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Politics Nov 16U.S. opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at UN to banning it
Although it may seem counterintuitive — who wouldn’t want to condemn Nazis? — State Department officials said that free speech protections and other problems with the resolution make it impossible for America to support the document.
World Oct 31Trump administration expected to defend embargo on Cuba in United Nations vote
A "no" vote Wednesday from U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will return the United States to a place of extreme isolation within the global community over its policy toward Cuba, potentially undermining the Trump administration's broader goals for…
World Oct 20U.S. says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks
Two more U.S. government workers have been confirmed to be victims of invisible attacks in Cuba, the United States said Friday, raising the total to 24.
World Oct 19U.S. tourists to Cuba ask if they were hit by ‘sonic attacks’
As the United States warns its citizens to stay away from Cuba, there are signs that spring breakers, adventure-seekers and retirees already are reconsidering trips to the island. After years of cautious progress, U.S.-Cuban relations are now at risk of…
Politics Sep 27Trump administration defends new refugee cap of 45,000 in coming year
Lowering the cap reflects President Donald Trump's opposition to accepting refugees and other immigrants into the U.S., an approach that has already driven down refugee admissions.
World Sep 26New U.S. sanctions target 8 North Korean banks, 26 individuals
The eight banks are all in North Korea. The Treasury Department said the 26 individuals are North Korean nationals employed by those banks.
World Sep 20U.S. to give $32 million for Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees
NEW YORK — The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar.
Politics Sep 18After violence at embassy, U.S. withdraws proposal to let Turkish security guards buy guns
The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official said Monday, following violence against protesters during Erdogan's visit to Washington this spring.
Politics Sep 17Top U.S. diplomat says closing Embassy in Cuba ‘under review’
The Trump administration is considering closing down the recently reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana following a string of unexplained incidents harming the health of American diplomats in Cuba.
World Sep 14In Cuba, mystery deepens over attacks on U.S. diplomats
Suspicion initially focused on a sonic weapon, and on the Cubans. Yet the diagnosis of mild brain injury, considered unlikely to result from sound, has confounded the FBI, the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies involved in the investigation.