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Mar 24 2017

Washington talks end without agreement on Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state.

Mar 24 2017

Nations urge Venezuela on elections, warn of diplomatic 'last resort'

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON A group of 14 nations on Thursday urged Venezuela to hold elections and release "political prisoners," in a joint statement that kept open the option of seeking to suspend the South American country from the Organization of American States.

Mar 21 2017

Exclusive: Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea - U.S. official

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threat, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. | Video

Mar 20 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea -U.S. official

WASHINGTON, March 20 The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threat, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

Mar 17 2017

Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan: sources

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is crafting a big new arms package for Taiwan that could include advanced rocket systems and anti-ship missiles to defend against China, U.S. officials said, a deal sure to anger Beijing.

Mar 07 2017

Facing test of resolve, Trump pushes ahead with North Korea review

WASHINGTON Faced with a growing test of resolve for a new U.S. president who vowed while campaigning to get tough on North Korea, Donald Trump's aides are pressing to complete a strategy review on how to counter Pyongyang's missile and nuclear threats.

Mar 02 2017

Trump's 'bromance' with Russia's Putin appears to be cooling

WASHINGTON With his administration on the defensive over investigations into alleged Russian meddling in last year's election, U.S. President Donald Trump is no longer tweeting praise for his Kremlin counterpart.

Mar 01 2017

Trump recommits to U.S. allies but says they must pay 'fair share'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed support for the United States' longstanding security alliances around the world but insisted that friends and partners from Europe to the Middle East to the Pacific must “pay their fair share of the cost.”

Mar 01 2017

Trump recommits to U.S. allies but says must pay "fair share"

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed support for the United States' longstanding security alliances around the world but insisted that friends and partners from Europe to the Middle East to the Pacific must “pay their fair share of the cost.”

Feb 28 2017

Yemen raid was success, gathered vital intelligence - Trump

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that a January raid in Yemen was a success and gathered vital intelligence against the al Qaeda affiliate there, despite questions raised about the effectiveness of the mission.

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