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AP FACT CHECK: More Trump falsehoods on NKorea, immigration

Jun. 18, 2018 1:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating the achievements of his Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, claiming the North has destroyed missile launch sites and no longer has "rockets flying over the place." That's a distorted picture. North Korea has revealed no action on...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misrepresents North Korea's actions

Jun. 17, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is falsely crediting his Singapore summit with the destruction of missile launch sites in North Korea. No such action has been announced by the North Koreans. Trump tweeted Sunday in response to criticisms last week from Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on FBI, phantom law on migrant kids

Jun. 16, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming exoneration in the Russia matter from a Justice Department report that actually offers him none. He's also branding fired FBI chief James Comey a criminal, though the report in question makes no such accusation. Fallout from the internal report by the...

Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

Jun. 16, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his deal with North Korea's Kim Jong Un will save tens of millions of people from a potential nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and...

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

Jun. 15, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on...

North Korea's hacking fails to make summit talking points

Jun. 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the subjects President Donald Trump apparently didn't discuss with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore — the regime's human rights abuses, its exports of missile technology and its mistreatment of U.S. prisoners — there's one more: its long record of dangerous...

The Latest: Trump vows to avert nuclear war 'at all costs'

Jun. 15, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 3:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a video message defending his nuclear agreement with North Korea's Kim Jong Un that he must pursue a chance to avert nuclear conflict "at all costs." Trump says: "Our world has...

German government sets up Iran advice office for companies

Jun. 15, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has set up a special office to advise companies worried about their business dealings with Iran amid fears they'll be targeted for U.S. sanctions. The European signatories to a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran — Germany, France and Britain — have vowed to...

Looming war games suspension raises concern in Seoul

Jun. 15, 2018 5:22 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After being blindsided by President Donald Trump's decision to shelve major U.S. military exercises in South Korea, Seoul appears to be going along with it. A senior South Korean presidential official said Friday that Washington and Seoul have begun discussions on temporarily...

US: No sanctions relief before North Korea denuclearizes

Jun. 14, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The United States will not ease sanctions against North Korea until it denuclearizes, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, as he reassured key Asian allies that President Donald Trump had not backed down on Pyongyang's weapons program. Pompeo, meeting in Seoul with top South Korean...