US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

Politics 03/22/19, 09:07

The Trump administration is hitting Iran with new sanctions while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon. The Treasury Department says the sanctions target 31 Iranian scientists, technicians and companies involved in the country's nuclear and missile research and development programs. They are ...

From Israel, Pompeo arrives in Beirut for two-day meetings

World 03/22/19, 04:11

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Lebanon, the last leg of a Mideast tour that took him to Kuwait and Israel.Pompeo is scheduled to meet with a host of Lebanese officials, including allies of the Iran-backed Hezbollah during the two-day visit, his first as secretary of state.Pompeo ...

Update: Trump says Israel sovereign over Golan Heights

Politics 03/21/19, 12:07

The Latest on the United States and Israel (all times local): 1:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says that it's time to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust, in ...

Pompeo to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall with Netanyahu

Politics 03/21/19, 09:36

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was set to make an unprecedented visit Thursday to Jerusalem's Western Wall with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, making him the highest-level American official to tour the holy site with Israel's leader. The planned visit was the latest show of support for Israel's control of ...

Pompeo heads to Lebanon, where Hezbollah is at peak strength

World 03/21/19, 01:25

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to use his first visit to Lebanon this week to step up pressure on Iran and its local ally, Hezbollah. But he could face resistance even from America's local allies, who fear that pushing too hard could spark a backlash and endanger the ...

Pompeo, in Kuwait, again urges resolution to Gulf crisis

Politics 03/20/19, 07:55

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is renewing calls for a resolution to a festering dispute between Qatar and four other Arab nations, all America's Mideast partners. On a visit to Kuwait, Pompeo says the crisis that has roiled the Gulf Cooperation Council for almost two years is hindering efforts to ...

Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

Europe 03/19/19, 06:26

Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction.United Nations appeals judges will on Wednesday rule whether to uphold ...

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 ...

Last remaining US diplomats leave Venezuela

America 03/14/19, 15:07

The last remaining American diplomats in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, amid deteriorating ties between Washington and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. "I know it is a difficult moment for them," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said of the departing diplomats. He said they would continue to carry on their ...

US sends mixed messages on potential for force in Venezuela

America 03/12/19, 14:00

A seemingly belligerent tweet from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about pulling American diplomats out of Venezuela has prompted further criticism Tuesday of an administration that has sent mixed messages about what it might do as it seeks to oust the leader of the South American nation.Pompeo's late night message, ...

US sanctions Russia based bank for its work in Venezuela

America 03/11/19, 17:11

The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on a Moscow-based bank jointly owned by Russian and Venezuelan state-owned companies, for allegedly trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on the South American country. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out at Cuba and Russia for continuing to support Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and ...

Melania Trump recognizes women of courage around the world

Politics 03/07/19, 13:12

First Lady Melania Trump on Thursday honored women from 10 countries for their courage, saying the trait "is one of the qualities we need most in society." "It is what propels us forward," the first lady said as she joined Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to confer the International Women of ...

Philippines: US more likely to figure in war at sea than us

World 03/04/19, 23:35

The United States is more likely to be involved in a "shooting war" in the disputed South China Sea than the Philippines but the latter would be embroiled in such a conflict just the same because of its 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty with Washington, the Philippine defense chief said Tuesday.Defense ...

Pompeo asks Iowa farmers to stand firm with Trump on trade

Politics 03/04/19, 20:34

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a trade mission Monday to persuade Iowa farmers struggling to survive low commodity prices and tariffs that have hurt sales to stand firm with President Donald Trump and his efforts to negotiate better trade deals. Pompeo, flanked by U.S. Ambassador to China and ...

Pompeo: US to make sure China can’t blockade South China Sea

Politics 03/01/19, 05:22

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the United States is committed to ensuring the South China Sea remains open to all kinds of navigation and that "China does not pose a threat" of closing the disputed sea lanes. Pompeo assured the Philippines during a visit to Manila that ...

Eyeing 2020, Biden touts GOP ties but risks alienating Dems

Politics 02/28/19, 20:43

As he weighs launching another presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden is publicly highlighting his relationships with Republicans, a move that risks alienating Democratic primary voters. At a foreign policy forum in Nebraska with former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Thursday, Biden hailed "the character, integrity and humanity" of ...

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