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U.S. human trafficking report drops child separation warning

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report released on Thursday demoted Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum U.S. anti-trafficking standards.

U.S. human trafficking report drops child separation warning

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report released on Thursday demoted Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum U.S. anti-trafficking standards.

Exclusive: Overruling his experts, Pompeo keeps Saudis off U.S. child soldiers list

18 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Trump is confident Mexico will enforce new immigration deal

10 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum programme and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States. | Video

RPT-UPDATE 1-Trump says he is confident Mexico will enforce new immigration deal

08 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 8 U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum program and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States.

Trump says he is confident Mexico will enforce new immigration deal

08 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 8 U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum program and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States.

U.S. State Department misses deadline to explain Iran arms control report - aide

24 May 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department failed to meet a deadline on Thursday to provide information to three congressional committee chairmen looking into whether an annual arms control report slanted and politicised assessments about Iran, a congressional aide said.

Trade frictions raise questions about China's fentanyl promise

11 May 2019

WASHINGTON China has pledged to stem a flood of the synthetic opioid fentanyl onto America's streets, where it kills thousands of people a month, but U.S. security experts are skeptical about whether Beijing is willing, or even able, to follow through.

Trump slaps new U.S. sanctions on Iran's metals industry

09 May 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the Islamic Republic's export revenues from its industrial metals sector, and vowed to keep squeezing Tehran unless it "fundamentally alters" its policies. | Video

U.S. cracks down on Iran uranium production, nuclear plant

03 May 2019

WASHINGTON The United States acted on Friday to force Iran to stop producing low-enriched uranium and expanding its only nuclear power plant, intensifying a campaign aimed at halting Tehran's ballistic missile programme and curbing its regional power.

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