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Trump pushing job training as employers search for workers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is pressing U.S. companies and trade associations to bolster their job training opportunities as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies.


p>Trump is set to hold a White House event with corporate leaders, workers and students to promote apprenticeships, vocational opportunities and …

Republicans vote down Democrats' motion to subpoena Trump's translator

Republicans voted down a motion introduced by two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee to subpoena President Trump’s translator.

Committee members Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Eric Swalwell, both of California, announced the congressional vote on Twitter.


p>Mr. Schiff said the move was “an extraordinary remedy,” but the president’s rhetoric …

US general reviewing Trump's year-old Afghan war strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The general overseeing U.S. military operations in Afghanistan said Thursday he is taking a fresh look at the war strategy President Donald Trump announced nearly a year ago.


p>Gen. Joseph Votel said his assessment is designed to consider adjustments that could improve prospects for achieving the goal …

Republicans block subpoena for Helsinki summit translator

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have blocked a move to subpoena the American translator from the Helsinki summit to testify about the private talks between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


p>The panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, said Thursday he wanted the translator, …

Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia’s military is testing an array of new nuclear and other weapons, from a high-powered laser weapon system to a nuclear-powered cruise missile with “unlimited” range.


p>The Defense Ministry made a string of announcements about progress on the weapons, unveiled in a speech by President Vladimir Putin …

Donald Trump says the EU's $5 billion fine on Google is the real trade war: 'I told you so!'

President Trump said Thursday that the European Union’s record $5 billion fine on Google was part of the trade bloc’s anti-U.S. policies.


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p dir=”ltr” lang=”en”>I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google. They truly …

Pentagon says it's unaware of any U.S.-Russia military agreement in Syria

Top Pentagon officials said Thursday they’ve received “no direction” about military cooperation with the Russians in Syria, throwing cold water on reports that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had reached a wide-ranging agreement during their Helsinki summit earlier this week.


p>The supposed deal — reported by Russian media …

Vladimir Putin claims powerful forces seeking to undermine outcome of Trump meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday claimed that powerful American “forces” are attempting to undermine the outcome of his recent meeting with President Trump in Helsinki.


p>Mr. Putin made the accusations to a group of Russian ambassadors while discussing the impact of Monday’s summit with Mr. Trump in Finland, state-owned …