By Patricia Zengerle

Exclusive: Paperwork, rights concerns hold up U.S. aid for Central America

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress approved $750 million in aid last December to help El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras combat the violence and poverty that are driving migrants toward the U.S. border, but the money has yet to...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 11:44 PM

Cook, bookkeeper and 'worst of the worst' held at Guantanamo

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Detainees at the Guantanamo military prison include fighters who sought to kill Americans, but also men who cooked, translated or had only tenuous militant ties but were nonetheless held for many years, according to a...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 12:29 AM

Iran nuclear pact opponents lobby in U.S. against Boeing, Airbus deals

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Treasury Department decides whether to license sales of Boeing Co <BA.N> and Airbus <AIR.PA> commercial aircraft to Iran, opponents of last year's nuclear pact with the Islamic republic have...

Friday, August 5, 2016, 1:16 AM

Iran nuclear pact opponents lobby in U.S. against Boeing, Airbus deals

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Treasury Department decides whether to license sales of Boeing Co <BA.N> and Airbus <AIR.PA> commercial aircraft to Iran, opponents of last year's nuclear pact with the Islamic republic have...

Friday, August 5, 2016, 1:02 AM

U.S. lawmaker wants new budget requests for Iraq, Afghanistan troops

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee called on the Obama administration on Monday to ask Congress for more money to fund its plans for Iraq and Afghanistan, amid expectations of a...

Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:00 PM

Trump NATO plan would be sharp break with decades-long U.S. policy

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican foreign policy veterans and outside experts warned that the suggestion by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that he might abandon NATO's pledge to automatically defend all alliance members could...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 8:02 PM

Trump NATO plan would be sharp break with decades-long U.S. policy

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican foreign policy veterans and outside experts warned that the suggestion by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that he might abandon NATO's pledge to automatically defend all alliance members could...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 8:02 PM

Trump NATO plan would be sharp break with decades-long U.S. policy

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican foreign policy veterans and outside experts warned that the suggestion by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that he might abandon NATO's pledge to automatically defend all alliance members could...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 4:42 PM

Trump NATO plan would be sharp break with decades-long U.S. policy

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican foreign policy veterans and outside experts warned that the suggestion by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that he might abandon NATO's pledge to automatically defend all alliance members could...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 4:42 PM

Pages of U.S. 9/11 report detailing possible Saudi ties made public

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Friday released a long-classified section of the official report on the Sept. 11 attacks describing an array of potential links between some of the hijackers and officials in Saudi Arabia...

Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:57 AM

Pages of U.S. 9/11 report detailing possible Saudi ties made public

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Friday released a long-classified section of the official report on the Sept. 11 attacks describing an array of potential links between some of the hijackers and officials in Saudi Arabia...

Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:57 AM

U.S. says allies oppose bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. State Department officials told members of Congress on Tuesday that legislation that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia is opposed by important U.S. allies and posed a national security risk...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 12:19 PM

House votes to bar heavy water purchases from Iran

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to block the purchase of "heavy water" from Iran, defying President Barack Obama's veto threat a year after the announcement of the landmark Iran nuclear...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7:26 PM

U.S. lawmakers say Malaysia, India trafficking ratings may be too high

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were concerned that Malaysia and India were rated too favorably in this year's State Department human trafficking report although the report seemed less influenced by politics than...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 9:17 PM

U.S. lawmakers say Malaysia, India trafficking ratings may be too high

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were concerned that Malaysia and India were rated too favorably in this year's State Department human trafficking report although the report seemed less influenced by politics than last...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6:42 PM

A year later, U.S. lawmakers still take aim at Iran nuclear deal

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers this week will consider three Republican-backed measures targeting the Obama administration's nuclear agreement with Iran, which bitterly divides Washington a year after it was announced and could play a...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 7:07 PM

U.S. House panel approves Benghazi report after two-year probe

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' special Benghazi committee approved its report on Friday on the attack in Libya that killed four Americans in 2012, but the Republican-led panel set no date for ending its work after...

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 12:14 AM

U.S. House panel approves Benghazi report after two-year probe

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' special Benghazi committee approved its report on Friday on the attack in Libya that killed four Americans in 2012, but the Republican-led panel set no date for ending its work after...

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 12:14 AM

U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers sharply criticized President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday over the disappearance of a former Guantanamo detainee, calling for an end to transfers from the prison because of fears former...

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 11:51 PM

U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers sharply criticized President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday over the disappearance of a former Guantanamo detainee, calling for an end to transfers from the prison because of fears former...

Thursday, July 7, 2016, 11:51 PM