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Trump backer Erik Prince's account of Russian banker contact differs from Mueller report

19 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Erik Prince, founder of the now defunct Blackwater security firm and a supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential run, appears to have misled the U.S. Congress on details of contact he had with a Russian banker in January 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report released on Thursday shows.

Trump backer Erik Prince's account of Russian banker contact differs from Mueller report

19 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Erik Prince, founder of the now defunct Blackwater security firm and a supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential run, appears to have misled the U.S. Congress on details of contact he had with a Russian banker in January 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report released on Thursday shows.

Trump backer Erik Prince's account of Russian banker contact differs from Mueller report

19 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON, April 18 Erik Prince, founder of the now defunct Blackwater security firm and a supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential run, appears to have misled the U.S. Congress on details of contact he had with a Russian banker in January 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report released on Thursday shows.

Exclusive: Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report - sources

18 Apr 2019

(The April 17 story was refiled to add a dropped word in paragraph 4)

Exclusive: Egypt withdraws from U.S.-led anti-Iran security initiative - sources

11 Apr 2019

RIYADH/WASHINGTON Egypt has pulled out of the U.S. effort to forge an "Arab NATO" with key Arab allies, according to four sources familiar with the decision, in a blow to the Trump administration's strategy to contain Iranian power.

Former intelligence officials sue to end pre-publication review of writings

03 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Two civil liberties groups on Tuesday sued three U.S. intelligence chiefs and the acting defense secretary, seeking to have declared unconstitutional their agencies' pre-publication reviews of former officials' writings and speeches.

Treaty's end would give U.S., Russia impetus to make more nukes - study

01 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The demise of the only U.S.-Russia arms control pact limiting deployed nuclear weapons would make it harder for each to gauge the other's intentions, giving both incentives to expand their arsenals, according to a study released on Monday.

In U.S. pursuit of peace talks, perilous rift opens with Afghan leader

27 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON/KABUL Washington's relationship with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appears increasingly at risk of permanent damage, the consequence of a U.S. policy shift that has so far excluded his government from talks with the Taliban and of his own determination to retain power and manage peace efforts himself.

U.S. freezes out top Afghan official in peace talks feud - sources

20 Mar 2019

(The March 18 story corrects the eighth paragraph to say Pentagon adviser is embedded, not that the State Department provides funding)

U.S. remains concerned about India-Pakistan tensions - official

20 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The United States remains concerned about India-Pakistan tensions as the nuclear-armed countries' militaries remain on alert nearly three weeks after their most dangerous confrontation in decades, a senior U.S. administration official said on Wednesday.

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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.