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In Afghanistan, U.S. senators call for coherent policy from Trump

(This story corrects the number of U.S. and other foreign troops in Afghanistan, paragraphs 15, 16.) A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators visiting Afghanistan on Tuesday called for a new strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war …

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Time up on Trump trade, hedge funds look abroad

Before this week’s selloff U.S. stocks had climbed roughly 10 percent since Trump’s election victory in November. “All honeymoons end and we are now learning the challenges of living with our new partner,” said Chris Henetemann, who runs structured credit specialist hedge fund 400 Capital Management. Only a few months …

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Trump White House will not make visitor logs public, break from Obama policy

The Trump administration will not make public White House visitor logs, the records that detail who has visited President Donald Trump and his staff on official business, his office confirmed, in a departure from a practice that was established under former President Barack Obama. White House Communications Director Michael Dubke …

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Trump, China’s Xi dine ahead of talks on security, trade

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat down together to dine on pan-seared Dover sole and New York strip steak on Thursday, spending some social time before digging into thorny bilateral security and trade issues. Trump has said he wants to raise concerns about China’s trade practices …

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Escalating U.S. role in Syria, Trump orders strikes on Assad airbase

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America’s “vital national security interest” against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sharply escalating the U.S. military role in Syria, two U.S. warships fired …

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Top Senate Democrat says unlikely Trump court pick can clear procedural hurdle

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Sunday it was unlikely that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would be able to clear a procedural hurdle to a final vote, even as a third Senate Democrat threw support behind the pick. Senator Joe Donnelly, a Democrat from Indiana, said …

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Senate intelligence leaders pledge bipartisan Trump-Russia inquiry

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday promised a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Republican Donald Trump during his successful 2016 run for the White House. Committee Chairman Richard Burr and Mark Warner, its top Democrat, pledged at a joint news conference …

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Trump Tantrum looms on Wall Street if healthcare effort stalls

The Trump Trade could start looking more like a Trump Tantrum if the new U.S. administration’s healthcare bill stalls in Congress, prompting worries on Wall Street about tax cuts and other measures aimed at promoting economic growth. Investors are dialing back hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump will swiftly enact …

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Exclusive: Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea – U.S. official

The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threat, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. The sanctions would be part of a multi-pronged approach of …

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Exclusive: Trump administration considering separating women, children at Mexico border

Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials. Part of the reason for the proposal is to deter mothers from migrating to the United States with …

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