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  • President Donald Trump, center, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, behind him at right, while addressing members of the military during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (Alex Brandon/AP)
    Trump faces raft of foreign policy challenges in new year

    President Donald Trump starts the new year knee-deep in daunting foreign policy challenges at the same time he'll have to deal with a likely impeachment trial in the Senate and the demands of a reelection campaign.

  • President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Strained US-Turkey ties as Trump and Erdogan hold meeting

    President Donald Trump and Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met Wednesday as relations between the NATO allies have fallen to their lowest point in decades, with Turkey drifting closer to Russia and facing a Washington backlash over its military offensive against Kurds in Syria.

  • President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 16, 2017. (Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)
    Trump to confront Turkey about buying Russian air defense system

    President Donald Trump will confront Turkey’s leader about his decision to buy a Russian air defense system when they meet this week at the White House amid strained relations between the two NATO allies.

  • Former top national security adviser to President Donald Trump, Timothy Morrison, arrives for a closed door meeting to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
    Ex-Trump adviser arrives to testify in impeachment inquiry

    Tim Morrison, the first White House political appointee to testify, didn't respond to reporters' questions about his testimony, which takes place behind closed doors, but his information might be central to a push to remove the president from office.

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint news conference after talks with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Erdogan is on a two-day official visit to Serbia. (Darko Vojinovic/AP)
    Trump’s confusing moves raise questions about Turkey, Syria

    A day after President Donald Trump threatened to “ruin the economy of Turkey” if it goes too far with a planned invasion of northern Syria, he announced on Tuesday that he’s invited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House next month.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (Richard Drew/AP)
    Trump attacks globalism and urges pressure on Iran at UN

    President Donald Trump stood before world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and rejected “globalism” and liberal immigration policies while exhorting the world to act against Iran’s “bloodlust.” His speech and subsequent meetings had to compete with news from Washington that the House is moving forward with an impeachment inquiry.

  • President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is naming Robert O'Brien to replace former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Erik Simander/TT via AP)
    Trump names hostage envoy O’Brien national security adviser

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser.

  • President Donald Trump talks about a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes while at the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump says he’s considering 5 candidates to replace Bolton

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s looking at five individuals to become his fourth national security adviser to replace John Bolton, the hawkish diplomat who clashed with the president on global challenges, especially Iran and North Korea.