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Exclusive: U.S. pursues sale of over $2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, sources say, angering China

06 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion (1.6 billion pounds) worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, sparking anger from Beijing which is already involved in an escalating trade war with Washington. | Video

U.S. lawmakers prep bills targeting China spy threat on campus

05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Some U.S. lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that would make it harder for Chinese students and scholars to work in the United States, citing security concerns as a trade war rages between Washington and Beijing.

Republican, Democratic senators seek to block Trump Saudi arms sales

05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would introduce legislation to block President Donald Trump's plan for $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional review.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Republican, Democratic senators seek to block Trump Saudi arms sales

05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 5 Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Wednesday they would try to pass 22 separate joint resolutions that, if passed, would block President Donald Trump's plan to complete $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional review.

U.S. lawmakers to push back against Trump on Saudi weapons sales

05 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. Congress, including some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, are preparing legislation seeking to block his plan for $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, congressional aides and lawmakers said on Tuesday.

Relief from U.S. sanctions will not come easily for some Venezuelans

30 May 2019

WASHINGTON Immediately after he turned against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the United States lifted economic sanctions against Manuel Cristopher, a general who served as the leftist leader's spy chief.

Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

25 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion (£6.3 billion) worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. | Video

U.S. defence bill takes aim at China's growing influence

23 May 2019

WASHINGTON The Senate Armed Services Committee unveiled a draft bill on Thursday that targets China on several fronts, from stemming the erosion of the U.S. military advantage against Beijing to countering the growing Chinese influence around the world.

U.S. Senate committee unveils 2020 defense policy bill

23 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 23 The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defense policy bill that would authorize more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end Turkey's partnership in the program if Ankara pursues a plan to buy a Russian missile defense system.

Trump administration may use Iran threat to sell bombs to Saudis without Congress' approval - senator

23 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's administration plans to use a loophole and rising tensions with Iran to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, even though Congress blocked such sales for months over concerns about civilian deaths in the war in Yemen, Senator Chris Murphy said on Wednesday.

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