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Former Trump campaign chief Manafort to be sentenced March 8

21 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will be sentenced for bank and tax fraud on March 8, according to a court filing posted on Thursday, just days before he is due to be sentenced in a separate case for lobbying violations.

Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as Justice Dept. No. 2 - senior official

20 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy U.S. attorney general, the White House said on Tuesday night, the latest shuffle in the Justice Department at a time when it faces close scrutiny over its Russia investigation.

Democrats drop lawsuit against former acting attorney general

19 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday dropped a lawsuit that challenged the appointment of former acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, who stepped down from his post last week when the Senate confirmed William Barr to the position.

U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

16 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON/MUNICH The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.

U.S. judge issues gag order in trial of former Trump adviser Stone

15 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON Self-described "dirty trickster" Roger Stone will still be able to speak about his upcoming criminal trial under a gag order issued on Friday, but the U.S. judge handling the case warned the former adviser to Donald Trump that he might want to choose his words carefully.

U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

15 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON/MUNICH, Feb 15 The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.

U.S. sanctions five Venezuelans, ratcheting up pressure on Maduro

15 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on top Venezuelan security officials and the head of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA as it ratcheted up pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over an election it says was illegal.

Senate confirms William Barr as U.S. attorney general

14 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr as attorney general on Thursday, installing a seasoned lawyer with decades of Washington experience to head the Justice Department and putting him in charge of overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-running probe of whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.

U.S. emergency-management chief Brock Long to resign

13 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, said he would resign on Wednesday, after overseeing the government's response to a string of record-breaking hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

Former U.S. Air Force officer faces spy charges after defecting to Iran

13 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged former Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran launch a cyber-spying operation that targeted her former colleagues after she defected from the United States. | Video

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