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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill

11 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights abuses and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not halting weapons sales.

Trump threatens veto of House defence bill over spending levels, wall

10 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday threatened he would veto a massive defence bill being considered by the House of Representatives, saying it provides less money than he wants for the military and disagreeing with some of its policy provisions.

An uneasy tenure: how Tillerson found himself cut out by Kushner

28 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON In one of the most awkward moments of his time as U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson realized his Mexican counterpart was in Washington only when he walked into a restaurant and found him dining with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

An uneasy tenure: how Tillerson found himself cut out by Kushner

27 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON In one of the most awkward moments of his time as U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson realized his Mexican counterpart was in Washington only when he walked into a restaurant and found him dining with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

U.S. Congress pushing back at Trump over Saudi arms deals

26 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate committee approved legislation on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for President Donald Trump to avoid congressional review of arms sales, underscoring lawmakers' anger over his approval of $8 billion in military deals with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

U.S. to consider sanctions in case of more Sudan violence

26 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A top U.S. State Department official who deals with Sudan said on Tuesday that Washington was considering all options, including possible sanctions, if there was more violence after a deadly assault on protesters in Khartoum early this month.

U.S. Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to sidestep Congress' review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran. | Video

U.S. Senate Republican leader McConnell backs Saudi arms sales

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 20 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged lawmakers on Thursday to vote against resolutions seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to sidestep congressional review and go ahead with $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Trump plan to sell arms to Saudis faces Senate vote

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will vote on Thursday on legislation seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to complete $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, lawmakers said, making clear they want a harder line against what they see as human rights abuses by the two countries.

UPDATE 1-Trump plan to sell arms to Saudis faces Senate vote

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 19 The U.S. Senate will vote on Thursday on legislation seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to complete $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, lawmakers said, making clear they want a harder line against what they see as human rights abuses by the two countries.

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