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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.
Politics Jan 16U.S. withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, official says
A U.S. official says the Trump administration is cutting tens of millions of dollars in funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, slashing this year's first contribution by more than half.
World Jan 12Trump waives Iran sanctions, saying it’s ‘last chance’ for nuclear deal
President Donald Trump on Friday delivered an ultimatum to America's European allies to fix the "terrible flaws" in the Iran nuclear deal, or he'll pull the U.S. out in a few months' time.
Politics Dec 22U.S. recognizes disputed Honduras election results
The Trump administration on Friday recognized the results of Honduras' disputed presidential election despite opposition complaints.
Politics Dec 01Trump says reports of Tillerson ouster are ‘fake news’
President Donald Trump says media speculation that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will leave his job soon is “fake news.”…
Nation Nov 02State Department to identify child sex offenders on passports
The State Department said Wednesday it would begin revoking passports of registered child sex offenders and will require them to apply for a new one that carries a "unique identifier" of their status.
World Oct 31Trump administration expected to defend embargo on Cuba in United Nations vote
A "no" vote Wednesday from U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will return the United States to a place of extreme isolation within the global community over its policy toward Cuba, potentially undermining the Trump administration's broader goals for…
World Oct 30U.S. captures key militant in Benghazi attack, officials say
The suspect is in the custody of the Department of Justice and is expected to arrive within the next two days on a military plane, according to one of the officials.