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PARIS | After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

PARIS— President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America’s strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the United States when he pushed the idea of the continent having its own defense force. The American and French leaders, who have had an … Continue reading PARIS | After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey ammunition depot blast killed 7 soldiers, wounded 25

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s president said Saturday that at least seven soldiers were killed and 25 others wounded in an explosion at an ammunition depot at a base in the southeast. The Defense Ministry previously said on Friday that 25 soldiers were wounded and seven others were missing following an unexplained accident during the firing … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey ammunition depot blast killed 7 soldiers, wounded 25

WASHINGTON | US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON — Even as the United States and China butt heads over trade, their top diplomats and defense chiefs will be meeting in Washington Friday, looking to tamp down tensions on other issues that have put a chill on relations between the two world powers. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON | Economic realities moderate Trump’s hard line on Iran

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration was caught between allies at home and abroad and the reality of global economics as it reinstated sanctions Monday on Iran, forced to carve out exemptions for important allies and back off on measures that could have been even more punishing for Tehran. The U.S. granted waivers to allow China … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Economic realities moderate Trump’s hard line on Iran

WASHINGTON | Trump awaits briefing from CIA director in Khashoggi case

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump says the killing of a Saudi journalist was a botched operation and a “bad original concept” as his administration has taken its first steps in punishing the Saudis by deciding to revoke the visas of the suspects. Trump awaited a briefing Thursday from CIA Director Gina Haspel, who has been in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump awaits briefing from CIA director in Khashoggi case

MOSCOW  | The Latest: Kremlin: No new nuclear arms deal in sight

MOSCOW  — The Latest on John Bolton’s meetings in Moscow (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The Kremlin has rejected a suggestion that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a major arms control deal could pave the way for a new treaty. Trump announced on Saturday that Russia violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force … Continue reading MOSCOW  | The Latest: Kremlin: No new nuclear arms deal in sight

BANGKOK | Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I’m not alone advocating freedom

BANGKOK — A Vietnamese blogger exiled to the United States says her reunion with her family after two years in prison is proof she isn’t alone in speaking for freedom. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was smiling when she emerged from the airport in Houston on Wednesday night. Vietnam freed her on the condition she leave … Continue reading BANGKOK | Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I’m not alone advocating freedom

SINGAPORE | US officials optimistic on US-China military ties

SINGAPORE  — After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was meeting Thursday with his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, on the sidelines of an Asian defense ministers’ conference. Just weeks ago, Mattis had planned to travel to Beijing for … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US officials optimistic on US-China military ties