Highlights: The Trump presidency on March 28 at 12:23 p.m. EDT

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Posted: Mar 28, 2017 12:27 PM

(Reuters) - Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday:

RUSSIA

The top Republican in Congress stands by Devin Nunes, the head of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, who is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump's election campaign.

The Kremlin says that a meeting between Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, and Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank was a routine business encounter.

G20 SUMMIT

Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House said after Trump spoke by phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to challenge in court.

HEALTHCARE

House Republican leaders say they still intend to repeal and replace Obamacare after their White House-backed bill failed to get enough support and collapsed last week.

CHINA

Trump will meet April 6-7 with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the president's Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida, a source familiar with the meeting says.

China has launched a charm offensive with the European Union since Trump took office, shifting its stance on trade negotiations and signaling closer cooperation on a range of other issues, European diplomats say.

FORD

Ford Motor Co says it will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after Trump touted a "major investment" by the automaker on Twitter.

BRITAIN

Britain's relationship with the United States has not been harmed by unproven claims made on a U.S. television channel that it helped eavesdrop on Donald Trump, foreign minister Boris Johnson says.

ATTORNEYS GENERAL

Republican state attorneys general have abandoned a years-old agreement between them and their Democratic counterparts not to target the other party's incumbent officeholders in elections, and have voted to spend money to help unseat Democrats in other states.

(Compiled by Jonathan Oatis; editing by Grant McCool)