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Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee to testify on Thursday

2:39am BST

WASHINGTON The university professor who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday. | Video

Trump expected to tout North Korea progress, but concrete moves lacking

23 Sep 2018

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON A year after Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea in his first speech at the United Nations, the U.S. president will return to the podium in New York this week to tout diplomatic efforts that have reduced the risk of war.

U.S. expects some Israeli criticism of parts of coming Mideast plan - envoy

13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is prepared for Israeli criticism of elements of its coming Middle East peace plan, the U.S. envoy to the region said, even as Washington faces growing Palestinian accusations that it will be heavily tilted in favour of Israel.

U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighed

12 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Tuesday expressed deep concern over China's "worsening crackdown" on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region, as the Trump administration considered sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses. | Video

U.S. Vice President Pence calls for release of jailed Reuters journalists

05 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called on Myanmar's government to reverse a court ruling that imprisoned two Reuters journalists for seven years and to release them immediately.

U.S. Vice President Pence calls for release of jailed Reuters journalists

05 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called on Myanmar's government to reverse a court ruling that imprisoned two Reuters journalists for seven years and to release them immediately.

Trump cancels Pompeo's trip to North Korea over stalled nuclear diplomacy

25 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled his top diplomat's planned trip to North Korea on Friday, publicly acknowledging for the first time that his effort to get Pyongyang to denuclearize had stalled since his summit with the North's leader.Trump partly blamed China for the lack of progress with North Korea and suggested that talks with Pyongyang, led so far by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, could be on hold until after Washington resolved its bitter trade dispute with Beijing. | Video

Trump sagt Pompeo-Besuch in Nordkorea mangels Fortschritten ab

25 Aug 2018

Washington US-Präsident Donald Trump hat den für kommende Woche geplanten Besuch seines Außenministers Mike Pompeo in Nordkorea überraschend abgesagt.

Images indicate North Korea halted dismantling of launch site - think tank

23 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON Satellite photos from last week indicate North Korea halted work to dismantle a missile engine test site in the first part of August, in spite of a promise to U.S. President Donald Trump at a June summit, a Washington think tank reported on Wednesday.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over Rohingya crackdown

17 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims and widespread human rights abuses across the Southeast Asian nation.

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