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  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK March 15- Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska sued the United States on Friday, alleging that it had overstepped its legal bounds in imposing sanctions on him and made him the "latest victim" in the U.S. probe into Moscow's alleged election interference. In what legal experts called a long shot attempt, Deripaska asked a federal court in Washington...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK March 15- Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska sued the United States on Friday, alleging that it had overstepped its legal bounds in imposing sanctions on his companies and made him the "latest victim" in the U.S. probe into Moscow's alleged political interference. In a legal filing, Deripaska asked a federal court in Washington to block the U.S....

  • President Donald Trump's special representative for Venezuela pledged on Thursday that Washington would "expand the net" of sanctions on the South American nation, including more on banks supporting President Nicolas Maduro's government. The United States and more than 50 other countries have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as oil-rich...

  • President Donald Trump's special representative for Venezuela pledged on Thursday that Washington would "expand the net" of sanctions on the South American nation, including more on banks supporting President Nicolas Maduro's government. More than three million people are believed to have fled Venezuela in recent years amid a deep economic crisis marked...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced legislation on Thursday backing Canada's handling of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, as the United States seeks her extradition. Senators Jim Risch, the committee's Republican chairman, and Bob Menendez, its...

  • WASHINGTON, March 7- The Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee introduced legislation on Thursday backing Canada's handling of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, as the United States seeks her extradition. Senators Jim Risch, the committee's Republican chairman, and Bob Menendez, its...

  • President Donald Trump's special representative for Venezuela pledged on Thursday that Washington would "expand the net" of sanctions on the South American nation, including more on banks supporting President Nicolas Maduro's government. "There will be more sanctions on financial institutions that are carrying out the orders of the Maduro regime," Elliott...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- A senior U.S. senator said on Tuesday he sought to block President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul weapons export policy, setting the stage for a potential standoff over the administration's effort 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...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- A senior U.S. senator said on Tuesday he sought to block President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul weapons export policy, setting the stage for a potential standoff over the administration's effort 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...

  • Powell: We'll conduct fair review on BBT-SunTrust merger

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks on Capitol Hill on how the Fed plans to conduct its review on the recently announced merger between BB&T and SunTrust.

  • Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference January 17, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. has traditionally reassured doubtful allies of its security commitment through such measures as troop reinforcements and military exercises. However, disruptive times call for unconventional measures, Atlantic Council CEO Fred Kempe writes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose stiff new sanctions on Russia over its meddling in U.S. elections and aggression against Ukraine, the latest congressional effort to push President Donald Trump to ratchet up Washington's response to Moscow. The new bill, which was first reported by Reuters,...

  • Democratic senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to press China for a trade deal that fully addresses the technology transfer and intellectual property concerns outlined by U.S. Led by Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the senators said in a letter to Trump that any deal with Beijing must at a minimum commit China to "cease the predatory...

  • US Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, leaves a briefing from CIA Director Gina Haspel on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 4, 2018.

    U.S. Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday will introduce a bill seeking to punish Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and for its aggression in Ukraine by imposing sanctions on its banking, energy sector and foreign debt.

  • Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday will introduce a bill seeking to punish Russia for meddling in U.S. elections and for its aggression in Ukraine by imposing sanctions on its banking, energy sector and foreign debt. Among other things, it would impose sanctions on Russian banks that support efforts to interfere in foreign elections, sanction...

  • Republicans and Democrats joined together on Tuesday to tout the long alliance between Japan, South Korea and the United States, hoping to reinforce the trilateral relationship amid an intensifying feud between Tokyo and Seoul. Members of the House of Representatives and Senate from both parties introduced resolutions in the two chambers affirming...

  • Jan 23- U.S. Senate Democrats are questioning the legal basis of the Trump administration's move to continue work on its five-year offshore drilling plan during the partial federal government shutdown. In a letter sent on Tuesday to David Bernhardt, the Department of Interior's acting secretary, and Walter Cruickshank, acting director of the Bureau of Ocean...

  • The letter was sent by Republican senators John Kennedy and Jerry Moran and Democratic senators Doug Jones, Brian Schatz, Jack Reed, Robert Menendez and Mark Warner. Last Thursday Robinhood announced that it was launching a "checking and savings" service paying 3 percent interest and said customer deposits would be insured by SIPC for up to $250,000.

  • US Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, leaves a briefing from CIA Director Gina Haspel on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 4, 2018.

    Lindsey Graham, the senior senator from South Carolina and a close ally of President Donald Trump, vowed to send a bipartisan statement before the end of the 115th Congress asserting that the crown prince was involved in Khashoggi's murder.

  • President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. 

    Their letter came hours after Trump declared that the U.S. would stand with Saudi Arabia as a crucial economic and national security ally, despite the kingdom's admission that Khashoggi had been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.