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Trump sees 'very good chance' of China trade deal, says no link to Biden probe request

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his administration has a "very good chance" of making a trade deal with China, and insisted there were no links between China talks and his desire for Beijing to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Two U.S. officials will give depositions in House impeachment probe

03 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Two officials who had been asked to testify in the impeachment investigation of U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to provide depositions, an official with a Democratic-led House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday. | Video

Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters

21 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales, and sought to play down market anxieties that the world's top economy could be heading for a recession. | Video

North Korea rebuilds part of missile site as Bolton warns of more sanctions

06 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON North Korea has restored part of a rocket test site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, while Trump's national security advisor warned that new sanctions could be introduced if Pyongyang did not scrap its nuclear weapons program. | Video

UPDATE 5-N.Korea rebuilds part of missile site it promised Trump to dismantle

06 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 5 North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency and two U.S. think tanks reported on Tuesday.

Former Trump campaign chief Manafort to be sentenced March 8

21 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will be sentenced for bank and tax fraud on March 8, according to a court filing posted on Thursday, just days before he is due to be sentenced in a separate case for lobbying violations.

U.S. sanctions five Venezuelans, ratcheting up pressure on Maduro

15 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on top Venezuelan security officials and the head of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA as it ratcheted up pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over an election it says was illegal.

Former U.S. Air Force officer faces spy charges after defecting to Iran

14 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged former Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran launch a cyber-spying operation that targeted her former colleagues after she defected from the United States. | Video

First U.S. tax filings under Trump's overhaul off to slow start

11 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON The first U.S. tax filing season under the overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law at the end of 2017 got off to a slow start in the first week, with data released on Friday showing a significant drop in returns and refunds.

Mueller probe 'close to being completed' - acting U.S. attorney general

29 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is close to wrapping up, Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told reporters on Monday. | Video

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