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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…
Politics Jul 09Mike Pompeo pushes peace talks on unannounced trip to Afghanistan
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Monday to step up the Trump administration's calls for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Politics Jul 08Pompeo appeals for North Korea to replicate Vietnam’s ‘miracle’
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday appealed for North Korea's leadership to follow Vietnam's path in overcoming past hostilities with the United States.
World Jul 07North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’
North Korea accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes.
Politics Jun 22Another U.S. worker confirmed hurt by mysterious Cuba incidents
Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said, bringing the total number to 25.
Politics Jun 19U.S. leaving UN’s Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias
The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.
World Jun 11U.S. hits Russian firms with sanctions over cyberattacks
The sanctions freeze any assets that the five businesses and three executives may have in U.S. jurisdictions and bar Americans from doing business with them.
World Jun 08U.S. pulls 2 workers from Cuba amid renewed health concerns
Officials are concerned the workers may have been affected by the mysterious health incidents harming U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China.
Politics Jun 06Secret Obama-era permit let Iran convert funds to dollars
The Treasury Department license, issued in February 2016 and never disclosed, would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7 billion it held at Oman's Bank of Muscat from Omani rials into euros by exchanging them first into dollars.
World Jun 04WATCH: U.S. renews call to suspend Venezuela from the Organization of American States
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration renewed its call Monday for the Organization of American States to suspend Venezuela and for other members to step up pressure on the country’s government to restore constitutional order. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…