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World Dec 14Pompeo condemns China’s detention of 2 Canadians
After a high stakes meeting Friday with his Canadian counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the arrest of two Canadians in China and called on Beijing to release them.
Politics Dec 07Trump says he will nominate Heather Nauert as next UN ambassador
Nauert is to replace Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who announced in October that she would step down as ambassador at the end of this year…
World Nov 16North Korea deports American, boasts of ‘ultramodern’ weapon
Experts say the weapon test was likely an expression of anger by North Korea at U.S.-led international sanctions.
Politics Nov 05U.S. sanctions on Iran take effect
The sanctions target Iran's energy, financial and shipping sectors and are aimed at crippling the country's economy following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.
Politics Nov 02Trump administration reimposes all U.S. sanctions on Iran
The sanctions will take effect Monday and cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors. It's the second batch of penalties that the administration has reimposed since President Donald Trump withdrew from the landmark deal in May.
World Oct 31Pompeo and Mattis call for Yemen cease-fire, political talks
The renewed push for a political solution in Yemen comes amid growing criticism of U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's Yemen air campaign in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Turkey.
Politics Oct 30U.S. government broadcaster to punish workers for George Soros report
Recently, Soros has been accused without evidence by right-wing commentators and politicians of funding migrants heading to the U.S. from Central America.
Politics Oct 19Donald Trump threatens Saudis with ‘severe’ consequences if they murdered journalist
Trump's comments signaled an urgency in completing the probe into the disappearance of the journalist, last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
Politics Oct 18Trump says it ‘certainly looks’ like journalist Khashoggi is dead
President Donald Trump threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
World Oct 12U.S. has no ambassadors in Turkey or Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi disappearance
Trump has yet to nominate candidates for ambassadorial posts in 20 nations, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.