Latest Mongolia News

Inside Bolton's exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet

Sep. 11, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Bolton was in Mongolia. More than 1,200 miles (1,930 kilometers) away, President Donald Trump orchestrated an image for the world's front pages by becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in North Korea, shaking hands with Kim Jong Un on the north side of the demilitarized zone....

Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigs

Aug. 19, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine agriculture chief said Monday that an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been established to try to contain the still-unidentified disease causing the swine deaths. Agriculture Secretary...

Pentagon chief visits Mongolia to strengthen military bonds

Aug. 8, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — With one hand resting on the mane of a sturdy Mongolian horse, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper invoked the name of one of America's great soldiers as he sought to strengthen the military bonds between the U.S. and this landlocked democracy sandwiched between Russia and China....

Trump welcomes Mongolian president Battulga to White House

Jul. 31, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Mongolia's president, Khaltmaa Battulga, to the White House for talks that focused on enhancing trade. The visit Wednesday is the first by a Mongolian president since June 2011, the last time a leader of the landlocked country between Russia and China came...

Barron Trump is latest to get gift horse from Mongolia

Jul. 31, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a "Victory" for President Donald Trump's youngest son Barron. The White House says Mongolia's government has gifted the 13-year-old with a horse, which has been named Victory. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham says the Trumps are "very grateful" for the horse, which will remain in...

Mongolian president to visit Trump at White House next week

Jul. 25, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mongolia's president, Khaltmaa Battulga, is set to meet with President Donald Trump next week at the White House. The White House says Battulga's visit on Wednesday will center on deepening cooperation between the U.S. and Mongolia, a strategically important country that shares borders...