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Fired Tillerson says farewell to 'a very mean-spirited town'

WASHINGTON (AP) — He came, he saw, he got fired on Twitter. And now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said farewell, with a parting plea Thursday to America's diplomats not to let anyone violate their integrity. Tillerson did not mention his...

 

Hawk in the Oval: Will John Bolton's views rub off on Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick of John Bolton for his next national security adviser stirred up the same burning question Friday in Washington as in anxious foreign capitals: Just how much will his hawkish, confrontational...

 

Saudi crown prince soaks in Trump's praise as US tour opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 32 years old, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman controls a vast fortune, a well-heeled military and the future of a nation in the throes of sweeping economic and social change. His ambitious bid to remake Saudi Arabia...

 

At State Department, Heather Nauert's star is ascendant

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the ax fell on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his spokeswoman was half a world away, a distance he and his inner circle preferred and enforced. Now, it's Tillerson who's on his way out after his unceremonious firing by...

 

US gets tougher on Russia; new sanctions, accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump administration accused Moscow on Thursday of an elaborate plot to penetrate America's electric grid, factories, water supply and even air travel through cyber hacking. The...

 

Trump axes Tillerson, names CIA's Pompeo chief US Diplomat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday — via Twitter — and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to shift from America's spy chief to its top diplomat. The abrupt announcement...

 

Trump replaces Tillerson with Pompeo in dramatic shakeup

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by tweet on Tuesday and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place, abruptly ending Tillerson's turbulent tenure as America's top diplomat and...

 

China floods Africa with needed dollars, stoking US concern

DJIBOUTI (AP) — The new electrified rail line snakes through the African desert, charting a course from a port along the Djibouti coast to Addis Ababa, the capital of land-locked Ethiopia. The Chinese built the railway, and part of the port, and th...

 

Tillerson says 'talks,' but no 'negotiations' with NKorea

DJIBOUTI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drew a distinction Friday between "talks" with North Korea and "negotiations," arguing that President Donald Trump's willingness to chat with Kim Jong Un shouldn't be construed as anything more...

 

Tillerson heads to Africa with explaining to do for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Africa's concerned, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Trump administration have some explaining to do. President Donald Trump's description of "shithole countries" in January was greeted with a mix of horror and o...

 

New headaches for Trump's Mideast hopes as Netanyahu visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the best of circumstances, a Mideast peace deal is the Holy Grail of diplomacy, a goal that has eluded American presidents for generations. With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to visit Washington this coming w...

 

US steps up lethal aide to Ukraine: 210 anti-tank missiles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told Congress on Thursday that it plans to sell Ukraine 210 anti-tank missiles to help it defend its territory from Russia, in a major escalation of U.S. lethal assistance to Ukraine's military. The...

 

US makes Cuba embassy cuts permanent after 'health attacks'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing mysterious "health attacks" in Havana, the United States said Friday it is making permanent its withdrawal of 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba, extending an action that has hurt the island nation's economy and cramped...

 

Trump to Persian Gulf: Resolve Qatar crisis or no Camp David

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to bring feuding Persian Gulf leaders to Camp David for a show of solidarity with the United States. But there are strings attached: No breakthrough in the Qatar crisis, no Camp David. A potential...

 

US weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State...

 

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said...

 

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the...

 

'Tear down this firewall' - US looks to expand Cuba internet

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new U.S. task force ordered by President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that Cuba's government uses internet restrictions to stifle dissent and vowed to find ways the United States could expand access and freedom for Cubans...

 

US says Syria making new chemical weapons despite 2013 deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad's government of producing and using "new kinds of weapons" to deliver deadly chemicals despite committing to abolish its program in 2013, and said the...

 

Putin: Russia list is a hostile move driven by Trump foes

MOSCOW (AP) — Mixing irony with scorn, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described a new list including Russian officials and tycoons under a U.S. sanctions law as a hostile and "stupid" move spearheaded by President Donald Trump's political...

 

US says Russian jet flew within 5 feet of US Navy plane

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is accusing Moscow of unsafe military practices after it says a Russian jet flew within five feet of a U.S. Navy plane over the Black Sea. The State Department says the incident occurred Monday when a Russian...

 

Official: Americans killed, injured in attack on Kabul hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, the State Department said Tuesday. No exact figures were immediately available for either the U.S....

 

Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts, according to a new report...

 

AP sources: Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran as part of the nuclear deal, citing progress in amending U.S. legislation that governs Washington's participation in the landmark...

 

US says 'viral attack' among the theories in Cuba illnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is investigating a range of possibilities beyond "sonic attacks" for the cause of U.S. diplomats' mysterious illnesses in Cuba, the Trump administration told Congress on Tuesday, including the possibility of a...

 

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