Josh’s Recent Stories
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The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official said Monday,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.
Nation Sep 03U.S. seizes control of Russian posts in San Francisco, D.C., NY
Moscow has accused the U.S. of violating international law by shuttering the facilities, a charge the U.S. disputes.
World Sep 01Russia lashes out after Trump orders diplomatic posts closed
Russia accused the United States on Friday of a "gross violation of international law" after the Trump administration gave Moscow two days to shutter diplomatic outposts in San Francisco and other American cities.
World Sep 01U.S. diplomats union: Attacks in Cuba caused mild brain injury
American diplomats who served in Cuba have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury following mysterious, unexplained attacks on their health, the union that represents U.S. diplomats said Friday.
Nation Sep 01U.S. ban on travel North Korea kicks in, with few exceptions
The ban makes U.S. passports invalid for travel to North Korea and allows the State Department to revoke the passport of anyone who flouts the ban.