Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions

World 05/17/19, 15:04

When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside. The message, relayed to The Associated Press by two Iraqi government officials, underscores ...

Update: Kremlin says Pompeo didn’t ease Moscow concerns

Europe 05/15/19, 05:22

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Middle East amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The Kremlin's spokesman said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't offer President Vladimir Putin any reassurances or ease Moscow's concerns over the ongoing ...

Pompeo warns Russia: no more meddling with US elections

Politics 05/14/19, 15:29

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said while in Russia he warned his Russian counterpart against “unacceptable” Russian meddling in U.S. elections. Pompeo’s first trip to Russia began on May 14. At a news conference following three hours of meetings, he said he told Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that any ...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

U.S. 05/14/19, 04:41

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday, May 14, in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are sitting down for talks and then having a joint meeting with President Vladimir Putin. A look ...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

World 05/13/19, 13:47

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday in Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister are sitting down for talks and then having a joint meeting with President Vladimir Putin. A look at the top issues Pompeo ...

China ‘has no interest’ in joining US-Russia nuclear deal

World 05/13/19, 09:34

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country isn't interested in negotiating a nuclear arms control treaty with the United States and Russia. Wang was in Russia's Sochi for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday, a day before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to do ...

EU powers to discuss Iran deal as Pompeo heads to Brussels

Europe 05/13/19, 03:43

European Union powers were meeting Monday to thrash out ways to keep the Iran nuclear deal afloat, and were likely to hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran. The meeting between the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and EU foreign policy ...

Pompeo skips Moscow to meet with European officials on Iran

Europe 05/12/19, 22:47

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has changed the schedule for his latest trip to Europe, substituting a stop in Brussels for one in Moscow to discuss Iran and other issues with European officials.A State Department official says Pompeo, who departed Sunday night, is still expected to meet Tuesday in Sochi ...

Pompeo going to Russia amid disputes over Venezuela, Arctic

Politics 05/10/19, 10:13

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin amid disputes over Venezuela's political turmoil and other issues. Pompeo will arrive in Moscow on Monday and then travel to Sochi on Tuesday to see Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The State Department ...

‘Call me,’ President Trump tells Iran as tensions flare

Politics 05/09/19, 16:14

President Donald Trump has a message for Iran's leaders as tensions flare over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program: "Call me." Trump's nuclear talks with North Korea may be stalled, but that isn't keeping the self-styled deal-maker from looking to open a new front in his pursuit of geopolitical negotiating success. Trump on ...

Pompeo skips visit to Greenland amid new tensions with Iran

Politics 05/08/19, 23:17

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran. Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe on Thursday with a stop in Greenland aimed at promoting the Trump administration's Arctic policies. Those policies ...

Pompeo in London to discuss the UK-US ‘special relationship’

Politics 05/08/19, 06:58

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in London for talks with British officials on the status of the special relationship between the nations amid heightened tensions with Iran and uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union. Pompeo is meeting Wednesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary ...

US Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq

Politics 05/07/19, 16:17

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unannounced trip to Iraq as Washington warns Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East. Pompeo was in Baghdad briefly Tuesday night before flying out. Pompeo says his visit was meant to show U.S. support for "a sovereign, independent" Iraq, ...

Pompeo meeting with Merkel cancelled over ‘pressing issues’

Politics 05/07/19, 04:12

The U.S. State Department says a planned meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been canceled.Pompeo was due to meet Merkel and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin on Tuesday.The State Department said the meetings have had to be rescheduled due to "pressing ...

Climate change missing as US defends Arctic policy

Europe 05/07/19, 03:35

The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to mention climate change. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" is first and foremost an opportunity to exploit rather than a crisis to mitigate. That position was made clear by Pompeo over two ...

Update: Pompeo says US pressuring Iran to act ‘normal’

Politics 05/06/19, 14:14

The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 3 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is intensifying pressure to "get Iran to behave like a normal nation." FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2012, file photo, Navy shore crew haul in lines as the nuclear ...

China, climate, Russia to dominate Pompeo Europe tour

Politics 05/05/19, 14:00

The Trump administration is energizing its campaign to counter China's growing global influence as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Europe this week on a four-nation trip that will also highlight disputes with Russia over Venezuela and elsewhere as well as deep U.S. isolation on the cause and impact ...

Venezuela thrust to forefront of US-Russia clashes

America 05/03/19, 00:34

Russia's support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has become the latest flashpoint in deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, moving to the top of a list of long-simmering spats between the Cold War foes. As the dispute intensifies with both sides trading accusations and entrenched in diametrically opposed ...

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