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Nation Sep 27U.S. ambassador pressed Ukraine corruption fight before ouster
Officials described Yovanovitch as a respected and highly skilled diplomat who was carrying out two main missions on behalf of the administration: pressing the Ukrainian government to address long-standing U.S. concerns about public corruption in the East European nation and…
World Sep 10U.S. steps up anti-Iran campaign ahead of U.N. General Assembly
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that Iran is trying to deceive the world by refusing to fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency. The effort comes two weeks before the annual U.N. General Assembly session at which…
World Sep 09WATCH: Trump says U.S.-Taliban peace talks are ‘dead’
What had seemed like a potential deal to end America's longest war has unraveled, with President Donald Trump and the Taliban blaming each other for the collapse of nearly a year of U.S.-Taliban negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
Nation Sep 06U.S. limits amount of money Americans can send to Cuba
Changes announced by the Treasury Department will limit remittances to $1,000 per person per quarter when they take effect on Oct. 9.
World Sep 05Trump’s Mideast peace envoy is preparing to leave White House
The former Trump Organization lawyer had been leading the effort to devise a peace plan.
World Sep 04U.S. adds new sanctions and reward to further pressure Iran
In announcing these new steps, U.S. officials appeared to dampen expectations for European-led efforts to salvage the remainder of the nuclear deal.
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.