United States International Relations

Still, some in the region said that the danger of war had not seemed as clear and present in decades. What was unthinkable just years ago no longer seems so, they said. Gulf of Alaska Arctic Ocean Bering Sea NORTH KOREA Pacific Ocean South China Sea (United States) Indian Ocean…

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D.P.R.K. stands for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. North Korea’s statement on Tuesday appeared to defy efforts by both Washington and Beijing to defuse the tense situation. On Monday, while attending a regional security meeting of foreign ministers in Manila, the United States’ secretary of…

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It was by no means an unqualified success. Mr. Trump’s hard-line policy against abiding by international limits on greenhouse gas emissions made him an outlier among many of the other G-20 leaders here. His pressure on Germany over its contributions to NATO and his positions on immigration and trade have…

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Other White House insiders disputed those reports, saying that no verdict had been reached. Mr. Trump, speaking to reporters on Wednesday afternoon, offered only that “I’m hearing from a lot of people, both ways,” and promised a decision “very soon.” Continue reading the main story With the world watching nervously,…

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The meeting came as Mr. Trump was openly feuding with American intelligence agencies and their conclusion that Russia had tried to disrupt the presidential election and turn it in his favor. Continue reading the main story The Senate Intelligence Committee notified the White House in March that it planned to…

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The new French president, Emmanuel Macron, has shown a willingness to work with Germany and to help lead the bloc out of its troubles. And Ms. Merkel sees Germany’s future more and more with the European Union of 27 nations, without Britain after its vote to leave the bloc. Continue…

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“There was a lot of give-and-take between the different countries in the room,” said Gary D. Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council. But he insisted that the other countries understood Mr. Trump’s refusal to decide now, even if they did not support that position. Photo The president and…

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“Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they’re supposed to be paying for their defense,” Mr. Trump declared, as the leaders shifted uncomfortably behind him, shooting one another sidelong glances. Continue reading the main story “This is not fair to…

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