alongside TransCanada's CEO in the Oval Office, Trump called it part of a "new era of American energy policy" that he said would lower costs, reduce reliance on foreign oil and...

  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight and change the way the Senate does business. The Senate narrowly confirms Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, an outspoken...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to toughen visa screening for certain groups.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The U.S. State Department plans to approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada- to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the administration would...

  • Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight and change the way the Senate does business. The State Department will approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-...

  • The House of Representatives delays a vote on legislation to begin dismantling Obamacare as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress scramble to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new federal healthcare policy, MSNBC says. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pledges to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block...