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Daphne Psaledakis

Year-end could see return to North Korea 'provocations,' says U.S. envoy Biegun

Nov 20 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday a year-end deadline North Korea has set for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks was an artificial one, but could mean a return to "provocative" steps that preceded the past two years of diplomacy.

FBI wishes it had acted quicker as China stole intellectual property

Nov 20 2019

WASHINGTON The FBI wished it had taken swifter action as Beijing recruited U.S.-based researchers to transfer intellectual property from American laboratories, a senior official at the agency said on Tuesday during Senate testimony.

FBI wishes it had acted quicker as China stole intellectual property

Nov 19 2019

WASHINGTON The FBI wished it had taken swifter action as Beijing recruited U.S.-based researchers to transfer intellectual property from American laboratories, a senior official at the agency said on Tuesday during Senate testimony.

U.S. to no longer waive sanctions on Iranian nuclear site

Nov 19 2019

(This Nov 18 story corrects Liz Cheney's title to representative from senator in eighth paragraph.)

Anti-Islamic State coalition at odds on jihadi detainees

Nov 14 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday pressured members of a global coalition fighting Islamic State to allow foreign fighters to be repatriated but despite consensus on the gravity of the problem, disagreements on whether and how to send people back persisted. | Video

U.S. blacklists three Nicaraguan officials in bid to pressure Ortega government

Nov 07 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three Nicaraguan government officials as it seeks to add pressure to the leftist government of President Daniel Ortega over what Washington views as its undermining of democratic institutions and the rule of law.

U.S. issues some exemptions to Venezuela sanctions, targets more officials

Nov 05 2019

WASHINGTON/CARACAS The Trump administration on Tuesday issued licenses allowing some U.S. companies to pay taxes in Venezuela in spite of a broad U.S. sanctions regime, but also issued more sanctions on top officials in President Nicolas Maduro's government.

U.S., Gulf countries impose joint Iran-related sanctions on 25 targets

Oct 30 2019

WASHINGTON The United States and six Gulf countries agreed to jointly impose sanctions on 25 corporations, banks and individuals linked to Iran's support for militant networks including Hezbollah, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

Rare giant panda twins born at Belgian zoo

Aug 09 2019

BRUSSELS Giant panda twins born at a zoo in Belgium on Thursday face a precarious first few days but the "extremely rare" birth still bodes well for the vulnerable species, the Pairi Daiza zoo announced on Friday. | Video

EU fights 'urgent challenge' of African swine fever spread

Aug 08 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union faces an urgent challenge in tackling an outbreak of African swine fever which threatens Bulgaria's pig breeding industry, a Commission spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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