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Trump call with Turkish leader led to US pullout from Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was made hastily, without consulting his national security team or allies, and over strong objections from virtually everyone involved in the fight against the Islamic State group, according to ...

Canada, US reach revamped trade deal

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline. In a joint statement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign ...

Indonesian quake and tsunami devastates coast, many victims

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province has claimed many victims, a disaster official said Saturday, as rescuers raced to reach the region and an AP reporter saw numerous bodies in a hard-hit city. Disaster officials ...

Russia says meddling claims baseless, slams the US

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister trashed accusations of Russian meddling abroad as “baseless” and used the podium at the U.N.’s biggest event to tear into U.S. policies in Iran, Syria and Venezuela. He later declared that U.S.-Russian relations “are bad and probably ...

Trump ups tariff threat on imports from China

President Donald Trump has indicated that he’s willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs and again criticized some of the nation’s biggest trading partners. The comments sent U.S. markets sliding early today. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump ...

A day after back-tracking, Trump renews defense on Putin summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking to Twitter early Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended anew his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit, promising “big results” from better relations with Russia and hitting back at “haters.” Trump made no mention of his having walked back ...