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Trump wants out of Syria, but don't say 'timeline'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's insistence that his team find a way to pull U.S. troops out of Syria by the fall came with an explicit caveat: whatever you do, don't call it a "timeline." ...

Trump wants out of Syria, but don't say 'timeline'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken: He wants U.S. troops and civilians out of Syria by the fall. But don't call it a "timeline." Wary of charges of hypocrisy for pub...

US approves $1.3 billion sale of artillery to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is signing off on selling more than $1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits the United States. ...

Anticipating Trump's next move, aides prep Iran deal pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anticipating an unpredictable president's next moves, U.S. officials have started actively planning for the likelihood that Donald Trump will announce next month the U.S. is withdraw...

Trump's talk of a Syria pullout nothing new

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria "very soon," while at odds with his own policy, was not a one-off: For weeks, top advisers have been f...

In private, Trump has mused about Syria pullout for weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria "very soon," while at odds with his own policy, was not a one-off: For weeks, top advisers have been f...

Not just Russia sends spies posing as diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — In ordering the largest mass expulsion of Russian diplomats ever, the U.S. and its allies have upped the ante in an East-West spy game that dates to the Cold War and cast light on an...

From East to West, long history of spies posing as diplomats

WASHINGTON (AP) — In ordering the largest mass expulsion of Russian diplomats ever, the U.S. and its allies have upped the ante in an East-West spy game that dates to the Cold War and cast light on an...

Crown prince seeks Saudi image makeover on grand US tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia's young crown prince has an ambitious list of to-dos: modernize his conservative kingdom, weaken Iran's hand across the Mideast and, this week, rehabilitate his country'...

Pompeo meets with ousted Tillerson at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the man President Donald Trump has chosen to replace him. A State Department off...

After 2016 election, US poised to fight fake news - in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States government is gearing up to fight fake news — in Kenya. The campaign by the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi follows Kenya's disputed 2017 election. Th...

Heather Nauert on the rise as a voice in US diplomatic corps

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. Yet it's Til...

Nauert's meteoric rise takes State Department by surprise

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 Ti...

US impose sanctions on 13 Russians indicted by Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, including 13 indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller. ...

Tillerson casts poisoning as sign of more aggressive Russia

ABOARD A U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cast the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain as part of a "certain unleashing of activity" by Russia that the United States...