World Feb 03

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a joint news conference with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, February 2, 2020. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
After NPR dust-up, Pompeo defends press freedom abroad

In Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan over the weekend and again on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised human rights issues, including freedom of the press, with his interlocutors and denied any double-standard was at play.