Julie Pace, The Associated Press

  • President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Washington, about the United States' military response to Syria's chemical weapon attack on April 7. (Susan Walsh/AP)
    Analysis: Trump finds leaving Syria tougher than he thought

    In heated exchanges with his national security team in recent weeks, President Donald Trump repeatedly made clear he saw little incentive for the United States to be involved in Syria’s intractable civil war.

  • First lady Melania Trump listens as President Donald Trump speaks with reporters during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump says Iran deal decision coming 'very shortly'

    President Donald Trump says he will “very shortly” announce his decision on U.S. participation in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, as aides prepared for an end-of-the-week rollout.

  • FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election and possible connection to the Trump campaign, at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of Mueller's investigative team, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The revelations come as Mueller's probe into Russia’s election meddling appears likely to include some of the Trump family's business ties. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
    Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

    President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

  • US warns North Korea that diplomatic window is closing

    The United States warned Wednesday that North Korea was "quickly closing off" the prospect of a diplomatic resolution to its provocations, as the Trump administration launched a government-wide effort to identify options for confronting Pyongyang following its unprecedented intercontinental ballistic missile launch.

  • US renews pressure on China with an eye on North Korea threat

    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.

  • Putin dismisses US claims about Trump, Russia and elections

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is dismissing as "a load of nonsense" the idea that Russia has damaging information on President Donald Trump and denies having any relationship with him.

  • Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit

    President Donald Trump solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, sending a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians. But his historic gesture— and his enthusiastic embrace of Israel's leader — were shadowed even here by reminders of Trump's tumult back home.

  • Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

    President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a slew of business agreements.

  • Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

    President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, describing a "battle between good and evil" rather than a clash between the West and Islam.

  • Fallout over Comey memo, Trump's intel disclosures persists

    President Donald Trump faced fallout Wednesday over revelations that he personally appealed to now-fired FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, allegations based on notes Comey wrote after the meeting.