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AP FACT CHECK: Trump mistruths on Ukraine, impeachment fight

Sep. 30, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistle blew, an impeachment inquiry swung into motion and the president at the center of it all rose defiantly to his own defense, not always in command of the facts. A CIA officer, in a complaint filed under federal whistleblower protections that preserve anonymity, alleged President...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distortions on Ukraine, whistleblower

Sep. 28, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistle blew, an impeachment inquiry swung into motion and the president at the center of it all rose defiantly to his own defense, not always in command of the facts. A CIA officer, in a complaint filed under federal whistleblower protections that preserve anonymity, alleged President...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misstates NAFTA impact on US job losses

Sep. 24, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attributing too many job losses to the North American Free Trade Agreement. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump called for significant changes in international trade and criticized NAFTA as unduly harming American factory workers, saying it led...

Sanders-Biden feud ramps up in front of key union audience

Sep. 17, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack down on corporate America and strengthen organized labor. But beneath all the agreement at the AFL-CIO...

Friendly fire: In trade fights, Trump targets US allies, too

Sep. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has risked turmoil in the financial markets and damage to the U.S. economy in waging his trade war with China, America's top strategic rival. But Trump hasn't exactly gone easy on America's friends, either. From Europe to Japan, the president has stirred up...

Thai high court affirms guilt of 2009 Pattaya rioters

Sep. 11, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the prison sentences of 12 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement convicted in connection with rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009. The 12 had received four-year prison sentences for their actions on April 11,...

Philippines: China wanted to restrict foreign forces at sea

Sep. 11, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary said Wednesday that China has sought to restrict the presence of foreign military powers in the South China Sea and foreign involvement in oil and gas projects in the disputed region under a pact it's negotiating with Southeast Asian nations....

Thai trade minister says progress made in free trade pact

Sep. 10, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific region have made some progress toward completing a long-awaited free trade agreement, and final details are expected to be worked out later this month at talks in Vietnam, a Thai official said Tuesday. Speaking at the end of five days of meetings in...

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

Sep. 2, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

SATTAHIP, Thailand (AP) — A senior U.S. naval officer underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States on Monday launched its first joint naval exercise with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell spoke at the opening ceremony of the...

The Latest: Trump and Macron to hold news conference

Aug. 25, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit. (all times local): 12:25 a.m. President Donald Trump will have a partner at a news conference to mark the conclusion of a gathering of world leaders. The White House says French President Emmanuel Macron will join...