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Politics Nov 09U.S., China hold security talks amid trade tensions
Even as the United States and China butt heads over trade, their top diplomats and defense chiefs were meeting in Washington on Friday, looking to tamp down tensions on other issues that have put a chill on relations between the…
World Oct 19U.S. goals in Afghanistan seem more remote after attack
A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war.
World Oct 10U.S. seeks answers about missing journalist from Saudi ally
Turkish claims that a well-known Saudi writer and government critic was slain inside his country's diplomatic mission in Turkey have put the Trump administration in a delicate spot.
World Sep 22Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN
In the year since Trump's searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery.
World Aug 22U.S.: Russia talks on Afghanistan ‘unlikely to yield progress’
Russia says that the Taliban will be joining the Sept. 4 talks in Moscow, along with representatives of several neighboring countries.
World Jul 12Trump tweets ‘very nice note’ from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
Trump described the letter as a "very nice note" and said, "Great progress being made!"…
World Jul 09Trump says he’s still confident Kim will denuclearize
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday that North Korea's leader would "honor" his commitment to denuclearize, despite Pyongyang's accusation that the U.S. is making "gangster-like" demands in negotiations.
World Jul 02U.S. plans for dismantling North Korea’s nuclear weapons may face resistance
The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said, although U.S. intelligence reported signs that Pyongyang doesn't intend…
World Jul 01Bolton: US has plan to dismantle NK nuclear program in year
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Sunday the U.S. has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year.
Politics Jun 13AP fact check: Trump falsely declares post-summit victory
President Donald Trump falsely declared victory after his meeting with North Korea's leader and twisted history in celebrating Tuesday's summit with Kim Jong Un. Here's a look at some of Trump's statements and how they compare with the facts…