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18 Jun 2019 | 4:17 AM

Canada's Trudeau to meet with Pelosi, McConnell on USMCA - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week is set to meet with Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, in a bid to fast-track passage of a delayed trade deal, two congressional aides said on Monday.

23 Apr 2019 | 1:10 AM

On staff compliance with orders raised in Mueller report, Trump says -'Nobody disobeys me'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump dismissed questions from reporters on Monday about his staff's willingness to carry out his orders and the chances of impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Congress, days after the Mueller report highlighted both issues.

28 Mar 2019 | 6:42 AM

'Don't blink' on Trump tariffs, steel CEOs tell U.S. lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chief executives from American steel producers urged lawmakers to maintain strong U.S. tariffs on the metal on Wednesday to protect their industry, as Senate efforts to rein in President Donald Trump's tariff powers gained steam.

18 Mar 2019 | 10:44 PM

Bolsonaro touts 'changed', U.S.-friendly Brazil to Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, on his first official visit to Washington, declared himself an unabashed admirer of the United States and said he was seeking a new era of close relations after what he called decades of anti-American leaders.

9 Mar 2019 | 8:06 AM

Trump team has no plan to go to China for trade talks -official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trump administration officials have not made any new plans to send a team to China for face-to-face trade talks although there is much work left to be done to reach a deal, White House trade adviser Clete Willems said on Friday.

20 Jan 2019 | 3:38 AM

Trump travels to Delaware base to honour four Americans killed in Syria

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump travelled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.

9 Jan 2019 | 10:18 PM

Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans 'total waste of time'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump stormed out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday over funding for a border wall with Mexico and reopening the government, complaining the meeting at the White House was "a total waste of time."

16 Feb 2018 | 9:30 PM

Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, marking the first such move since the country's dictatorship ended three decades ago.

23 Sep 2017 | 11:34 PM

Mexicans turn to church as earthquake death toll hits 320

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states.

22 Sep 2017 | 10:05 PM

Tempers fray as search for survivors winds down after Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tempers frayed in Mexico City on Friday as the search for survivors amidst twisted rubble of collapsed buildings began to wind down three days after the country's most deadly earthquake in a generation.