Secretary Of State

One year after crisis began, US sanctions Myanmar military over Rohingya ethnic cleansing

The Trump administration is sanctioning four Myanmar military officials and two military units for the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya, the …

Asia

Trump Administration Pulls $230M From Syria Stabilization Efforts

The State Department told Congress Friday that it plans to take the $230 million originally earmarked by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for …

Trump Administration

Trump Administration Ends $200 Million in Funding for Syria Stabilization Programs

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, …

Politics

U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Military for Human Rights Violations

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on four commanders and two military units in Myanmar over their involvement in alleged ethnic cleansing of …

Asia

US Judge Rules Securities Suit Against Exxon Can Proceed

U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas ruled on Tuesday the plaintiffs could go ahead with their suit against Exxon, former Chief Executive …

Rex Tillerson

In Trump’s standoff with Turkey, two tough-guy leaders and a deal gone wrong

President Trump on Thursday appeared to publicly acknowledge for the first time that his administration helped negotiate the release of a Turkish national being held in Israel as part of a broader deal that would have freed an American pastor jailed in Turkey.<p>The breakdown of the deal has led to …

Politics

Pompeo Sets Up ‘Iran Action Group’ to Press Sanctions Campaign

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced the creation of a group responsible for ramping up economic and political pressure on Iran now that …

South Asia

U.S. says no rebuilding funds for Syria until peace talks underway

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There will be no global reconstruction funding for Syria until a “credible and irreversible” political process led by the United Nations is underway, a U.S. State Department official said on Friday as the United States moved to redirect millions in stabilization funding.<p>The …

Middle East

Trump Cancels $200 Million In Syria ‘Stabilization’ Funds

11:45 AM 08/17/2018<p>President Donald Trump will cancel $200 million worth of foreign aid that had been set aside for “stabilization” projects in …

Donald Trump

New Pentagon Report Highlights Chinese Military Developments: First Takeaways

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its annual report to Congress on Chinese military power. This year’s report was noticeably …

Military

Google Data Shows Users No Longer Care About Gun Control or Privacy

It’s no secret that President Donald Trump has dominated the news cycle since he came into office. But which stories about him have stuck, and which …

Gun Control

US pulls $200 million in funding for Syrian stabilization: Report

The Trump administration is expected to end stabilization funding for Syria as part of the president's desire to withdraw the U.S. from the war-torn …

Middle East

A sea and thousands of concerns

The US Department of State’s Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report was started in 2001 as a diplomatic means for the United States to communicate with …

United States

Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast Syria

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said early on Friday that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for "stabilization projects" in areas once held by the Islamic State group and now controlled by U.S.-backed forces.<p>The Saudi move was blasted by the Syrian government which …

Middle East

Qatar Repays Diplomatic And Military Debt To Turkey With Offer Of $15B In Financial Support

Qatar’s Emir Shiekh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani made a short visit to the Turkish capital on August 15 for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But although the trip was brief – he flew home later that evening – it provided a rare moment of relief for the under-pressure Turkish economy.<p>During …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Report: Talks underway at Panmunjom for Pompeo's North Korea trip

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is unlikely to return to Washington empty-handed from his next trip to Pyongyang.

North Korea

Texas Judge Greenlights Securities Fraud Class Action Against Exxon, Rex Tillerson

Rex W. Tillerson, Shutterstock<p>A Texas judge has left alive nearly all of a federal class action accusing Exxon Mobil Corp. and former CEO Rex …

Exxon Mobil

Mike Pompeo launches Iran Action Group after nuclear deal withdrawal

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a special group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward Iran as the Trump administration …

U.S. State Department

State Department Briefs Reporters on Iran Strategy Implementation

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke about the Trump administration’s new Iran strategy. In his remarks he said the U.S. would ensure Iran never has …

U.S. Dept. of State

Breaking Down Trump's Economic Sanctions

The current administration has made heavy-handed economic policy one of its main tools for influencing global politics.In a continuation of its …

North Korea

Turkey's Economy Is Struggling, And That's Partly On The US

The Turkish currency is struggling, and part of the reason is a diplomatic dispute with the U.S.<p>Turkey's sliding into a deep economic crisis as its …

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The $1.4 Billion Transit Fund the U.S. Government Won’t Release

From El Paso to Minneapolis, local rail and bus projects are waiting on federal money that should have arrived by now.<p>Remember the $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill? Heavily touted by President Donald Trump on the campaign trail and in his first year of office as a plan to “build gleaming new …

Urban Design

The human rights situation in Egypt is getting worse. Could withholding American military aid help?

The pattern over the last five years has been consistent: The U.S. withholds military aid from Egypt, citing human rights concerns, only to eventually release the funds before any substantial improvement.<p>The first time was under President Obama’s administration in 2013. The United States suspended …

Human Rights

Andrew Puzder reacts to the firing of Rex Tillerson

Manafort defense team rests after calling no witnesses<p>01:28<p>#GoodNewsRUHLES: Woman buys neighbor coffee, passes on kindness<p>00:35<p>The SEC is looking …

Rex Tillerson

Exxon Must Face Class-Action Suit Over Climate-Change Accounting

Exxon Mobil Corp. must face a lawsuit by investors who blamed a drop in the company’s shares on the disclosure that regulators were scrutinizing its …

Class Action

Just say no to hard and fast rules about Trump appointees being at universities

By Daniel W. Drezner<p>PostEverything Spoiler Alerts<p>Many people are saying that higher education is a zone of political correctness, intolerant to conservative points of view. I would respond that this is a GOP talking point in the War on College that has a small grain of truth and a healthy dollop of …

Donald Trump

Corey Lewandowski predicts more changes in Trump's Cabinet before 2020

President Trump could see at least two more members of his Cabinet depart before the 2020 presidential election kicks into full gear, his former …

Politics

Nothing Makes Donald Trump Angrier Than a Woman He Can't Control

The president can't seem to get Omarosa, of all people, out of his head.<p>Omarosa Manigault-Newman is not doing any of this because she wants to do the right thing. She is a cheerful opportunist who maintained a close relationship with a reality TV host on whose show she appeared 14 years ago, and …

News (U.S.)

Turkey releases Greek soldiers accused of spying

Turkey has released from prison two Greek soldiers held on charges of military espionage and illegally entering the country. Greek Prime Minister …

Andrew Brunson

Trump hits back after ex-aide releases secret recording

Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman - a mud-slinging match that has fuelled fears of chaos in his White House and cast doubt on his pledge to hire "only the best people."<p>Manigault Newman -- who first gained fame as a …

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