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US weighs fresh China talks amid split on Trump trade team

WASHINGTON (June 22): Some White House officials are trying to restart talks with China to avoid a trade war before US tariffs on Chinese products take effect July 6, three people familiar with the

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White House eyes tariff exemptions on national security grounds

WASHINGTON (Mar 8): The US may exempt countries based on national security considerations from steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that President Donald Trump plans to impose, White House P

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White House takes a victory lap after tax bill passage

WASHINGTON (Dec 21): President Donald Trump declared that Republicans had passed the largest tax cut in U.S.

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Najib blasts critics ahead of White House visit

SINGAPORE (Sept 11): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Sunday fired a salvo at his political opponents, just one day before his scheduled visit to Washington from Sept 11 to 13 at the invitat

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Could Najib’s White House visit end US scrutiny of 1MDB?

(Aug 24): US President Donald Trump plans to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is embroiled in a corruption scandal at home, on Sept 12 at the White House, the White House said on Wedn


Russian cyber hacks on US electoral system far wider than previously known

WASHINGTON (June 14): Russia’s cyberattack on the US electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databas

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Vietnam's PM wants to convince Trump to keep Obama-era trade ties

HANOI (May 30): Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has a tough task when he visits the White House this week: Convince President Donald Trump to advance trade ties that blossomed under the

Trump era dawns with wreath-laying and reception before oath

WASHINGTON (Jan 20): Donald Trump touched down Thursday at Washington’s Joint Base Andrews, about 24 hours before he will be sworn in as the 45th US president.

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Trump team promises to address ethics concerns on businesses

WASHINGTON (Nov 21): President-elect Donald Trump will work to ensure there is "proper separation" between his business empire and his job as president of the United States, Vice President-elect Mi

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