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Exclusive: Shared Afghanistan interests create opening for U.S.-Iran back channel - sources

18 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to extract America from its longest war, according to three source familiar with the efforts. | Video

Trump meets advisers on Afghan peace plan

17 Aug 2019

BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON President Donald Trump met with top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the warring sides.

Trump meeting advisers on Afghan peace plan

16 Aug 2019

BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON, Aug 16 U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement that could prompt a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said.

Trump ties China trade deal to 'humane' Hong Kong resolution after troop buildup worry

15 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was "deeply concerned" about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border. | Video

U.S.-based experts suspect Russia blast involved nuclear-powered missile

10 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S.-based nuclear experts said on Friday they suspected an accidental blast and radiation release in northern Russia this week occurred during the testing of a nuclear-powered cruise missile vaunted by President Vladimir Putin last year.

U.S. calls China 'thuggish regime' for singling out U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong

08 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. State Department spokeswoman on Thursday called China a "thuggish regime" for disclosing the photographs and personal details of a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. | Video

Trump accuses China's Xi of failing to halt fentanyl exports to U.S.

02 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday accused his Chinese counterpart of failing to meet promises to stem a deluge of the synthetic opioid fentanyl into the United States, after months of praising Chinese President Xi Jinping for his pledges.

Trump sticks with choice for spy chief despite apparent biographical embellishments

02 Aug 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump signalled on Thursday that he still plans to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe to be the next U.S. spy chief despite worries that Ratcliffe may have exaggerated his achievements as a prosecutor.

Trump billionaire friend aimed to profit from Mideast nuclear deal: Democrats

30 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Tom Barrack, a billionaire friend of U.S. President Donald Trump, pursued a plan to buy Westinghouse Electric Corp even as he lobbied Trump to become a special envoy to promote the building by the firm of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia, said a congressional report released on Monday. | Video

Defending intelligence pick, Trump says U.S. spy agencies 'run amok'

30 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his choice for the next U.S. spy chief as someone who could "rein in" intelligence agencies that "have run amok," fueling concerns Trump seeks assessments that support his own views. | Video

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