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17 Aug 2018 | 5:01 AM

U.S. senators pledge to fight Trump push to cut foreign aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders from both parties on a powerful U.S. Senate committee pledged on Thursday to push back if President Donald Trump moves ahead with plans to bypass Congress and roll back billions of dollars from the foreign aid budget, including funds for Syria and the West Bank and Gaza.

2 Aug 2018 | 10:43 PM

U.S. senators introduce bill with new Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to impose stiff new sanctions on Russia, the latest effort by lawmakers to punish Moscow over interference in U.S. elections and its activities in Syria and Ukraine.

2 Aug 2018 | 11:55 AM

US lawmakers demand firms do more to fight fake social media

US lawmakers demanded that technology firms do more to fight "shocking" foreign efforts to influence US politics on Aug 1, a day after Facebook Inc identified a new influence campaign tied to November's elections and despite President Donald Trump's denunciation of the issue as a "hoax".

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has called executives of Facebook, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to testify on Sept 5 "to hear the plans they have in place, to press them to do more, and to work together to address this challenge," Warner said at a hearing. — Reuters
1 Aug 2018 | 11:39 PM

U.S. lawmakers demand firms do more to fight fake social media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers demanded that technology firms do more to fight "shocking" foreign efforts to influence U.S. politics on Wednesday, a day after Facebook Inc identified a new influence campaign tied to November's elections and despite President Donald Trump's denunciation of the issue as a "hoax."

13 Jul 2018 | 4:28 AM

As Trump says Putin 'not my enemy', sceptics in U.S. see danger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In preparing for his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump has provoked a rare agreement among Democrats and Republicans alarmed by the possibility of a cozy meeting.

8 Jul 2018 | 10:20 PM

After Pyongyang put-down, Pompeo stands by 'difficult' denuclearisation talks

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean charges that he used "gangster-like" diplomacy in negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday after meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts that he would keep pursuing denuclearisation talks with North Korea.

29 Jun 2018 | 12:47 AM

U.S. lawmaker holds back support for munitions sale to Gulf allies due to Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Thursday he cannot support for now a Trump administration plan to sell high-tech munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over concerns about the war in Yemen, a decision that could derail the sale.

28 Jun 2018 | 6:26 AM

North Korea understands U.S. on 'complete denuclearisation' - Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was confident that North Korea understood the scope of the U.S. desire for complete denuclearisation as the two countries negotiate after President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

21 Jun 2018 | 4:09 AM

Obama's lack of response may have emboldened Russia election meddling - former officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia may have stepped up efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election after President Barack Obama's administration did not retaliate strongly to reports of its activities, former aides to the Democratic president told U.S. senators on Wednesday.

15 Jun 2018 | 12:38 AM

Trump nominee to be South Korea ambassador backs 'pause' in military exercises

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to South Korea on Thursday backed the idea of a "pause" in major military exercises between U.S. and South Korean forces, while talks on North Korea's nuclear programme continue.

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