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U.S. closes embassy in Jerusalem

The United States consulate in Jerusalem will be absorbed into the new U.S. Embassy to Israel today, the State Department said. The decision to create a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem was announced last October by Secretary of …

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 U.S. and Poland confirm stance against Nord Stream-2

The U.S. and Poland have confirmed their joint stance against the Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a news conference following his meeting with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek …

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Sergey Lavrov: Cold War not to re-ignite, but...

The withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty would not herald the start of a new Cold War, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. "I don't …

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US withdraws from INF arms treaty with Russia

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced tonight that it received a diplomatic note from the US State Department on the suspension of the US participation in the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. The same …

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Pompeo and Kono discuss U.S.-DPRK summit

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo held telephone talks today and agreed to meet in February before the second summit between U.S. President Donald …

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Pompeo: U.S. takes down 99% of ISIS caliphate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said 99% of the ISIS’s caliphate has been destroyed, reinforcing the Trump administration's case to withdraw 2000 U.S. troops in Syria that have been working to combat the terrorist …

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Pompeo to meet Netanyahu in Brazil

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while visiting Brazil for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on January 1, the State …

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What will happen to Syria after U.S. pullout?

The United States will withdraw all of its troops from Syria, according to the White House. "Planning for the pullout is already underway," a US defense official and an administration official said. One U.S. official said …

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 Pompeo to discuss JCPOA at UNSC meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address a UN Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday. At the meeting he will underscore the Trump administration’s resolve to address the Iran ballistic …

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Pompeo congratulates Zurabishvili on election

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Salome Zurabishvili on her election as President of Georgia in a telephone conversation. Pompeo wished her success and expressed hope that …

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Putin: Russia to respond if U.S. exits INF Treaty

Russia is against the scrapping of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, but Moscow would be forced to respond if the United States exits the treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on …

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Netanyahu and Pompeo to discuss Middle East

Israel'sPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels later on Monday, the Israeli prime minister’s office said in a statement. According to the …

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