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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.
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.