04 June 2020


Trump's G7 offer creates more questions than answers for Kremlin (3)
World " Americas The European Union rejected any proposal to return Russia to the G7 and warned Washington that it could not independently change the rules for the group. Earlier, US President Donald Trump announced that he would postpone the June G7 summit until September or later, and expand the list of invited countries, including Australia, Russia, South Korea and India.
Fired U.S. State Department confirms probe of Saudi arms (4)
Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A State Department inspector general abruptly fired by President Donald Trump last month confirmed on Wednesday that he was investigating the declaration of a "national emergency" to justify arms sales to Saudi Arabia when he was dismissed, members of the U.S.
Debt relief for poorest countries could extend beyond 2020, G7 says (3)
Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Group of Seven finance ministers on Wednesday said a debt relief initiative for the world's poorest countries could be extended beyond the end of the year to help deal with economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva makes remarks during a closing news conference for the
Donald Trump demands G7 have Vladimir Putin 'in the room' for summit and credits Kremlin strongman with 'saving' Texas oil jobs despite other leaders' veto on re-inviting Russia (1)
Trump said he wants Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G7 when he hosts'Half of the meeting is devoted to Russia, and if he was there, it'd be much easier to solve.
OMB nominee Russell Vought faces opposition from Democrats in confirmation hearing (2)
Daniel Uria June 3 (UPI) -- Senators grilled President Donald Trump's pick to permanently lead the White House's Office of Management and Budget during a confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Russell Vought, who has helmed the office on an active basis since January 2019, faced stiff opposition from Democrats on the Senate budget committee as they questioned him on his absence in coronavirus relief efforts, his
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