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U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearisation by 2021

20 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON/SEOUL 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. | Video

U.S. sanctions China for buying Russia war planes, missiles

20 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

U.S. seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran

19 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran to include Tehran's ballistic missile programme and its regional behaviour, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week.

U.S. to sharply limit refugee flows to 30,000 in 2019

18 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 for fiscal-year 2019, a sharp drop from a limit of 45,000 it set for 2018. | Video

U.S. to sharply limit refugee flows to 30,000 in 2019

18 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 for fiscal-year 2019, a sharp drop from a limit of 45,000 it set for 2018. | Video

U.S.' Pompeo slams Kerry for 'inappropriate' meetings with Iran officials

15 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday lambasted his predecessor, John Kerry, for meetings with Iranian officials in back-channel talks and accused him of "actively undermining" the Trump administration's policy towards Tehran. | Video

U.S. 'looking at situation' on China's Muslim crackdown -official

13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The United States is looking more closely at a crackdown by China on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region, a senior U.S. economic official said on Thursday, as Washington considers imposing sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses.

U.S. 'looking at situation' on China's Muslim crackdown: official

13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The United States is looking more closely at a crackdown by China on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region, a senior U.S. economic official said on Thursday, as Washington considers imposing sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses.

U.S. 'looking at situation' on China's Muslim crackdown: official

13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The United States is looking more closely at a crackdown by China on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region, a senior U.S. economic official said on Thursday, as Washington considers imposing sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses.

U.S. sanctions to remain until Zimbabwe demonstrates reforms - official

13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. government will not lift sanctions against Zimbabwe until the new government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa demonstrates it is "changing its ways," a senior U.S. economic official told a congressional panel on Thursday.

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