Doina Chiacu

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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.

10 Dec 2017 | 11:25 PM

Haley - Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if she is accusing President Donald Trump.

7 Dec 2017 | 5:45 AM

U.S. officials warn of ISIS' new caliphate: cyberspace

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The collapse of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate has not diminished the militant group's ability to inspire attacks on Western targets via the internet, U.S. national security officials told senators on Wednesday.

1 Nov 2017 | 12:22 AM

U.S. sees China in 'retrenchment' on move towards market economy - U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes progress with China on a range of trade issues has become more difficult and Beijing appears on a "trajectory of retrenchment," a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday.

9 Oct 2017 | 10:42 AM

Senator Corker says Trump risks putting U.S. on path to World War Three

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker warned on Sunday that President Donald Trump risks setting the nation “on the path to World War Three" in an interview with The New York Times, the latest in a series public barbs traded over the day.

1 Oct 2017 | 11:21 PM

Trump to top U.S. diplomat - Don't bother talking to North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed the prospect of talks with North Korea as a waste of time a day after his own secretary of state said the United States was maintaining open lines of communication with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

28 Sep 2017 | 10:46 PM

Trump says NFL team owners 'afraid of their players' - Fox

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump drew a rebuke from the National Football League on Thursday after he said football team owners are afraid of their players, his latest criticism of NFL players kneeling during the U.S. national anthem.