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  • Rescue workers and security officers work at the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Hussein Malla/AP)
    Trump again says Lebanon blast might have been attack

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to suggest that the massive explosion that killed at least 135 people in Lebanon might have been a deliberate attack, even as officials in Lebanon and his own defense chief said it’s believed to have be an accident.

  • White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, June 29, 2020, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against American troops in Afghanistan

    The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump wasn’t briefed on U.S. intelligence assessments earlier this year that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan because the information had not been “verified.”

  • In this file photo taken June 28, 2019, China's President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with President Donald Trump before a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
    Bolton says Trump asked China to help him get reelected

    President Donald Trump “pleaded” with China’s Xi Jinping during a 2019 summit to help his reelection prospects, according to a scathing new book by former Trump adviser John Bolton that accuses the president of being driven by political calculations when making national security decisions.

  • In this June 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk to participate in a group photo at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (Susan Walsh/AP)
    Time running out on the last US-Russia nuclear arms treaty

    Time is running out on an arms control treaty that, if it’s allowed to expire, will leave the world with no legal restrictions on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons for the first time in nearly half a century.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during an event to honor World Nurses Day, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump vetoes measure to restrain his actions against Iran

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a resolution that said he must get a nod from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Trump called it “insulting” to the presidency.

  • President Donald Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former vice chief of staff of the Army Gen. Jack Keane in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
    Trump presents Medal of Freedom to retired four-star general

    Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane received the nation’s highest civilian honor Tuesday at a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump, who called the Army veteran a “visionary,” a “brilliant strategist” and a “fearless patriot.”

  • National army soldiers stand guard at the site of suicide attack near the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. A suicide bomber targeting a military academy in the Afghan capital on Tuesday killed at least six people, including two civilians and four military personnel, the Interior Ministry said. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
    US, Taliban close to ‘reduction in violence’ agreement

    President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Tuesday he is cautiously optimistic that there could be a U.S. agreement with the Taliban over the next days or weeks, but a withdrawal of American forces is not “imminent.”

  • In this file photo reproduction of a combo of two pictures of a suspected military chief of al-Qaida network in Yemen, identified as Qassem al-Rimi (or Qassim al-Rimi), shows the activist on a Yemeni interior ministry document in two undated images. (Yemeni Ministry of Interior/AFP via Getty Images)
    Trump says US operation killed al-Qaida leader in Yemen

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. at his direction has conducted a counter-terrorism operation in Yemen that killed Qassim al-Rimi, an al-Qaida leader who claimed responsibility for last year's deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a Saudi aviation trainee killed three American sailors.