Government arms deals

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined at left by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., holds a news conference after the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that would pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2018 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally. Although the resolutions are...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, speaks to reporters after a closed-door security briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and involvement of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Graham said there is "zero chance" the crown prince wasn't involved in Khashoggi's death. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 05, 2018 - 1:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with President Donald Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senate Foreign Relations...
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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 21, 2018 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is lashing out at President Donald Trump after the president argued that cancelling Saudi arms deals worth billions of dollars to U.S...
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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 13, 2018 - 1:08 am
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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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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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo, people hold signs during a protest at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in Washington. The Trump administration’s ongoing courtship of Saudi Arabia is on pause over allegations that the key U.S. ally is involved in the mysterious disappearance of a Saudi writer and dissident who went into his nation’s consulate in Turkey but never came out. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File )
October 12, 2018 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails. President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties with the...
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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Kang says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis. (Hwang Kwang-mo/Yonhap via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 9:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South's foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her...
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September 24, 2018 - 9:04 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To Indonesia's 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 jungles. But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is an idealistic tourist with no money...
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September 10, 2018 - 2:39 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain says it is holding talks with Saudi Arabia to resolve differences over a shipment of bombs that, according to Spanish defense authorities, could end up targeting civilians in Yemen. Defense Minister Margarita Robles told senators at a hearing on Monday that the decision wasn't...
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