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Trump calls impeachment vote 'sad,' would not mind long impeachment trial

13 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed the impeachment process against him on Friday as a hoax and said he would not mind a long trial in the U.S. Senate, saying he wanted to see the whistleblower whose complaint led Democrats to launch the inquiry.

Trump calls impeachment vote 'sad,' would not mind long impeachment trial

13 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump dismissed the impeachment process against him on Friday as a hoax and said he would not mind a long trial in the U.S. Senate, saying he wanted to see the whistleblower whose complaint led Democrats to launch the inquiry.

U.S. sets China trade deal terms, sources say, but Beijing mum

13 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Washington has set its terms for a trade deal with China, offering to suspend some tariffs on Chinese goods and cut others in exchange for Beijing's buying more American farm goods, U.S. sources said on Thursday. | Video

High-stakes White House meeting expected Thursday to debate U.S.-China tariffs: sources

12 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with top trade advisers on Thursday to discuss planned Dec. 15 tariffs on some $160 billion in Chinese goods, three sources familiar with the plans said, as markets braced for potential negative impacts.

Focus squarely on Trump as Dec 15 tariffs loom in US-China trade war

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has days to decide whether to impose tariffs on nearly $160 billion in Chinese consumer goods just weeks before Christmas, a move that could be unwelcome in both the United States and China.

Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, and Sesame Street feted at Kennedy Center Honors

09 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Singer Linda Ronstadt, actress Sally Field, and music group Earth, Wind & Fire received the United States' top awards for the arts on Sunday with a rocking, rousing performance at the annual Kennedy Center Honors show in Washington. | Video

Trump upbeat on U.S.-China talks as Beijing underscores tariff-cut demands

05 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S.-China trade talks are "moving right along," President Donald Trump said on Thursday, striking an upbeat tone even as Chinese officials held fast to their line that existing tariffs must come off as part of an interim deal to de-escalate the 17-month trade war between the two powers.

Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, takes bigger role in China trade talks

04 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has added another role to his long list of White House duties - U.S.-China trade negotiator - as Washington and Beijing try to reach an initial agreement to avoid new U.S. tariffs on Dec. 15.

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