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China dangles a potentially harmful new threat in trade war

May. 29, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing new trade sanctions and a U.S. clampdown on its top telecommunications company, China issued a pointed reminder Wednesday that it has yet to unleash all its weapons in its trade war with the Trump administration. Chinese state media warned that Beijing could cut America off from...

Anti-arms trade protests as Saudi freighter docks in Italy

May. 20, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Saudi Arabian freighter allegedly carrying weapons that could be used in the war in Yemen has docked at the Italian port of Genoa, despite protests by harbor workers. The Saudi-flagged Bahri Yanbu is scheduled to load further cargo before departing for the Saudi port of Jeddah late Monday,...

Trump discusses 'Russian Hoax' in long call with Putin

May. 3, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed what Trump again dismissed as the "Russian Hoax" in their first known phone call since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's extensive meddling during the 2016 election campaign. Putin chuckled about...

Woman takes plea deal during Burlington murder trial

May. 3, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old accused of fatally stabbing another woman in a fight has struck a plea deal during her trial in Burlington. The Hawk Eye reports that Kaylee Wilson pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges. The deal was finalized after two days of testimony...

The Latest: Trump says 'arms trade treaty' misguided

Apr. 26, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's withdrawing the U.S. from an arms trade treaty because it's "badly misguided." He made the announcement in a speech to the National Rifle Association. The...

Trump tells NRA he's withdrawing from arms trade treaty

Apr. 26, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a largely symbolic gesture to a group that helped him win the White House, President Donald Trump said Friday he is pulling the U.S. back from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association the treaty is "badly misguided." Trump made the...

Trump says US is 'taking our signature back' from UN Arms Trade Treaty, tells NRA pact is 'badly misguided'

Apr. 26, 2019 12:54 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trump says US is 'taking our signature back' from UN Arms Trade Treaty, tells NRA pact is 'badly misguided'

Russia ready to discuss nuclear treaty with China, US

Apr. 26, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says Russia is willing to negotiate a new nuclear weapons treaty with the United States and China. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Friday Moscow is closely following reports in the United States that the U.S. would like to reach a nuclear...