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World Apr 24U.S. grants exemptions to sanctions on Iran Revolutionary Guard
Foreign governments and businesses that have dealings with the Revolutionary Guard and its affiliates will not be subject to a ban on U.S. travel.
World Apr 22U.S. won’t renew sanctions waivers for nations using Iranian oil
The Trump administration said five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran.
World Apr 19Pompeo dismisses North Korea’s rejection of him as U.S. negotiator
The talks have been at an impasse over sanctions since Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended without any agreement in late February.
Politics Apr 17WATCH: Bolton announces new crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela
The Trump administration on Wednesday rolled back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the "three stooges of socialism."…
World Apr 15U.S. terror label for Iran Revolutionary Guard takes effect
The U.S. terrorism label for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended early…
Politics Apr 08U.S. declares Iran’s guard force a ‘terrorist organization’
President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. is designating Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," in an effort to increase pressure on the country that could have significant diplomatic implications in the Middle East.
World Mar 21U.S. abruptly endorses Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights in big shift
In a tweet that appeared to catch many by surprise, Trump said the time had come for the United States to take the step, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly welcomed as a "miracle" on the Jewish holiday of Purim.
World Mar 15U.S. to restrict visas for International Criminal Court staff
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will revoke or deny visas to ICC personnel who attempt to investigate alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces.
World Mar 13WATCH: State Department highlights Khashoggi killing in human rights report
The State Department annual global human rights report said the columnist was killed by agents of the kingdom while he was inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. But it drew no conclusion as to who was responsible, despite the belief…
Politics Mar 07Trump still hopes for North Korea deal after ominous report
Satellite photos showing new activity at a North Korean rocket launch site raised fresh doubts that Kim Jong Un will ever give up his drive for nuclear weapons, yet talks continue and President Donald Trump said he was still hoping…