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14 Sep 2018 | 7:00 AM

U.S. expects some Israeli criticism of parts of coming Mideast plan - envoy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is prepared for Israeli criticism of elements of its coming Middle East peace plan, the U.S. envoy to the region said, even as Washington faces growing Palestinian accusations that it will be heavily tilted in favour of Israel.

13 Sep 2018 | 8:18 AM

Trump signs order to enable sanctions for U.S. election meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under fire over his handling of Russian election meddling, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday meant to strengthen election security by slapping sanctions on foreign countries or people who try to interfere in the U.S. political process.

12 Sep 2018 | 8:10 AM

U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday expressed deep concern over China's "worsening crackdown" on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region, as the Trump administration considered sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses.

11 Sep 2018 | 11:59 AM

North Korea's Kim asks Trump for another meeting in 'very warm' letter

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump received a "very warm, very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting and the White House is looking at scheduling one, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday.

10 Sep 2018 | 5:14 PM

Trump administration takes aim at International Criminal Court, PLO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday threatened tough action against the International Criminal Court should it try to prosecute Americans for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan and said the PLO's office in Washington would be closed for seeking to punish Israel through the court.

8 Sep 2018 | 8:05 PM

Trump ups ante on China, threatens duties on nearly all its imports

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Friday he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States, threatening duties on another $267 billion (£206.7 billion) of goods on top of $200 billion in imports primed for levies in coming days.

8 Sep 2018 | 5:39 AM

Trump expecting 'positive' letter from North Korea's Kim Jong Un soon

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which he believes will be positive, is on its way to him, a day after expressing fresh optimism about a denuclearisation deal.

6 Sep 2018 | 7:31 PM

Senior Trump official describes resistance inside administration - New York Times Op-Ed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many senior officials in President Donald Trump's administration have been working from within to frustrate parts of his agenda to protect the country from his worst impulses, an anonymous Trump official wrote in the New York Times on Wednesday.

1 Sep 2018 | 7:34 AM

Trump to skip summits in Singapore, Papua New Guinea; Pence to attend

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place, the White House said on Friday, an announcement that will raise questions about his commitment to a regional strategy to counter China.

30 Aug 2018 | 4:27 PM

Trump hails Kim, sees no need to resume U.S.-South Korea war games

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Days after cancelling a planned visit to North Korea by his top diplomat citing insufficient progress in denuclearization talks, U.S. President Donald Trump hailed his personal relationship North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday and said there was no reason to resume war games with South Korea.

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