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Trump loses loyalist Sarah Sanders in another White House departure

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, a fierce loyalist of President Donald Trump who channelled his combativeness towards the news media, will leave her job at month's end for a possible political future in her home state of Arkansas, Trump said on Thursday. | Video

Trump talks trade with Apple CEO Cook as China dispute looms

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday to discuss trade and other hot-button issues facing the tech company as Trump deliberates whether to make good on his threat to hike tariffs on imports from China.

White House says it will meet two-year deadline for Huawei ban for contractors

13 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The White House Office of Management and Budget has told the U.S. Congress it will now meet a two-year deadline to ban federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, part of a defense law passed last year, according to a letter seen by Reuters. | Video

Trump simplifies reviews of genetically modified farm products

12 Jun 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetically modified livestock and seeds.

White House seeks delay on Huawei ban for contractors

10 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The White House Office of Management and Budget has asked the U.S. Congress for more time to phase in a ban on federal contracts with companies that do business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, part of a defence law passed last year.

Trump calls off tariffs after Mexico vows to tighten borders

08 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY The United States and Mexico struck a deal on Friday to avert a tariff war, with Mexico agreeing to rapidly expand a controversial asylum program and deploy security forces to stem the flow of illegal Central American migrants. | Video

As Mexico-U.S. talks progress, markets rise on hopes a deal could be close

07 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY Mexican and U.S. officials held a second day of talks on trade and migration on Thursday, with markets rebounding on optimism a deal could be close, although it was unclear if Mexican pledges to curb migration flows were enough to persuade the Trump administration to postpone tariffs. | Video

U.S. tightens Venezuela oil sanctions, indicates more actions to come

07 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday tightened its pressure on Venezuela's state-owned oil company by making clear that exports of diluents by international shippers could be subject to U.S. sanctions.

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Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.