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Democrats pass U.S. bill to lower drug prices that Trump threatens to veto

2:18am GMT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation aimed at driving down the prices that seniors pay for prescription drugs, but the bill's future is clouded by President Donald Trump's threat of a veto and lack of support in the Senate.

UPDATE 1-Democrats pass U.S. bill to lower drug prices that Trump threatens to veto

12 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation aimed at driving down the prices that seniors pay for prescription drugs, but the bill's future is clouded by President Donald Trump's threat of a veto and lack of support in the Senate.

Trump jokes about impeachment probe at annual turkey pardon

27 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the high power of his office to pardon "Butter," a 47 pound (21 kg) turkey, during a U.S. tradition at the White House where he also cracked jokes about Democrats' investigation into whether he should be impeached. | Video

Trump says near deal with China, but U.S. also has eye on Hong Kong

26 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was in the "final throes" in its attempt to reach a trade deal with China, but that at the same time Washington stands with protesters in Hong Kong, where it wants to see democracy.

Trump says near deal with China, but U.S. also has eye on Hong Kong

26 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was in the "final throes" in its attempt to reach a trade deal with China, but that at the same time Washington stands with protesters in Hong Kong, where it wants to see democracy.

Trump accuses impeachment witness of lying, defends use of Giuliani

26 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday accused a witness in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of lying and offered an explanation for his controversial use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy, saying Giuliani's crime-fighting abilities were needed to deal with a corrupt country. | Video

Trump predicts report on origins of Russia probe will be 'historic'

22 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Friday that a government watchdog report on the origins of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, which engulfed two years of his presidency, will be historic.

Trump sees 'very good chance' of China trade deal, says no link to Biden probe request

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his administration has a "very good chance" of making a trade deal with China, and insisted there were no links between China talks and his desire for Beijing to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Two U.S. officials will give depositions in House impeachment probe

02 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Two officials who had been asked to testify in the impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to provide depositions, an official with a Democratic-led House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday. | Video

Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters

21 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales, and sought to play down market anxieties that the world's top economy could be heading for a recession. | Video

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