Foreign policy

H.R. McMaster book `Battlegrounds’ coming out in April

This book covered released by HarperCollins shows “Battlegrounds” by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. The book, by President Dona...
15:03 20 February 2022

EU agrees to end Med anti-smuggler mission off Libya

BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to end Operation Sophia, the bloc’s naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea, and launch a new...
16:33 17 February 2022

WHO chief praises China’s virus fight, urges more from world

MUNICH — The head of the World Health Organization is urging governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the COVID-19 virus and says “it’s imp...
14:55 15 February 2022

With Britain out, the unwieldy EU faces major budget battle

BRUSSELS — The Brexit drama shook the foundations of the European Union for years and laid bare the need for much-delayed political renovations at the...
7:27 14 February 2022

Ex-Ukraine ambassador: State Department leaders lack vision

WASHINGTON — The career U.S. diplomat who was ousted from her post in Ukraine by President Donald Trump, then was criticized by him as she testified a...
11:43 13 February 2022

Stormy US-Europe relations as top officials head to Munich

WASHINGTON — Some of President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy priorities stand at pivotal moments as two high-level national security officials hea...
5:10 13 February 2022

GOP squirms as Bolton prepares to dish on Trump White House

WASHINGTON — For much of the last 20 years, John Bolton was a conservative poster child, a Republican hawk whose worldview helped shape the GOP establ...
0:36 29 January 2022

N Korea names sharp-tongued army figure as foreign minister

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has named a sharp-tongued former army officer with little foreign policy experience as its top diplomat, in a possibl...
3:49 24 January 2022

EU to revamp anti-smuggler mission for UN Libya arms embargo

BRUSSELS — European Union countries have agreed to “refocus” the mission of the bloc’s anti-migrant smuggler naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea ...
16:47 20 January 2022

Russia’s foreign minister slams ‘aggressive’ US policies

MOSCOW — Russia's foreign policy chief on Friday blamed what he described as “aggressive” U.S. policies for growing global tensions, noting Washington...
12:03 17 January 2022

Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West

MOSCOW — Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world’s most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now...
11:36 17 January 2022

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses:
4:21 15 January 2022

New Oman ruler vows to uphold late sultan’s peaceful policy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Oman's new ruler, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, vowed Saturday to uphold his predecessor Sultan Qaboos bin Said's fo...
15:42 11 January 2022

Pope warns of risks from US-Iran tensions in policy speech

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis warned Thursday that increasing tensions between the U.S. and Iran are setting the stage for a broader conflict in the Mid...
10:38 9 January 2022

Analysis: Trump seeks election-year out after Iran strikes

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump said Iran was “standing down” from possible conflict with the U.S. But Trump himself was just as eager for an out.
0:27 9 January 2022

Trump campaign seizes on Soleimani killing

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump once warned Barack Obama against “playing the Iran card” to boost his political prospects by starting a war. Eight years lat...
23:51 7 January 2022

France calls on Britain to be flexible in post-Brexit talks

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Britain will need to show flexibility in negotiations that will follow the country's depart...
14:54 7 January 2022

Biden’s foreign policy prowess tested by Iran tensions

Rising tensions between Washington and Tehran are testing whether Joe Biden can capitalize on his decades of foreign policy experience as he seeks to ...
2:37 7 January 2022

On foreign policy, Trump flouts risks that gave others pause

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is not the first American leader to have Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in his sights, but he was the first to pull...
15:00 4 January 2022

Trump stirs Mideast tensions despite talk of ‘endless wars’

WASHINGTON — With a single drone strike, President Donald Trump did more than just take out an avowed enemy of the United States. He may have have als...
0:01 4 January 2022

US-Iran tensions thrust foreign policy into Democrats’ race

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidates are lambasting President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iran's top general in an airstrike, a...
20:01 3 January 2022

Buttigieg critiques Biden’s ‘judgment’ on Iraq War vote

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday called former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote to authorize the Iraq War p...
20:45 29 December 2022

Trump faces raft of foreign policy challenges in new year

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump starts the new year knee-deep in daunting foreign policy challenges at the same time he'll have to deal with a lik...
18:18 29 December 2022

US watching North Korea for ‘Christmas gift’ missile launch

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is closely watching North Korea for signs of a possible missile launch or nuclear test in the coming days that officials are ref...
5:11 20 December 2021

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidates offered two very different debates during their final forum of 2019. In the first half, they spent mu...
3:27 20 December 2021

The new ‘three amigos’ riding into Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON — The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought America...
12:23 1 December 2021

The Latest: New evidence emerges in impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local):
3:08 14 November 2021

Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new ...
23:54 13 November 2021

After killing, GOP skeptics still doubt Trump foreign policy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump provoked biting criticism from fellow Republicans with his sudden decision this month to withdraw most U.S. troops...
23:00 29 October 2021