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25 Apr 2019 | 6:56 AM

New Trump immigration plan may increase visas for highly-skilled workers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A merit-based immigration proposal being put together by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers, sources familiar with the effort said on Wednesday.

24 Apr 2019 | 12:22 AM

White House adviser Kushner says Trump Middle East plan to be unveiled in June

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's long-delayed proposal to break a deadlock in finding a resolution to the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is to be unveiled after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan ends in June, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday.

19 Apr 2019 | 11:32 PM

White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week and discussed "ongoing counterterrorism efforts" with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, leader of a military assault on the capital Tripoli in opposition to the internationally recognised government.

11 Apr 2019 | 2:31 AM

In leaky White House, Trump team keeps Middle East peace plan secret

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a White House where no secret is safe for long, one development has remained stubbornly confidential - the contents of a Middle East peace plan authored by President Donald Trump's advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt.

6 Apr 2019 | 7:45 AM

U.S. to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organisation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organisation, three U.S. officials told Reuters, marking the first time Washington has formally labelled another country's military a terrorist group.

5 Apr 2019 | 4:11 AM

Author of Trump golf book describes president as loose with the rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For Donald Trump, the rigid rules of golf are flexible, allowing for the kick of a wayward ball into a better location, skipping a putt that looks close enough. What's the big deal?

3 Apr 2019 | 5:18 AM

Trump takes step back from threat to close border with Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump took a step back on Tuesday from a threat to close the U.S. southern border to fight illegal immigration, amid pressure from companies worried that such a shutdown would cause chaos to supply chains.

30 Mar 2019 | 5:08 AM

Exclusive: Trump eyeing stepped-up Venezuela sanctions for foreign companies - Bolton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is considering imposing sanctions on companies from other countries that do business with Venezuela to cut off revenues to President Nicolas Maduro, Trump's national security adviser John Bolton told Reuters TV on Friday.

28 Mar 2019 | 5:46 AM

U.S. Republicans intensify counter-attack after Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday sought to examine the motives of federal agents and investigators who launched the Trump-Russia probe as a Republican effort gathered momentum to seek retribution on behalf of President Donald Trump.

27 Mar 2019 | 11:55 PM

Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and said that "all options" were open to make that happen.