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Trump to nominate NFL team owner Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain

/  23.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain, the White House said on Thursday.

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Tough-talking Trump defense lawyer says he’s no ‘snowflake’

/  22.06.2017  /  Politics 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The latest lawyer hired to represent U.S. President Donald Trump in the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election is an ex-Marine who likens some cases to war.

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Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies

/  22.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders.

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Ex-U.S. Attorney Bharara lands book deal after ouster by Trump

/  22.06.2017  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, known for pursuing a series of cases targeting public corruption and crime on Wall Street before President Donald Trump fired him in March, has struck a book deal.

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Trump says he did not record conversations with former FBI Director Comey

/  22.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, laying to rest speculation that arose after he tweeted last month that Comey better hope there were no tapes.

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Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposals

/  22.06.2017  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – More than 80 percent of Americans want to limit firearms access for people with mental illness and require background checks at gun shows and in private sales, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Thursday.

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Ryan wants to ‘get moving’ on Iran, Russia sanctions

/  22.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he backs efforts to quickly move legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the Senate nearly unanimously but was stalled by a procedural issue in the House.

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U.S. intelligence chiefs say they did not feel pressured by Trump: CNN

/  22.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two top U.S. intelligence officials have told investigators President Donald Trump suggested they publicly deny any collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia, but they did not feel he had ordered them to do so, CNN reported on Thursday, citing multiple sources.

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Leading U.S. House Republican rejects tax cuts without reform

/  22.06.2017  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives rejected the possibility of cutting taxes without fundamental changes to the U.S. tax code on Thursday, as the main actors in the tax reform debate prepared to meet for a fourth time.

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U.S. House Dems reject Deutsche Bank privacy claim in Trump query

/  22.06.2017  /  Politics 

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – U.S. House Democrats rejected an assertion by Deutsche Bank that privacy laws prevent it from sharing information about President Donald Trump’s finances, as they investigate possible collusion between his campaign team and Russia.

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