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Donald Trump

President Donald Trump
The nation's 45th president

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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- Erik Prince, the controversial private security executive and prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, one of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's closest and most outspoken allies, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

  • Stephen Lynch, chairman of a subcommittee of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, said in a statement that he had asked both Google and Apple to tell Congress whether they required app developers to disclose any non-U.S. ties. Concern over China acquiring sensitive data about U.S. citizens through social media apps is one of several sore areas in...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 13- U.S. farmers and traders were reluctant to celebrate news of an interim U.S.- China trade deal on Friday, saying it remained unclear how China would manage to buy another $32 billion of additional farm products over two years as promised. China would also need to buy more grains and biofuels like ethanol, they said. Chinese officials gave no firm...

  • *Brazil, Australia, United States under fire. MADRID, Dec 13- Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations on Friday to show serious commitment to averting catastrophic climate change as negotiators battled to salvage a result from a fraught U.N. summit in Madrid. Fast-growing emerging economies such as China, India and Brazil are...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 13- U.S. soybean futures touched a three-week high on Friday after Washington and Beijing announced a "phase one" trade deal, but the market pared gains amid uncertainty about the details of the pact, including the size of any potential Chinese agricultural purchases. As part of the agreement, Beijing committed to buy an additional $32 billion...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear President Donald Trump's appeals in three separate cases to prevent his financial records, including tax returns, being handed over to Democratic-led House of Representatives committees and a New York prosecutor. The Republican president is trying to block subpoenas for bank records, tax...

  • Dec 13- The U.S. Army has extended by one week the deadline to apply for rare earths processing facility financing, the third deadline extension of a program intended to help Washington secure domestic supply of the minerals used to make military weapons. The Army division overseeing munitions last month asked miners for proposals on the cost of a pilot plant to...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- China has agreed to buy $200 billion worth of additional U.S. goods and services over the next two years as part of a phase one trade pact to be signed in early January, U.S. Lighthizer said the pact was "a very, very important step forward" in rebalancing U.S.- China trade relations and included a raft of structural changes, in addition to firm...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- A senior U.S. senator said on Friday he would block President Donald Trump's efforts to overhaul the weapons exports regime to make it easier for gun makers to sell small arms to foreign buyers. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he was placing a "hold" on a notification last month related to...

  • The Hapag-Lloyd AG Leverkusen Express sails out of the Yangshan Deepwater Port, operated by Shanghai International Port Group Co. (SIPG), in this aerial photograph taken in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

    The first leg in the U.S. and China's long-awaited trade agreement provides a catalyst for stocks heading into next year, market professionals say.

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