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US, Russia move closer to deal to extend last nuclear arms control pact

The U.S. and Russia are moving closer toward an agreement to extend the last major nuclear arms control pact between them and freeze both countries' nuclear arsenals for one year. The possible deal could avoid a new nuclear arms race, at least for the moment, and could mean that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in the coming weeks -- a signing ceremony Trump has… → Read More

Trump says US will remove sanctions on Sudan in historic new chapter in relations

Trump tweeted that he will remove Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list in a historic move that marks a new chapter in relations between the two countries. → Read More

Pompeo defends Trump push to release Hillary Clinton emails weeks before election

Weeks before the election, Secretary Pompeo defended President Trump's calls to release emails from Hillary Clinton, saying it was important for "transparency." → Read More

2 Americans freed from militant group in Yemen, returning to US

Two Americans have been freed and the remains of a third American have been released by the Houthis, an Iran-backed rebel group in Yemen, as part of an exchange. → Read More

Trump to cut refugee admissions to new record low while those accepted left in limbo

The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees the U.S. will admit in Fiscal Year 2021 to a historic low number -- 15,000. That's 3,000 fewer refugees than the ceiling the administration set last year, although it has admitted even fewer than that. As of last Friday, 10,892 refugees were admitted in the last year, the lowest number in the program's 40-year history. The State… → Read More

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to headline fundraiser for Christian charity in swing-state Florida

The appearance is his latest foray into politics ahead of the election. → Read More

Deal to compensate 1998 embassy bombings, lift sanctions on Sudan unravels, imperiling country's democratic transition

Bipartisan deal in Congress to compensate 1998 embassy bombings and lift sanctions on Sudan unravels, imperiling the country's democratic transition. → Read More

Trump admin urged to accept refugees amid concerns it will indefinitely delay admissions

The US admitted a historic low number of refugees in FY20 despite historic need. → Read More

Pompeo takes Trump's anti-China message to election swing state Wisconsin

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes President Donald Trump's anti-China message to the election swing state of Wisconsin. → Read More

Trump bashes China at UN amid warnings against a world divided by two superpowers

President Donald Trump on Tuesday bashed China in a videotaped address to the UN General Assembly despite warnings against a world divided by two superpowers. → Read More

State Dept. protocol office under scrutiny for alleged role in Pompeo's use of resources

A probe of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife for alleged "misuse of government resources" now is taking a closer look at the protocol chief. → Read More

US reimposes Iran sanctions, setting up showdown with world that rejects them

President Donald Trump authorized new sanctions on Iranian officials, entities and those that buy or sell arms to them because of the "snapped back" UN sanctions. → Read More

Court sides with Trump administration to halt humanitarian relief program

A federal appeals court ruled in favor of the Trump administration on Monday with a decision that could end legal status for over 400,000 people. → Read More

2 hackers charged with defacing US sites as retaliation for Iranian general's killing

Two foreign hackers have been indicted for defacing dozens of U.S.-based websites with pictures of late Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani alongside the message, "Down with America." The cyberattacks may be another sign of Iranian efforts to retaliate for President Donald Trump's decision to kill Soleimani with a U.S. drone strike in January. News of the indictments come days after reports that Iran… → Read More

House Dems investigating Pompeo, wife to face off with senior State Dept. officials

Months of tension between House Democrats and the State Department are set to spill out into public display on Wednesday. → Read More

Navajo Nation, reeling from coronavirus, focuses attention on elections

The tribe is on the road back from being hit hard by coronavirus. → Read More

Harry Dunn's family sues American diplomat's wife over fatal 2019 collision

The family of a British teen allegedly killed by the wife of an American diplomat who was driving a car is suing her and her husband. → Read More

Pompeo defends Republican convention speech amid legal questions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his Republican National Convention speech from Jerusalem amid legal questions. → Read More

State Department expands diversity fellowships amid pressure to better support diplomats of color

The State Department is facing renewed pressure to do more to support its employees of color and to diversify its senior ranks. → Read More

US delegation leads historic flight from Israel to UAE to discuss new ties

A U.S. delegation, headed by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, led a historic flight from Israel to UAE Monday to discuss new ties. → Read More