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May 15, 2018 5:01 AM Australia's leader backs foreign minister's work on China

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia's prime minister has rejected a former diplomat's opinion that the country needs a new foreign minister to thaw relations with China. Geoff Raby was Australia's ambassador to Beijing from 2007 to 2011. He used a scathing column in The Australian Financial Review newspaper on Tuesday to call for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop 62

May 12, 2018 9:52 PM Pakistan blocks US diplomat from leaving after fatal crash

Pakistan has prevented a US diplomat from leaving the country after he allegedly killed a motorcyclist by driving through a red light last month. Local press said on Saturday that a plane was sent by the US to collect Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, a military attache, but was denied clearance. US officials have previously said he cannot be arrested or tried 62

May 9, 2018 7:17 AM Trump ignores European pleas and abandons 'defective' Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies. The 2015 agreement, worked out by the United States, five other world powers and Iran, lifted sanctions 96

May 6, 2018 3:10 AM British foreign secretary to meet with US officials on Iran

WASHINGTON – Britain's top diplomat is visiting the U.S. for two days of talks with the Trump administration as President Donald Trump decides whether to pull out of the multinational nuclear agreement with Iran. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is expected to arrive Sunday, is a strong proponent of the deal. The deadline for Trump's decision is May 12. The nuclear 37

April 26, 2018 8:19 PM EX-CIA chief Mike Pompeo confirmed as secretary of state

The US Senate has confirmed former CIA director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, ending a tough confirmation battle. Mr Pompeo had been accused by Democrats of being a war hawk and harbouring anti-Muslim and homophobic views. The Senate voted 57-42 to approve him as America's top diplomat, the second of the Trump presidency. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson 635

April 22, 2018 6:44 PM Late diplomat’s family pushing President Trump to declassify JFK files, believing it may explain why he was pushed out of job

Thomas' family believes he was pushed out of the State Department for pushing a review of the probe, leaving him dejected. The family of a late diplomat believe classified documents tied to the JFK assassination may provide clues into why he killed himself more than 45 years ago. Charles Thomas committed suicide in April 1971, two years after he was nudged 89

April 19, 2018 11:44 PM Mike Pompeo Wins Democratic Senator’s Backing for Secretary of State Job

Heidi Heitkamp becomes the first in her party to say she’ll support nomination, improving odds of confirmation WASHINGTON—Mike Pompeo secured his first Democratic senator’s endorsement on Thursday, putting his nomination as the next secretary of state on stronger footing. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.) said she would vote to confirm the current Central 65

April 19, 2018 2:38 PM Ivory Coast ambassador Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue to UN dies

UNITED NATIONS – Veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations and a member of the U.N. Security Council, has died suddenly. The Security Council began a meeting Thursday with members standing in silent tribute to their colleague, who was serving a two-year term on the U.N.'s most powerful body. Peru's U.N. Ambassador 63

April 18, 2018 2:11 PM North Korea meeting won't affect Pompeo vote in U.S. Senate: committee chair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday he did not expect that CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would affect votes in the Senate on his nomination to be secretary of state. Republican Senator Bob Corker, who has said he “avidly” supports Pompeo’s nomination 84

April 12, 2018 1:59 PM Lawmakers to Hear From Pompeo, Mattis in Midst of Syria Crisis

Pompeo vows to address vacant posts as Secretary of State while Mattis will answer inquiries about Pentagon budget Two of the Trump administration’s most senior national security officials go before lawmakers Thursday in the midst of high-level U.S. planning for a possible military strike against Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack 65