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Recent articles by Deirdre:

Trump's UK ambassador investigated for possible racist and sexist remarks, seeking business for Trump's golf course

The State Department's top watchdog investigated Robert Wood Johnson IV for alleged sexist and racist comments and boosting Trump's golf course. → Read More

FBI believes Chinese researcher with links to Beijing's military in hiding in consulate in San Francisco

The FBI believes that a Chinese scientist with links to Beijing's military is hiding out in China's consulate in San Francisco to evade arrest. → Read More

Mike Pompeo likens China threat to 'Frankenstein,' says engagement hasn't worked

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined a sharp break with decades of American foreign policy, pioneered by the Nixon administration in the 1970s. → Read More

China orders US to close consulate in Chengdu in retaliation for Houston outpost closure

Dueling diplomatic face-slap amps up already fraught US-China relations as experts warn normalized ties that took decades to achieve could unravel. → Read More

'They need to get out more': Pompeo slams tech execs on China, punts on Trump's election tweets

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked about President Trump's election tweets on Thursday during a combative Senate hearing. → Read More

Americans see China more negatively than ever amid coronavirus pandemic, Trump attacks, poll finds

A new poll finds 73 percent of Americans view China negatively, a record high as coronavirus cases spike and the Trump administration ramps up attacks on Beijing. → Read More

EU extends ban on American travelers

For the second time this month, the European Union extended its travel ban on Americans on Thursday, as U.S. COVID-19 infections continued to rise. → Read More

Congress appears to be the target of a 'concerted foreign interference campaign,' top Dems say

Top congressional Democrats said they are "gravely concerned" that Congress may be targeted in a 2020 foreign election interference scheme. → Read More

EU extends travel ban on Americans amid spike in US coronavirus cases

The EU has updated the list of countries allowed to visit the continent. Once again, the U.S. isn't on it due to the COVID-19 surge in many states. → Read More

Trump administration drops rule barring foreign students from taking online-only classes

The about-face came after a backlash from universities and state officials who said the United States should not force international students to leave. → Read More

'Cruel, abrupt and unlawful': States sue Trump administration over college student visa rule

The new rule could be devastating for students and universities alike, as many colleges plan to offer classes entirely online amid the pandemic. → Read More

Trump administration rejects nearly all Beijing's claims in South China Sea, a move likely to inflame tensions

The shift in US policy is likely to further inflame US-China tensions and could provoke fresh retaliatory steps from Beijing. → Read More

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander: Trump's WHO withdrawal could interfere with vaccine development

Sen. Lamar Alexander said withdrawing from the WHO could make it harder for the U.S. to work with other countries to stop the spread of viruses. → Read More

Alexander Vindman retires from Army citing 'bullying' from Trump for impeachment testimony

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman saw his promotion delayed this summer after testifying about concerns with Trump's July 25 call to the Ukraine president. → Read More

What to know about how Trump gets, or doesn't get, intelligence briefings

It’s a classified dossier outlining the most urgent, credible national security threats. And now that top-secret document is in the spotlight. → Read More

European Union says it will bar Americans when bloc reopens to international visitors July 1

Americans will not be allowed to travel to EU countries when the bloc opens up to international visitors July 1, the European Council said Tuesday. → Read More

'Congress and the country need answers now': Pelosi demands briefing on reported Russian bounty operation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wants to know if President Trump was briefed on the alleged Russian bounty on US troops "and if not, why not." → Read More

Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, convicted of espionage charges in Russia, gets 16-year prison sentence

Paul Whelan denies espionage charges and claims he was set up in a sting operation orchestrated by Russia's intelligence services. → Read More

Trump administration orders Marriott to shutter Cuba hotel by end of August

The U.S. Department of Treasury ordered Marriott to shut down its Four Points Sheraton hotel in Havana, Cuba, by Aug. 31 amid continuing tensions. → Read More

Pompeo aide tried to 'bully' ex-State Department watchdog and stop probe in Saudi arms deal, Dems say

The State Department's inspector general is probing two highly contentious allegations that touch on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's actions. → Read More