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Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakers

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in frequent contact with top officials of pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of a $1.2 million consulting deal, and the Swiss-based company expected him to provide access to Trump administration policymakers, according to a report Friday by a group of Senate Democrats. The report … Continue reading Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakers

WASHINGTON | Report: Ex-Trump lawyer often in touch with drug firm execs

WASHINGTON— A report released by a group of Senate Democrats says President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer was in frequent contact with top officials of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of the lawyer’s $1.2 million consulting deal with the Swiss-based company. The report also says the company expected lawyer Michael Cohen to provide access … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Report: Ex-Trump lawyer often in touch with drug firm execs

LONDON | The Latest: Trump, May differ on effects of immigration

LONDON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 2:30 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May are expressing differing views on the benefits of immigration to Europe. Trump says during a joint news conference that immigration has been “very bad” for Europe and is changing … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Trump, May differ on effects of immigration

WASHINGTON | Pelosi says Jordan should have known about wrestlers’ abuse

WASHINGTON  — A Republican congressman from Ohio “should have known” about allegations that college wrestlers he coached two decades ago were abused by their team doctor, the House’s top Democrat said Thursday. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters that GOP Rep. Jim Jordan should cooperate with investigators “rather than deny and dismiss” accusations that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi says Jordan should have known about wrestlers’ abuse

WASHINGTON | Millions from anonymous donors to influence Kavanaugh fight

WASHINGTON — Millions of dollars from anonymous donors are helping shape the fight over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as Republicans and Democrats undertake a bruising battle for ideological control of the nation’s loftiest tribunal. Even before Trump’s announcement Monday that he had picked Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, advocacy groups had … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Millions from anonymous donors to influence Kavanaugh fight

BEIJING | China says US companies should lobby Washington over trade

BEIJING — China tried to step up pressure on Washington in their growing tariff war Thursday by suggesting U.S. companies lobby American leaders, while a Korean union warned President Donald Trump’s threat of higher auto import duties could lead to job losses in Alabama. Beijing and Washington have yet to resume negotiations over the dispute … Continue reading BEIJING | China says US companies should lobby Washington over trade

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Conformation challenge begins for court nominee

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says Brett Kavanaugh would bring “impeccable credentials and character” to the Supreme Court. Pence made the comment Tuesday during Kavanaugh’s first stop on his confirmation push. The appellate court judge posed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Conformation challenge begins for court nominee

BEIJING | China’s options to hit US go beyond imports

BEIJING — China’s options to retaliate in its spiraling dispute with Washington go beyond matching U.S. tariff hikes to targeting American companies and government debt. Until now, Beijing has stuck to mirroring President Donald Trump’s tariff threats. But its lopsided trade balance means China will run out of imports for punitive duties before Washington does. … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s options to hit US go beyond imports