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UN diplomats: Russia and China block US on North Korea oil

Jul. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China blocked the United States on Thursday from getting the United Nations to publicly accuse North Korea of smuggling in refined petroleum products beyond the annual quota of 500,000 barrels allowed under U.N. sanctions, diplomats said. The Russians and Chinese, who are...

For Russia, Trump is creating more problems than he solves

Jul. 19, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Having Donald Trump in the White House is looking increasingly like a liability for the Kremlin, rather than an asset. But don't expect President Vladimir Putin to say that out loud. Russia's official assessment of Trump's high-stakes summit with Putin is carefully upbeat. In his first public...

Kentucky's Paul shares Trump's skepticism of US intervention

Jul. 19, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul certainly has his differences with President Donald Trump, a one-time rival for the White House. But on one cornerstone issue, a resistance to U.S. intervention abroad, they are simpatico. Both Trump and the Kentucky Republican are skeptical of the traditional U.S. role as...

In President Trump, Sen. Rand Paul finds a like-minded ally

Jul. 18, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul certainly has his differences with President Donald Trump, a one-time rival for the White House. But on one cornerstone issue, a resistance to U.S. intervention abroad, they are simpatico. Both Trump and the Kentucky senator are inclined to dispense with the traditional...

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

Jul. 18, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump's "America first" approach to foreign...

Tumult of Trump's Europe trip smashes presidential precedent

Jul. 17, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump's "America first" approach to foreign...

US: Sanction exemptions open to those reducing Iran imports

Jul. 16, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Countries and businesses that continue to import Iranian oil could avoid penalties by making "significant reductions" as Washington re-imposes sanctions on Tehran later this year, according to top U.S. officials. "We want people to reduce oil purchases to zero, but in certain cases if...

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

Jul. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump...

Iran: If Trump wants to talk, he'll have to call

Jul. 16, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday that if President Donald Trump wants to negotiate after pulling the United States out of the international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, he'll have to initiate the call. The remarks by Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi came after...

Italy's Salvini doesn't exclude EU veto on Russia sanctions

Jul. 16, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Italy's populist government is hoping to convince the European Union to lift sanctions against Russia but won't rule out using its veto if diplomacy fails. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Italy planned to use "good manners, the art of diplomacy, numbers and evidence" to persuade...