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World Mar 04Trump administration prepares to tighten Cuba trade embargo
Under the new rules, the U.S. would allow lawsuits against foreign companies using properties confiscated by the Cuban government after the 1959 revolution.
World Mar 01U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan officials for blocking aid
The Trump administration imposed sanctions Friday on six high-ranking members of the Venezuelan security forces and revoked the visas of other officials and their relatives.
World Feb 20Alabama woman who joined ISIS can’t return to U.S., Pompeo says
An Alabama woman who left home to join ISIS after becoming radicalized online now wants to return with her 18-month-old son, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that she is not a U.S. citizen and will not…
Politics Feb 17State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador
Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.
Politics Feb 14Mike Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions
The Trump administration lashed out at some of America's closest traditional allies on Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from…
World Feb 06Trump says nearly all Islamic State territory has been reclaimed
President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled. He said the U.S. will not relent in fighting remnants of the extremist organization despite his decision to…
World Feb 05Defense officials fear ISIS is lying low, not defeated
U.S. defense officials are increasingly fearful that the militants are simply biding their time until the Americans leave the battlefield as planned.
World Jan 31U.S. expected to announce withdrawal from arms control treaty as soon as Friday
An American withdrawal, which has been expected for months, would follow years of unresolved dispute over Russian compliance with the pact, known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty. Some analysts worry the demise of the treaty could fuel…
World Jan 28U.S. hits Venezuela state-owned oil company with sanctions
The potentially critical economic move is aimed at increasing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the opposition.
World Jan 22Top U.S. diplomat for Europe quits after 16 months on the job
Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell's resignation is a blow to efforts to steady the Trump administration's shaky ties with European partners amid questions about its commitment to the trans-Atlantic alliance.