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Politics Nov 24WATCH: Biden formally introduces national security team
It's his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies by relying on a slate of foreign policy and national security experts from the Democratic establishment.
World Oct 23U.S. wades in cautiously to Armenia-Azerbaijan peace effort
The Trump administration is wading cautiously into international efforts to halt fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan which are engaged in their worst conflict in more than 25 years.
Economy Oct 08U.S. sanctions hit all of Iran’s financial sector
The Trump administration has blacklisted virtually all of Iran’s financial sector, dealing another blow to an economy that is already reeling under U.S. sanctions. The move will deepen tensions with European nations over Iran.
World Oct 01Trump administration plans to slash refugee admissions to U.S. to record low
In a notice sent to Congress late Wednesday, the Trump administration said it intended to admit a maximum of 15,000 refugees in fiscal year 2021.
Politics Sep 21WATCH: Alone among nations, U.S. moves to restore U.N. Iran sanctions
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday spelling out how the U.S. will enforce the measures, a step that was quickly followed by new sanctions announcements.
World Sep 17Showdown set as U.S. to declare U.N. sanctions on Iran are back
In defiance of overwhelming opposition, the United States is preparing to declare that all international sanctions against Iran have been restored. Few countries believe the move is legal, and such action could provoke a credibility crisis at the United Nations.
Politics Sep 15WATCH: Trump presides over Arab-Israel recognition deals
The agreements won’t end active wars, but supporters believe they could pave the way for a broader Arab-Israeli rapprochement after decades of enmity and only two previous peace deals.
World Sep 11WATCH: Trump speaks about Bahrain from the White House
Bahrain is the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East.
Politics Sep 02WATCH: Pompeo announces sanctions on international tribunal prosecutor, aide
The moves by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are part of the administration's pushback against the tribunal for investigations into the United States and its allies.
World Aug 20Pompeo urges United Nations to restore sanctions against Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered the notification to the president of the U.N. Security Council, setting the stage for a showdown in the world body that could lead to a crisis of credibility for its most important and powerful…