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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…
World Jan 27World remembers Holocaust amid signs of rising hatred
Political leaders and Jewish officials warned that the Nazi genocide must never cease serving as a reminder of the evil of which humans are capable.
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.”…