Tillerson seeks to show ‘America First’ isn’t America alone

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As President Donald Trump declared that “America First does not mean America alone” at a global economic forum in Switzerland, his top diplomat was on a European trip of his own, trying to convince skeptical allies that the oft-repeated phrase is more than just lip service. Yet a year into Trump’s […]

Trump praises African leader after White House dustup

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to mend relations Friday with a key African leader in the aftermath of his controversial comments about African nations, praising the U.S. partnership with Rwanda along the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum. Trump’s meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame came shortly after Trump drew widespread […]

Trump declares America open for business under his tenure

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Declaring that America is open for business under his leadership, President Donald Trump planned to tell a gathering of political and business elites on Friday that the economic growth taking place in the U.S. due to his “America first” agenda also benefits the rest of the world. Trump said in excerpts […]

Trump in Switzerland to play salesman at economic summit

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Armed with his “America First” philosophy, President Donald Trump arrived in Switzerland on Thursday to tout his economic agenda at a global summit that stresses free trade and international cooperation. Trump arrived in Zurich ahead of schedule and immediately boarded a U.S. helicopter for the flight to Davos, where the World […]

US defends trade barriers as Davos braces for Trump

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is committed to free and fair trade while bracing itself for possible retaliation from China over new tariffs, top U.S. Cabinet members said Wednesday, ahead of a much-ballyhooed visit by President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Days after Trump backed new tariffs on […]