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U.S. must have access to U.S.-listed Chinese firms' audit documents, lawmakers say

06 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to force Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, including providing access to audits or face delisting.

UPDATE 3-Kushner hopes Israel will look at peace plan before any West Bank moves

03 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 2 White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday he hopes Israel will take a hard look at President Donald Trump's upcoming Middle East peace proposal before proceeding with any plan to annex West Bank settlements.

On staff following orders, Trump says - 'Nobody disobeys me'

23 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump dismissed questions from reporters on Monday about his staff's reluctance to carry out his orders and the chances of impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Congress, days after the Mueller report highlighted both issues. | Video

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen subpoenaed by Senate panel: adviser

25 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and self-described "fixer" Michael Cohen has been subpoenaed to testify by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, Cohen's adviser Lanny Davis said on Thursday. | Video

White House says Trump position unchanged as Syria withdrawal plans slow

08 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON The White House sought to make the case on Monday that President Donald Trump had not changed his position on withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, a day after his national security adviser outlined conditions for a withdrawal that could take months.

U.S. says China spy charged with trying to steal aviation secrets

11 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it had arrested and indicted a spy for China's Ministry of State Security on charges of economic espionage and attempting to steal trade secrets from several U.S. aviation and aerospace companies.

U.S. associate of indicted Russian pleads guilty, to cooperate with Mueller

01 Sep 2018

An American who is the business partner of a Russian national accused by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller of having ties to Russian intelligence pleaded guilty on Friday to unregistered lobbying for a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine.

Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign for alleged 2016 election conspiracy

21 Apr 2018

WASHINGTON The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. | Video

U.S. bans transactions with Venezuela's digital currency

20 Mar 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order barring any U.S.-based financial transactions involving Venezuela's new petro cryptocurrency, as U.S. officials warned that it was a "scam" by President Nicolas Maduro's government to further undermine democracy in the OPEC country.

U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions; urges China, Russia expulsions

25 Jan 2018

WASHINGTON The United States announced new sanctions on Wednesday aimed at stopping North Korea's nuclear weapons development and urged China and Russia to expel North Koreans raising funds for the programs.

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