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Politics Nov 05U.S. sanctions on Iran take effect
The sanctions target Iran's energy, financial and shipping sectors and are aimed at crippling the country's economy following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.
Politics Nov 02Trump administration reimposes all U.S. sanctions on Iran
The sanctions will take effect Monday and cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors. It's the second batch of penalties that the administration has reimposed since President Donald Trump withdrew from the landmark deal in May.
World Oct 31Pompeo and Mattis call for Yemen cease-fire, political talks
The renewed push for a political solution in Yemen comes amid growing criticism of U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's Yemen air campaign in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey.
Politics Oct 30U.S. government broadcaster to punish workers for George Soros report
Recently, Soros has been accused without evidence by right-wing commentators and politicians of funding migrants heading to the U.S. from Central America.
Politics Oct 19Donald Trump threatens Saudis with ‘severe’ consequences if they murdered journalist
Trump's comments signaled an urgency in completing the probe into the disappearance of the journalist, last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
Politics Oct 18Trump says it ‘certainly looks’ like journalist Khashoggi is dead
President Donald Trump threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
World Oct 12U.S. has no ambassadors in Turkey or Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi disappearance
Trump has yet to nominate candidates for ambassadorial posts in 20 nations, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Politics Oct 09UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year. Trump spoke as he and Haley met in the Oval Office, shortly after word came of her plans to resign.
Politics Oct 07Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons.
Politics Oct 03WATCH: Pompeo says U.S. is terminating 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling
In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The move is a largely symbolic gesture that…