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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.
World Oct 18U.S., Israel to exit UN agency over alleged anti-Israel bias
The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and need for "fundamental reform." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to…
World Oct 18Tillerson: ‘Heartbreaking’ reports of suffering in Myanmar
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is condemning reported atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and he says those responsible — perhaps the country's military — will be held accountable.
Politics Oct 13WATCH: Trump accuses Iran of violating nuclear deal, but he won’t pull out now
President Donald Trump announced his decision on the Iran nuclear deal today. Watch the president’s remarks in the player above. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal,…
World Oct 04As Trump approaches deadline, what’s next for the Iran nuclear deal?
Trump faces an Oct. 15 deadline to tell Congress if he believes Iran is complying with the seven-nation pact and if it advances U.S. interests.
Politics Oct 01Trump says envoy ‘wasting his time’ talking to North Korea
President Donald Trump said Sunday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea.
World Sep 14In Cuba, mystery deepens over attacks on U.S. diplomats
Suspicion initially focused on a sonic weapon, and on the Cubans. Yet the diagnosis of mild brain injury, considered unlikely to result from sound, has confounded the FBI, the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies involved in the investigation.
Politics Sep 09U.S., Russia diplomats look to calm tensions in talks
U.S. and Russian envoys are to meet in Finland this coming week in a bid to calm diplomatic tensions that have risen to levels of the Cold War.