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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…
World Jun 11Human rights is a back-burner issue at Trump-Kim summit
In the run-up to Tuesday's historic face-to-face with Kim, Trump has appeared unconcerned about the implications of feting an authoritarian leader suspected of ordering the public assassination of his half-brother with nerve agent, executing his uncle by firing squad, and…
Politics May 05Trump says time, place set for planned U.S.-North Korea summit
"We now have a date and we have a location. We'll be announcing it soon," Trump told reporters Friday from the White House South Lawn before departing for Dallas.
Politics Apr 27Trump says he has a responsibility to end Korean conflict
President Donald Trump claimed credit Friday for a historic inter-Korean summit, but now faces a burden in helping turn the Korean leaders' bold but vague vision for peace into reality after more than six decades of hostility.
World Apr 26Trump says North Korea has made nuclear concessions before talks
Trump's assertions came before Friday's summit between North Korea and South Korea that's expected to pave the way for a historic meeting between Trump and Kim in May or June.
Nation Apr 20Americans expect Russia tensions to get worse, poll finds
Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea.
World Mar 26Americans are open to Trump’s planned talks with North Korea, according to new poll
North Korea has yet to publicly confirm plans for the summit, slated for May, but the poll results suggest its potential has eased fears of war that intensified last year as the North made rapid strides in its nuclear and…
World Mar 04U.S., Afghan leaders agree on peace push, Taliban don’t
The Afghan government's surprising new peace offer to the Taliban is immediately running into a wall.
World Mar 02State Department determines North Korea used chemical weapons
The United States has determined that North Korea used chemical weapons, an apparent reference to the killing of leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother last year.
Politics Feb 06Pentagon says war in Afghanistan costs taxpayers $45 billion per year
Lawmakers, skeptical about the prospects of victory, grilled the Trump administration Tuesday on the direction of the nation's longest-running war, now in its 17th year.