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U.S. senators blast Saudi prince over Khashoggi, after CIA chief briefing

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:40 AM

'I have zero question in my mind that the crown prince directed the murder and was kept appraised of the situation all the way through it,' says Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker

ON KHASHOGGI. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch on November 14, 2017. File photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP

American, wife freed from Venezuela jail arrive in US

May 26, 2018 - 10:14 PM

(UPDATED) Joshua Holt's release comes after Senator Bob Corker met with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Anti-Trump headwinds roil U.S. Congress as Republicans blast president

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:36 AM

(UPDATED) One Republican senator announces he is quitting Congress and another attacks the president for debasing the country

NOT RUNNING AGAIN. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Jousting with Trump online, senator calls White House a 'daycare center'

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Bob Corker emerges as one of the president's most outspoken Republican critics. He recently said only the presence of the generals in Trump's inner circle had kept the White House from descending into 'chaos.'

DONALD TRUMP. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Suspense builds over Trump secretary of state search

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:10 AM

The world is keenly awaiting what will be his most prestigious appointment – America s next top diplomat – scrutinizing the process for clues as to the direction US policy will take after the Republican is sworn in on January 20

A pedestrian crosses 56th Street outside Trump Tower in New York City on December 5, 2016. Dominick Reuter/AFP

Trump mulls diplomat pick, plans victory tour

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:56 AM

Donald Trump steps up his contentious search for a secretary of state before he ditches cabinet interviews later this week to lead a victory tour kicking off in the swing state of Ohio

CENTER OF POWER. A view of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump weighs cabinet picks and 'amended' Obamacare

Nov 12, 2016 - 7:46 AM

3rd UPDATE President elect Donald Trump will meet with his transition team on Saturday November 12 to weigh cabinet picks and discuss Obamacare amendments

TRANSITION TEAM. In this file photo, then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (C) delivers remarks with his children (L-R) Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump during the grand opening ceremony of the new Trump International Hotel October 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

PH hails US senators' call vs China reclamation

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Win or lose we will abide by the law and it is our expectation that China will behave in the same manner the Philippines top diplomat says

SUBJECT OF PROTESTS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

US Senate clears border security hurdle for immigration bill

Jun 25, 2013 - 1:05 PM

The procedural vote marked an important test for comprehensive immigration reform backed by US President Barack Obama

Immigrants wait for their citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), district office on January 29, 2013 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Hagel confirmed as next US defense chief

Feb 27, 2013 - 7:30 AM

After Hagel s bruising confirmation hearing and a 10 day delay thrown up by Republicans Senators voted 58 41 to confirm the former Republican senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran to replace outgoing Pentagon chief Leon Panetta

MR SECRETARY. US Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, visits Amman in this July 22 2008, file photo. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards/FILES