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Lindsey Graham

United States Senator from South Carolina

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 13- Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, for the first time on Sunday defended his work in Ukraine and China, after sustained criticism from Republican President Donald Trump that has in turn embroiled the White House in an impeachment inquiry. Trump's accusations against Hunter Biden- which he has levied without any...

  • *U.S. sanctions loom as Turkey attacks Kurdish forces. BEIRUT/ ANKARA, Oct 10- One casualty of Turkey's military incursion into Syria may be its own recovery from recession after U.S. congressional leaders threatened sanctions that could hit the lira and harden Turkish distrust of Western allies. Turkey's currency- which suffered a crisis a year ago due in part to...

  • *U.S. sanctions loom as Turkey attacks Kurdish forces. BEIRUT/ ANKARA, Oct 10- One casualty of Turkey's military incursion into Syria may be its own recovery from recession after U.S. congressional leaders threatened sanctions that could hit the lira and harden Turkish distrust of Western allies. Turkey's currency- which suffered a crisis a year ago due in part to...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Known for acting on impulse, President Donald Trump has adopted an uncharacteristically go-slow approach over whether to hold Iran responsible for attacks on Saudi oil facilities, showing little enthusiasm for confrontation as he seeks re-election next year. After state-owned Saudi Aramco's plants were struck on Saturday, Trump did...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- The White House on Sunday did not rule out a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even after Washington accused Iran of being behind drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Pompeo said Iran was behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while leaders in Tehran "pretend to engage in diplomacy.

  • U.S. Marines board a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement, a senior administration official said.

  • "I'll just keep trying to find ways forward," Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told Reuters at the Capitol on Thursday, days after the Senate failed to override President Donald Trump's veto of three resolutions that would have stopped the sale of Raytheon Co precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Critics of Trump's close...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill on Wednesday to slap sanctions on companies and individuals involved in building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that the Trump administration says would strengthen Moscow's economic grip on Europe. The bill, which reflects some lawmakers' concerns over Russian influence in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to sidestep Congress' review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran. Backers of the resolutions, led by Democrat Bob Menendez and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce 22 separate joint resolutions seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to sidestep congressional review and complete more than $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Members of Congress had been blocking sales...

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