Roberta Rampton

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10 May 2018 | 8:15 PM

Upbeat Trump welcomes U.S. prisoners released by North Korea

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump welcomed three Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea back home on Thursday, thanking its leader Kim Jong Un for their release and sounding upbeat about a planned U.S.-North Korea summit.

10 May 2018 | 4:06 PM

Trump welcomes back Americans freed by North Korea

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md (Reuters) - A plane carrying three Americans released by North Korea landed at a military base bear Washington early on Thursday to be welcomed by U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania.

5 May 2018 | 4:07 AM

Trump lawyer Giuliani defends legality of porn star payment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hours after President Donald Trump said his lawyer Rudy Giuliani did not have "his facts straight," the former New York mayor issued a statement on Friday saying $130,000 (£96,000) in hush money paid to an adult-film star before the 2016 election was not an election law violation.

4 May 2018 | 11:34 PM

Trump says date, place set for North Korea summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday said the date and location have been set for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, building suspense for the unprecedented talks, as South Korea said it would oppose a withdrawal of U.S. troops from the area.

4 May 2018 | 5:38 AM

U.S. investigators logged Trump lawyer's phone calls - NBC

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal investigators kept logs of the phone lines of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, NBC News said on Thursday, correcting an earlier story that said the lines were wiretapped to allow investigators to hear the calls.

3 May 2018 | 11:32 PM

U.S. Vice President Pence postpones Brazil trip as North Korea talks loom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is postponing his plans to travel to Brazil this month in order to ensure foreign policy resources are focussed on President Donald Trump's coming talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pence's spokeswoman said on Thursday.

26 Apr 2018 | 11:24 PM

Korean leaders set 'denuclearisation' goal, Trump says will maintain pressure

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of North and South Korea pledged at a historic summit on Friday to work for "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula, but U.S. President Donald Trump said he would maintain pressure on Pyongyang through sanctions ahead of his own unprecedented meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

26 Apr 2018 | 4:08 PM

Trump, top aides talk trade with Apple CEO Cook at White House

President Donald Trump and two top aides talked about trade issues with Apple Inc chief Tim Cook on April 24 as the White House prepares to try to avert a trade war with China, a manufacturing hub for the iPhone maker.

Cook has become one of Trump's favourite CEOs to name-check in speeches, a surprising turn considering the rocky start to their relationship. — Reuters
16 Apr 2018 | 12:23 PM

After Trump drama, new Pence national security aide steps down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new national security aide to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stepped down on Sunday, only two days after being officially named to the job, after a behind-the-scenes White House argument hit the headlines, a White House official said.

15 Apr 2018 | 1:09 PM

U.S., Mexico and Canada hasten NAFTA talks as elections loom - Pena Nieto

LIMA/MEXICO (Reuters) - The United States, Mexico and Canada will expedite NAFTA talks in a push to reach a deal in coming weeks, Mexico's president said on Saturday after a meeting with the U.S. vice president and Canadian prime minister.