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  • Questioned repeatedly about the acquisition during a U.S. Senate hearing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, "We're looking very closely at this recent decision by Qatar to take on 49 percent of this airline." Both Republicans and Democrats at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing said they were concerned that the deal with the Italian...

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday faulted the Trump administration for failing so far to impose sanctions over Chinas alleged human rights abuses against its Muslim minority and called for punitive measures against a senior Communist Party official and Chinese companies. China faces growing condemnation from Western...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry for details about recent approvals for companies to share nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, with the lawmakers expressing concern about possible development of atomic weapons. Saudi Arabia has engaged in "many deeply troubling actions and...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- U.S. senators from both parties on Tuesday asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry for details about recent approvals for companies to share nuclear energy information with Saudi Arabia, with the lawmakers expressing concern about possible development of atomic weapons. Saudi Arabia has engaged in "many deeply troubling actions and...

  • President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids was the final city Trump visited during his 2016 campaign.

    The Trump administration said it plans to end foreign aid programs for the three Central American countries. The aid affects closes to $500 million in 2018 funds and millions more left over from the prior fiscal year.

  • U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks at his 'Conversation with Cory' campaign event at the Nevada Partners Event Center on February 24, 2019 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Booker is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

    Booker's connections to wealthy and influential donors could give his campaign an advantage over Democratic primary rivals who don't have similar relationships with players in the business world.

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry has approved six secret authorizations by companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The Trump administration has quietly pursued a wider deal on sharing U.S. nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia, which aims to build at least two...

  • 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...