Roberta Rampton

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15 Oct 2018 | 11:12 PM

Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official

ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump speculated "rogue killers" may be responsible.

15 Oct 2018 | 10:28 PM

Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dispatched U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman over the unexplained disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and raised the possibility that "rogue killers" could have been responsible.

9 Oct 2018 | 11:56 PM

Trump's U.N. envoy Haley resigns, rules out 2020 run for office

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star, said on Tuesday she was stepping down as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but knocked down speculation that she might challenge President Donald Trump at the next election.

9 Oct 2018 | 11:51 PM

Trump says next summit with North Korea's Kim to come after November U.S. elections

WASHINGTON/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6.

9 Oct 2018 | 11:34 PM

Trump says he'll talk to Saudis about missing journalist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he plans to speak with Saudi Arabian officials at some point about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing a week ago.

7 Oct 2018 | 6:28 AM

Trump '100 percent' certain Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he is "100 percent" certain that Christine Blasey Ford named the wrong person when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in testimony during his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

5 Oct 2018 | 1:00 PM

Pence says Google should halt 'Dragonfly' app development

US vice president Mike Pence sharply criticised what he said was China's theft of US technology on Thursday.

Pence said in a speech that business leaders are now thinking twice before entering the Chinese market. — Reuters
4 Oct 2018 | 10:15 AM

U.S. VP Pence to tell China - We will not be intimidated in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, sharpening U.S. criticism of Chinese policies around the globe, will give China a blunt warning on Thursday that the United States will not back down from what Washington sees as Chinese intimidation in the South China Sea.

4 Oct 2018 | 6:29 AM

U.S. withdraws from international accords, says U.N. world court 'politicised'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday pulled out of two international agreements after Iran and the Palestinians complained to the International Court of Justice about U.S. policies, the latest withdrawal by Washington from multilateral accords.

4 Oct 2018 | 12:46 AM

Trump plans travel push to stave off 'blue wave' in House races

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit six states over the next 10 days to energize his supporters to turn out for Republicans in tight races for the House of Representatives in upcoming congressional elections, according to a White House memo.