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U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2017.       REUTERS/Remo Casilli - RTX3799R

Trump and NATO: The odd couple

The dedication this week of NATO’s sparkling new $1 billion headquarters in Brussels may be a source of European pride, but it also underscores Trump’s grousing that the alliance s...

U.S. officials criticize encounter

The Chinese threat, in the sky and underground

Addressing the graduating class of the Coast Guard Academy this week, President Trump bragged, “I won’t talk about how much I saved you on the F-35 fighter jet,” referring to Ameri...

China's President Xi Jinping speaks during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX34MDD

China's silky threat to American leadership

This weekend, while the Sunday talk shows obsess about Trump, Comey and secret recordings, a top-level gathering in China will kick off the biggest challenge ever to America’s plac...