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Trump Calls Greenland ‘Interesting’ As Denmark Rules Out A Sale Foreign Affairs
Trump Calls Greenland ‘Interesting’ As Denmark Rules Out A Sale

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said buying Greenland would be “a large real estate deal” that could ease a financial burden on Denmark, which administers the island, but hours earlier its Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen ruled out any sale to... Read More

Engel Blasts Administration Freeze of Foreign Aid Funding In The News
Engel Blasts Administration Freeze of Foreign Aid Funding
2019-08-08 13:09:18
by Dan McCue

The Trump administration's decision to put a temporary hold on the majority of congressionally approved foreign aid funds, drew a sharp rebuke from the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Wednesday. “This Administration's contempt for Congress is astounding,”... Read More

Jon Huntsman, Trump's Ambassador to Russia, Resigns Diplomacy
Jon Huntsman, Trump's Ambassador to Russia, Resigns
2019-08-06 20:13:03
by Dan McCue

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, turned in his letter of resignation Monday, telling President Donald Trump that after two years in Moscow, its “time to reconnect with our growing family and responsibilities at home.” “American citizenship is a privilege... Read More

US Labels China a ‘Currency Manipulator’ As Stocks Fall And Trade War Worsens Trade
US Labels China a ‘Currency Manipulator’ As Stocks Fall And Trade War Worsens

WASHINGTON — The U.S.-China trade war took a dangerous turn for the worse Monday as Beijing allowed its currency to weaken and said it was halting new American farm purchases, sending U.S. stocks in a tailspin and heightening risks of... Read More

Washington Hits Venezuela With Full Economic Embargo Foreign Affairs
Washington Hits Venezuela With Full Economic Embargo

President Donald Trump late Monday signed an executive order imposing a harsh, Cuba-style economic embargo on Venezuela as part of Washington’s broad push to force leader Nicolas Maduro out of power. In a letter to Congress, Trump said the measure... Read More

Hong Kong Protesters Look to Shut Down City With Strike Geopolitics
Hong Kong Protesters Look to Shut Down City With Strike

HONG KONG — Hong Kong protesters looked to shut down the city with a general strike on Monday after a ninth straight weekend of unrest triggered by Beijing’s tightening grip over the financial hub. Demonstrators plan to take leave or... Read More

Pompeo Seeks to Win Back US Influence in Southeast Asia Amid China’s Rise Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Seeks to Win Back US Influence in Southeast Asia Amid China’s Rise

BANGKOK — Against a backdrop of China’s rising economic and military power, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo arrived in the Thai capital of Bangkok this week with a difficult mission: Try to win back lost ground in Southeast Asia,... Read More

US to Impose New Tariffs on $300 Billion of Chinese Goods Starting September 1 Trade
US to Impose New Tariffs on $300 Billion of Chinese Goods Starting September 1
2019-08-02 18:26:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Thursday the U.S. is placing an additional 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, effective September 1. “Trade talks are continuing, and during the talks the U.S. will start, on September 1st,... Read More

Pompeo Says Despite Speculation, Run for Senate 'Off The Table' Political News
Pompeo Says Despite Speculation, Run for Senate 'Off The Table'
2019-07-30 15:01:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed widespread speculation that he's considering a run for the U.S. Senate, telling an audience of business men and women Monday that such a bid "is off the table, as a practical matter."... Read More

Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
2019-07-30 14:53:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump has ordered him to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the 2020 election and begin the closing chapter of the nearly two-decade-old conflict. "That's... Read More

Hong Kong Police Struggle to Contain Unpredictable Protesters Foreign Affairs
Hong Kong Police Struggle to Contain Unpredictable Protesters

HONG KONG — From an airport sit-in to violent clashes in a suburban area to aimless marches through busy shopping districts, Hong Kong’s weekend of unrest illustrated the challenge of quelling a protest movement that’s leaderless, unpredictable and widespread. Police... Read More

Brexit Booster Boris Johnson Wins Race to be UK Prime Minister Foreign Affairs
Brexit Booster Boris Johnson Wins Race to be UK Prime Minister

LONDON — Boris Johnson helped sow the Brexit wind. Now, victorious in the race for British prime minister, he’ll reap the whirlwind. An eccentric and unpredictable politician with a winning populist touch, Johnson overwhelmingly won a party leadership contest on... Read More

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