Politics Barack Obama

  • *Iran did do it, "Trump says. *Tehran says accusing Iran "convenient" for U.S. officials. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, raising fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

  • While the June 2018 plan was ultimately rejected, the fact it reached the president's desk shows that Trump's advisers believed at the time he had the ability to adjust the controversial waiver program, even as his EPA defended the expanded use of the exemptions by citing legal requirement. Since Trump took office, the administration has vastly expanded its...

  • *Iran did do it, "Trump says. *Tehran says accusing Iran "convenient" for U.S. officials. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, raising fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

  • *Tehran says accusing Iran "convenient" for U.S. officials. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route. They come at a time of escalating confrontation between the United States and Iran.

  • Over the past year, she has used it to combat the Trump administration's efforts to ease rules for Wall Street. "She's stood her ground," said Sheila Bair, who led the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp during the financial crisis. Three Wall Street lobbyists told Reuters they worry the window for major changes will close soon as Washington gears up for the 2020...

  • OTTUMWA, Iowa, June 11- Speaking in Iowa hours ahead of Donald Trump, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden ripped the Republican president's trade policies, saying that farmers were being caught in the crossfire between the United States and China. President Trump is in Iowa today, and I hope his presence here will be a clarifying event, "Biden told a crowd at a...

  • NEW YORK, June 11- Joe Biden may have an ethanol problem. But Biden, who leads the crowded Democratic field in opinion polls in Iowa and nationally, faces lingering questions in the U.S. That could hurt Biden in Iowa, where he kicked off a campaign tour on Tuesday.

  • June 11- Speaking in Iowa on the same day as Donald Trump, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden denounced the Republican U.S. president's trade policies, saying they were easy for Trump to push when farmers and auto makers are feeling the pain. Trump's trade war with China has crushed American farmers, without countering the challenge that Chinese...

  • Larry Summers

    President Donald Trump's criticism of the Federal Reserve is "very disturbing" as is his "envy" of dictators, says former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.

  • LONDON, June 10- A senior American banker once secretly awarded a shareholding in powerful Moscow investment bank Renaissance Capital to one of Vladimir Putin's closest friends and brokered meetings for the friend with top U.S. foreign policy officials a decade ago, emails show. He headed Dresdner Bank's investment banking operations in Russia in the early...

  • LONDON, June 9- Iran said on Sunday Europe was in no position to criticise Tehran for its military capabilities and it called on European leaders to normalise trade ties with the Islamic Republic despite U.S. sanctions, or face consequences. President Donald Trump last year withdrew the United States from world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed...

  • LONDON, June 9- Iran said on Sunday Europe was in no position to criticize Tehran for its military capabilities and it called on European leaders to normalize trade ties with the Islamic Republic despite U.S. sanctions, or face consequences. President Donald Trump last year withdrew the United States from world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed...

  • LONDON, June 9- Iran said on Sunday that Europe was not in a position to criticise Tehran for its military capabilities, and called on European leaders to normalise economic ties with the Islamic Republic despite U.S. sanctions or face consequences. President Donald Trump last year withdrew the United States from a nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed...

  • LONDON, June 9- Iran said on Sunday that Europe was not in a position to criticize Tehran for its military capabilities, and called on European leaders to normalize economic ties with the Islamic Republic despite U.S. sanctions or face consequences. President Donald Trump last year withdrew the United States from a nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed...

  • Carla Hills, chair of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, speaks during an event hosted by the U.S.-China Business Council in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2011.

    Placing tariffs on Mexico isn't going to solve the increased flow of migrants across America's southern border, says former Ambassador Carla Hills.

  • HAVANA, June 4- The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The State Department said the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via passenger and...

  • HAVANA, June 4- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, including a ban on cruises, in a further bid to pressure the island's Communist government to reform and end its support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro. The State Department said the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via...

  • HAVANA, June 4- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, including a ban on cruises, in a further bid to pressure the island's Communist government to reform and end its support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro. The State Department said the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- Former Vice President Joe Biden released a plan on Tuesday to address climate change that would pour $1.7 trillion of investment into achieving 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050, in part using revenues from reversing Trump administration corporate tax cuts. An adviser to his campaign had told Reuters last month he was...