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Democratic lawmakers sue Trump over foreign state payments to businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 190 Democratic lawmakers sued President Donald Trump in federal court on Wednesday, saying he had accepted funds from foreign governments through his businesses without congressional consent in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Reuters: Top News

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Philippines says foreign fighters part of Islamic State ‘invasion’

MARAWI CITY/DAVAO, Philippines (Reuters) – Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists battling the military after laying siege to a southern Philippine city, the government said on Friday, in a rare admission of what it said was an Islamic State ...

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Under fire at home, Trump in Saudi on first foreign trip

RIYADH (Reuters) – Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Reuters: ...

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New Russia probe leaks threaten to derail Trump’s foreign trip

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump was hit on Friday by embarrassing leaks that a senior adviser was a “person of interest” in a probe of possible collusion with Russia during last year’s election campaign and that Trump had ...

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U.S. needs to balance foreign alliances: Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday outlined for his staff how an “America First” agenda translates into foreign policy, but did not address the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts, which worry many diplomats. Reuters: World ...

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Pentagon probes Trump’s ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday. ...

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Protests begin, foreign pressure mounts on Venezuela’s Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan opposition protests began and foreign pressure mounted on Friday over a court takeover of Congress that many viewed as a lurch into dictatorship by a leftist government grappling with a plunge in popularity. Reuters: World News

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Lawmaker says U.S. foreign surveillance ‘unmasked’ Trump associates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee set off a political firestorm on Wednesday when he said the communications of members of Donald Trump’s transition team were caught up in incidental surveillance targeting ...

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Trump administration to propose ‘dramatic reductions’ in foreign aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House budget director confirmed Saturday that the Trump administration will propose “fairly dramatic reductions” in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month. Reuters: Top News

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Trump admin targets violent Islamist groups as foreign policy priority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will make defeating “radical Islamic terror groups” its top foreign policy goal, according to a statement posted on the White House website moments after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. Reuters: World News

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