US official: Trump wants solo, not multi-party talks with NK

Politics 04/28/19, 11:09

The U.S. has little interest in joining other countries in a multi-nation effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday. The United States is not trying to exclude other nations from nuclear talks with Pyongyang, John Bolton told "Fox News ...

Iran minister: Trump’s aim is talks, Bolton wants conflict

Politics 04/24/19, 11:22

Iran's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's aim "is to bring us to our knees to talk" — but national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. allies in the Mideast want "regime change" and the "disintegration of Iran." Mohammad Javad Zarif said he doubts Trump wants conflict, but what he called ...

N.Korea issues mild criticism of Bolton over media interview

World 04/20/19, 07:44

North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders' summit. North Korea's criticism appears to be a continuation of its frustration at deadlocked nuclear negotiations ...

Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine

Europe 04/18/19, 14:34

As Venezuela's reliance on Russia grows amid the country's unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin's point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region. In a rare interview, Russian Ambassador Vladimir Zaemskiy rejected an assertion this week by ...

Trump to allow suits over US properties seized in Cuba

America 04/16/19, 16:38

Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island's 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The move marks a change in more than two decades of U.S. policy on Cuba. President Donald Trump has been ...

US condemns Russia troop deployment to troubled Venezuela

World 03/29/19, 13:58

The Trump administration on Friday condemned Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro for what it said was his reliance on foreign military personnel to stay in power and renewed a warning to Russia against getting involved. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton along with the U.S. special envoy for Venezuela Elliott ...

US targets Chinese firms for alleged N.Korea sanctions dodge

Politics 03/21/19, 19:48

The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement. "The maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea's illicit shipping ...

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

Politics 03/15/19, 13:02

The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. Pompeo, acting ...

Bolton disputes NK claim he created mistrust at Kim summit

Politics 03/15/19, 07:34

John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, says North Korea's allegations that he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo created an atmosphere of hostility and mistrust at last month's nuclear summit in Hanoi are "inaccurate." North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Friday that Trump was willing to ...

US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

Politics 02/21/19, 17:19

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Two people familiar with the matter say Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...

Pentagon won’t rule out sending troops to Colombia

Politics 01/29/19, 11:04

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan would not rule out sending U.S. military forces to Colombia or the region in connection with the ongoing political upheaval in Venezuela. Shanahan told reporters Tuesday that he hasn't spoken to national security adviser John Bolton about sending troops to Colombia. But he said he wouldn't ...

US hits Venezuela state-owned oil company with sanctions

Business 01/28/19, 15:55

The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on the state-owned oil company of Venezuela, a potentially critical economic move aimed at increasing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to cede power to the opposition. National security adviser John Bolton and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the measures against the company. They are also ...

Iran’s FM mocks John Bolton with ’10-year challenge’

World 01/18/19, 10:52

Iran's foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser's calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media. In a tweet Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif posted the titles of two separate articles by John Bolton from 2009 and 2019, both calling ...

Update: Erdogan defiant to push operation in Syria

Europe 01/08/19, 05:24

The Latest on White House national security adviser John Bolton's Mideast trip (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey's preparations for a new military offensive against terror groups in Syria are "to a large extent" complete. Erdogan made the comments on Tuesday, just hours after U.S. national security ...

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