The Trump administration sought Thursday to move past the brouhaha over Rex Tillerson’s reported insult of his boss, making clear President Donald Trump alone sets the nation’s agenda that his advisers must execute.
The future of the Iran nuclear deal may hinge on a face-saving fix for President Donald Trump so he doesn’t have to recertify the Islamic republic’s compliance every 90 days, according to U.S. officials.
Bradley Klapper and Matthew Lee, The Associated Press
Less than three months after President Donald Trump and China's leader strolled the manicured lawns at Mar-a-Lago, the White House is suddenly engaged in a multipronged pressure campaign against Beijing, born of frustration with the limited results of their much-touted cooperation on ending North Korea's nuclear threat.
Bradley Klapper and Julie Pace, The Associated Press
A U.S. and an Iraqi government official say Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in talks with the Trump administration to keep American troops in Iraq after the fight against the Islamic State group in the country is concluded.
Qassim Abdul-Zahra, The Associated Press and Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press
President Donald Trump declared Wednesday he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror. It includes possible resumption of banned interrogation methods and reopening CIA-run "black site" prisons outside the United States.
Deb Riechmann, Bradley Klapper, Desmond Butler, The Associated Press
U.S.-Russian talks on their separate fights against the Islamic State group are becoming more productive and more frequent, American officials said, with both sides trading information in real time and even outlining some of their strategic objectives in the months ahead. The progress dispels the notion that ties between the former Cold War foes are "frozen."
Bradley Klapper and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
Aleppo's fall to Syrian government forces is shaping up as the first major test of President-elect Donald Trump's desire to cooperate with Russia, whose military support has proven pivotal in Syria's civil war. The death and destruction in the city is only renewing Democratic and Republican concern with Trump's possible new path.
Bradley Klapper and Josh Lederman, The Associated Press