Summits

July 25, 2018 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on questions about the White House transcript of President Donald Trump's news conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin (all times local): 3:15 p.m. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is standing by her report that the White House deliberately cut a key question from a transcript of...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, during a hearing on diplomacy and national security. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 25, 2018 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top national security aides sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia by declaring Wednesday that the U.S. will never recognize the annexation of Crimea and by postponing a second proposed summit between Trump and Russian leader...
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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., right, sitting next to ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left, listens during a hearing on "Cyber-securing the Vote: Ensuring the Integrity of the U.S. Election System," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 24, 2018 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to show he's taking the threat of Russian interference seriously, President Donald Trump claimed without evidence Tuesday that Moscow will be "fighting very hard" to help Democrats win in the 2018 midterm elections. Trump, who has offered mixed messages on Russian...
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Australia Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, second from left, speaks at a 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations news conference with Australia Minister for Defense Marise Payne, from left, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 24, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis and top Australian officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons and touted the strong relationship between the two countries as they ended two days of meetings...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, inspects the honour guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the government's Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Jinping is in the country to attend the three-day BRICS Summit starting Wednesday in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
July 24, 2018 - 9:21 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders of the BRICS emerging economies are gathering in South Africa for a summit likely to feature criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump's wave of tariffs on foreign goods. The tariffs, and tit-for-tat...
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This July 22, 2018, satellite image released and annotated by 38 North on Monday, July 23, 2018, shows what the U.S. research group says is the dismantled engine test stand at the Sohae launch site in North Korea. The U.S. research group says North Korea has started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in what appears to be a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his summit with President Donald Trump in June. (Airbus Defense & Space/38 North via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 6:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his summit with President Donald Trump in June. While Pyongyang could be trying to build trust with...
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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with a group of foreign ministry officials in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Rouhani warned President Donald Trump against provoking his country while indicating peace between the two nations might still be possible. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 8:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on escalating rhetoric between Washington and Tehran (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump's explosive Twitter threat to Iran's leader comes as his administration is ratcheting up a pressure campaign on the Islamic republic. Trump's bellicose, all-caps...
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This image made from video released by the Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday, July 22, 2018 shows Israeli soldiers on hand as family members of the White Helmets load into buses to Jordan. The call to get ready came at night. In the raging war zone of southwestern Syria, with enemy government forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets were told to bring spouses, children and but a few belongings to two collection points. Fabled rescuers themselves now in need of rescue, they embarked on a hair-raising journey through Israel, a supposed enemy, enroute to reluctant haven in Jordan, a country already burdened with multitudes of refugees. One woman gave birth along the way, many colleagues were left behind to a fate uncertain, and Syria called the multinational operation by several Western powers a crime. (Israeli Defence Forces via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 6:48 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The call came on Saturday night. In the raging war zone that is southwestern Syria, with enemy forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets volunteers brought their spouses, children and a personal bag each. A total of 421 people massed at two collection points where they were to make...
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July 23, 2018 - 2:24 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Rwanda, his first stop in a tour of Africa. Modi was welcomed in Kigali, the capital, late Monday by President Paul Kagame as the first prime minister of India to visit the East African country. The governments of Rwanda and...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 23, 2018 - 9:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Russia probe (all times local): 9:28 a.m. Dealing with the fallout from two summits at once, President Donald Trump says he's "very happy" with the pace of North Korea's denuclearization, despite Kim Jong Un having taken no major steps toward that aim since...
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