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Trump: U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, citing Russian violations

ELKO, Nev. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States will exit the Cold-War era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons, in a move that is likely to upset Russia. Learn More


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Trump would prefer to pick a woman for U.N. envoy

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would prefer to pick a woman to take over the job of Washington's United Nations ambassador. More »


Trump says team working on tax cut for middle-income earners

ELKO, Nev. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration was studying a tax cut for middle-income earners that could be rolled out some time around the beginning of November, just before pivotal congressional elections. More »


Trump a reluctant critic of Saudi Arabia despite pressure to act

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying "hopefully that will sort itself out". More »


Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional elections

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday charged a Russian national with playing a key financial role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct "information warfare" against the United States, including ongoing attempts to influence next month's congressional elections. More »


Alaska's independent governor ends re-election bid, endorses Democrat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner. More »


Judge drops some charges against ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday agreed to drop criminal charges against Paul Manafort that a jury deadlocked on in August, as a federal judge set a Feb. 8 date for the former Trump campaign manager's sentencing on charges of bank fraud and filing false tax returns. More »


Trump backs water projects in U.S. West as election nears

WASHINGTON/SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday threw his support behind speeding up water projects for agriculture and hydropower in the arid U.S. West, a move aimed to help build support for Republicans in tight congressional races in next month's midterm elections. More »


Black 'lynching' ad illustrates race overtones, anger in U.S. campaign ads

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many political ads in this year's U.S. elections pack an unusually harsh and personal punch - some with racial overtones. More »


U.S. says Russia, China, Iran seek to disrupt elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government warned on Friday that Russia, China and Iran were seeking to influence next month's congressional elections as federal prosecutors unveiled charges against a Russian national accused of participating in such a scheme. More »


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