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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week of unreal claims on Russia, NATO

Jul. 21, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of bewilderment over what President Donald Trump really thinks about Russian interference in the U.S. election and what he and Russia's Vladimir Putin told each other in their private meeting. The confusion was fed by Trump's vacillating statements about the summit. On other...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Putin step back from summit remarks

Jul. 18, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. On Tuesday, Trump abruptly flipped on whether he believed Russia interfered in the election, saying he meant to...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Putin and their Hall of Mirrors

Jul. 17, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. On Tuesday, Trump abruptly flipped on whether he believed Russia interfered in the election, saying he meant to...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe trip marked by inaccuracies

Jul. 16, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up at every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. A week in review: TRUMP: "I didn't criticize the prime...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Europe provocations and the facts

Jul. 14, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook things up every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements. A week in review: TRUMP: "I didn't criticize the prime...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims credit on NATO spending

Jul. 13, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took credit for a supposed new decision by NATO members to increase military spending, though there was no evidence of that. And after hinting Thursday that the alliance is in trouble, he asserted that his aggressive demands at this week's summit had suddenly turned...

Analysis: Trump's questionable claims of success

Jul. 13, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Declaring victory over freeloading partners, President Donald Trump claimed he had secured significant new concessions from NATO member nations on military spending after days of public haranguing. But even before Air Force One completed its 50-minute flight across the English Channel to...

Trump dishes up fresh dose of chaos aimed at May, Londoners

Jul. 12, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (AP) — Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview in which Trump blasted Prime Minister...

The Latest: White House says Trump 'likes and respects' May

Jul. 12, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:55 a.m. The White House press secretary is offering reassurance that President Donald Trump "likes and respects" British Prime Minister Theresa May "very much" following an interview in which he said she was ruining...

A look at NATO and what the alliance does, past and present

Jul. 12, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, known as NATO, grew largely out of Cold War fears of Soviet aggression and expansionism following a communist coup in Czechoslovakia, the Soviet blockade of Berlin and other incidents. It also was meant to prevent the resurgence of nationalist...