Foreign policy

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. That’s according to a statement from Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media during a working lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 19, 2018 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful." Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim "got along really...
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In this April 12, 2018, photo, Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his confirmation on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nominee to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation. He’s still expected to have enough votes in the full Senate to replace Rex Tillerson, who was fired by Trump. But his confirmation may come down to a handful of senators.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 18, 2018 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2017, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near decorations depicting Chinese Admiral Zheng He who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century and a modern high speed train in Beijing, China. A new study says the massive Chinese infrastructure program called the "Belt and Road Initiative" that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country's political influence and military presence. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 17, 2018 - 11:16 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A massive Chinese infrastructure program that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country's political influence and military presence, according to a report issued Tuesday. The report by the U.S.-based research...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018, photo, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow talks to reporters outside the White House. in Washington. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is firing back against a Trump administration official who said she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced new sanctions against Russia were imminent, saying, "With all due respect, I don't get confused." A striking intra-administration quarrel splayed out in public when Kudlow told reporters Tuesday that Haley "got ahead of the curve" when she said the U.S. would be slapping sanctions on Russia on Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 17, 2018 - 9:17 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions against Russia were imminent. Haley had fired back at Larry Kudlow,...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters. Haley is firing back against a Trump administration official who said she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced new sanctions against Russia were imminent, saying, "With all due respect, I don't get confused." A striking intra-administration quarrel splayed out in public when National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told reporters Tuesday that Haley "got ahead of the curve" when she said the U.S. would be slapping sanctions on Russia on Monday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 17, 2018 - 8:15 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on possible U.S. sanctions against Russia (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Trump administration official Larry Kudlow has apologized to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced new sanctions against...
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This image provided by the Department of Defense was presented as part of a briefing slide at the Pentagon briefing on Saturday, April 14, 2018, and shows a photo of a preliminary damage assessment from the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Site in Syria that was struck by missiles from the U.S.-led coalition in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons on April 7. (Department of Defense via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent, but stressed the penalties are still being considered. Haley created a firestorm Sunday when she said the new sanctions would...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak at a news conference in Brussels. The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump. Macron and Merkel are to visit Washington separately later in April and will likely be the last foreign leaders invested in the deal to see Trump ahead of his mid-May deadline for the accord to be strengthened. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
April 16, 2018 - 12:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are to visit Washington...
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In this image released by the Department of Defense, a U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber separates from the boom pod after receiving fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker on April 13, 2018, en route to strike chemical weapons targets in Syria. President Donald Trump declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. (Department of Defense via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 10:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" to describe a U.S.-led missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, even as his aides stressed continuing U.S. troop involvement and plans for new economic sanctions against Russia for...
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A Hezbollah supporter waves her group flags during an election campaign speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, April 13, 2018. Nasrallah says Monday's attack on the T4 air base ushers in a new phase that puts Israel in a state of "direct confrontation" with the Islamic Republic of Iran. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
April 13, 2018 - 3:32 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says President Donald Trump isn't letting anyone rush him into a decision on possible military action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons. Nikki Haley, who was at White...
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