White House says US will keep 200 troops in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. is keeping 200 American troops in Syria as part of a small peacekeeping force. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday...

Sanctions could ease if North Korea threat markedly reduced

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been "substantially reduced," Secretary of S...

Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, but adds he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongya...

Trump: Japanese leader nominated me for Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Friday that the leader of Japan had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open...

US commander sees no change in North Korea military threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. commander says he has not seen efforts by North Korea to curtail its nuclear weapons program since President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held their hi...

Pompeo denies US trying to cover up Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing back against allegations that it was trying to cover up the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi by failing to determine in a report sent to...

Trump to meet North Korean leader Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up hi...

Trump's 'America first' policy to key in on foreign shores

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk about "America first," the next two years of his presidency could shine a sharp spotlight on America abroad. His State of t...

Trump's 'America first' mantra will be prominent in address

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump's talk about "America first," the next two years of his presidency could shine a sharp spotlight on America abroad. Trump will use...

Peace with the Taliban? Trump warned of Afghan pullout risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration claims of progress in talks with the Taliban have sparked fears even among the president's allies that his impatience with the war in Afghanistan will lead him t...

US hits Venezuela state-owned oil company with sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on the state-owned oil company of Venezuela, a potentially critical economic move aimed at increasing pressure on President Nicolas ...

Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he'd accept

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50." As hundreds of...

Second US-North Korea summit the focus of talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington. U.S...

Trump cancels trip to Switzerland over government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's canceling his trip later this month to a global forum in Switzerland because of the partial government shutdown, now in its 20th day. ...

Trump goes it alone, confounding fellow Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first two years of President Donald Trump's administration close, Republican allies still haven't figured out how best to influence a leader who takes cues from the forces tha...