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US and Taliban sign peace deal

The US and the Taliban have signed an agreement aimed at paving the way towards peace in Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict, BBC News reports. The US and its Nato allies have agreed to withdraw all their troops from the country …

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Lavrov assesses U.S. Middle East peace plan

The U.S. is ignoring the internationally-accepted approach to the Middle East settlement, which is not helping resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Italian daily La Stampa. …

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U.S. to Ukraine: Crimea to remain part of Russia

Crimea is lost for Ukraine forever, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a private meeting held in Kiev as part of the Secretary of State’s visit. According to media reports, this position was …

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Kremlin comments on Belarus-U.S. convergence

Moscow does not consider Belarus and the United States rapidly becoming closer, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on the recent visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Minsk, where he …

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U.S. offers Belarus all the oil it needs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Minsk that Washington can provide it with all the oil it needs. After a meeting with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in Minsk, Pompeo suggested that the U.S. could …

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Pompeo says US can supply Belarus with %100 of oil

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that the United States is willing and able to provide Belarus with 100% of its oil and gas, Fox Business reports. Pompeo is the first secretary of state to visit Belarus …

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Lukashenko agrees on Cooperation with NATO

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Minsk, Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said noting that the main topic of the discussion was the search of ways for the country's interaction with the …

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U.S. focuses its foreign policy on Ukraine's transit

The United States supports maintaining Russian gas transit through Ukraine. Washington calls it "a strategic deterrent to further Russian aggression," the U.S. State Department said in a statement released on the eve of U.S. Secretary …

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Pompeo sums up results of Berlin conference

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo hopes that major oil fields in Libya would be reopened following an international conference on Libya in Berlin on Sunday, the U.S. Department of State said in a statement. …

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State Department unveils new Center for Analytics

The Department of State announced the establishment of a Center for Analytics (CfA) that will be the agency’s first official enterprise-level data and analytics hub, MeriTalk reports. CfA will be led by State’s Chief …

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Pompeo defends U.S. killing of Soleimani

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. Pompeo made the administration’s case …

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US evacuates civilians from Iraq

At this moment, an emergency evacuation of employees of the American oil field is underway in Iraq. The rescue operation of civilians is taking place against the backdrop of the complicated situation in the country after the assassination of the …

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Volodin urges U.S. ambassadors to study history

Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin suggested that the U.S. Department of State, "before sending an ambassador to a country, should inquire about his or her knowledge of that country’s history." …

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Trump searching for next secretary of state?

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed candidates for the post of Secretary of State to replace Mike Pompeo with lawmakers and other officials, The Washington Post reported. According to the …

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