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US envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker resigns amid whistleblower complaint over Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine
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US envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker resigns amid whistleblower complaint over Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine

The official said Volker told secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday of his decision to leave the job

US judge orders North Korea to pay $501 million over death of American student Otto Warmbier allegedly tortured by Pyongyang
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US judge orders North Korea to pay $501 million over death of American student Otto Warmbier allegedly tortured by Pyongyang

Beryl Howell, the chief judge of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, awarded $501,134,683.80 to the Wambeir family, most of it in punitive damages

Donald Trump hits back at ex-secretary of state Rex Tillerson, calls him 'dumb as a rock and lazy as hell'
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Donald Trump hits back at ex-secretary of state Rex Tillerson, calls him 'dumb as a rock and lazy as hell'

Donald Trump replaced Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, who was the CIA director at the time.

Donald Trump administration suspends security assistance to Pakistan for failing to act on militant safe havens
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Donald Trump administration suspends security assistance to Pakistan for failing to act on militant safe havens

"The (Trump) Administration has been clear to Pakistani leaders that it expects them to constructively address the problem of militant safe havens in Pakistan," an official from the National Security Council, the White House, told PTI. "Because Pakistan failed to address the problem, the Administration suspended security assistance," the official said, requesting anonymity.

China's conquest of economies at full steam as Beijing spreads tentacles of debt across cash-starved African, Pacific Island nations
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China's conquest of economies at full steam as Beijing spreads tentacles of debt across cash-starved African, Pacific Island nations

If economic conditions continued to worsen in countries like Zambia and Kenya owing to and despite the Chinese debt “aid”, Beijing is going to have a very hard time selling BRI projects to countries having slightest capacity to stand up on their own.

Donald Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion in 2017, held unofficial discussions with Latin American allies, says US official
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Donald Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion in 2017, held unofficial discussions with Latin American allies, says US official

Although Trump gave no indication he was about to order up military plans to invade Venezuela, he pointed to what he considered past cases of successful gunboat diplomacy in the region, according to the official, like the invasions of Panama and Grenada in the 1980s

India-US ties: Narendra Modi's China, Russia visits have brought underlying tensions in bilateral ties to surface
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India-US ties: Narendra Modi's China, Russia visits have brought underlying tensions in bilateral ties to surface

Simmering tension with the US has bubbled to the surface following India's decision to undertake some outreach initiatives to Russia, North Korea and China.

Mike Pompeo, on first day as Secretary of State, vows to reinvigorate diplomacy, restore US 'swagger'
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Mike Pompeo, on first day as Secretary of State, vows to reinvigorate diplomacy, restore US 'swagger'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arriving for his first day at the State Department, said on Tuesday he would help the U.S. diplomatic corps in "getting back our swagger" but offered few details about his plans for the agency

Ex-CIA director Mike Pompeo sworn in as US secretary of state, dashes off to Brussels to attend NATO meetings
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Ex-CIA director Mike Pompeo sworn in as US secretary of state, dashes off to Brussels to attend NATO meetings

The new secretary of state immediately dashed off to Europe in an energetic start befitting the high-stakes issues awaiting him from Iran to North Korea.

Donald Trump praises North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable', flipping earlier view of 'Little Rocket Man'
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Donald Trump praises North Korea leader Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable', flipping earlier view of 'Little Rocket Man'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man."

Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, narrowly avoids US Senate committee rebuke
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Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, narrowly avoids US Senate committee rebuke

US President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a favorable recommendation, narrowly avoiding a rare rebuke as his confirmation heads to the full Senate.

US Senate poised to reject Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State in rare rebuke as Donald Trump rages on Twitter
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US Senate poised to reject Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State in rare rebuke as Donald Trump rages on Twitter

The full Senate is still expected to consider Pompeo's nomination later this week. But the rare rebuke expected from the panel Monday, even after Pompeo's recent visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, would be the first time in years that a nominee for the high-level Cabinet position did not receive a favorable committee vote.

US says it will work on projects with India, Japan in Indo-Pacific region to counter China's 'predatory economic behaviour'
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US says it will work on projects with India, Japan in Indo-Pacific region to counter China's 'predatory economic behaviour'

The US, India and Japan intend to work together on high-standard projects in the Indo-Pacific region "that make economic sense" amidst China's "predatory" economic behaviour, according to a senior Trump administration diplomat

Russian probe, Stormy Daniels and more: Tempests buffeting White House now threaten to engulf Donald Trump
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Russian probe, Stormy Daniels and more: Tempests buffeting White House now threaten to engulf Donald Trump

Tempests like the Russia collusion probe, Stormy Daniels allegations and tensions with Moscow have merged into a threatening maelstrom for Donald Trump

Rex Tillerson scrubbed from state department website as unceremonious firing via tweet takes effect
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Rex Tillerson scrubbed from state department website as unceremonious firing via tweet takes effect

Rex Tillerson has all but vanished from the State Department's website as his unceremonious firing by tweet took effect over the weekend.

Donald Trump picks ex-UN ambassador John Bolton to replace HR McMaster as NSA, will take over on 9 April
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Donald Trump picks ex-UN ambassador John Bolton to replace HR McMaster as NSA, will take over on 9 April

President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, injecting a hawkish foreign policy voice into his administration ahead of key decisions on Iran and North Korea.

Donald Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on reelection as Russia president, doesn't discuss alleged meddling in US election
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Donald Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on reelection as Russia president, doesn't discuss alleged meddling in US election

President Donald Trump called Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his reelection, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a 'sham'

HR McMaster set to be latest White House aide to get the sack; Donald Trump eyes 'strong replacement' as national security adviser
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HR McMaster set to be latest White House aide to get the sack; Donald Trump eyes 'strong replacement' as national security adviser

US president Donald Trump has decided to replace his national security adviser, HR McMaster, but the move is not expected to be made immediately.

Iran says firing of Rex Tillerson shows United States 'determined' to quit nuclear deal
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Iran says firing of Rex Tillerson shows United States 'determined' to quit nuclear deal

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's sacking shows that Washington is set on quitting the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Donald Trump inspects 8 prototypes for Mexico border wall, says if not for walls, you 'wouldn't even have a country'
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Donald Trump inspects 8 prototypes for Mexico border wall, says if not for walls, you 'wouldn't even have a country'

Donald Trump—making his first trip to California as president—warned, on Tuesday, there would be "bedlam" without the controversial wall he wants to build on the border with Mexico, as he inspected several prototype barriers.