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  • The Republican-controlled Senate voted 85-10 for the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which authorizes U.S. military spending but is generally used as a vehicle for a broad range of policy matters. This year, the Senate included an amendment that would kill the Trump administration's agreement to allow ZTE to resume business with U.S....

  • Signage is displayed at the ZTE headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on Monday, June 4, 2018.

    It's not yet clear whether provision keeping sanctions on ZTE will ultimately make it to Trump's desk.

  • The Trump administration announced a deal with ZTE earlier this month, but Senate leaders have sought to reverse it by tucking a provision into the must-pass defense package. The Senate approved the bill, 85-10, sending it to the House, which approved the measure last month without the ZTE provision. The Commerce Department barred ZTE in April from importing...

  • President Donald Trump

    Faced with mounting condemnation of the practice, Trump dodged responsibility for splitting up families.

  • In announcing the U.S. tariffs, Trump said he was fulfilling a campaign pledge to crack down on what he contends are China's unfair trade practices and its efforts to undermine U.S. technology and intellectual property. "We have the great brain power in Silicon Valley, and China and others steal those secrets," Trump said on "Fox& Friends." The prospect of a U.S.- China...

  • Trump continued to defend the lifeline he offered to Chinese telecom-equipment maker ZTE Corp., insisting trade talks with Beijing are just getting started.

    Senators are trying to block Trump's deal with ZTE as part of a widely supported defense authorization bill.

  • *North Korea to get security in exchange for denuclearization. At a news conference after the historic meeting with Kim in Singapore, Trump announced he would halt what he called "very provocative" and expensive regular military exercises that the United States stages with South Korea. North Korea has long sought an end to the war games.

  • At a news conference after the historic meeting with Kim in Singapore, Trump announced he would halt what he called "very provocative" and expensive regular military exercises that the United States holds with South Korea. North Korea has long sought an end to the war games. The two leaders promised in a joint statement after their meeting to work toward the "...

  • At a news conference after the historic meeting with Kim in Singapore, Trump announced he would halt what he called "very provocative" and expensive regular military exercises that the United States holds with South Korea. North Korea has long sought an end to the war games. The two leaders promised in a joint statement after their meeting to work toward the "...

  • At a news conference after the historic meeting with Kim in Singapore, Trump announced he would halt what he called "very provocative" and expensive regular military exercises that the United States holds with South Korea. North Korea has long sought an end to the war games. The two leaders promised in a joint statement after their meeting to work toward the "...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Republican lawmakers showed caution about North Korea's willingness to dismantle its nuclear weapons.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer faulted President Donald Trump's agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday as short on details, saying Trump gave up "substantial leverage" in ongoing talks over Pyongyang's nuclear program.

  • The Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, beginning with the unpopular requirement that people carry health insurance, but also including widely-supported provisions that guarantee access for people with medical problems and limit what insurers can charge older, sicker...

  • President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House June 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    Russia got pushed out of the group of G-8 nations following its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un:. President Donald Trump says he doesn't need the advice of Democrats when it comes to North Korea, tweeting early Friday that they "did NOTHING" on Pyongyang's nuclear program during the Obama administration. President Donald Trump says that "attitude" is...

  • The Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, beginning with the unpopular requirement that people carry health insurance, but also including widely-supported provisions that guarantee access for people with medical problems and limit what insurers can charge older, sicker...

  • WASHINGTON, June 7- Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday that would roll back an agreement President Donald Trump's administration announced to ease sanctions on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp.. The Senate measure would restore penalties on ZTE for violating export controls and bar U.S. government...

  • June 7- Chinas No. 2 telecommunications equipment maker ZTE secured a lifeline from the Trump administration on Thursday after agreeing to pay a $1 billion fine and overhaul leadership in a deal that will lift a ban on its doing business with U.S. suppliers. President Donald Trump seeks trade concessions from China and negotiations continue to avoid a trade war...

  • WASHINGTON, June 7- U.S. senators planned legislation on Thursday that would roll back an agreement President Donald Trump's administration announced to ease sanctions on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp. It was introduced by Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Democrat Chris Van Hollen as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act,...

  • The fine announced Thursday comes on top of $892 million ZTE has already paid for breaking U.S. sanctions by selling equipment to North Korea and Iran. The Commerce Department said that ZTE must also put $400 million in escrow— a sum that it would forfeit if it violated Thursday's agreement. In April, the Commerce Department barred ZTE from importing American...