Clinton, Trump vie for world leaders’ attention in New York


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Clinton, Trump vie for world leaders’ attention in New York
NEW YORK (Reuters) – With national security again a major U.S. election issue after bombings in New York and New Jersey, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sought to burnish their foreign-policy credentials on Monday by meeting world leaders at the United Nations.

Japan PM stresses importance of TPP trade pact in Clinton meeting
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Monday and stressed it was important for the United States to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that she opposes, Japanese officials said.

Skeptical of Russia, Clinton seen going toe-to-toe with Putin
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Hillary Clinton attended her first major White House meeting on Russia in February 2009, the new secretary of state insisted that she wanted to play a leading role in President Barack Obama’s effort to “reset” U.S. relations with Moscow.

Obama urges China to address industrial excess capacity: White House
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday and urged China to accelerate efforts to address the problem of industrial excess capacity, the White House said.

Senate to vote on Saudi arms sale measure this week: senators
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will vote as soon as Wednesday on a joint resolution seeking to block a $1.15 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia over concerns about the conflict in Yemen, sponsors of the measure said on Monday.

U.S., China agree to step up cooperation at U.N. on North Korea
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, the White House said.

Charlotte not budging on ordinance that spurred North Carolina bathroom law
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, refused on Monday to back off an ordinance that had aimed to expand anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the state’s largest city but also sparked a controversial state law.

Republican VP candidate Pence in ‘excellent’ health: doctor
(Reuters) – U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence released a letter from his doctor on Saturday declaring Donald Trump’s running mate was in “excellent” health.

Trump proposes disarming Clinton guards: ‘Let’s see what happens to her’
MIAMI (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Friday called for disarming the bodyguards who protect his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, and mused about the consequences of such a move by saying “Let’s see what happens to her.”

As ‘Bridgegate’ trial begins, New Jersey’s Christie remains focus
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not expected to attend the trial this week of two former associates charged in the 2013 “Bridgegate” scandal, but the failed Republican presidential hopeful’s shadow will loom over the proceedings.

Trump gets skewered, Clinton finds support at TV’s Emmy awards
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – As the U.S. presidential election draws near, television’s stars didn’t hold back on their opinions at Sunday’s Emmy awards, some taking jabs at Republican nominee Donald Trump while others voiced support for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Clinton condemns ‘apparent terrorist attacks’ in New Jersey, New York, Minnesota
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Sunday condemned what she called the “apparent terrorist attacks” in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York.

Trump VP Pence says he views Cheney as a role model
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, said he views former vice president Dick Cheney as a role model for the No. 2 job in the administration.

Clinton, Trump to both meet with Egyptian president at U.N.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Reuters) – An adviser to U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign said on Sunday that Trump will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday during the United Nations General Assembly, just as Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is also scheduled to do.

Obama tells Clinton fundraiser U.S. still grapples with powerful women
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. society is uncomfortable with powerful women and that is why the United States has not yet elected a woman president, President Barack Obama said on Sunday.

Kaine accuses Trump of inciting violence against Clinton
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine on Sunday accused Donald Trump of inciting violence against Hillary Clinton after the Republican candidate said Clinton’s security detail should be disarmed given her support for tighter gun rules.

Trump accuses White House of downplaying Islamic State threat after bombings
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign accused the White House of minimizing the threat poised by Islamic State and allowing the danger to increase under Democratic President Barack Obama.

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