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In memoir, Haley alleges disloyalty among some on Trump team

Nov. 10, 2019 6:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley , alleges in her upcoming memoir that two administration officials who were ultimately pushed out by Trump once tried to get her to join them in opposing some of his policies. In "With All Due Respect," Haley said then-Secretary...

Report: Trump migrant crackdown weighed impact on 2020 race

Nov. 7, 2019 3:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — As the Trump administration in its early days tried to push through hardline immigration policies, it appeared to calculate their possible impact on the 2020 presidential race while rejecting national security warnings from U.S. diplomats, according to State Department memos made public...

Tillerson: Exxon aimed to know, not lowball, climate effects

Oct. 30, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Exxon faced the prospect of new climate regulations, the energy giant set out to understand — not understate — how they would affect the bottom line, former CEO and ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a court Wednesday. Exxon set up a system for gauging climate risks...

Fighting suit, Exxon says it is accounting for climate rules

Oct. 22, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil says it has prepared itself for the impact climate change regulations will have on its finances, denying allegations from New York's attorney general that the energy giant has deceived the public about how stricter emissions rules will affect its business. Attorney Ted Wells...

Top Pompeo aide resigns, adding to tumult over Ukraine

Oct. 11, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior career foreign service officer who served as a top adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resigned, adding to the tumult in the State Department over the Trump administration's handling of Ukraine and the treatment of diplomats. Pompeo's de facto chief of staff, Michael...

Former US special envoy to Ukraine leaving McCain Institute

Oct. 7, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kurt Volker, the special envoy to Ukraine who stepped down amid the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, said Monday he's also leaving his job as the head of the McCain Institute. Arizona State University, which hosts the McCain Institute for International Leadership at its...

State Department rattled by impeachment inquiry revelations

Oct. 5, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has been deeply shaken by the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry, as revelations that President Donald Trump enlisted diplomats to dig up dirt on a political rival threaten to tarnish its reputation as a nonpartisan arm of U.S. foreign policy, former senior...

Diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate, dangled Trump visit

Oct. 4, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine's newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden's family in return for a high-profile visit with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one diplomat feared was a "crazy" swap that risked vital U.S. military aid....

US official: Trump's special envoy to Ukraine has resigned

Sep. 28, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over the President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, resigned Friday from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation, according to a U.S. official. The official said Volker...

Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he's yet to close

Sep. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not...