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World Apr 04U.S. cites abortion provision in cutting off UN agency funding
The Trump administration is cutting off U.S. funding to the United Nations agency for reproductive health under an abortion-related provision in a law that Democratic and Republican administrations have used as a cudgel in the global culture wars.
Politics Mar 28Trump to meet China’s Xi first week in April, U.S. official says
Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April, a senior State Department official said Tuesday.
Nation Mar 24Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it ‘great day’ for jobs
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.
Politics Mar 13Key members of Trump’s circle under scrutiny for Russia ties
President Donald Trump's administration remains under scrutiny over potential ties between his associates and Russia in the run-up to the presidential election. Trump has denied knowing that any of his staff had communications with Russian officials during the campaign. But…
Nation Feb 23Kelly: No use of U.S. military to enforce immigration
Kelly pledged Thursday that America won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations."…
World Feb 23U.S., Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors.
Politics Feb 14Flynn exit creates vacuum that Trump’s pragmatists may fill
The dramatic departure of President Donald Trump's hard-hitting national security adviser creates a vacuum of power and raises a key question: Will the pragmatists in the administration now gain clout?…
Nation Feb 02Tillerson: Diplomats must be a team despite personal beliefs
Making his debut as America's global envoy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought Thursday to reassure U.S. diplomats who are anxious after a turbulent first two weeks of President Donald Trump's presidency.
Politics Jan 30Obama breaks silence, speaks out on Trump’s immigration ban
WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama praised protesters who amassed across the country in opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration orders, breaking his silence on political issues for the first time since leaving office. “The president fundamentally disagrees with the…
Politics Jan 23If Trump ends America’s world leadership role, who will step up?
China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass.