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Hillary Clinton to team up with novelist Louise Penny on new mystery novel, State of Terror
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Hillary Clinton to team up with novelist Louise Penny on new mystery novel, State of Terror

Fiction writing and worst-case scenarios have become a favorite pastime for Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

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

As President-elect Joe Biden picks his top officials, a brief look at ghosts of Cabinets past
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As President-elect Joe Biden picks his top officials, a brief look at ghosts of Cabinets past

Confirmation hearings of Joe Biden's Cabinet picks are likely set to make for interesting viewing, what with the President-elect already facing pressure both from within and without

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

President-elect Joe Biden to name longtime aide Antony Blinken as secretary of state: Reports
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President-elect Joe Biden to name longtime aide Antony Blinken as secretary of state: Reports

A mild-mannered policy wonk who is fluent in French and plays guitar on the side, the 58-year-old is a longtime aide to Biden who served as deputy secretary of state during Barack Obama's presidency

Donald Trump's decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May result of hawkish economic, security advisors
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Donald Trump's decision to ban all Iranian oil purchases after May result of hawkish economic, security advisors

Trump has been eager to halt Iran’s oil exports since slapping sanctions on the Islamic Republic last November for the first time since 2015

US ready to negotiate with North Korea 'immediately', seeks denuclearisation by 2021, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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US ready to negotiate with North Korea 'immediately', seeks denuclearisation by 2021, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.

'No mention of terrorism' in Imran Khan-Mike Pompeo phone discussion, says Pakistan; refutes US statement
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'No mention of terrorism' in Imran Khan-Mike Pompeo phone discussion, says Pakistan; refutes US statement

The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan has responded to US State Department's statement issued regarding the phone call that took place between state secretary Mike Pompeo and Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Thursday.

US looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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US looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The US is looking at partnership and not dominance in the Indo-Pacific region, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday as he unveiled a series of developmental initiatives

Mike Pompeo travels to Mexico to meet new Leftist president-elect: Meeting is a chance for neighbours to repair strained ties
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Mike Pompeo travels to Mexico to meet new Leftist president-elect: Meeting is a chance for neighbours to repair strained ties

US-Mexico ties have deteriorated significantly under Trump, who campaigned on building a border wall and has repeatedly blamed Mexico for economic and social problems in the US

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.

Hillary Clinton terms 2016 US presidential polls as 'first reality TV elections', says Russian interference was 'unprecedented'
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Hillary Clinton terms 2016 US presidential polls as 'first reality TV elections', says Russian interference was 'unprecedented'

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has alleged Russian interference in the American elections was "unprecedented and more than alarming".

Pakistan on US watch list for 'severe violations' of religious freedom as Rex Tillerson re-designates 10 countries
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Pakistan on US watch list for 'severe violations' of religious freedom as Rex Tillerson re-designates 10 countries

The US has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for "severe violations" of religious freedom, the State Department said.

Pakistan must demonstrate desire to collaborate with US in fight against terrorism, says Rex Tillerson
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Pakistan must demonstrate desire to collaborate with US in fight against terrorism, says Rex Tillerson

Pakistan must demonstrate its desire to collaborate with the US in its fight against terrorism, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday

Rex Tillerson in India: US secretary of state calls on Sushma Swaraj, pays tribute at Gandhi Smriti
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Rex Tillerson in India: US secretary of state calls on Sushma Swaraj, pays tribute at Gandhi Smriti

Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, US Department of State met Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday

Rex Tillerson to meet Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Ajit Doval today; security, terrorism likely to top agenda
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Rex Tillerson to meet Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Ajit Doval today; security, terrorism likely to top agenda

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson will be visiting India on Wednesday and will meet Sushma Swaraj and Narendra Modi.

India welcomes Rex Tillerson's remarks, says it looks forward to welcoming him next week for discussions
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India welcomes Rex Tillerson's remarks, says it looks forward to welcoming him next week for discussions

India said that it appreciates US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's positive evaluation of the Indo-US ties, asserting that New Delhi shares his optimism.