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Stormy US-Europe relations as top officials head to Munich

By MATTHEW LEE | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy priorities stand at pivotal moments as two high-level national security officials head to an annual security forum in Germany. Strains in the trans-Atlantic relationship have cast...

Ex-Ukraine ambassador: State Department leaders lack vision

By BEN FOX | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The career U.S. diplomat who was ousted from her post in Ukraine by President Donald Trump, then was criticized by him as she testified at his impeachment hearings, warned that the State Department is facing a crisis with senior leaders...

German accused of delivering machinery to Russian military

February 13, 2020

A German businessman has been arrested on suspicion of delivering machinery to the Russian military in violation of European Union sanctions against the country, prosecutors said Thursday.The suspect, the boss of a company based in southern Germany who...

Lawmakers want Ivanka Trump’s women’s program to become law

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators — one Republican and one Democrat — are leading a legislative effort to have a global women's initiative spearheaded by President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka written into law.Sens. Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., and Jeanne...

Payback: Trump ousts officials who testified on impeachment


WASHINGTON (AP) — Exacting swift punishment against those who crossed him, an emboldened President Donald Trump ousted two government officials who had delivered damaging testimony against him during his impeachment hearings. The president took retribution...

This week’s American turmoil, seen through allies’ eyes

By The Associated Press | February 6, 2020

For American politics, it’s been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of the Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most contentious chapter of all — the nation’s third-ever...

Trump wins acquittal, but Ukraine saga far from over

By MARY CLARE JALONICK | February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment of President Donald Trump is over, but it's far from case closed on Ukraine.A full accounting of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, stemming in large part from the foreign policy entanglements pursued by personal lawyer...

Trump aide ties Israeli settlements to rising anti-Semitism

By DEB RIECHMANN | February 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Palestinians on Wednesday that Israeli settlements will continue to expand because rising anti-Semitism around the world means more Jews will immigrate to Israel.Addressing...

UN chief warns ‘a wind of madness is sweeping the globe’

By EDITH M. LEDERER | February 4, 2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that “a wind of madness is sweeping the globe,” pointing to escalating conflicts from Libya and Yemen to Syria and beyond.At a wide-ranging news conference, he said, “All...

EU rejects Trump Mideast plan amid annexation concerns

By LORNE COOK | February 4, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal for securing peace in the Middle East and expressed concern about Israel’s plans to annex more Palestinian land.Trump's plan, which was unveiled last week,...

Trump’s envoy urges Kosovo to drop taxes on Serbian goods

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC | February 4, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Kosovo and Serbia on Tuesday urged the new Kosovo government to follow up on an agreement to abolish punitive tariffs on Serbian goods that have blocked negotiations between the...

AP VoteCast: Iowa Dems split on best challenger for Trump

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 3, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Democrats are fiercely united by the goal of unseating President Donald Trump, but they were sharply divided Monday over which candidate was best equipped to do so, according to the AP VoteCast survey.Iowa, which hosts the nation's...