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Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 23, 2022
U.S. and EU are looking at ways to slash Putin's oil money
But one U.S. concern is that an outright EU ban on Russian oil could see prices skyrocket and give the Kremlin even more revenue.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 22, 2022
Biden officials talking to Qatar about supplying gas to Europe amid Ukraine fears
Biden administration officials have been talking with Qatar about possibly supplying Europe with LNG if a Russian invasion of Ukraine leads to shortages.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 10, 2022
Europe fears economic hit if Russia is sanctioned heavily over Ukraine
European nations also fret that Russia would likely retaliate, possibly even cutting crucial gas supplies to a continent already grappling with record high energy prices.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Nov 26, 2021
Mud could help decide timing of any move by Russia against Ukraine
The condition of terrain could create a window of diplomacy to steer President Vladimir Putin away from a war, analysts say.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 22, 2021
U.S. intel shows Russian plans for potential Ukraine invasion
The intelligence has been conveyed to some NATO members to back up U.S. concerns about Putin's possible intentions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 16, 2021
U.S. and allies weigh reprisals if Russia moves against Ukraine
The effort is also aimed at steering Putin away from further aggression on Ukraine by making clear there would be a strong and coordinated response, sources said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 12, 2021
U.S. warns Europe that Russia may plan Ukraine invasion
The U.S. warnings over Ukraine comes on top of the more recent standoff between Poland and Belarus, a close Russian ally.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 15, 2021
Biden panel draft sees no legal obstacle to Supreme Court expansion
Biden named the commission as liberals demanded reforms after Trump filled three vacancies during his four years in office.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 2, 2021
Outdated White House Situation Room getting needed overhaul
The Situation Room is a technology throwback, with some equipment that hasn't been updated in 15 years. Now the Pentagon has proposed about $56.2 million for upgrades.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 25, 2021
Biden resists Afghan deadline pressure but seeks backup options
The president has come under withering criticism from lawmakers who say his administration is going to leave behind American citizens and Afghan allies.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 4, 2021
Trump weighing 2024 presidential run without Mike Pence, allies say
Privately, the former president is taking stock of who he believes stood with him at the end of his term and who didn't, according to insiders.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 19, 2021
Trump’s children lean against 2022 races, muting talk of dynasty
Donald Trump says he's open to running again in 2024, but there are no immediate plans underway to turn the family into a political dynasty like the Kennedys or the Bushes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 12, 2021
Trump and Pence signal president won’t resign
The president and vice president agreed in a meeting Monday to work together for the remainder of their term, according to a senior administration official.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 11, 2021
Trump plans defiant final week as many Democrats urge his ouster
The president and some allies believe Democrats are overreaching by trying to once again impeach him over Wednesday's mob at the Capitol.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 29, 2020
Trump comes to grips with his loss while fundraising off outcry
U.S. President Donald Trump is aware his fight to overturn the election is winding down, according to people familiar with the matter, but he isn’t ready to end the effort as he fundraises off the furor, directing much of the proceeds to his political action committee.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 6, 2020
Trump team pursues contradictory strategy as U.S. continues to count votes
Donald Trump's chances of winning now rest on an attempt to stop vote counting where he thinks he's ahead, while demanding the tallies continue where he's losing.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 2, 2020
Trump’s dismissal of COVID-19 risk paved way to White House outbreak
The story of the president's inability to fend off the virus inside one of the most secure locations on earth is a microcosm of his administration's wider failure.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 10, 2020
Mike Pence on a mission to promote optimism in face of pandemic
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence would not be deterred.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 5, 2019
Steve Bannon's Trump defense loses White House support as strains grow
White House officials are distancing themselves from a campaign Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has mounted to defend the president from impeachment, after tensions flared again this weekend between Bannon and Jared Kushner.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 19, 2019
Robert O'Brien, Trump's new national security adviser, seen as an arbiter rather than a confrontationalist
Donald Trump's selection of top hostage-affairs official Robert O'Brien as his new national security adviser sends a clear signal the president is seeking to turn the page from the confrontation and controversy that defined John Bolton's tenure in the job.

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