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US: Europe should cut dependence on Russia gas

Sep. 18, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Europe should lessen its dependence on Russian gas and diversify energy sources, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday at a summit to improve ties between eastern Europe and the U.S. and the European Union. Perry asserted that Europe's dependence on Russian gas has...

US, EU and China vie for influence in Eastern Europe

Sep. 17, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday reaffirmed Washington's support for a business summit that aims to boost connectivity in Eastern Europe and improve ties between the region and the U.S. and European Union. But the West is not the only major player in the region. Shortly before...

The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

Sep. 14, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami...

US energy chief: sanctions possible on new Russia pipeline

Sep. 13, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The United States could impose sanctions on a new Russia-Germany gas pipeline, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday during a visit to Moscow. Asked whether sanctions on the undersea Nord Stream 2 pipeline are possible and if further energy-related sanctions are planned, Perry said:...

Florida GOP gubernatorial nominee resigns from Congress

Sep. 10, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis resigned from Congress on Monday to focus on his bid to become Florida's next governor. DeSantis sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and asked that his resignation be retroactive to Sept. 1 so he receives no pay for the month. The northeast...

Romanian official: US can help Eastern EU members develop

Sep. 10, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian official said Monday that the U.S. needs to have a strong presence in Eastern Europe before a summit on boosting development in the region. Romania's presidency hosts the 12-member Three Seas Initiative on Sept. 17-18 where officials will discuss about 40 regional...

Trump urges Justice Department to unmask 'resistance' writer

Sep. 7, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that the Justice Department should investigate and unmask the author of a bitingly critical New York Times opinion piece purportedly written by a member of an administration "resistance" movement straining to thwart his most dangerous impulses....

It wasn't me: Trump officials who deny writing the NYT op-ed

Sep. 7, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

Lots of Trump administration officials were quick to scratch their names off the list of potential authors of an unsigned New York Times opinion piece by a member of the so-called resistance working to thwart "reckless decisions" by President Donald Trump. Among the officials who had spoken out on Thursday: "The...

Trump officials cry 'Not me!' as he fumes over NYT column

Sep. 6, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, President Donald Trump's top lieutenants stepped forward Thursday to declare, "Not me." They lined up to deny writing an incendiary New York Times opinion piece that was purportedly submitted by a member of an administration "resistance" movement straining to thwart...

It wasn't me: Trump officials who deny writing the NYT op-ed

Sep. 6, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

Lots of Trump administration officials were quick on Thursday to scratch their names off the list of potential authors of an unsigned New York Times opinion piece by a member of the so-called resistance working to thwart "reckless decisions" by President Donald Trump. Among the officials who have spoken out: "The...