Jeff Mason

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25 Sep 2018 | 11:35 PM

Trump praises North Korea's Kim but says sanctions must stay for now

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday for his courage in taking steps to disarm, but said much work still had to be done and sanctions must remain in place on North Korea until it denuclearises.

25 Sep 2018 | 6:43 AM

Trump says expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he expected a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be announced "pretty soon" but that the location had yet to be determined.

24 Sep 2018 | 11:37 PM

Russia missile sale to Syria is 'significant escalation' - U.S.' Bolton

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday that Russian plans to supply Syria with an S-300 missile system would be a "significant escalation" by Moscow and that he hopes it will reconsider.

24 Sep 2018 | 9:44 PM

Some 129 countries sign up to Trump's pledge at U.N. to fight drugs

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a U.S.-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat.

19 Sep 2018 | 10:20 PM

'Water coming your way', Trump warns during hurricane tour

CONWAY, S.C. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned South Carolina on Wednesday "water is coming your way" in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, as the death toll from the massive storm rose to at least 36 after two women were swept away in a sheriff's van.

19 Sep 2018 | 7:12 AM

Poland suggests 'Fort Trump' as U.S. weighs military base

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland's concerns about possible Russian aggression.

13 Sep 2018 | 8:18 AM

Trump signs order to enable sanctions for U.S. election meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under fire over his handling of Russian election meddling, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday meant to strengthen election security by slapping sanctions on foreign countries or people who try to interfere in the U.S. political process.

6 Sep 2018 | 7:31 PM

Senior Trump official describes resistance inside administration - New York Times Op-Ed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many senior officials in President Donald Trump's administration have been working from within to frustrate parts of his agenda to protect the country from his worst impulses, an anonymous Trump official wrote in the New York Times on Wednesday.

1 Sep 2018 | 11:18 PM

Obama, Meghan McCain rebuke absent Trump in tribute to fallen senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, once rivals of the late Senator John McCain, praised him in eulogies on Saturday and joined his daughter at a memorial service in subtle and not-so-subtle rebukes of President Donald Trump.

27 Aug 2018 | 11:38 PM

U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turn up pressure on Canada

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Mexico agreed on Monday to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), putting pressure on Canada to agree to new terms on auto trade and dispute settlement rules to remain part of the three-nation pact.