Foreign policy

In this June 20, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. Otto Warmbier’s death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S.-Chinese talks on June 21. President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage over Kim Jong Un’s totalitarian government. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 21, 2017 - 4:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S.-Chinese talks Wednesday. President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with Kim Jong Un's...
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June 19, 2017 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation that would hit Russia with economic sanctions and limit President Donald Trump's authority to lift the penalties faces an uncertain future in the House despite the bill's heavily bipartisan backing in the Senate. Instead of moving for a quick vote to build on the burst...
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June 15, 2017 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russia with an array of financial penalties. The bipartisan legislation passed overwhelmingly...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during his annual televised call-in show in Moscow on Thursday, June 15, 2017.(Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 8:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In a sarcastic outburst, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at former FBI director James Comey's disclosure of his conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying the move has made Comey eligible for political asylum in Russia. Putin, speaking in a live call-in show...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, arrives for his annual televised call-in show in Moscow on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 7:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's live call-in show (all times local): President Vladimir Putin says former FBI Director James Comey's acknowledgement that he has given his account of conversations with President Donald Trump to a friend who leaked them to the media is...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, shakes hands with TV host, as he arrives for his annual televised call-in show in Moscow on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 5:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's live call-in show (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the U.S. Senate move to tighten sanctions against Moscow is part of efforts to contain Russia. The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say they think President Donald Trump has little to no respect for the country's democratic traditions, according to a new poll that underscores the difficulty Trump faces in uniting a country deeply divided about his leadership. The new survey, conducted by the...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2017 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia's economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks. Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2017 - 4:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on probes into possible contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia (all times local): 8:55 p.m. It took about 24 hours, but the White House has knocked down speculation that President Donald Trump considered firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller. The...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 13, 2017 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on probes into possible contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump "has no intention" to fire the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Spokeswoman Sarah...
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