Daily Archives: Thu, Oct 18th, 2018

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin withdraws from Saudi conference

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said he would no longer attend next week’s investment conference in Saudi Arabia. “Just met with @realDonaldTrump and @SecPompeo and we have decided, I will not be participating in the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia,” Mnuchin wrote on Twitter. (Reporting by Susan Heavey;…

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Trump slams California wildfire steps, threatens funding halt

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rekindled his criticism of California’s wildfire prevention steps and threatened to withhold billions of dollars of federal funding amid one of the most destructive fire seasons on record. “It’s hurting our budget, it’s hurting our country and they better get their act together,”…

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Biden Slams Trump for Handling of Khashoggi Disappearance

Former vice president Joe Biden said Thursday that President Donald Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats,” criticizing his cozy relationship with the leaders of Saudi Arabia after the disappearance (and presumed killing) of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Biden knocks Trump for ‘coddling’ Saudi leaders after Khashoggi’s disappearance https://t.co/rDEQMR6TAt pic.twitter.com/RfRsKXiXVJ — nr…

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Corker Say Trump Has ‘Clamped Down’ on Sharing Saudi Intel With Congress

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Wednesday that the Trump administration is severely restricting access to information about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told The Washington Post that the administration had “clamped down” on sharing intelligence Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, has been missing…

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