Bolton disputes NK claim he created mistrust at Kim summit

Politics 03/15/19, 07:34

John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, says North Korea's allegations that he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo created an atmosphere of hostility and mistrust at last month's nuclear summit in Hanoi are "inaccurate." North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Friday that Trump was willing to ...

Afghan official blasts US talks with Taliban

World 03/14/19, 18:46

Afghanistan's national security adviser is blasting U.S. reconciliation talks with the Taliban. Hamdullah Mohib on Thursday accused the Trump administration of alienating the Afghan government, legitimizing the Taliban and crafting a deal that will never lead to peace. His blunt remarks to reporters at a morning briefing at the Afghan Embassy prompted ...

China accuses US of ‘double standard’ over Huawei claims

Politics 03/04/19, 01:26

China says the U.S. is using a double standard in claiming Chinese law requires telecoms giant Huawei to violate other countries' information security.The spokesman for the national legislature, Zhang Yesui, told reporters Monday that some U.S. officials were taking China's national security law out of context and "playing up the ...

Huawei exec pokes fun at US spying, Snowden at tech show

Europe 02/26/19, 04:38

A top executive at Chinese tech supplier Huawei has poked fun at U.S. intelligence as he sought to reassure people attending the world's biggest mobile industry show that the company's technology is secure.Guo Ping, Huawei's rotating chairman, used his keynote speech Tuesday at MWC Barcelona to fight back against U.S. ...

Former US security officials to oppose emergency declaration

Politics 02/24/19, 21:55

A group of former U.S. national security officials is set to release a statement arguing there is no justification for President Donald Trump to use a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The statement, which was reviewed by The Associated Press, has 58 signatures from prominent ...

Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

Politics 02/20/19, 20:44

The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science. A "discussion paper" obtained by The Associated Press asks federal officials from an array of government agencies ...

House Dems probe White House handling of Saudi nuclear plan

Politics 02/19/19, 11:06

A new congressional report says senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials. The Democrat-led House oversight committee launched an investigation Tuesday into the claims. The committee says whistleblowers within the Trump administration raised concerns about ...

EU to react swiftly if Trump slaps tariffs on EU cars

Europe 02/18/19, 09:26

The European Union says that its reaction will be "swift and adequate" if U.S. authorities conclude that European cars are a threat to national security and should be hit with punitive tariffs. The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to issue soon an opinion on whether auto imports endanger U.S. national security ...

Trump’s new trade decision: Impose tariffs on imported cars?

Business 02/15/19, 06:04

Sometimes, on a bad night, Brad Strong wakes at 2 a.m. and can't get back to sleep. The insomnia isn't about his family or money or health. It's about tariffs. The Strong family's three car dealerships in Salt Lake City could suffer a significant blow if President Donald Trump proceeds with ...

China: No evidence Huawei a national security threat

China 02/13/19, 06:06

U.S. and other countries have not presented any conclusive evidence that Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei Technologies threatens their national security and are merely stirring fears out of self-interest, a Chinese government spokeswoman said Wednesday.Huawei's critics are conjuring up threats and misusing state power to "suppress the legitimate development rights ...

US to waive environmental reviews for San Diego border wall

Politics 02/07/19, 23:58

The Trump administration said Thursday it would waive environmental reviews to replace up to 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) of border barrier in San Diego, shielding itself from potentially crippling delays. The Department of Homeland Security said it would issue the sixth waiver of Donald Trump's presidency under a 2005 law that ...

Schiff hires ex-National Security Council staff for panel

Politics 02/07/19, 18:56

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has hired former National Security Council staffers to work for him as he launches a sweeping new investigation into President Donald Trump's finances and foreign connections. The move seems to have drawn the ire of the president. Trump tweeted Thursday that Schiff and Democrats were ...

Update: Ivanka Trump launches program to help women

Business 02/07/19, 18:43

The Latest on a new White House effort aimed at helping women in developing countries get ahead economically (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Ivanka Trump has launched a White House effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. The White House on ...

Ivanka Trump project seeks to help women in developing world

Politics 02/07/19, 15:48

Ivanka Trump launched a White House effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. The White House on Thursday unveiled the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project led by the senior adviser and daughter to President Donald ...

Ivanka Trump unveils White House global women initiative

Business 02/06/19, 19:05

Ivanka Trump is unveiling an effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. On Thursday, the White House will officially launch the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project led by the senior adviser and daughter to President ...

US envoy, South Korean official discuss 2nd Trump-Kim summit

World 02/04/19, 06:24

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea met with South Korea's national security adviser on Monday to discuss a planned second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul's presidential office said. Stephen Biegun explained to Chung Eui-yong Washington's stance toward North Korea ahead of talks ...

US nuclear administration to review Nevada assault complaint

U.S. 01/31/19, 18:09

The U.S. government's nuclear security administration said Thursday it will review the handling of a sexual harassment and assault complaint that a security guard at the Nevada National Security Site made against her colleagues.National Nuclear Security Administration spokesman Darwin Morgan said in an emailed statement that the guard's allegations detailed ...

Update: DOE secretly shipped plutonium to Nevada

U.S. 01/30/19, 16:19

The Latest on a federal court battle over the shipment of plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada (all times local):1:15 p.m.The U.S. Department of Energy has disclosed that it already shipped one-half metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium to a nuclear security site in Nevada despite the state's protests.The Justice Department ...

Trump disputes ‘naive’ intel chiefs on North Korea, Iran

Politics 01/30/19, 09:46

President Donald Trump lashed out at his intelligence chiefs on Wednesday, calling them “naive” and “passive” after they told Congress that North Korea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear deal is working. “Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!” Trump tweeted. The Intelligence people seem to ...

Iran’s FM mocks John Bolton with ’10-year challenge’

World 01/18/19, 10:52

Iran's foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser's calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media. In a tweet Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif posted the titles of two separate articles by John Bolton from 2009 and 2019, both calling ...

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