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Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

Dec. 3, 2019 12:11 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump kicks off a two-day whirlwind of meetings with NATO alliance members, but his focus appears to remain centered on the impeachment inquiry playing out at home. Before departing for London to meet Tuesday with other leaders from the 29-member alliance, Trump accused...

Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

Dec. 2, 2019 6:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week’s impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO leaders’ meeting playing out at a crucial moment for the 70-year-old military alliance. Trump, who arrived...

Pentagon chief tries to keep Asia in focus with second trip

Nov. 13, 2019 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely four months into his tenure, Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East - most recently a near-war with Iran and an actual war in Syria - that in Washington commands more attention and demands more American troops....

China defense chief defends policy on Hong Kong, Xinjiang

Nov. 5, 2019 11:34 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister defended his country's policy on the controversial issues of Hong Kong and the northwestern territory of Xinjiang in a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart. The official Xinhua News Agency said Defense Minister Wei Fenghe also raised the issues of Taiwan...

Trump confronts limits of his impeachment defense strategy

Oct. 25, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the limits of his main impeachment defense. As the probe hits the one-month mark, Trump and his aides have largely ignored the details of the Ukraine allegations against him. Instead, they're loudly objecting to the House Democrats' investigation...