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Summit takeaways: Trump doubts intel, plays trusted friend

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s first summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin left a wake of confusion and outrage in the U.S.


p>After a remarkable 45-minute joint press conference, the White House struggled to explain why Trump aligned so closely with the Russian leader, a chief geopolitical foe. Several prominent …

Republicans join Democrats in condemning Trump's remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - “Bizarre.” ”Shameful.” ”Disgraceful.”

That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki - and that’s just from the Republicans.


p>Lawmakers in both major parties and former intelligence officials appeared …

Analysis: Trump's presidency draws criticism from all sides


p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan morphed into “Me First” as the president unloaded on his own intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as the victim of a conspiracy to deny him legitimacy. Trump also blamed American “foolishness and stupidity” for the poor state of U.S.-Russia …

The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

HELSINKI (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):

4:20 a.m.


p>President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize President Vladimir Putin for Russian interference in …

U.S. weapons sales undeterred by Trump's NATO, trade talk

The Trump administration’s tough international economic policies are ruffling feathers among foreign allies but aren’t undermining U.S. weapons sales around the world, said a top State Department official who is critical of the president’s “Buy America” campaign.


p>Tina Kaidanow, acting assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, made the assertion …

Vladimir Putin, Russia can't be trusted on Israel security pledge, analysts warn Donald Trump


p>President Trump and Vladimir Putin hinted Monday that they had reached an agreement in principle to crack down on Iranian proxy groups in war-torn Syria and to guarantee Israel’s security in the process — but analysts warned that Moscow can’t be trusted and said the White House is in danger …

Kim Jong-un will never give up nukes, defector says

Kim Jong-un “will never give up” developing nuclear weapons, according to a prominent North Korean dissident, who says President Trump’s energies would be better spent calling the rogue government in Pyongyang out over its disastrous human rights record.


p>It’s the least Mr. Trump could do if he’s serious about continuing …

Donald Trump sides with Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence on 2016 election meddling

President Trump on Monday stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin and rejected the findings of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election, drawing bipartisan blowback from lawmakers dismayed by his performance on the world stage.


p>At a joint press conference after their summit in …

Pennsylvania senators blast Trump after summit with Putin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania’s U.S. senators are finding a lot to dislike about President Donald Trump’s handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Helsinki.


p>On Twitter, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Trump’s “blindness to Putin’s hostile acts against the U.S. and our allies - election meddling …