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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…
World May 31WATCH: Pompeo says he made ‘good progress’ on summit in meeting with North Korean official
NEW YORK — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported "good progress" in meetings with a top North Korean official Thursday as they sought to salvage an on-again, off-again summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
World May 30Top North Korean official lands in U.S. for talks with Pompeo
The talks come as preparations for the highly anticipated summit in Singapore were barreling forward on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, despite lingering uncertainty about whether it will really occur, and when.
World May 28U.S. team in North Korea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit
A U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to President Donald Trump, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place.
World May 24WATCH: President Trump cancels North Korea summit
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump cancels June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim, citing 'tremendous anger and open hostility' in recent statement. This is a developing story and will be updated.
Nation May 23Pompeo says U.S. will fight Russian interference in 2018 midterms
Pompeo told Congress that the administration will take "appropriate countermeasures" to fight what he called "continued efforts" by Russia to meddle in November's vote.