Doina Chiacu

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15 Mar 2018 | 11:40 PM

U.S. sanctions Russians for meddling, but not Putin's oligarchs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States slapped sanctions on Russian individuals and entities for U.S. election meddling and cyber attacks but put off targeting oligarchs and government officials close to President Vladimir Putin, prompting lawmakers in both parties to say President Donald Trump needs to do much more.

11 Mar 2018 | 10:32 PM

Not just theatre - U.S. officials defend Trump-Kim meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the move was not just for show and not a gift to Pyongyang.

9 Mar 2018 | 10:22 AM

Trump criticizes Oakland mayor as 'disgrace' over immigrant warning

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Oakland, California, mayor on Thursday for alerting her community to a pending immigration raid, saying her actions prompted federal scrutiny.

4 Mar 2018 | 10:29 PM

Trump trade adviser sees business exemptions for new tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top trade adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday a process will be in place for businesses to get exemptions from the White House plan to place steep tariffs on steel and aluminium, offering the first indication a tariff hike could be less broad than first thought.

14 Feb 2018 | 7:01 AM

U.S. 2018 elections 'under attack' by Russia - U.S. intelligence chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned on Tuesday that Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections by using social media to spread propaganda and misleading reports, much as it did in the 2016 campaign.

13 Feb 2018 | 11:55 PM

U.S. national intelligence director says North Korea 'decision time' near

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, said on Tuesday time is running out for the United States to act on the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear programs.

5 Feb 2018 | 8:01 AM

Republicans differ with Trump on whether memo undercuts Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republican lawmakers disagreed on Sunday with President Donald Trump's assertion that a memo released last week by the House Intelligence Committee vindicated him in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

12 Jan 2018 | 11:46 PM

Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that "are doing badly."

4 Jan 2018 | 11:25 PM

Trump targets book, threatens ex-ally Bannon with legal action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House and threatened legal action against former top aide Steve Bannon over "defamatory" comments in the book.

4 Jan 2018 | 5:02 AM

Bannon calls Trump Jr. meeting with Russians 'treasonous' - book

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called a June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians attended by Donald Trump Jr. and his father's top campaign officials "treasonous" and "unpatriotic," according to excerpts of a new book seen by Reuters on Wednesday.