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Lesley Wroughton

Lagarde resigns as IMF chief, starting race for her successor

7:38am EDT

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation from the global crisis lender on Tuesday, citing more clarity about her nomination to lead the European Central Bank as European legislators approved a new top bureaucrat. | Video

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses

6:50am EDT

WASHINGTON The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. will not blacklist Iran's foreign minister, for now

Jul 11 2019

WASHINGTON The United States has decided not to impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for now, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, in a sign Washington may be holding a door open for diplomacy.

Exclusive: Iran's release of Lebanese prisoner was failed overture to U.S.

Jul 10 2019

WASHINGTON Iran's release last month of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese businessman with U.S. permanent residency, after four years in prison was meant as an opening for U.S.-Iranian talks, according to three Western sources familiar with the issue. | Video

An uneasy tenure: how Tillerson found himself cut out by Kushner

Jun 27 2019

WASHINGTON In one of the most awkward moments of his time as U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson realized his Mexican counterpart was in Washington only when he walked into a restaurant and found him dining with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

An uneasy tenure: how Tillerson found himself cut out by Kushner

Jun 27 2019

WASHINGTON In one of the most awkward moments of his time as U.S. secretary of state, Rex Tillerson realized his Mexican counterpart was in Washington only when he walked into a restaurant and found him dining with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner.

U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions; Tehran dismisses sanctions threat

Jun 24 2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops. | Video

South Korea urges North Korea summit before Trump Seoul visit, U.S. door 'wide open'

Jun 19 2019

WASHINGTON South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained "wide open" for talks with Pyongyang.

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Jun 17 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens had sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Sorge um Frieden und Öl-Versorgung nach Attacken auf Tanker

Jun 14 2019

Dubai/Washington Die jüngsten Angriffe auf zwei Tankschiffe schüren Sorgen um den Frieden in der Golf-Region und die weltweite Energieversorgung.

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