Taiwan president heads to Caribbean with US stops
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departed Thursday for a four-country state visit to the Caribbean with stops in the United States on the way there and back.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent...
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron promised to send a new oak to President Donald Trump after the tree he gave him during last year's state visit to the United States died.
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The conservative presidents of Brazil and Argentina reiterated their rejection of Venezuela's socialist government Thursday as the far-right Brazilian politician...
LONDON (AP) — It wasn't just President Donald Trump and wife Melania soaking up the royal treatment during their state visit to the United Kingdom. The president's four adult children inserted...
LONDON (AP) — Mixing pageantry and pugilism, President Donald Trump plunged into his long-delayed state visit to Britain on Monday, welcomed with smiles and a cannon salute by the royals but...
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to reiterate his complaints about CNN and suggest a boycott of its parent company, AT&T.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local):
President Donald Trump says he may meet this week with conservative British...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is wading into the United Kingdom's political maelstrom days before he is set to embark on his first state visit there, saying Boris Johnson would make an...
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much,"...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local):
President Donald Trump has greeted U.S. troops in Alaska while on his way to a state...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was walking across the sun-splashed airport tarmac in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017 when the Israeli leader playfully warned his...
TOKYO (AP) — Plans for U.S. President Donald Trump to check out the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling during a state visit are raising security issues for organizers.
LONDON (AP) — The leader of Britain's main left-wing opposition party criticized the government Friday for "rolling out the red carpet" for U.S. President Donald Trump's June visit and said he...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June...
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will make a state visit to Japan at the end of May to meet the newly enthroned emperor.
PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state visit to France on Monday that included attending the signing of a multi-billion dollar deal...
Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU
MILAN (AP) — Italy's head of state told visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that China's new "Silk Road" linking Europe and Asia must be a "two-way street," addressing concerns among...
British, Dutch monarchs say bonds will endure after Brexit
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands have both urged their countries to look beyond Brexit to a shared future as the Dutch monarch and his wife pay a state visit to the U.K.
In a rare mention of Britain's impending EU exit, the queen said at a Buckingham Palace banquet that Britain was looking toward "a new partnership with Europe," and said that as "innovators, traders and internationalists we look with confidence to the future."
Queen Elizabeth II hosts Dutch king and queen at palace
LONDON (AP) — The Dutch king and queen on Tuesday began a state visit to Britain that will include full ceremonial honors and a gala banquet.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were welcomed Tuesday morning by Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Pavilion at Horse Guards in central London on a brisk fall day.
The king kissed Elizabeth on both cheeks and clasped her hands when they met. Maxima did the same when she greeted Elizabeth.
South Korean President meets Macron on state visit to France
PARIS (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss inter-Korean talks and bilateral issues.
Moon, on a state visit to France, said he considers France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, as a key partner in efforts toward peace with North Korea.
Dutch king and queen to travel to Britain for state visit
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will travel to London later this month on a state visit that the Dutch government says will take them from Buckingham Palace to Brixton.
Turkey’s Erdogan arrives in Germany on bridge-building visit
BERLIN (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Germany Thursday for a visit aimed at reducing tensions between the two NATO allies at a time when Turkey's economic troubles are causing growing concerns and Europe needs Ankara's support to keep down the flow of migrants.
Turkey’s president to meet Merkel in Germany next month
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's government says Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Turkey's president when he makes a state visit next month and discuss the countries' differences.
The German president's office says Recep Tayyip Erdogan will come to Berlin Sept. 28-29, a trip that comes after a difficult period in German-Turkish relations.
MOSCOW (AP) — Just a month after beginning his new term in office, Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading to China for a state visit, underscoring how mounting U.S. pressure is drawing the two countries increasingly close.
Trump says he thinks he swayed Macron’s thinking on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks he swayed Emmanuel Macron's thinking on Iran during the French president's three-day state visit to Washington this week.
Trump has set May 12 as the date he'll leave the landmark nuclear deal that the U.S. and its European allies negotiated with Iran — unless there's a fix agreed to with the Europeans.
Trump says Macron "is viewing, I believe, Iran a lot differently than he did before he walked into the Oval Office."
PARIS (AP) — France's Emmanuel Macron left Washington looking like a superstar — whether or not he changed President Donald Trump's mind on staying in Syria, how to contain Iran or anything at all.
Macron upped his global status by standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the American president amid all the pageantry of a state visit. Then he attacked Trump's policies head-on in a speech to Congress, and defended his own vision of a globalist world order.
HUNTINGTON — For the past 26 years, KEE 100 has hosted women from all over the Tri-State for a Women's Luncheon & Expo in celebration and appreciation for all they do.
On Tuesday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, the 27th annual KEE 100 Women's Luncheon & Expo took place and included many Tri-State restaurants and vendor booths full of businesses that target women.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more.
President Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House with a lavish ceremony Monday for the administration's first state visit.
At the South Portico, Mr. Trump and first lady Melania Trump met Mr. Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, and greeted them French-style with kisses on both cheeks.
"It is truly fitting that we are holding our first state visit with our country's oldest ally," said Mr. Trump.
Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron state visit to focus on Iran nuclear deal
President Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday for the administration's first state visit, cementing the close alliance between the two countries with a whirlwind of events that include a Marine One helicopter tour of Washington and a private dinner at Mount Vernon.
On the business side of visit, Mr. Trump and Mr. Macron will broach trade and military issues, including the touchy subject of the Iran nuclear deal in which the two men take opposite views.
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Trump hosting glitzy White House state dinner for Macron
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it's President Donald Trump's turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive.
Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is paying it forward and celebrating nearly 250 years of U.S.-French relations by playing host to President Emmanuel Macron at a glitzy White House state dinner on Tuesday.
Months in the making, it's the first state visit and first big soiree of the Trump era in Washington.
Trumps Host Macrons for Dinner at Mount Vernon
Trump firmly against Iran nuke deal, ready for French President Macron’s pro-deal pitch
President Trump isn't backing off his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, the White House said Monday of the international agreement that is expected to be a top issue during the state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Mr. Trump has threatened to pull out of the Obama-era deal. Mr. Macron and others, including Iranian officials, have urged him to reconsider.