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First Republican lawmaker says Trump engaged in impeachable conduct

19 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Justin Amash, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say the president has engaged in impeachable behaviour. | Video

Presidential hopeful Warren unveils bill to protect U.S. military from climate change

15 May 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday she is introducing a bill to toughen the U.S. military against future climate change damage and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at certain bases in a little over 10 years.

Trump picks Morgan, backer of border wall, to head U.S. immigration agency

05 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he plans to appoint Mark Morgan, a border patrol chief under former President Barack Obama who supports Trump's border wall, to head the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

How Trump's hawkish advisors won debate on Iran oil sanctions

01 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May 1 - ending exemptions for eight nations - came after hawkish economic and security advisors allayed the president's fears of an oil price hike, according to three sources familiar with the internal debate.

RPT-The debate behind Trump's move to tighten Iran oil sanctions

01 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 1 U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May 1 - ending exemptions for eight nations - came after hawkish economic and security advisors allayed the president's fears of an oil price hike, according to three sources familiar with the internal debate.

The debate behind Trump's move to tighten Iran oil sanctions

01 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May 1 - ending exemptions for eight nations - came after hawkish economic and security advisors allayed the president's fears of an oil price hike, according to three sources familiar with the internal debate.

The debate behind Trump's move to tighten Iran oil sanctions

01 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 1 U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpected decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May 1 - ending exemptions for eight nations - came after hawkish economic and security advisors allayed the president's fears of an oil price hike, according to three sources familiar with the internal debate.

India apprehensive Iran sanctions could boost oil, inflation

30 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. sanctions on Iran could boost oil prices and inflation to a point that hurts the common person in India, the country's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday, after the Trump administration said it would end waivers for Iran's oil buyers.

No wind-down for China on stopping its Iran oil buys: Trump officials

27 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Two Trump administration officials said on Friday that neither a wind-down period nor a short-term waiver on China's oil purchases from Iran are being contemplated after Washington surprised Iran’s customers on Monday by demanding they halt the purchases by May 1 or face sanctions.

U.S. Interior chief Bernhardt under inspector general probe

16 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Interior Department's inspector general office has opened a probe into recently-confirmed Secretary David Bernhardt on several allegations, including conflict of interest, it said in a letter to lawmakers on Monday.

World News

Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog - NYTimes

Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday.