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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, accepted money from foreign entities without the required approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.

China warned North Korea of sanctions after any nuclear test: Tillerson
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has told the Trump administration it warned North Korea it would impose unilateral sanctions should Pyongyang carry out another nuclear test, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, in possibly China's toughest threat yet against its defiant neighbor.Tillerson, speaking on Fox News, said China has asked North Korea not to conduct any more nuclear tests. He noted that major commemorations in North had passed in recent days without a feared nucl

Trump steps back from brink of killing North American trade pact
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he pulled back from the brink of killing the 23-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico after requests from their leaders and expressed optimism about winning better U.S. terms in a renegotiated deal.

Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president's suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping at a time when Beijing appears to be helping with efforts to rein in North Korea.

Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.

In nod to oil industry, Trump to order review of offshore drilling bans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday will order a review of offshore areas currently off limits to oil and gas drilling to determine which might be reopened, in his administration's latest move to expand domestic energy production.

Risk of deeper involvement as U.S. weighs its options in Afghanistan

U.S. Senate confirms Acosta to head Labor Department

U.S. Republican leaders seek votes for healthcare bill