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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, seen on the screen, delivers his sixth and final State of the Nation address at the National Palace in Mexico City, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. President-elect and longtime opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will take over the reigns of power on December 1. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
September 03, 2018 - 4:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In his final state of the union address Monday, outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto blamed surging violent crime in Mexico on the inability of state and local police to handle the smaller gangs that emerged following the capture of cartel leaders. Pena Nieto, who leaves office...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with local officials in Omsk, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 8:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday scaled back plans to lift women's retirement age by eight years to 63 as he offered concessions to a package of pension reforms that have hit his approval ratings. While Putin said the general thrust of the policy was justified given...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Washington. From left, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R- Texas, Trump, and Sen. Mike Crapo, R- Idaho. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump continues to receive poor marks from a majority of Americans on his overall job performance, even as he enjoys relatively good assessments of his handling of the economy. A new poll released Friday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...
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In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. His mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation’s premiere swing state. But when Trump steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he steps into a state _ and a Republican Party _ deeply divided by his presidency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 12:57 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation's premier swing state. But when he steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he's entering a state — and a Republican Party — deeply divided by his presidency. The Republican president...
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The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 10, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court, while another...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. Trump was in Fargo to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Kevin Cramer, who is hoping to unseat Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
June 29, 2018 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening on the Supreme Court has created a dilemma for Democratic senators up for re-election this year in the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. The choice on whether to support the upcoming nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy will be a test for several...
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In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island in Singapore. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Thursday finds that 55 percent of Americans approve of Trump's diplomacy with North Korea, up from 42 percent in March and 34 percent last October. It's the highest rating for the Republican president on any individual issue on an AP-NORC poll since his inauguration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 21, 2018 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un. But most don't believe Kim is serious about addressing the international concerns...
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In this June 8, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump is greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, during the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada. Americans feel U.S. relations have a better chance at improving in the year ahead with traditionally hostile nations such as North Korea and Russia than they do with allies such as Britain and Canada, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 21, 2018 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans feel U.S. relations have a better chance at improving in the year ahead with traditionally hostile nations such as North Korea and Russia than they do with allies such as Britain and Canada, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...
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A South Korean holds a map of the Korean peninsula during a prayer service wishing for a successful summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and peace on the Korea peninsular in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 7, 2018. A planned summit between Trump and Kim will be held in Singapore on June 12. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 07, 2018 - 9:02 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The on-again, off-again meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been an emotional roller coaster for South Koreans, who now await Tuesday's historic summit with both hope and doubt. The hope is that improved relations between...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Critics fear foreign government favors to Trump businesses have become business as usual. Ethics watchdogs say apparent quid-pro-quo deals are not being stopped by a Republican-led Congress or the courts. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
May 23, 2018 - 9:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese...
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