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U.S. to maintain tariffs on Chinese goods until Phase 2 deal - Mnuchin

15 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The United States will maintain tariffs on Chinese goods until the completion of a second phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday, a day before the two sides are to sign an interim deal.

U.S. inquiry into FBI, Clinton spurred by Republicans ends without results -Washington Post

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON A U.S. Justice Department inquiry into Republican allegations of misconduct at the department and the FBI, including its handling of investigations related to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, effectively ended without tangible results, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

U.S. may boost tariffs on EU goods, wants lower trade deficit - Lighthizer

17 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The United States may increase tariffs on European goods as it seeks to slash its chronic trade deficit with the continent, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday, highlighting a top trade priority for the Trump administration.

Trump takes aim at trickle-down toilets, faucets

07 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he has directed his environmental regulators to find answers to what he said is a big problem - water-conserving showers, faucets and toilets.

Trump says ban of some flavored e-cigarette products could lead to illegal sales

23 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday expressed concerns that enacting his administration's proposed ban on many flavored e-cigarette and vaping products would lead to people obtaining them illegally. | Video

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.)

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