Roberta Rampton

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17 Mar 2018 | 4:29 AM

U.S. seeks 'real action' from Pakistan on militant groups

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has not yet seen Pakistan take significant steps to clamp down on the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.

9 Mar 2018 | 10:22 AM

Trump to meet with video game makers after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Thursday with the makers of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Doom" to discuss what the president believes is a link between video games and violent acts like last month's school shooting in Florida.

1 Mar 2018 | 9:36 AM

What's in play in Washington after Florida school shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, a Republican who has frequently pledged support for gun rights, is urging changes to gun laws and other safety measures after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.

1 Mar 2018 | 9:36 AM

Trump pushes Congress for broad bill on guns after school shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday went his furthest yet toward endorsing restrictions on gun sales, bucking Republican Party orthodoxy as he challenged lawmakers to go big on legislation he said would help prevent more school shootings.

27 Feb 2018 | 4:03 AM

'Don't worry about the NRA,' Trump tells U.S. governors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told governors on Monday not to worry about the National Rifle Association lobbying group as states consider how to improve school safety after 17 students and educators were killed at a Florida high school on Feb. 14 by a gunman with semiautomatic rifle.

26 Feb 2018 | 9:44 AM

Gun lobby pushes back on Trump's gun plans after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association pushed back on Sunday against modest proposals by President Donald Trump and other Republicans to change U.S. gun laws after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and staff.

25 Feb 2018 | 9:18 PM

White House - Talks with North Korea must lead to ending nuclear programme

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear programme after senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea said on Sunday their government was open to talks with the United States.

22 Feb 2018 | 11:26 PM

U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights.

21 Feb 2018 | 11:55 PM

Florida school massacre survivors push lawmakers for assault gun ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of teenaged survivors of the second-deadliest public school shooting in U.S. history marched on Florida's capital on Wednesday to ask lawmakers to ban sales of assault rifles of the sort used to kill 17 students and educators last week.

21 Feb 2018 | 8:16 AM

Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.