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A Big US First in Israel, and a 'Major Policy Shift'

Mike Pompeo is first US diplomat to visit Israeli settlement in occupied West Bank

(Newser) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department announced that products from the settlements can be labeled "Made in Israel" in a major policy shift. The two moves reflected the...

Pompeo: Only Transition Will Be to Another Trump Term

Secretary of state says other nations understand that 'this takes time'

(Newser) - No transition, no problem. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters Tuesday, when asked if his agency is ready to work with President-elect Joe Biden's team on the transfer of power, "There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration." Pompeo's job is dealing...

Vatican Tells Pompeo He Can't Meet Pope

He met some of the pontiff's critics instead

(Newser) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denied an audience with Pope Francis during his visit to the Vatican this week—but he was welcomed by the pontiff's critics. Vatican officials said it is normal for the pope not to meet political figures during election periods, though they also expressed...

Melania Trump Gets Chance to 'Rebrand' at Tonight's RNC

First lady has opportunity to offer a 'warmer' picture of president

(Newser) - Melania Trump is set to take the virtual stage Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, and a White House aide tells the Washington Post she's been working on her speech for days, with help from former press secretary Stephanie Grisham and Kellyanne Conway, who recently announced she's...

Trump: Iran Policy Needs to 'Snap Back'

America will tell the UN to reimpose Iran sanctions

(Newser) - The US will demand Thursday that all United Nations sanctions be reimposed against Iran, President Trump said Wednesday, a move that follows America's defeat in trying to extend an arms embargo against Tehran, the AP reports. The administration's insistence on snapping back international sanctions against Iran sets the...

State Department's New Watchdog Quits

Stephen Akard's departure follows predecessor's abrupt firing

(Newser) - The State Department’s acting inspector general resigned abruptly on Wednesday following the firing of his predecessor in circumstances now being investigated by Congress. Stephen Akard announced his resignation just two days after Democrats issued subpoenas for several of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's top aides to answer questions...

Pompeo: Trump Is Going After Communist Software
Pompeo: Some
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Pompeo: Some Software Is 'Feeding Data' to Communists

The Secretary of State appears on Fox News Channel's 'Sunday Morning Futures'

(Newser) - President Trump plans to take action on a what he sees as a broad array of national security risks presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, per the AP . Pompeo's remarks followed reports that Microsoft is in advanced talks to...

Pompeo Announces Sanctions on Huawei

Certain employees of Chinese tech companies to face visa restrictions

(Newser) - The State Department accused the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer of human right abuses Wednesday, saying it would impose visa restrictions on employees of China's Huawei. The announcement came a week after the State Department accused China of human rights abuses and a day after the UK said...

Pompeo Accuses China of Human Rights Abuses

US sanctions 3 Chinese officials over treatment of Uighurs, other minorities

(Newser) - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities, per the AP . The decision to bar these senior officials and their families from entering the US is the latest of a series of...

Pompeo on Possible TikTok Ban: 'US Will Get This One Right'

Secretary of state says US is 'looking at' banning popular app, other social media apps out of China

(Newser) - Amid a year fraught with trade issues and a Cold War-style arms race between the United States and China, a new alleged threat is now on the radar: the popular TikTok app, whose parent company is Beijing's ByteDance. Per CNBC , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on Laura Ingraham'...

Pompeo Urges China to Be Transparent on Coronavirus

He met top diplomat as details from Bolton book emerged

(Newser) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged China to reveal all it knows about the coronavirus outbreak in a meeting with a top Chinese official in Hawaii on Wednesday as new revelations about President Trump and China rocked Washington. Pompeo and his deputy Stephen Biegun held closed-door talks with the Chinese...

North Korea Taunts US Over Protests
North Korea Taunts
US Over Protests

North Korea Taunts US Over Protests

'Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House'

(Newser) - North Korea has taken note of the George Floyd protests, and it's not exactly sending a note of support. "Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House," says a statement in one of the main state-run newspapers. "This is the reality in...

A Deadline Passes: Pompeo Is Staying Put

Secretary of state will not run for vacant Senate seat in Kansas

(Newser) - The passing of Monday's deadline to file to run for Kansas' open Senate seat confirmed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo won't be a candidate, per the AP . Republican leaders had not expected Pompeo to give up his post as the nation's top diplomat to seek the...

Mike Pompeo Makes Big Move on Hong Kong

He says territory is no longer autonomous

(Newser) - Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo notified Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China. The notice sets the stage for the US to withdraw the preferential trade and financial status that the former British colony has enjoyed since it reverted...

Report: Congressional Committees Looking Into Pompeo Dinners

NBC: Taxpayer-funded 'Madison Dinners' hosted by Pompeo are now under scrutiny

(Newser) - The State Department inspector general who was abruptly fired on Friday may have been aware of fancy dinners hosted by Mike Pompeo and his wife on the taxpayer's dime. That’s according to NBC News , which reports Steve Linick last week made "some type of inquiry" to the...

Democrats See 'Troubling' Saudi Link in Watchdog's Firing

Steve Linick was investigating decision to allow arms sales

(Newser) - State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was looking into a lot more than dog-walking and errand-running when he was abruptly fired on Friday, House Democrats say. Lawmakers have confirmed that the watchdog's other investigations included a probe of President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision last...

Pompeo Controversy Involves Dog Walking, Dry Cleaning

Watchdog was investigating whether secretary of state had aide running errands, say reports

(Newser) - New details are emerging about the controversial firing of a government watchdog, and they are not the stuff of high-stakes political intrigue. Instead, they are the stuff of mundane personal errands, such as dog-walking, picking up dry cleaning, and making dinner reservations. The watchdog who got fired was investigating whether...

Democrats Launch Inquiry Into Latest Trump Firing

President fired State Department inspector general, reportedly at Pompeo's urging

(Newser) - Late Friday, President Trump fired the State Department's inspector general . By Saturday, the New York Times reports, Democrats in the House and Senate had started an investigation into Steve Linick's dismissal. In a letter informing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trump wrote only that he'd lost confidence in...

Chinese Ambassador Found Dead in Home

Initial reports suggest Beijing's envoy to Israel died of natural causes

(Newser) - The Chinese ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv on Sunday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said. No cause of death was given and Israeli police said it was investigating, though Israeli media were reporting that Du Wei appeared to have died of natural causes...

For 3rd Time in 2 Months, Trump Fires Government Watchdog

Steve Linick, State Department's inspector general, was said to have been investigating Mike Pompeo

(Newser) - President Trump has fired the State Department's inspector general, and Democrats say the timing of the watchdog's removal is suspect. Per the Wall Street Journal , Trump penned a congressional letter indicating he was taking Steve Linick out of his role in 30 days because he'd lost confidence...

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