Weapons administration

President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing ceremony for the "VA Mission Act" in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 06, 2018 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Donald Trump sits down with a notorious dictator, he will face what may well turn out to be a tougher crowd — some of America's oldest allies. With his new tariffs increasing U.S. isolation, Trump heads to Canada on Friday for a meeting of the Group of Seven...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference in Cincinnati. The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran brief access to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. That’s according to an investigation by Senate Republicans released June 6. “The Obama Administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran,” said Portman, the subcommittee’s chairman. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)
June 06, 2018 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking an elusive nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration found itself in a quandary in early 2016: Iran had been promised access to its long-frozen overseas reserves, including $5.7 billion stuck in an Omani bank. To spend it, Iran wanted to convert the money...
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June 06, 2018 - 7:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain, France and Germany have joined forces to urge the United States to exempt European companies from any sanctions the U.S. will slap on Iran after pulling out of an international nuclear agreement. In a letter dated Monday to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary...
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June 05, 2018 - 4:03 am
GENEVA (AP) — The United States is snubbing a session of the U.N.'s main disarmament body to protest Syria's turn to hold the rotating presidency. The move by Robert Wood, the U.S.'s ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, comes a week after he temporarily walked out as Syria kicked off its...
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President Donald Trump talks with Kim Yong Chol, former North Korean military intelligence chief and one of leader Kim Jong Un's closest aides, as they walk from their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 04, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barreling toward a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump has his sights set on a nuclear deal, leaving allies and advocates worried that he may give short shrift to human rights abuses and regional security concerns. With a week to go before the...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, address the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 04, 2018 - 1:45 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she condemns a tweet from Iran's top leader saying that Israel is a "cancerous tumor" that needs to be removed and pledged to increase pressure on Tehran to scale back its military influence in the region. Speaking alongside Israeli Prime...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem Sunday, June 3, 2018 (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool)
June 04, 2018 - 3:07 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is heading to Europe to rally support from key allies for amending the nuclear deal with Iran and for pushing Iranian forces out of neighboring Syria. He is to meet with leaders from Germany, France and Britain, beginning with German...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Kim Yong Chol, former North Korean military intelligence chief and one of leader Kim Jong Un's closest aides, as after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 03, 2018 - 2:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for pushing the envelope with threats and bluster as he seeks to leverage his nuclear weapons program into security and economic benefits for his country. But lately he's gained notoriety for his envelopes alone. President Donald...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a trilateral meeting with Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Australia's Defense Minister Marise Payne during the 17th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-la Dialogue, an annual defense and security forum in Asia, in Singapore, Saturday, June 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
June 02, 2018 - 10:47 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — It will be a "bumpy road" to the nuclear negotiations with North Korea later this month, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Sunday, telling his South Korean and Japanese counterparts they must maintain a strong defensive stance so the diplomats can negotiate from a position of...
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From left, former North Korean military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, left, President Donald Trump, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, walk from the Oval Office, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 02, 2018 - 6:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of hard-nosed negotiation, diplomatic gamesmanship and no shortage of theatrics, President Donald Trump has announced that the historic nuclear-weapons summit he had canceled with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is back on. The June 12 meeting in Singapore, the first...
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