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Politics May 05Trump exit from Iran nuclear deal enters uncharted territory
If President Trump follows through on his threat to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal on May 12, the rest of the world will be thrust into uncharted territory.
Politics May 01WATCH: Mike Pompeo vows to reinvigorate diplomacy, restore State Department’s ‘swagger’
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in his first address to the State Department, described his mission as leading diplomats to execute Trump's foreign policy "with incredible vigor and incredible energy."…
Politics Apr 06U.S. hits 7 Russian oligarchs, 17 officials with additional sanctions
Senior Trump administration officials cast the penalties as part of a concerted and ongoing effort by the U.S. to push back Russian President Vladimir Putin's government, emphasizing that since Trump took office last year, the U.S. has punished 189 Russian-related…
World Apr 05Trump administration approves sale of $1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia
The latest deal includes about 180 Paladin howitzer systems, artillery-firing vehicles on tracks. The vehicles look like a combination of a tank and a cannon, and launch 155mm shells.
Politics Mar 26Trump administration to expel 60 Russian diplomats and close Seattle consulate
The move was one of the most significant actions President Donald Trump's administration has taken to date to push back on Moscow and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
World Mar 20WATCH: Trump praises Saudi crown prince during visit to the White House
Soaking in Trump's plaudits in the Oval Office, Prince Mohammed said little and left most of the talking to his host, who offered an optimistic forecast of lucrative U.S. arms sales to the kingdom and more Saudi investment in the…
World Mar 04Putin says Russia will ‘never’ extradite citizens accused by U.S.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will "never" extradite any of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for election-meddling.
World Feb 23U.S. may move embassy to Jerusalem as early as May 2018
Two Trump administration officials say the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence. The officials say Congress is being notified of the impending move on Friday.
Nation Feb 06State Department misses climate report deadline
The State Department had until January 1 to submit the report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Trump administration has committed to staying in that treaty despite moving to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
World Feb 01U.S. says Syria may be making new types of chemical weapons
The Trump administration says Syrian President Bashar Assad's government may be developing new, more sophisticated chemical weapons.