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AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron's mouth

Nov. 17, 2018 12:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put fighting words in his French counterpart's mouth this past week and assailed the special counsel's Russia investigation with a familiar and false characterization of the man leading it. Also familiar, on a week honoring the sacrifice of America's warriors, was...

Norway says Russia jammed GPS signal during NATO drill

Nov. 13, 2018 4:21 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — The Norwegian Defense Ministry said Tuesday that Russian forces in the Arctic disturbed GPS location signals during a recent large NATO drill in Norway. The ministry said that Norway's Foreign Ministry earlier had raised the issue with Russian authorities. In an email Tuesday to The...

Trump rips Macron over trade, wine, his low approval ratings

Nov. 13, 2018 2:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing grievances from a weekend visit to France, President Donald Trump lit into French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday over his suggestion for a European defense force, over French tariffs on U.S. wine and even Macron's approval ratings. The litany of tweeted complaints served to...

Germany's Merkel calls for creation of an EU army

Nov. 13, 2018 10:33 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union should work toward creating its own joint army, just after marking the centenary of the end of World War I with world leaders in France. Merkel told EU lawmakers Tuesday that "we have to work on the vision of one day creating a real...

After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

Nov. 13, 2018 3:39 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the country, security is worse than it's ever been, and many Afghans place the blame squarely on the Americans. The...

The Latest: Trump, Macron try to project unity

Nov. 10, 2018 7:07 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in France (all times local): 12:55 a.m. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are trying to project unity after Trump lashed out at one of America's strongest allies in Europe. Trump had claimed Macron insulted the United States when...

The Latest: Macron recalls lessons from failed WWI peace

Nov. 10, 2018 5:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on World War I armistice commemorations (all times local): 11:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is warning world leaders against taking peace for granted as he hosts events marking the end of World War I. At a dinner Saturday night with visiting presidents and prime...

France's Macron defends Europe from all sides _ including US

Nov. 10, 2018 1:35 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — After French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe needs to defend itself from the United States, aides said he was misunderstood. But the idea isn't so far-fetched. Macron is leading a rearguard action to salvage the system of international cooperation the U.S. helped build, but which...

After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

Nov. 10, 2018 1:04 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America's strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the United States when he pushed the idea of the continent having its own defense force. The American...

Tapping Trump's thigh, Macron seeks to defuse tensions

Nov. 10, 2018 6:52 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — First the never-ending handshake, then the dandruff brush — and now the thigh tap? U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have had an unusual relationship since their first white-knuckle handshake at a NATO meeting last year, as newly elected Macron appeared to...