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World Oct 12U.S. has no ambassadors in Turkey or Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi disappearance
Trump has yet to nominate candidates for ambassadorial posts in 20 nations, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Politics Oct 09UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year. Trump spoke as he and Haley met in the Oval Office, shortly after word came of her plans to resign.
Politics Oct 07Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons.
Politics Oct 03WATCH: Pompeo says U.S. is terminating 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling
In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The move is a largely symbolic gesture that…
World Sep 08U.S. lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms
The Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syria's northwest Idlib province.
World Aug 25U.S. cuts aid to Palestinians by more than $200 million
The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza, the State Department said Friday.
World Aug 17U.S. ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash
The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.
Politics Aug 16WATCH: Mike Pompeo launches Iran Action Group after nuclear deal withdrawal
Officials said the group will be headed by Brian Hook, who is currently the State Department's director of policy planning.
World Aug 06Mike Pompeo says renewed sanctions a pillar of U.S. policy toward Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran will be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course.
Politics Aug 04U.S., North Korean top diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs
Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries' top diplomats traded polite words and barbs.