Foreign policy

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with health insurance company CEOs, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. As Trump prepares to host his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, a reversal of sorts has emerged: It’s the U.S. leader who is now seen as an unpredictable wild card, skeptical of free-trade deals and their enforcement. And it’s China that’s cast itself as a champion of rules-based global trade. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 05, 2017 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning the U.S. could act alone, President Donald Trump has vowed to deliver an ultimatum to Chinese leader Xi Jinping to rein in North Korea when the two men come face-to-face for the first time this week. But Trump's early retreat on Taiwan already has chipped away at his...
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This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. The suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 4:07 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia and Iran bear "great moral responsibility" for deaths from an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. Tillerson is calling on Russia and Iran to use...
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This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. The suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 12:30 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Syria's military has denied using chemical weapons against civilians, saying it is too "honorable" to carry out such "heinous" crimes. The statement from the Armed Forces and Military General Command...
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This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. The suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 12:21 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A senior Israeli minister is urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convene an "emergency" security cabinet meeting over a suspected chemical attack in Syria that opposition activists say killed...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016, file photo, Carter Page, then adviser to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at the graduation ceremony for the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia. A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to court filings. The Russian, Victor Podobnyy, was one of three men charged in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring. According to the court documents, Podobnyy tried to recruit Page, an energy consultant working in New York at the time, as an intelligence source. Page is referred to in the filing as “Male-1.” (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
April 03, 2017 - 11:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to court filings. The Russian, Victor Podobnyy, was one of three men charged in connection with a Cold...
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Women grieve near the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, April 3, 2017. A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under Russia's second-largest city Monday, killing several people and wounding many more in a chaotic scene that left victims sprawled on a smoky platform. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
April 03, 2017 - 8:43 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the explosion on a train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg (all times local): 3:40 a.m. The Kremlin says that U.S. President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to offer condolences over the St. Petersburg subway bombing. The...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016, file photo, Carter Page, then adviser to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at the graduation ceremony for the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia. A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to court filings. The Russian, Victor Podobnyy, was one of three men charged in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring. According to the court documents, Podobnyy tried to recruit Page, an energy consultant working in New York at the time, as an intelligence source. Page is referred to in the filing as “Male-1.” (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
April 03, 2017 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to court filings. The Russian, Victor Podobnyy, was one of three men charged in connection with a Cold...
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In this image taken from video footage, emergency services work outside Sennaya Square metro station in St Petersburg, Russia, Monday, April 3, 2017. At least 10 people were killed Monday in an explosion on the subway in St. Petersburg, Russian news agencies reported. (AP Photo)
April 03, 2017 - 3:17 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the explosion on a train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg (all times local): 10:10 p.m. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the U.S. is condemning the "reprehensible" attack on the St. Petersburg subway that killed 10 people and injured...
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Serbian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Aleksandar Vucic, speaks during a press conference after claiming victory in the presidential election, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 2, 2017. Vucic claimed victory Sunday in the presidential election that was a test of his authoritarian rule amid growing Russian influence in the Balkan region. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 03, 2017 - 6:34 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on Serbia's presidential election (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on his landslide victory in the Serbian presidential election. Russia's TASS news agency quoted Putin as...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Friday, March 31, 2017, in Washington. Spicer discussed the U.S., China relationship and other topics. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 31, 2017 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration declared Friday that it wasn't pursuing a strategy to push Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power, making clear its focus is on defeating the Islamic State group. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S. approach was being driven by a new...
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