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Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America's longest and strongest al...

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is leaving the U.N. Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called an organization "not worthy of its name." The decision announced Tuesday mark...

US poised to announce exit from UN human rights council

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution. ...

North Koreans to meet Trump; deliver letter from leader

NEW YORK (AP) — A top aide to Kim Jong Un will make a rare visit to Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after...

US says China, Iran, Russia are 'forces for instability'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. ...

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...

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...

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. ...