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U.S.-China trade deal in sight after progress in high-level talks

03 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The United States and China on Friday said they made progress in talks aimed at defusing a nearly 16-month-long trade war that has harmed the global economy, and U.S. officials said a deal could be signed this month. | Video

Trump says Turkey's ceasefire in northern Syria now permanent, sanctions lifted

24 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a ceasefire in northern Syria is now permanent and lifted sanctions on Turkey as a result, rejecting criticism of his decision to pull out U.S. troops that allowed Kurdish allies to come under attack. | Video

U.S. allows Chevron to drill for oil in Venezuela for three more months

22 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday renewed a license allowing Chevron, the last U.S. operating energy company in Venezuela, to continue drilling in the country for another three months through Jan. 22.

Trump praises U.S.-China trade talks as Beijing seeks billions in WTO case against U.S.

21 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said efforts to end a U.S. trade war with China were going well as the world's two largest economies continued to battle over trade and politics across the world despite heralding a long-awaited truce this month. | Video

Trump names John Sullivan as his pick for U.S. ambassador to Russia

14 Oct 2019

(This October 11 story corrects biographical information in paragraph 5. Original information relates to another man of same name.)

Breaking with Trump, U.S. Republicans press for response to Turkey over Syria

10 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Republicans condemned President Donald Trump's Syria policy on Wednesday after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters, a rare break from the White House that had some calling for "devastating" sanctions against the NATO ally. | Video

Plame, Valerie Plame: former CIA agent takes fast track in campaign video

10 Sep 2019

Valerie Plame, the former U.S. intelligence officer whose cover was blown by officials in the administration of President George W. Bush during the lead-up to the Iraq war, released a congressional campaign video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICW-dGD1M18&feature=youtu.be on Monday that was about as glossy as any Hollywood spy movie.

U.S.-China trade conflict could take years to resolve: Kudlow

06 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday the United States wants "near term" results from U.S.-China trade talks in September and October but cautioned that the trade conflict could take years to resolve.

UPDATE 2-Trump warns China against dragging its feet in trade talks

03 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 3 U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned he would be "tougher" on Beijing in a second term if trade talks dragged on, compounding market fears that ongoing trade disputes between the United States and China could trigger a U.S. recession.

Democratic National Committee opposes Iowa, Nevada vote-by-phone plans

31 Aug 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Democratic National Committee officials on Friday rejected plans to let people participate in Iowa's and Nevada's early caucuses by phone because of security concerns, drawing fire from at least one candidate for leaving voters out of the party's presidential contest.

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