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U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Learn More

 

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U.S. House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case. More »

 

House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns: Pelosi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that members of congress from her party will seek to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns when they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January - a move the White House is likely to strongly resist. More »

 

Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the funds it raised, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter. More »

 

Congress passes bill to make members pay sexual misconduct claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation to crack down on sexual harassment by members of Congress, requiring lawmakers to pay for settlements and some court awards themselves, instead of depending on public funds. More »

 

Trump says five people on short list for chief of staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has five people on his short list to become the White House chief of staff when John Kelly leaves the post at the beginning of the new year. More »

 

Flurry of Democrats expected to enter 2020 White House race in coming weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A rush of Democrats will likely announce U.S. presidential bids in January in an unusually early start to the 2020 election cycle, lining up for what is poised to be a crowded race to take on President Donald Trump. More »

 

Trump denies ties to ex-lawyer Cohen's crimes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump offered up a handful of legal arguments in a series of tweets on Thursday distancing himself from former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to prison on Wednesday for arranging 2016 hush-money payments to women who say they had affairs with the married president. More »

 

Butina admits being Russian agent, pleads guilty in U.S. to conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian woman pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Thursday to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with prosecutors and admitted to working with a top Russian official to infiltrate a powerful gun rights group and make inroads with American conservative activists and the Republican Party as an agent for Moscow. More »

 

Trump says trade deal pays for border wall, Democrats scoff

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders rebuked President Donald Trump on Thursday for saying Mexico will pay for a border wall through a new trade deal, while Mexico's new president said the topic has not come up in his talks with Trump. More »

 

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