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Nation May 23Pompeo says U.S. will fight Russian interference in 2018 midterms
Pompeo told Congress that the administration will take "appropriate countermeasures" to fight what he called "continued efforts" by Russia to meddle in November's vote.
Politics May 16WATCH: In veiled shot at Trump, Tillerson warns American democracy is at risk
In remarks to graduates of the Virginia Military Institute, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, fired by Trump earlier this year, lamented assaults on facts that he said would lead to a loss of freedom if not countered. And he…
World May 11WATCH: U.S. will help boost North Korea’s economy if it gives up nuclear weapons, Pompeo says
"If North Korea takes bold action to quickly denuclearize, the United States is prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends," Pompeo said.
Nation May 09Americans freed from North Korea head home for big welcome, featuring Trump
Freed after more than a year in prison, three Americans flew homeward from North Korea late Tuesday toward a big middle-of-the-night celebration featuring President Donald Trump — the latest sign of improving relations between longtime adversaries in the buildup to…
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 Apr 29Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, talks tough on Iran, Gulf dispute
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America's top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs.
Politics Mar 13Officials say White House fired one of Tillerson’s aides
Two U.S. officials say the White House has fired one of Rex Tillerson's top aides after he contradicted the official account of the secretary of state's dismissal by President Donald Trump.
Politics Feb 01Tillerson warns countries against Chinese investment, Russia engagement
Before embarking Thursday on a five-nation trip to Latin America, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China seeks only to enrich itself with investment and development projects. He also derided Russia for selling weaponry to unfriendly, authoritarian governments in the…
Politics Feb 01Top career U.S. diplomat to step down in blow to State Department
The departure of Tom Shannon, the State Department's third-ranking official, is sure to be seized on by critics of the administration who accuse President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of gutting the foreign service, particularly its senior…
Politics Jan 22Tillerson sees progress in fixing Iran nuclear deal with Europeans
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for tough new penalties against Iran that could prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.