Weapons administration

President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 20, 2018, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Bedminster N.J., for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 20, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House rejected on Friday a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region's future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia's ambassador to the U...
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U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters at United Nations headquarters, Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 20, 2018 - 4:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Friday that the U.N. Security Council is united on the need for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea, and he urged all countries — especially Russia and China — to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to achieve that goal...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, and European Council President Donald Tusk, right, smile after their joint press conference of Japan-EU summit at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, Pool)
July 17, 2018 - 5:33 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — After a week of the worst barrage of insults yet from U.S. President Donald Trump, the European Union is looking westward toward the White House less and less. Making it worse, Trump spent Monday cozying up to EU adversary Vladimir Putin in an extraordinary chummy summit with the...
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama, left, delivers his speech at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, Obama urged people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
July 17, 2018 - 11:15 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump seems of two minds about nuclear weapons. He has mused about their elimination. But he also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." How these seemingly competing instincts will play out in his Helsinki talks with Putin on July 16, 2018, could profoundly affect the direction of U.S. defense policy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 14, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button." In March, while forecasting a face-to-face meeting on this topic with Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during their arrival on Air Force One at Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Scotland, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 13, 2018 - 8:25 pm
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is spending the weekend at one of his private golf courses in Scotland. Aides say Trump will be spending the weekend preparing for his Monday summit with Russia's...
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Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump walk together to inspect the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 13, 2018 - 1:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II are getting acquainted over tea at Windsor Castle. Towering over the queen, Trump and the monarch shared a few interactions Friday as they reviewed troops...
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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in delivers his speech entitled "ROK and ASEAN: Partners for Achieving Peace and Co-prosperity in East Asia" during the 42nd Singapore Lecture organized by the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
July 13, 2018 - 10:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday urged President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations. Moon said at a forum in Singapore that Trump and Kim would "face the stern judgment of the...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave Winfield House, residence of the U.S. Ambassador, before boarding Marine One helicopter for the flight to nearby Blenheim Palace, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in London. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 12, 2018 - 8:57 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:55 a.m. The White House press secretary is offering reassurance that President Donald Trump "likes and respects" British Prime Minister Theresa May "very much" following an interview in which he said she was...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference before departing the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted a letter to him from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heralding "epochal progress" in U.S.-North Korea relations, despite signs that path-finding diplomacy between the adversaries is running into problems. Trump described the letter as a "...
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