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US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea

Jul. 20, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Friday welcomed the U.N. Security Council's united support for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and pressed China and Russia to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum

Jul. 20, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House rejected on Friday a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region's future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia's ambassador to the U.S.,...

The Latest: Trump slams media for coverage of Putin summit

Jul. 20, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 6 p.m. President Donald Trump is again lashing out at media coverage of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. After arriving Friday at his New Jersey home for the weekend, Trump...

Translators stay in shadows, but Dems want Trump's to emerge

Jul. 20, 2018 5:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of erraticism by President Donald Trump about what really went on in his private meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, history could use a fly on the wall. There were two — their interpreters. And some Democrats want Trump's to talk. One translator's reaction: What's...

What did Trump and Putin talk about? Only they know

Jul. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure. With no details emerging from the leaders' one-on-one discussion on Monday...

Even US intel chief in the dark about Trump-Putin talks

Jul. 19, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Even Donald Trump's intelligence chief doesn't know what was said in the president's one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in Helsinki. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was also unaware that Putin was being invited to Washington. Coats made those...

Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

Jul. 19, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin's...

Did Trump and Putin agree to anything? Only they know

Jul. 19, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure. With no details emerging from the leaders' one-on-one discussion on Monday...

The Latest: Intel chief surprised to hear of Putin invite

Jul. 19, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on National Intelligence Director Dan Coats (all times local): 2:45 p.m. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats was surprised to learn Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been invited to the White House this fall. A moderator at the Aspen Security Forum,...

UN diplomats: Russia and China block US on North Korea oil

Jul. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China blocked the United States on Thursday from getting the United Nations to publicly accuse North Korea of smuggling in refined petroleum products beyond the annual quota of 500,000 barrels allowed under U.N. sanctions, diplomats said. The Russians and Chinese, who are...