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World Jul 15Afghan girls robotics team arrives in U.S. just in time
Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump.
World Jul 13AP Report: Trump administration to confirm Iran is complying with nuclear deal
Three officials say the administration say the certification does not prejudge the outcome of Trump's Iran policy review.
Politics Jul 12President Trump delays decision on whether to end Sudan sanctions
The Trump administration delayed its decision Tuesday on whether to permanently lift sanctions on Sudan, giving itself three more months.
World Jul 03Diplomats try to get canceled U.S.-Russia talks back on track
The United States and Russia worked Monday to restore a key diplomatic channel between the two clashing nations,…
Politics Jun 27WATCH: Rex Tillerson, Ivanka Trump unveil annual human trafficking report
The United States asserted Tuesday that Myanmar is no longer one of the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, while removing both Myanmar and Iraq from a list of countries that use child soldiers.
World Jun 23Turkey rejects demands from Gulf Arab states in Qatar dispute
The demand that Turkey pull out its forces was one of a steep list of ultimatums from Saudi Arabia and others Qatari neighbors.
Politics Jun 07Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Persian Gulf tension
President Donald Trump offered to personally broker a resolution to the Persian Gulf's escalating diplomatic crisis, as both he and Qatar looked past his pointed suggestion only a day earlier that the tiny gas-rich nation enables terrorism.
Politics Jun 06Siding against ally Qatar, President Trump injects U.S. into Arab crisis
President Donald Trump injected the U.S. into a volatile crisis among America's Mideast allies, siding with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran.
Nation Jun 02Tillerson: U.S. still will cut emissions despite Paris pullout
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson downplayed the significance of the U.S. pullout from the Paris climate pact, arguing Friday that America still will continue taking steps to cut heat-trapping pollution.
Politics May 17U.S. extends Obama-era sanctions relief for Iran, but imposes other sanctions
Under the 2015 deal, sanctions punishing Iran for its nuclear program were waived in exchange for Iran's commitment to roll back the program. But continuing the sanctions relief requires the renewal of a six-month waiver.