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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe trip marked by inaccuracies

Jul. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up at every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. A week in review: TRUMP: "I didn't criticize the prime...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe provocations and the facts

Jul. 14, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. A week in review: TRUMP: "I didn't criticize the prime...

French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

Jul. 14, 2018 7:01 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron. The pomp-filled parade down Paris' Champs-Elysees suffered a couple of glitches, as two police motorcycles crashed during a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims credit on NATO spending

Jul. 13, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took credit for a supposed new decision by NATO members to increase military spending, though there was no evidence of that. And after hinting Thursday that the alliance is in trouble, he asserted that his aggressive demands at this week's summit had suddenly turned...

US budget deficit totals $74.9 billion in June

Jul. 12, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $74.9 billion deficit in June, a month when the government often runs a surplus, as corporate taxes dropped sharply compared to a year ago. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the June deficit pushed the imbalance so far this year to $607.1...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims credit on NATO spending

Jul. 12, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took credit Thursday for a supposed new decision by NATO members to increase military spending, though there was no evidence of that. And after hinting that the alliance is in trouble, he asserted that his aggressive demands at this week's summit had suddenly turned...

Creditors say Greece will get tough monitoring after bailout

Jul. 11, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS, Greece (AP) — European Commission officials say Greece will still be subject to quarterly inspections from creditors after the bailout program ends in late August. Greece has already committed to two more years of budget austerity policies after its third consecutive international rescue program...

Germany meets euro debt limit for first time in 17 years

Jul. 6, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German government says its 2019 budget will comply with eurozone debt limits for the first time in 17 years. The draft budget also raises defense spending — a contentious issue between Germany and U.S. President Donald Trump. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told a news...

Budget surplus results in $68 checks for thousands in town

Jul. 5, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania township with more money than it anticipated from increased property tax collection has decided to give the dividends to residents. Middletown Township in Langhorne sent 14,361 checks for $68 each to all owners of properties with structures on them. Efforts to keep town...

Ex-US senator's entry causes angst in Alaska governor's race

Jul. 3, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Mark Begich is a star in Alaska Democratic politics, a former U.S. senator and mayor of the state's largest city, but his campaign for governor has some worried he's playing spoiler in the race and could hand control of The Last Frontier to Republicans. The worries over an expected...