UK ‘bitterly disappointed’ as US trade ruling threatens jobs
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UK ‘bitterly disappointed’ as US trade ruling threatens jobs

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she was “bitterly disappointed” with the U.S. government’s decision to slap duties of almost 220 percent on Bombardier’s C series aircraft, which threatens more than 4,000 jobs in Northern Ireland. May took to Twitter to vow she’ll work with the Montreal-based company to protect jobs. The … Continue reading

Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might
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Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some “patriotic” individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump. The Russian leader lamented what he described as “Russo-phobic … Continue reading

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad
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Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president. That was before he fired his FBI director — and the chain reaction of scandal that followed. Now, with the eyes of the world … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump persists in suggesting that his 2016 campaign has been exonerated on the question of whether it colluded with Russians, even as a powerful investigation forms to look into that matter and multiple other inquiries press on. The president joined Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in a news conference Thursday. … Continue reading

White House press secretary: ‘Our intention is never to lie’
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White House press secretary: ‘Our intention is never to lie’

NEW YORK (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that “our intention is never to lie to you,” although sometimes the Trump administration may “disagree with the facts.” Spicer’s first full press briefing was closely watched Monday following a weekend statement about President Donald Trump’s inauguration audience that included … Continue reading

Kerry: We can defeat IS within ‘months’ of Syrian transition
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Kerry: We can defeat IS within ‘months’ of Syrian transition

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Islamic State can be defeated within “months” of a ceasefire between Syria’s government and moderate rebels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, urging the world to come together behind a peace strategy recently hashed out by the United States, Russia and other countries. Kerry said air power alone … Continue reading