International Relations

Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban

Jul 17, 2018

Trump administration appears to be shifting tactics in Afghanistan, saying it's open to holding direct talks with the Taliban

CNN's Cooper calls Trump's summit performance 'disgraceful'

Jul 17, 2018

CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper is labeling President Donald Trump's performance at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin "disgraceful."

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

Jul 17, 2018

Key members of Congress, including Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump's performance at a joint press conference with Russia President Vladimir Putin as "bizarre," "shameful" and a "missed opportunity" to stand up to Russia

The Latest: Former deputy AG says Trump chose 'tyrant'

Jul 17, 2018

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says President Donald Trump "not only chose a tyrant over his own Intel community, he chose Russia's interests over the country he is sworn to protect."

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

Jul 16, 2018

U.S. officials say the United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war

Trump: Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

Jul 16, 2018

President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin made an 'incredible offer' of law enforcement collaboration during the leaders' one-on-one summit

US intel chief stands by assessment of Russian meddling

Jul 16, 2018

The top U.S. intelligence official says assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election have been 'clear' and describes the Kremlin's efforts to undermine the United States' democracy as 'ongoing' and 'pervasive.'

Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

Jul 16, 2018

Russian media saw Monday's highly anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump as a heartening step forward, with the Kremlin leader as the more prominent figure

Analysis: Slogan becomes 'Me First' as Trump meets Putin

Jul 16, 2018

Analysis: 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 aggrieved victim of a conspiracy to deny him legitimacy

US: Sanction exemptions open to those reducing Iran imports

Jul 16, 2018

US officials say some businesses that continue to import Iranian oil after the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran could avoid penalties by making "significant reductions"