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    JAPAN RESISTS U.S. PRESSURE ON FX IN TRADE TALKS AHEAD OF ABE-TRUMP SUMMIT

    Apr 26, 2019

    Japan is resisting increasing U.S. pressure to link trade with currency issues as leaders of the two close allies are set to hold a summit in Washington on Friday, with trade and North Korea high on the agenda. Japanese ministers discussed trade and currency issues with their U.S. counterparts in Wa...


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    TRUMP SAYS CHINA'S XI WILL SOON COME TO WHITE HOUSE

    Apr 26, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would soon host Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the White House, setting the stage for a possible agreement on trade between the world’s two largest economies. The White House said on Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Rep...


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    HOUSE DEMOCRATS DEMAND DOCUMENTS ON TRUMP'S DHS PURGE

    Apr 26, 2019

    The chairmen of three U.S. House committees sought documents on Thursday related to recent Trump administration firings of top Department of Homeland Security officials, escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House over immigration policy. U.S. Representatives Elijah Cummi...


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    CUBA DUBS BOLTON 'PATHOLOGICAL LIAR' OVER VENEZUELA TROOPS CHARGE

    Apr 26, 2019

    Cuba branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a “pathological liar” on Thursday for his allegation that it has troops stationed in ally Venezuela and said the latest U.S. sanctions would further hurt but not vanquish the Cuban people. In a speech last week unveiling a tightenin...


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    FACTBOX: TRUMP STONEWALLS HOUSE DEMOCRATS ON MULTIPLE PROBES

    Apr 26, 2019

    President Donald Trump is flatly refusing to cooperate in numerous U.S. congressional probes of himself and his administration, taking a defiant stance that could trigger protracted court fights with House of Representatives Democrats. In an unprecedented step, the Trump administration has filed a l...


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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO MOVE USDA RESEARCH DIVISIONS DESPITE CONCERNS

    Apr 25, 2019

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is moving forward with plans to relocate two influential scientific agencies out of downtown Washington, a cost-saving initiative that critics fear could provoke mass resignations among employees who perform critical agricultural research and produce statistics tha...


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    EVEN WITH BIDEN IN THE RACE, FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WILL WAIT TO ENDORSE A 2020 DEMOCRAT

    Apr 25, 2019

    Former President Barack Obama is waiting to see how things play out before making any 2020 endorsement, including of Joe Biden, his two-time running mate. Obama delivered a supportive statement for his longtime friend Biden on Thursday after the former vice president made his entrance into the race ...


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    WHAT CONGRESS SHOULD INSIST ON IN TRUMP’S TRADE DEAL WITH MEXICO AND CANADA

    Apr 25, 2019

    Consumers and businesses alike want the threshold for taxes and duties on imports to be high, not low. With a divided government and another presidential-election cycle already in full swing, it’s tempting to think that any priorities of the Trump administration are dead on arrival in Congress...


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    TRUMP’S BORDER WALL IS AN EXPENSIVE, INEFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF EMINENT DOMAIN

    Apr 25, 2019

    The Trump administration has made building a wall along the southwest border a cornerstone of its overall agenda. The proposed wall has generated intense debate, and Congress even while under unified Republican control has repeatedly refused to appropriate the amount of money demanded by President D...


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    TRUMP IMMIGRATION PLAN MAY INCREASE VISAS FOR HIGHLY SKILLED WORKERS: SOURCES

    Apr 25, 2019

    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. Kushner is expected to present the comprehensive plan next week to President Donal...


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    U.S. BIOFUEL TRADE GROUP ASKS JUDGE TO HALT NEW EPA SMALL REFINERY WAIVERS: DOCUMENTS

    Apr 25, 2019

    A U.S. biofuels trade group asked a federal court on Wednesday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from giving refiners new waivers from the country’s biofuels law until the agency reverts to the tougher criteria it used to assess applications before Donald Trump’s presidency, ac...


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    KENYA’S FOREIGN TRADE DISPUTES COSTLY - EXPERTS

    Apr 25, 2019

    Kenya spends at least Sh500 million in defending a single case filed by investors at international courts under the Bilateral Investment Treaties, according to a regional trade negotiation institute. The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) and EcoNews A...


