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Trumps weigh selling rights to their Washington hotel

25 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump Organization on Friday said it was exploring a sale of the rights to its Washington hotel, a property at the centre of litigation over allegations that President Donald Trump violated anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

Trump says Congress would act if top court rejects 'Dreamers'

09 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. Congress could step in to protect the immigrants known as "Dreamers" if the Supreme Court endorses his plan to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of these young adults who were brought into the country illegally as children.

U.S. sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack

20 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran's central bank and a development fund, following last week's attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that Riyadh and U.S. officials have blamed on Iran. | Video

U.S. sanctions Iran's central bank, fund after Saudi oil attack

20 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed another round of sanctions on Tehran, including on Iran's central bank and a development fund, following last week's attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that Riyadh and U.S. officials have blamed on Iran. | Video

U.S. charges JPMorgan metals traders over alleged market manipulation

16 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The Department of Justice charged two current and one former JPMorgan Chase & Co executives on Monday with alleged racketeering and manipulating prices of metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium between 2008 and 2016.

Mnuchin says U.S. still pursuing 'maximum pressure' against Iran

12 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is still pursuing its campaign of "maximum pressure" against Iran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday, even after President Donald Trump parted ways with his hard-line national security adviser John Bolton.

White House adviser plays down expectations for U.S.-China talks

11 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON A senior White House adviser tamped down expectations on Tuesday for the next rounds of U.S.-China trade talks, urging investors, businesses and the public to be patient about resolving the two-year trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-White House adviser plays down expectations for U.S.-China talks

11 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 A senior White House adviser tamped down expectations on Tuesday for the next rounds of U.S.-China trade talks, urging investors, businesses and the public to be patient about resolving the two-year trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.

U.S. Treasury chief sees positive year for economy as China talks loom

09 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said he did not see the threat of a recession as the Trump administration seeks to revive trade negotiations with China, adding that he expected a positive year ahead for the U.S. economy. | Video

U.S. Rep. Tlaib rejects West Bank visit, citing Israel's 'oppressive conditions'

17 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against U.S. Democrats ahead of elections in both countries. | Video

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