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Senate Passes Uighur Human Rights Bill in Latest Shot at China

Senate Passes Uighur Human Rights Bill in Latest Shot at China

The U.S. Senate gave unanimous consent to legislation that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, an action sure to anger Beijing as anti-China
Senate Moves Toward Vote to Pressure China Over Uighur Rights

Senate Moves Toward Vote to Pressure China Over Uighur Rights

The U.S. Senate is planning to move on legislation that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, an action sure to anger Beijing and one that
Trump Seeks to Pin Virus Blame on China, Yet Reprisal Is Uncertain

Trump Seeks to Pin Virus Blame on China, Yet Reprisal Is Uncertain

President Donald Trump is escalating efforts to pin blame on China for unleashing a pandemic that has killed more than 60,000 Americans and is exploring ways to hold Beijing accountable, though his
Pompeo Says Killing of Iranian General Reduced Risks to U.S.

Pompeo Says Killing of Iranian General Reduced Risks to U.S.

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo defended the Trump administration’s Mideast policy and the targeted killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last month during a contentious hearing with House
Rep. McCaul on Repealing 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force

Rep. McCaul on Repealing 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force

Representative Michael McCaul, a ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a Republican from Texas, discusses the House adopting a measure that bars the use of U.S. funds for military
Turkey Sanctions Pass U.S. House as Lawmakers Press Trump

Turkey Sanctions Pass U.S. House as Lawmakers Press Trump

The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday threatening to sanction Turkey, warning that a deal struck with the Trump administration won’t necessarily save the NATO ally from
Trump Restraint on Turkey Sanctions Leaves Congress Wanting More

Trump Restraint on Turkey Sanctions Leaves Congress Wanting More

The penalties imposed by the administration mounted to a milder punishment than that demanded by U.S. lawmakers of both parties
U.S. Urges Immediate Cease-Fire in Syria as It Sanctions Turkey

U.S. Urges Immediate Cease-Fire in Syria as It Sanctions Turkey

President Donald Trump said he’ll impose sanctions on Turkey in response to the nation’s advance into Syria, days after he cleared the way for the offensive by pulling American forces from the area.
Anger Over Syria Unites Trump Defenders and His Biggest Critics

Anger Over Syria Unites Trump Defenders and His Biggest Critics

Republican Senators returning to Washington after a two-week recess will find themselves debating not only how to handle the House’s impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump but also the president’s
Trump Warns of More Iran Sanctions, But Not Much Is Left for U.S. to Target

Trump Warns of More Iran Sanctions, But Not Much Is Left for U.S. to Target

President Donald Trump is threatening Iran with additional sanctions on Monday, but there’s not much left for the U.S. to target because most of the Islamic Republic’s economy has been crippled by
Trump’s Iran Indecision Sets Congress, and GOP, on Edge

Trump’s Iran Indecision Sets Congress, and GOP, on Edge

President Donald Trump’s last-minute decision to cancel a planned military strike on Iran has exposed a deep-running rift in the Republican Party between foreign policy hawks and those hewing to the
As U.S. Boosts Pressure, Iran Tests Trump's Appetite for a Fight

As U.S. Boosts Pressure, Iran Tests Trump's Appetite for a Fight

President Donald Trump’s campaign vow to get the U.S. out of costly foreign entanglements is colliding with the messy reality of America’s commitments in the Middle East, where tensions are rising
Pompeo's Iran Intelligence Briefing Fails to Reassure Democrats

Pompeo's Iran Intelligence Briefing Fails to Reassure Democrats

Democrats were still clamoring for answers about U.S. intentions in Iran, even after a closed-door briefing from Trump administration officials about heightened tensions in the region.
Trump Struggles to Explain Putin Posture as Zigzag Worries Aides

Trump Struggles to Explain Putin Posture as Zigzag Worries Aides

The White House struggled for a second straight day on Wednesday to explain President Donald Trump’s posture on Russian election meddling, and some administration officials are concerned there may be
Graham Pushes New Russia Sanctions After Trump’s Putin Remarks

Graham Pushes New Russia Sanctions After Trump’s Putin Remarks

A senior Senate Republican said he’ll propose new sanctions on Russia that could only be waived if the administration certifies Moscow has ceased interfering in U.S. elections.
Trump’s Remarks on Russian Meddling ‘Demoralizing,’ GOP Chairman Says

Trump’s Remarks on Russian Meddling ‘Demoralizing,’ GOP Chairman Says

President Donald Trump’s statements seeming to question whether Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election were “demoralizing” to American intelligence agencies and the damage may not be undone by his
Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Roils Political Outlook for GOP

Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Roils Political Outlook for GOP

Donald Trump’s family separation policy is continuing to create havoc for his administration, and ramped-up rhetoric from the president won’t help.
ZTE Crackdown Measures Advance in Congress, Pressuring Trump

ZTE Crackdown Measures Advance in Congress, Pressuring Trump

Congress is increasing pressure on President Donald Trump not to weaken sanctions on ZTE.
GOP Rep. Michael McCaul on Macron, Syria, DACA

GOP Rep. Michael McCaul on Macron, Syria, DACA

Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, discusses French President Macron's address to Congress, Iran, Syria, immigration, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He speaks on
Senators Push Pared-Down Immigration Plan to Break Stalemate

Senators Push Pared-Down Immigration Plan to Break Stalemate

A bipartisan Senate group tentatively agreed on a trimmed-down immigration proposal Wednesday that would allow citizenship for young undocumented immigrants and provide $25 billion for a border wall