Government arms deals

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., arrives with Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to speak to the media after a Republican policy luncheon, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 28, 2018 - 12:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are set to grill top administration officials Wednesday at a closed-door briefing that could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., arrives with Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to speak to the media after a Republican policy luncheon, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 27, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are set to grill top administration officials Wednesday at a closed-door briefing that could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, to travel to Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 22, 2018 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign-policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its role in killing a U.S.-based columnist will have dangerous consequences. Many Republicans — even...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, to travel to Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 22, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its role in killing a U.S.-based columnist will have dangerous consequences. Many Republicans — even...
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov enter a hall for their talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has met with top Russian officials after Trump declared he intended to pull out of a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 6:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on John Bolton's meetings in Moscow (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The Kremlin has rejected a suggestion that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a major arms control deal could pave the way for a new treaty. Trump announced on Saturday that Russia violated...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2008 file photo, the shadow of a Saudi trader is seen on a stock market monitor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi stock market sharply fell Sunday after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
October 14, 2018 - 1:13 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the U.S.-Saudi relations may need "to be...
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Security personnel stand at the entrance of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Germany says it is "very concerned" about the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, and is calling on Saudi Arabia to "participate fully" in clearing up reports that he may have been killed. Khashoggi went missing over a week ago after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm
The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi diplomatic mission in Turkey has fueled calls for the United States to reconsider arms sales to the kingdom that have been championed by President Donald Trump. The administration says the proposed $110 billion deal would bolster the...
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October 08, 2018 - 1:39 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is challenging the U.S. claim that it has fulfilled its obligations under a pivotal nuclear arms deal, an argument that could further fuel tensions between Moscow and Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday it "can't confirm" the latest U.S. State Department data...
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In this undated photo released by Papua representative office of the National Human Rights Commission, Polish national Jakub Skrzypski, left, who is detained and charged with treason on accusation of assisting Papuan independence supporters and separatist fighters talks with the head of Papua Representative Office of the National Human Rights Commission Frits Ramandey, right, at his detention house at the regional police headquarters in Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia. Skrzypski was arrested in Wamena in Papua province in late August along with four Papuans that police said had ammunition and described as linked to "armed criminal groups," authorities' usual description of Papuan independence fighters. The 39-year-old factory worker faces up to 20 years in prison if he's found guilty. (Papua Representative Office of the National Human Rights Commission via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 9:24 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles. But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is just an idealistic...
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In this undated photo released by Papua representative office of the National Human Rights Commission, Polish national Jakub Skrzypski, left, who is detained and charged with treason on accusation of assisting Papuan independence supporters and separatist fighters talks with the head of Papua Representative Office of the National Human Rights Commission Frits Ramandey, right, at his detention house at the regional police headquarters in Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia. Skrzypski was arrested in Wamena in Papua province in late August along with four Papuans that police said had ammunition and described as linked to "armed criminal groups," authorities' usual description of Papuan independence fighters. The 39-year-old factory worker faces up to 20 years in prison if he's found guilty. (Papua Representative Office of the National Human Rights Commission via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 9:14 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles. But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is just an idealistic...
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