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Trump, top national security officials discuss Afghanistan

Mar. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on Friday, a day after a top Afghan official openly complained that the Trump administration was keeping his government in the dark about its negotiations with the Taliban. The meeting...

Security Council members report no progress on Yemen deal

Mar. 13, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Security Council members said envoy Martin Griffiths reported no progress Wednesday in getting the warring parties in Yemen to withdraw their forces from the key port of Hodeida and two smaller ports as called for in an agreement they signed in December. France's U.N. Ambassador...

Q&A: After marathon Afghan talks, is peace at hand?

Mar. 13, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The longest direct talks ever held between the United States and the Taliban concluded this week with both sides citing progress toward ending the 17-year war in Afghanistan, but many questions remain unanswered. The Taliban are negotiating from a position of strength: They effectively...

Cheney criticized Trump foreign policy in closed-door event

Mar. 11, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Donald Trump's foreign policy, even comparing it with that of former President Barack Obama, in a striking rebuke of the president by a member of his own party. Speaking with Vice President Mike Pence this weekend at a closed-door...

Wisconsin Guard: No problem with Kinzinger border remarks

Mar. 6, 2019 9:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard has decided an Illinois congressman who serves as a guardsman did nothing wrong when he criticized Gov. Tony Evers' decision to withdraw troops from the U.S. southern border. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger blasted Evers on Twitter and on Fox News last week...

Trump's cost complaint casts doubt on SKorea military drills

Feb. 28, 2019 8:43 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Even as he announced the failure of nuclear negotiations with North Korea, President Donald Trump complained that annual military drills with South Korea were "very, very expensive" and said the South must pay more for them. Trump's comments Thursday raised the question of...

National Guard probing congressman's criticism of governor

Feb. 26, 2019 5:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin National Guard officials said Tuesday they're looking into whether to punish an Illinois congressman who belongs to the Wisconsin detachment for criticizing Gov. Tony Evers' decision to withdraw troops from the U.S. southern border. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is a...

Taliban hopeful on deal amid new round of talks with US

Feb. 26, 2019 12:17 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Taliban and Washington's peace envoy are close to reaching an agreement on U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Islamic insurgents said Tuesday amid a new round of talks with the United States. Suhail Shaheen, the spokesman, said the deal will also include...

Wisconsin governor orders troops to leave southern border

Feb. 25, 2019 10:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday ordered the state's National Guard troops to withdraw from the border with Mexico, drawing the ire of a Republican congressman from Illinois who serves as a pilot in the Wisconsin detachment. Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker ordered troops to...

The Latest: Congressman rips Evers for withdrawing troops

Feb. 25, 2019 5:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers withdrawing National Guard troops from the nation's southern border (all times local): 4:35 p.m. An Illinois congressman who says he's a member of the Wisconsin National Guard is ripping Gov. Tony Evers for pulling troops off the nation's...