Democrats will "never" see US president Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
The US has slapped new sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court, accusing them of abusing power and damaging their nation's democratic fabric as the Trump administration raises concerns that socialist president Nicolas Maduro is moving toward one-party, authoritarian rule.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is raising its outlook for the US economy, as a budget deal in Washington and the Federal Reserve’s plan to taper its bond buying ease doubts about the future, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said.
Mon, 23 Dec, 2013
Senate Republicans have told President Barack Obama to tone down his political attacks and prod Democratic allies to back controversial changes to a popular healthcare programme if he wants a compromise on reducing the gaping US deficit.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2013
Congressional leaders showed no signs of giving ground to resolve the next step in America’s financial crisis, with Democrats still talking about higher taxes on the wealthy and the Senate’s top Republican suggesting a crippling default on US loans was possible unless there were significant cuts in government spending.
Mon, 07 Jan, 2013
The Obama administration today slapped new sanctions on several affiliates of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, targeting one person and four companies for penalties over their alleged involvement in producing and spreading weapons of mass destruction.
Wed, 10 Feb, 2010
The US federal deficit topped one trillion US dollars (€714.7bn) for the first time ever and could grow to nearly two trillion (€1.42 trillion) by this autumn, intensifying fears about higher interest rates, inflation and the strength of the dollar.
Tue, 14 Jul, 2009