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Nation Jun 04Trump administration bans educational and recreational travel to Cuba
A Treasury Department statement says the U.S. will no longer allow the group educational and cultural trips known as "people to people" travel to the island.
World May 07Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced visit to Iraq
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Iraq as Washington warns Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East.
World Apr 30WATCH: National security adviser John Bolton addresses Venezuela unrest
Venezuelan opposition leaders calling for a military uprising against the government of President Nicolás Maduro gained quick messages of support Tuesday from the Trump administration amid a possible turning point in the South American nation's political crisis. Watch comments by…
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.