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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's skewed claims on immigration, economy

Jun. 23, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is distorting the truth when it comes to the impact of his administration's policy regarding separating children from their parents at the U.S. border. He falsely suggests that a newly signed executive order will permanently solve the problem of separations by...

Trump declares NKorea still poses "extraordinary threat"

Jun. 22, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that North Korea still poses an "extraordinary threat" to the United States. In an executive order, the president extended for one year the so-called "national emergency" with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic restrictions...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims progress on NKorea nukes

Jun. 22, 2018 2:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trumpeting results of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that get ahead of reality. He is declaring that North Korea has already begun ridding itself fully of nuclear weapons following an agreement with Kim in Singapore earlier this month, even...

A need to verify NKorea nuclear pledges

Jun. 22, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. President Donald...

NK pledges to destroy missile test engine site

Jun. 21, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made. President Donald...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims progress on NKorea nukes

Jun. 21, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trumpeting results of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that get ahead of reality. He is declaring that North Korea has already begun ridding itself fully of nuclear weapons following an agreement with Kim in Singapore earlier this month, even...

Iranian charged with plot to smuggle material from Illinois

Jun. 21, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal indictment accuses a 56-year-old Iranian businessman of trying to smuggle materials used in the missile industry and restricted under nuclear-nonproliferation rules from Illinois to Iran. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that Saeed Valadbaigi plotted in 2011 to illegally export...

Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges 'concrete' plan on nukes

Jun. 20, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — South Korea urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a visit designed to convey the countries' growing closeness. Kim and Xi held a second day of...

Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

Jun. 19, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. and South Korean officials are hoping the suspension of a major joint military exercise helps advance nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume the drills,...

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

Jun. 19, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees. State broadcaster CCTV...