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Saudi royal family reportedly gifted Donald Trump with fake tiger and cheetah fur robes
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Saudi royal family reportedly gifted Donald Trump with fake tiger and cheetah fur robes

It is unclear if the Saudi royal family was aware of the fake furs or was deceived by a supplier. The Saudi Embassy in Washington declined to respond to the matter, as did a spokesperson for Trump

Obsessed with Assange, Mike Pompeo wanted WikiLeaks founder kidnapped, assassinated or poisoned, claims report
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Obsessed with Assange, Mike Pompeo wanted WikiLeaks founder kidnapped, assassinated or poisoned, claims report

The Yahoo News investigation is based on conversations with more than 30 former US officials

No boots on the ground but 20 years on, war on terror still grinds along
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No boots on the ground but 20 years on, war on terror still grinds along

The financial drain from a sprawling counterterrorism campaign has been vast, fueling the military’s budgets even years after major combat in Afghanistan and Iraq ended

US wants to 'discuss' Beijing Winter Olympics boycott calls, says State Department spokesman
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US wants to 'discuss' Beijing Winter Olympics boycott calls, says State Department spokesman

Activists and Republican politicians have increasingly called for a boycott of the Olympics in part over what rights monitors say is the mass incarceration and indoctrination of more than one million Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim people in the western region of Xinjiang

Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo calls for US to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics
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Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo calls for US to boycott Beijing Winter Olympics

Pompeo, a vociferous critic of Beijing while he was Donald Trump's top diplomat, said the previous administration had tried in its final months to persuade the International Olympic Committee to move the Winter Games.

China imposes sanctions on Mike Pompeo, other Trump administration officials for violating 'sovereignty'
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China imposes sanctions on Mike Pompeo, other Trump administration officials for violating 'sovereignty'

Pompeo and the others had 'planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves and seriously disrupted China-US relations,' said the Chinese foreign ministry

Mike Pompeo, who led Donald Trump's Mission at US state dept, leaves with dubious legacy
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Mike Pompeo, who led Donald Trump's Mission at US state dept, leaves with dubious legacy

Pompeo has been tagged by a number of officials and analysts with the dubious distinction of the worst secretary of state in American history

US ends decades-old restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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US ends decades-old restrictions on official contacts with Taiwan, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

This decision, coming in the final weeks of the Donald Trump administration, is certain to anger China. Beijing has been stepping up its threats to bring the self-governing island under its control by military force

Mike Pompeo accuses China of 'peddling questionable vaccines', blocking WHO probe to find COVID-19 origin
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Mike Pompeo accuses China of 'peddling questionable vaccines', blocking WHO probe to find COVID-19 origin

The US Secretary of State said the world should demand transparency from Beijing about the origin and spread of the pandemic

US announces sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms supporting Iran's nuclear deal
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US announces sanctions on Chinese, Russian firms supporting Iran's nuclear deal

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the the four firms, accused of transferring sensitive technology and items to Iran's missile programme, will be subject to restrictions on US government aid for two years

From 'Secretary of Trump' Pompeo to 'Biden's alter ego' Blinken, US foreign policy set for sea change
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From 'Secretary of Trump' Pompeo to 'Biden's alter ego' Blinken, US foreign policy set for sea change

The two men provide a study in contrast: Where Pompeo has the reputation of being abrasive and blustery, Blinken has been described as "soft-spoken" with a gift for self-deprecating humour

Riyadh denies reports of meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and MBS
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Riyadh denies reports of meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and MBS

Israeli public broadcaster Kan and other media said Netanyahu and Mossad spy agency chief Yosef Meir Cohen had met the de facto Saudi ruler, together with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, in the Red Sea city of Neom on Sunday

Kabul blasts: At least 8 killed, 31 injured in series of rocket explosions in Afghan capital ahead of Pompeo's visit
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Kabul blasts: At least 8 killed, 31 injured in series of rocket explosions in Afghan capital ahead of Pompeo's visit

The explosions hit various parts of central and north Kabul, including in and around the heavily fortified Green Zone that houses embassies and international firms

Iran vows 'quick' return to 2015 nuclear agreement if Joe Biden lifts US sanctions
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Iran vows 'quick' return to 2015 nuclear agreement if Joe Biden lifts US sanctions

While Donald Trump has sought to maximise pressure on Iran and isolate it globally, Biden has proposed to offer the Islamic republic a return to diplomacy

US president-elect Joe Biden vows 'to get right to work' even as Trump reiterates claims of election fraud
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US president-elect Joe Biden vows 'to get right to work' even as Trump reiterates claims of election fraud

Election officials from both political parties have stated publicly that the election went well, and international observers have confirmed there were no serious irregularities

India-US 2+2 talks: China's protest letter betrays nervousness, and chutzpah in pushing Beijing’s half-truths
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India-US 2+2 talks: China's protest letter betrays nervousness, and chutzpah in pushing Beijing’s half-truths

Apart from betraying its geostrategic concern over the trajectory of India-US ties, the Chinese embassy letter is a litany of half-truths, outright lies and a curious effort at misfiring propaganda.

US' vision for Sri Lanka very different from that of 'predator' China, says Mike Pompeo
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US' vision for Sri Lanka very different from that of 'predator' China, says Mike Pompeo

Addressing a joint press conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena after bilateral talks, the top US diplomat said the US and Sri Lanka shared a democratic vision.

Stop sowing discord between China, regional countries, Beijing tells Mike Pompeo
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Stop sowing discord between China, regional countries, Beijing tells Mike Pompeo

The Chinese foreign ministry's remarks came in response to a question on Pompeo’s visit to India and other South Asian countries

India, US ink BECA defence pact to facilitate sharing of high-end military technology, satellite data
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India, US ink BECA defence pact to facilitate sharing of high-end military technology, satellite data

The third edition of the 2+2 dialogue between the two countries comes in the backdrop of India's tense border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh

Third India-US 2+2 dialogue: Bilateral ties must focus on maximising convergences on strategic interests
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Third India-US 2+2 dialogue: Bilateral ties must focus on maximising convergences on strategic interests

The focus on convergences and its institutionalisation through dedicated frameworks alleviates the pressures on the two sides to urgently contemplate formalisation of ties.