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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.

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.

Exclusive: Shared Afghanistan interests create opening for U.S.-Iran back channel - sources

18 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to extract America from its longest war, according to three source familiar with the efforts. | Video

Trump wants forces reduced in Afghanistan by next U.S. election - Pompeo

30 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON/ KABUL U.S. President Donald Trump wants combat forces reduced in Afghanistan by the next U.S. presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, in comments that underlined the growing pressure from Washington to cut troop numbers there.

U.S. wants ships to keep their tracking devices on -senior official

29 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The United States wants all ships to keep their tracking transponders on to cut down on illicit activity and smuggling, and to increase transparency with movements of ships around the world, a senior State Department official told Reuters.

U.S. wants ships to keep their tracking devices on -senior official

29 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON, July 29 The United States wants all ships to keep their tracking transponders on to cut down on illicit activity and smuggling, and to increase transparency with movements of ships around the world, a senior State Department official told Reuters.

Pompeo says possible run for Senate seat in Kansas 'off the table'

29 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday appeared to close the door to a potential run in 2020 for a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas saying it was "off the table," but he did not rule out the possibility of a presidential run in the future.

Trump rejects racism charge, throws it at black lawmaker

29 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Sunday said disparaging comments he made about a prominent African-American lawmaker and his Baltimore district were not racist and, without citing any evidence for his claim, he called the congressman a racist. | Video

Chevron 'hopeful' of U.S. approval to continue operating in Venezuela

26 Jul 2019

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON Chevron Corp , the last U.S. oil company operating in Venezuela, said on Thursday it hopes to be able to remain in the Latin American nation as the Trump administration mulls whether to renew its license, expiring on Saturday, to do business there.

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