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Trump directly scolds NATO allies, says they owe 'massive' sums

Fri, 26 May 2017 03:15:04 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this week's Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants.(image)



Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: media reports

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:45:59 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.(image)



Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:50:01 -0400

BOZEMAN, Mont. (Reuters) - Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter who asked him about the Republican healthcare bill.(image)



In blow to Trump, U.S. appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:56:13 -0400

(Reuters) - In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, a U.S. appeals court refused on Thursday to reinstate his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, calling it discriminatory and setting the stage for a showdown in the Supreme Court.(image)



U.S. visas issued to citizens of Trump travel ban nations continue to decline

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:28:40 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States issued about 50 percent fewer visitor visas in April to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.(image)



U.S. lawmakers to fight massive Trump Saudi arms deal

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:25:08 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.(image)



U.S. lawmakers reintroduce bill to end restrictions on Cuba travel

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:36:16 -0400

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators reintroduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on travel to Cuba, this time attracting far more co-sponsors in a sign of growing support for U.S.-Cuban detente even as its future looks uncertain.(image)



Lieberman withdraws from consideration to be FBI director

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:02:02 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration to be the next director of the FBI, citing the potential for an appearance of a conflict of interest given President Donald Trump's decision to retain an attorney who works at the same firm.(image)



Hillary Clinton returns to her alma mater Wellesley for speech

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:04:00 -0400

BOSTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. secretary of state and failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returns to her alma mater, Wellesley College, on Friday to address its graduating class.(image)



Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:26:36 -0400

BOSTON (Reuters) - Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school.(image)