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White House to Congress - top Trump immigration aide won't testify

5:44pm BST

WASHINGTON The White House has refused a request for President Donald Trump's top immigration aide to testify to Congress, its latest salvo against efforts by Democratic lawmakers to examine the policies of the Trump administration.

Trump says he is holding big Pharma accountable in opioid fight

3:10am BST

ATLANTA U.S. President Donald Trump touted progress in the fight against opioid abuse on Wednesday and promised to hold drugmakers accountable for their part in the crisis, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.

Trump to review new immigration proposal in coming days: Kushner

23 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Top advisers to President Donald Trump will present him with a proposed immigration plan in coming days that will cover border security and immigration reform, his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said on Tuesday.

Former Venezuelan general with 'treasure trove' of intelligence arrested for drug trafficking

12 Apr 2019

MADRID/WASHINGTON Spanish police on Friday arrested Hugo Carvajal, a former head of Venezuelan military intelligence, who Washington believes has a "treasure trove" of details he is willing to share about Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Trump, in talks with South Korea's Moon, says sanctions on North Korea to stay in place

12 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang. | Video

More Trump firings of senior U.S. immigration officials seen likely

10 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration stepped up pressure on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday, raising the likelihood that he might fire more senior officials as the agency struggles with a surge of immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video

Trump praises Egypt's Sisi despite concerns about human rights, Russian arms

10 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump praised his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as a "great president" on Tuesday, even as a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers raised concerns about Sisi's record on human rights, efforts to keep him in office for many years and planned Russian arms purchases.

Secret Service chief to leave in Trump security shake-up

09 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has ordered a shake-up of the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security, the head of the U.S. Secret Service said on Monday, after the White House said the official would be soon be leaving his post.

U.S., Brazilian vice presidents discuss Venezuela pressure at White House

08 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with his Brazilian counterpart Hamilton Mourao at the White House on Monday to discuss sanctions and diplomatic efforts aimed at increasing the pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to exit.

Trump says he made Golan Heights decision after a quick history lesson

06 Apr 2019

LAS VEGAS U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he made the controversial decision to recognise Israel's 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights after getting a quick history lesson during a conversation on a different subject.

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