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AP FACT CHECK: Trump contradicts aides, self on Iran talks

Sep. 16, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's one of the most commonly heard phrases around the White House as aides seek to explain Donald Trump's thinking: "The president has made clear that ..." But saying so doesn't make it so. And on the question of a theoretical meeting between U.S. and Iranian leaders, it's not clear at...

Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack

Sep. 16, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is "locked and loaded" to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia's energy infrastructure that his aides blamed on Iran. The attack, which halved the kingdom's oil production and sent crude...

The Latest: Trump disputes ground rules of meeting with Iran

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 4 a.m. President Donald Trump appears to be disputing the comments of senior aides, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

Sep. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid...

China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

Sep. 13, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm goods, the Xinhua...

US, China exchange goodwill gesture ahead of trade talks

Sep. 12, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China traded conciliatory gestures, raising hopes they can deescalate a standoff over trade that has shaken financial markets and cast gloom over the global economy. In Beijing, China's Commerce Ministry said Thursday that Chinese importers are asking U.S. suppliers...

Mnuchin: No meeting planned between Trump and Iran's Rouhani

Sep. 12, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) says President Donald Trump has no plans to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (hah-SAHN' roh-HAH'-nee) while he's in New York for the United Nations General Assembly later this month. Mnuchin said Thursday that such a meeting...

Inside Bolton's exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet

Sep. 11, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton was in Mongolia. More than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world's front pages by becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, shaking hands with Kim Jong Un on the north side of the demilitarized zone....

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

Sep. 10, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The sudden shake-up marked the latest departure of a prominent voice of dissent...

Trump issues new, revised order to counter terrorism

Sep. 10, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before the anniversary of 9/11, President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an executive order to expand the administration's ability to go after suspected terrorists and their financiers and supporters. "Today's executive order by President Trump adds further muscle to U.S....