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Politics Nov 21Trump administration announces sanctions against North Korea
The Trump administration plans to announce Tuesday new sanctions on North Korea, after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation.
World Nov 01U.S. strike on North Korea would trigger automatic retaliation, defector says
The testimony from Thae Yong Ho, former deputy chief of mission at the North Korean Embassy in London, underscored the high risk in using military force against North Korea.
Politics Oct 30China wants U.S. to stay out of South China Sea talks
The United States shouldn't obstruct efforts by China and its neighbors to agree on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea, China's ambassador said Monday as President Donald Trump prepared for his first official visit to Asia.
Politics Oct 24U.S. preps recommendation to confirm Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing,’ officials say
That assessment would raise pressure on the Trump administration and U.S. lawmakers to consider new sanctions on Myanmar, a country that had been lauded for its democratic transition.
Politics Sep 25U.S. says it’s not pushing for regime change in North Korea
The Trump administration clarified Monday that it's not seeking to overthrow North Korea's government after the president tweeted that Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" and Pyongyang interpreted it as a declaration of war.
World Sep 14Tillerson presses China to apply oil leverage on North Korea
LONDON — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday urged China to use its leverage as North Korea's principal supplier of oil to press the isolated nation into reconsidering its development of nuclear weapons.
Politics Sep 12WATCH: U.S. warns China, Russia must comply with sanctions on North Korea
State Department and Treasury Department officials testified to the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. pressure campaign against North Korea's rapid progress toward a nuclear weapon that could strike America.
World Aug 22Trump’s new plan will send 3,900 more troops to Afghanistan, officials say
Although the Pentagon's plans are based on 3,900 additional troops, the exact number will vary as conditions change, senior U.S. officials said.
Politics Aug 22Trump’s Afghanistan strategy makes new demands on India
Laying out his new Afghanistan war strategy, President Donald Trump reissued old demands on neighboring Pakistan to eliminate militant sanctuaries. Less expected: an entirely new warning to close U.S. partner India to provide more economic aid.
World Aug 09North Korea says it will have plan for attack on Guam by mid-August
North Korea officials called Trump's warning of "fire and fury" a "load of nonsense."…