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Beyond veto: Trump seeks more workarounds to avoid Congress

Mar. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first veto was more than a milestone. It signals a new era of ever perilous relations between the executive and legislative branches of government. Trump's agenda was stymied even before his party lost unified control of Washington at the start of the year and he...

NATO weighs allegations that Huawei poses security risk

Mar. 14, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the military alliance is mulling how to respond to security concerns raised by some member countries about Chinese tech giant Huawei. Stoltenberg says some of NATO's 29 allies are uneasy about the potential security challenges of...

NATO chief says Afghan mission future depends on peace talks

Mar. 14, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The future of NATO's 15-year-long military operation in Afghanistan will depend on the outcome of peace talks involving Taliban insurgents, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, after a U.S. envoy reported important progress from the latest round of negotiations. The...

Leaders invite NATO secretary-general to address Congress

Mar. 11, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In defiance of President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday invited NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint meeting of Congress to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic alliance. Pelosi, in rare agreement with Republicans, extended the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists Cohen's words on collusion

Mar. 2, 2019 8:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen's statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss. But contrary to Trump's words, Cohen did not exonerate...

Stoltenberg: NATO doesn't want a new Cold War

Mar. 1, 2019 6:14 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Friday that Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty is one of the most pressing security challenges for the alliance. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which has been...

The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump's go-it-alone approach

Feb. 15, 2019 12:58 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on Munich Security Conference (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is calling for a return to multilateral solutions, criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's go-it-alone approach as counter-productive. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Munich Security Conference...

Shanahan: US will not unilaterally withdraw from Afghanistan

Feb. 14, 2019 10:15 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States will not reduce its troop presence in Afghanistan unilaterally, the top Pentagon official said Thursday, pledging that any moves will be fully coordinated with its allies. "There will be no unilateral troop reductions," Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan told reporters...

NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia

Feb. 13, 2019 10:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Taking aim at Russia, NATO's civilian chief said Wednesday the alliance is studying a range of options to counter Moscow's alleged missile treaty violations, and America's top diplomat accused the Russians of having "grand designs" to dominate Europe. In remarks at the outset of a NATO...

NATO chief vows response to Russian missile pact violations

Feb. 12, 2019 8:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary-general warned Tuesday that the military alliance will respond to what it insists are Russia's violation of a key Cold War-era treaty but will not station more nuclear missiles in Europe. Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia to return to compliance with Intermediate-Range Nuclear...