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FBI probe is the next battle in war over Kavanaugh

01 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. | Video

U.S. to bring back Khalilzad as special Afghanistan envoy - sources

22 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to tap Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul and Iraq, as his special envoy on Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said, the latest signal to the Taliban that the United States is serious about talks to end its longest war.

U.S. to bring back Khalilzad as special Afghanistan envoy: sources

22 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to tap Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul and Iraq, as his special envoy on Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said, the latest signal to the Taliban that the United States is serious about talks to end its longest war.

U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders

22 Jul 2018

By Jonathan Landay, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel and John Walcott

U.S. hopes for return of 50 Korean War dead from North Korea within two weeks

17 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON The United States hopes North Korea will return the remains of about 50 American Korean War dead within two weeks, the first of thousands President Donald Trump says Pyongyang has promised to hand over, a senior U.S. defence official said on Tuesday.

As Trump says Putin 'not my enemy', sceptics in U.S. see danger

12 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON In preparing for his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump has provoked a rare agreement among Democrats and Republicans alarmed by the possibility of a cozy meeting.

Pompeo hopes to 'fill in' details on denuclearisation on North Korea trip

07 Jul 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met North Korean officials in Pyongyang on Friday, hoping to "fill in" details on how to dismantle the North's nuclear programme and recover the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War. | Video

U.S. softens North Korea approach as Pompeo prepares for more nuclear talks

05 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The United States appears to have shelved an "all or nothing" approach to North Korean denuclearisation as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to head back to North Korea this week hoping to agree a roadmap for its nuclear disarmament. | Video

Special counsel indicts Russian, adds charges against Manafort

09 Jun 2018

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed charges on Friday against a political operative with alleged ties to Russian intelligence, bringing his probe into possible collusion by the Trump presidential campaign a step closer to the Kremlin's door.

North Korea shakes up top military brass ahead of Trump summit - U.S. official

04 Jun 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea's top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior U.S. official said, a move analysts said on Monday could support efforts by the North's young leader to jump-start economic development and engage with the world. | Video

World News

Trump briefed on Khashoggi murder by CIA, Pompeo

U.S. President Donald Trump, while flying to California on Saturday, was briefed on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, the White House said.