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Politics Aug 18Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end
The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their aims.
World Aug 02Trump praises North Korea after missile tests rattle region
Despite widespread skepticism that Kim will give up his nuclear weapons program, Trump is attempting to coax Kim back into negotiations with flattery and by offering to help him achieve a better economic future for his country.
Politics Jul 27Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran faces key test
The Trump administration is trying to decide whether to risk stoking international tensions even more by ending one of the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
World Jun 25U.S. kicks off workshop for Palestinian economic development
President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is starting the two-day workshop in Bahrain with a speech to Arab finance ministers and private sector business executives.
World Jun 24U.S. pushes Palestinian economic plan despite doubts, hostility
The U.S. is hosting a two-day workshop this week in the tiny Gulf kingdom of Bahrain under the shadow of rising tensions with Iran that could ignite regional conflict.
World Jun 18WATCH: Pompeo says Trump doesn’t want war with Iran, calls troop deployment a deterrent
On a visit to U.S. Central Command in Florida just before the defense establishment was jolted by the sudden departure of the acting Pentagon chief, Pompeo said he is confident the American military is acting to confront any challenge.
World Jun 18U.S. sending troops to Mideast amid Gulf tensions over Iran
The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons. At the same…
World Jun 17WATCH: State Department says Iran should still comply with nuclear deal that Trump exited
The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has derided as the worst deal in history.
Politics Jun 07Trump suspends plan to place tariffs on Mexican goods
"I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico," he wrote.
World Jun 07White House says Mexico tariffs set to take effect as talks continue
Republicans in Congress have warned the White House that they are ready to stand up to the president to try to block his tariffs, which they worry would spike costs to U.S. consumers.