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World Nov 18U.S. cancels civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran
The waivers are among the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal the Trump administration withdrew from last year.
World Nov 18WATCH: U.S. softens position on Israel settlements in West Bank
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo repudiated a 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are “inconsistent with international law.” The move angered Palestinians and immediately put the U.S. at odds with other nations…
Politics Nov 14AP source: 2nd U.S. official heard Trump call with Sondland
The July 26 call between Trump and Gordon Sondland was first described during testimony Wednesday by William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
Nation Nov 07Senior U.S. envoy in Syria highly critical of troop withdrawal, memo shows
In an internal memo, the top American diplomat in northern Syria takes the Trump administration to task for not doing more to prevent Turkey's invasion or protect the Kurds.
Politics Nov 06Diplomat to testify State Department worried about defending ambassador
AP sources say David Hale plans to tell congressional impeachment investigators that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other senior officials determined that defending Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch would hurt the effort to free up U.S. military assistance to Ukraine.
Politics Oct 30WATCH: Nominee to be ambassador to Russia testifies before Senate committee
Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan was the official who told Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch she was being recalled early from the Ukraine post.
Politics Oct 20Caught up in Trump impeachment, US diplomats fight back
Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine.
Politics Oct 1838 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe
The investigation determined dozens of people were "culpable" in 91 cases of sending classified information that ended up in Clinton's personal email, according to a letter sent to Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley this week.
Politics Oct 11Top Pompeo aide resigns, adding to tumult over Ukraine
The secretary of state's de facto chief of staff, Michael McKinley, announced his retirement after a nearly four-decade career as a diplomat. He did not mention the Ukraine situation that is now at the center of an impeachment probe.
World Oct 05North Korea decries breakdown of talks US says were ‘good’
North Korea's chief negotiator said Saturday that discussions with the U.S. on Pyongyang's nuclear program have broken down, but Washington said the two sides had "good discussions" that it intends to build on in two weeks.