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World Aug 25U.S. cuts aid to Palestinians by more than $200 million
The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza, the State Department said Friday.
World Aug 17U.S. ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash
The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.
Politics Aug 16WATCH: Mike Pompeo launches Iran Action Group after nuclear deal withdrawal
Officials said the group will be headed by Brian Hook, who is currently the State Department's director of policy planning.
World Aug 06Mike Pompeo says renewed sanctions a pillar of U.S. policy toward Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran will be rigorously enforced and remain in place until the Iranian government radically changes course.
Politics Aug 04U.S., North Korean top diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs
Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries' top diplomats traded polite words and barbs.
Politics Aug 03Pompeo: ‘Ways to go’ before North Korea meets denuclearization vow
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea is far from living up to its pledge to denuclearize and remains in violation of numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Politics Jul 28Trump and Putin raise possibilities of another meeting
Trump's tentative yes to a Moscow trip comes even as lawmakers are still pushing for details about what he and Putin discussed in Helsinki.
Politics Jul 25WATCH: Mike Pompeo expected to address Russia at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at 3 p.m. ET. Watch live in the player above.
Politics Jul 20What did Trump and Putin talk about? Days later, no one is quite sure.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to.
World Jul 14Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnect
President Donald Trump's persistence in pursuing friendly ties with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire for better relations with Moscow, but the rest of his…