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    TRUMP CAMPAIGN VIEWS HEALTHCARE AS A 2020 CAMPAIGN WEAPON

    May 24, 2019

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign believes he can turn Republicans’ biggest liability from last year’s congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a winning issue for his reelection. That would have appeared highly unlikely just months...

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    CHINA ACCUSES U.S. OF MEDDLING WITH DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TIES

    May 24, 2019

    China’s Embassy in the Dominican Republic on Thursday accused the United States of trying to interfere in its relations with the Caribbean nation, condemning remarks it attributed to a U.S. official as “lacking in respect” to both nations. In a brief statement, the Chinese embassy ...


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    NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE VOTES TO MAKE TRUMP TAX RETURNS AVAILABLE

    May 23, 2019

    New York state’s legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it easier for U.S. congressional committees investigating President Donald Trump to get access to his state tax returns. The Democratic-controlled state Assembly and Senate voted along party lines on the measure, which wou...


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    AG BARR JOINS RENEWED TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PUSH TO CURTAIL NATIONWIDE INJUNCTIONS

    May 23, 2019

    At a speech Tuesday night to the elite American Law Institute, Attorney General William Barr jumped with both feet into the Trump administration’s campaign against nationwide injunctions. The AG told ALI members that federal trial judges have 37 injunctions blocking Trump administration polici...


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    U.S. LAWMAKERS WANT TO HELP RURAL TELECOMS REPLACE HUAWEI, ZTE EQUIPMENT

    May 23, 2019

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to provide about $700 million in grants to help U.S. telecommunications providers with the cost of removing Huawei equipment from their networks. The bill also moves to block the use of equipment or services from Chinese teleco...


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    BELGIUM VOTE LIKELY TO MAKE FORMING NEXT GOVERNMENT TOUGH

    May 23, 2019

    Linguistically-split Belgium holds a national election on Sunday that polls show is unlikely to allow Prime Minister Charles Michel to renew his centre-right government. Michel, 43, has been running the country of 11 million people in a caretaker capacity since December and could face many more mont...


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    OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS IT IS TIME TO OPEN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AGAINST TRUMP

    May 22, 2019

    U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday it is time for Democratic leaders to allow an impeachment process to start against President Donald Trump, saying the administration’s obstruction of lawmakers’ oversight efforts gives them no choice. House Speaker Na...


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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERS TAPPING U.S. TSA FUNDS FOR BORDER - SOURCE

    May 22, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering tapping more than $230 million from the Transportation Security Administration to fund operations on the U.S.-Mexico border if Congress fails to approve additional funding, a person briefed on the matter said. NBC News reported the plan earlier...


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    BOJ'S KURODA ISSUES FRESH WARNING OF BROAD FALLOUT FROM TRADE WAR

    May 21, 2019

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday warned that escalating U.S.-China trade tensions could hurt business sentiment and inflict widespread damage on the economy. Worries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on markets, adding to heada...


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    TRUMP: U.S. WILL RESPOND WITH 'GREAT FORCE' IF IRAN ATTACKS INTERESTS

    May 21, 2019

    President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with “great force” if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi’ite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdad’s Green Zone. &l...


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    UK BUSINESS GROUP CONDEMNS LABOUR NATIONALISATION PLANS, BREXIT DELAY

    May 21, 2019

    Plans by Britain’s opposition Labour Party to nationalise utilities including the country’s electricity grid will damage investment as well as hurting many small shareholders, one of the country’s main business groups warned on Tuesday. Last week, Labour published plans to renation...


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    TRUMP EXPECTED TO PICK KEN CUCCINELLI FOR IMMIGRATION POLICY ROLE

    May 21, 2019

    President Trump is expected to name Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a former attorney general of Virginia and an immigration hard-liner, as his choice to coordinate the administration’s immigration policies, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday. Mr. Trump has been considering creating an immi...


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County Executive Isiah Leggett announces a major advance in the County's open government efforts that will significantly improve government transparency, accessibility and efficiency. Joining him for the announcement is County Councilmember Hans Riemer who initiated the open government legislati

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