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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

As impeachment swirls, Trump nods toward Pompeo Senate run

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to open the door for the top U.S. diplomat, Mike Pompeo, to leave his post to run for an open Senate seat in his …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Pompeo tours sites where he served with NATO forces as U.S. casts doubts over the alliance

As Mike Pompeo visits Germany for commemorations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is a nostalgic trip for a secretary of state who …


Trudy Rubin: Trump demolishes machinery of diplomacy just when America needs it most

Donald Trump (along with Mike Pompeo) is wrecking the State Department at a time when tough, smart U.S. diplomacy has never been needed more.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Pompeo: State Dept. will follow law in impeachment inquiry

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the State Department intends to “follow the law” in the House impeachment investigation.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Pompeo acknowledges he was on Trump call at center of probe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Wednesday he was on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president that’s at the center of the House impeachment inquiry. …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Pompeo, Democrats trade intimidation charges in Trump probe

Trading hot charges of intimidation, the Trump administration took a defiant step toward resisting Congress’ access to impeachment witnesses Tuesday, then House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to …


Pompeo says he was ready, but North Korea meeting unlikely

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday the Trump administration remains ready to resume talks with North Korea now, although he regretted that a meeting between the two sides …


Pompeo takes aim at China at religious freedom conference

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said that China was responsible for the “stain of the century” of human rights abuses, citing mass detentions of Muslims and other minorities.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

U.S., Taliban open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban began in Qatar, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019

US diplomat Pompeo comes to Europe with a tough Iran message

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration’s campaign against Iran to Europe for the third time this month amid heightened Mideast tensions and a risk of open …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

At odds on many fronts, US and Russia hope for better ties

On his first trip to Russia as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that he warned his Russian counterpart against any “unacceptable” Russian meddling in U.S. elections.


Arms control, Venezuela, Iran high on Pompeo’s Russia agenda

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia next week for talks with President Vladimir Putin amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over the crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration’s …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

US Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq

BAGHDAD – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a lightning visit to Baghdad on Tuesday to show U.S. support for the Iraqi government as Washington steps up warnings to …


AP sources: U.S. to sanction nations for importing Iranian oil

The Trump administration is poised to tell five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to …


North Korea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary …


U.S. withdrawing last of its embassy personnel from Venezuela

The United States says it is pulling the remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation in the South American nation.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

U.S. says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State can’t return

An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won’t be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Trump, North Korean leader to hold second summit

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear …


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeks allied unity in dealing with North Korea

America’s top diplomat said Saturday the U.S. will coordinate with allies Japan and South Korea on efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018

Trump, Pompeo bash ex-Secretary of State John Kerry on Iran talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for “actively undermining” U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, …


Top U.S., North Korean diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs

Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries’ top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid …


Trump warns Iranian president against threatening U.S.

President Donald Trump warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani late Sunday night that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States.


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Mexico, is urged to reunite migrant families

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018

After talks, North Korea accuses U.S. of ‘gangster-like’ demands

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delivered a dose of harsh reality to Donald Trump, bashing hopes for a quick denuclearization deal in a pointed rebuke to the president’s …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

Pompeo in North Korea vows to get details of nuclear commitment

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met for nearly three hours Friday with a top North Korean official in Pyongyang to nail down specifics of commitments on denuclearization made at President …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018

The summit’s back on: Trump, NKorea’s Kim to meet after all

After a week of hard-nosed negotiation, diplomatic gamesmanship and no shortage of theatrics, President Donald Trump announced Friday that the historic nuclear-weapons summit he had canceled with North Korea’s Kim …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018

Pompeo: U.S. will need to give Kim Jong Un security assurances

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States will need to “provide security assurances” to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un if the adversaries are to reach a …


Fareed Zakaria: Trump just proved Iran’s hardliners right

Jeb Bush said Donald Trump would be a “chaos president.” And last week, Trump lived up to the billing, choosing to defy virtually the entire world, including America’s closest European …


Pompeo: U.S. to help North Korea economy if it gives up nukes

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered economic help Friday to impoverished North Korea if it gives up its nuclear weapons, as the two countries prepare for an historic summit between …