US calls for EU sanctions on Iranian ballistic program

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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters at a news conference at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is calling for a halt to the civil war in Yemen, including airstrikes … Read More

US reaffirms sanctions campaign on North Korea, keeps up pressure on Japan on trade

US Vice President Mike Pence (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan on 13 Nov, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE TOKYO – US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday (Nov 13) reaffirmed the need … Read More

As Talks Between Washington And Pyongyang Stall, Fears Over The Breakdown Of North Korea’s Denuclearization Process Rise

This past week, North Korean official Kim Yong-chol abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for this Thursday.  As both countries seek to reconcile their differences and pursue détente, the latest developments in the bilateral … Read More

North Korea Threatens To Restart Nuclear Program If US Won’t Lift Sanctions

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Things have been quiet in North Korea since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo enjoyed a harmonious surprise lunch with Kim Jong Un during a visit to Pyongyang last month, where Pompeo and the Hermit Kingdom’s ‘Dear Leader’ tentatively agreed to a second … Read More

Migrant caravan clashes with Mexican police, waits on bridge at Guatemalan-Mexican border

Tapachula, Mexico (CNN )Honduran migrants in a massive caravan surged across a bridge leading to Mexico on Friday before they were halted in a chaotic confrontation with a phalanx of Mexican police in riot gear. Chanting and cheering migrants pushed … Read More

Iran’s Growing Influence in Syria Sparks Concern

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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, right, meeting with Iran’s defense minister Amir Hatami, in Damascus, Syria, Aug. 26, 2018. WASHINGTON —  While Russian and Iranian-backed Bashar al-Assad’s regime is consolidating … Read More

North, South Korea agree to reconnect roads, rail amid US concern over easing sanctions

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North and South Korea have agreed to reconnect road and rail links. The two countries said in a statement that they will carry out joint transport surveys later this month. U.S. concern exists over any easing of sanctions while the … Read More

Moon urges US Move

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Formal Ending Korean War.  Says N Korea willing to abolish all nuke weapons. South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday called on the United States to move towards the nuclear-armed North’s demands for a declaration the Korean War is over, as … Read More

China tells US to stop criticism, says relations suffering

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Pompeo said Monday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong … Read More

US terminates pact with Iran after UN court ruling on sanctions

The United States and Iran have been lobbing threats, fighting proxy wars, and imposing sanctions for decades. USA Today looks at over 60 years of this back-and-forth. Just the FAQs, USA TODAY. WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday … Read More

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