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Exclusive - U.S. Commerce's Ross eyes anti-China 'poison pill' for new trade deals

06 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross signalled on Friday that Washington may flex its muscle with additional trading partners in order to exert pressure on China to open its markets, saying that a "poison pill" provision in the recently completed pact with Canada and Mexico could be replicated.

U.S. judge says China's ZTE violated probation; extends monitor's term

04 Oct 2018

A U.S. judge on Wednesday issued an order finding that China's ZTE Corp violated probation imposed in March 2017 when the company pleaded guilty for conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions by illegally shipping U.S. goods and technology to Iran.

After chaotic day, Rosenstein stays in job but will meet with Trump

25 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss whether Rosenstein will stay in his job. | Video

Trump ex-campaign head Manafort changes mind, cooperates in Russia probe

14 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a dramatic turnaround in a probe that the U.S. president derides as a political witch hunt. | Video

Trumps Ex-Wahlkampfchef kooperiert mit Russland-Ermittlern

14 Sep 2018

Washington Donald Trumps "tapferer Mann" knickt ein: Der ehemalige Wahlkampfchef des US-Präsidenten, Paul Manafort, kündigte am Freitag an, doch mit dem Russland-Sonderermittler Robert Mueller zu kooperieren.

Sources say former Trump aide Manafort close to plea deal with Mueller

14 Sep 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is nearing a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors to avoid a second criminal trial, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. | Video

Mueller hardens stance on Trump interview in Russia probe, Giuliani says

07 Sep 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants President Donald Trump to commit to a follow-up interview to written answers to questions in his probe of any coordination between Trump campaign members and Russia in the 2016 U.S. election, Rudy Giuliani, who is representing the president, said on Thursday. | Video

Mueller will accept Trump's written responses as first step - source

05 Sep 2018

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will accept written answers from President Donald Trump on whether his campaign conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, but Mueller is not ruling out a follow-up interview on that issue, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

In latest White House exit, Trump to lose counsel McGahn

30 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON White House counsel Don McGahn, whose relationship with President Donald Trump has been strained by the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, is set to leave the job in coming weeks. | Video

U.S. prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO immunity in Cohen probe

24 Aug 2018

NEW YORK Federal prosecutors have granted immunity to the Trump Organization's chief financial officer in an investigation involving U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to people familiar with the matter. | Video

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