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Most Americans oppose Trump’s foreign policy Monday, January 28th, 2019

DEB RIECHMANN and HANNAH FINGERHUT, WASHINGTON, (AP) - A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. foreign policy and about half think the country's global standing will deteriorate during the next year, according to new poll that highlighted the nation's..

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In a Trump retreat, shutdown ends without wall money for now Saturday, January 26th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN, LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER, WASHINGTON (AP) — The record 35-day federal shutdown has ended with President Donald Trump giving in to mounting pressure and signing legislation to reopen the government for three weeks, a retreat from his demand that Congress commit billions to a..

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Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or..

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Trump’s shutdown proposal faces uncertain fate in Senate Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

By JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposal to reopen the government, sweetened with immigration provisions aimed at mollifying Democrats, is headed for Senate action, its prospects uncertain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will try to muscle..

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Senator Kamala Harris announces US presidential run

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US Senator Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is running for president, joining an already-crowded field of Democrats who are making or considering bids to take on Donald Trump. "The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight..

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Trump threatens emergency declaration ahead of border visit Thursday, January 10th, 2019

By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and LAURIE KELLMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to draw..

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Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador: US media Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - Nikki Haley has resigned as US ambassador to the United Nations, US media reported Tuesday, in the latest departure from Donald Trump's national security team. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump and Haley would meet in the Oval Office at 10:30 am (1430 GMT), while..

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VOA's Interview With Mike Pompeo Friday, July 20th, 2018

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will not send any Americans to Russia for questioning on allegations of money laundering. Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to let U.S. investigators question officials in Moscow about Russia's interference in the 2016..

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VOA Interview: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

(VOA): Days ahead of the first-ever ministerial talks hosted by the State Department to advance religious freedom around the world, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with VOA State Department correspondent Nike Ching on Thursday, addressing pressing issues including the plight of..

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US Seen Receiving Frosty Reception at G-20 Meeting

(VOA): The financial leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meet in Buenos Aires this weekend for the first time since long-simmering trade tensions burst into the open when China and the United States put tariffs on $34 billion of each other's goods. The United..

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How China Can Reach its Centennial Goal Monday, October 14th, 2019

Two years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that by the time the People’s Republic celebrates its centenary in 2049, it should be a “great modern socialist..

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