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23 May 2019 | 12:56 AM

Worried by Iran tensions, U.S. lawmakers seek end to law of 'endless war'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that presidents have used for two decades to justify U.S. military action around the world.

22 May 2019 | 6:26 AM

U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said.

17 May 2019 | 8:06 AM

U.S. House panel threatens action to get Mueller report documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday the committee plans to take "enforcement action" to compel the Department of Justice to provide it with documents after Attorney General William Barr disregarded its subpoena.

17 May 2019 | 4:11 AM

'The world still has not done anything,' says slain Saudi journalist's fiancee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, said on Thursday she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious consequences for the crime.

15 May 2019 | 6:56 AM

U.S. lawmakers lament - 'All of us are in the dark over here' on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Congress complained on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's administration has not shared enough information with them as tensions flared with Iran, with even some Republicans saying they have been left in the dark.

15 May 2019 | 6:23 AM

Early version of U.S. House bill seeks to bar F-35 from Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday released an early version of a spending bill that seeks to prevent the shipment of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, as U.S. officials press Turkey not to buy a Russian S-400 air defence system.

15 May 2019 | 6:14 AM

U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a planned gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the United States and some European Union countries.

10 May 2019 | 1:23 AM

U.S. House seeks to restore Central American aid, defying Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee moved on Thursday towards restoring hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to Central America that was cut off by President Donald Trump, setting up a potential showdown with the White House.

3 May 2019 | 6:03 AM

Cracks appear in U.S. bipartisan unity on Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tough approach to Venezuela has won broad support from both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress, but this rare display of bipartisan consensus is starting to show signs of strain as the crisis in the OPEC nation drags on.

3 May 2019 | 3:24 AM

Senate upholds veto of Yemen resolution in victory for Trump Saudi policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday sustained President Donald Trump's veto of a resolution demanding an end to military support for the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen, in a victory for the White House's policy of continued backing for the kingdom.