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U.S. hopeful EU will impose sanctions on Venezuela in coming months -U.S. envoy

29 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Washington's envoy for Venezuela said on Thursday he was hopeful that the European Union will impose sanctions against Caracas "in the coming months" amid stalled talks to resolve the country's political crisis.

U.S. hopes South Korea and Japan can rebuild ties from 'rock bottom'

27 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The United States hopes a damaging row between the leaders of U.S. allies South Korea and Japan has hit rock bottom but believes recent military exercises by Seoul have not helped, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday.

U.S. to keep up pressure on Sudan as it discusses lifting sanctions: official

26 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The United States will test the commitment of Sudan's new transitional government to human rights, freedom of speech and humanitarian access before it agrees to remove the country from a state sponsor of terrorism list, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

Should I stay or should I run? Pompeo under pressure over U.S. Senate seat

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Republican pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for the U.S. Senate next year to help keep the party's majority intact is coming up against President Donald Trump's hope of keeping one of his most trusted aides in his administration.

U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker -State Dept official

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting an Iranian oil tanker that is travelling through the Mediterranean and that Washington wants seized, a State Department official said on Thursday.

U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker: State Department official

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting an Iranian oil tanker that is travelling through the Mediterranean and that Washington wants seized, a State Department official said on Thursday.

U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker: State Department official

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting an Iranian oil tanker that is traveling through the Mediterranean and that Washington wants seized, a State Department official said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker -State Dept official

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 22 The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting an Iranian oil tanker that is traveling through the Mediterranean and that Washington wants seized, a State Department official said on Thursday.

U.S. warns Sri Lanka on investment, military ties after army chief promotion

20 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Tuesday that Sri Lanka's appointment of a war veteran accused of serious human rights violations as head of its army could affect U.S. military cooperation and investment in the island nation.

U.S. warns Sri Lanka on investment, military ties after army chief promotion

20 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Tuesday that Sri Lanka's appointment of a war veteran accused of serious human rights violations as head of its army could affect U.S. military cooperation and investment in the island nation.

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