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Unloved by Trump, NPR Carries On

Donations to the public broadcaster went up sharply after the president said it was “a very good question” to ask why it still existed.
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Pompeo Had Undisclosed Meeting With Russian Diplomat At Munich Conference

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a security conference in Munich on Friday that the State Department did not publicly disclose before nor after the fact. Politico reported that the two diplomats met in Lavrov’s meeting room at the hotel in which the conference took place. Maria Zakharova, Lavrov’s spokesperson, posted about the meeting on Facebook and included a photo of Pompeo in the hotel hallway with Lavrov and others. Zakharova wr...
Tags: Facebook, News, Politico, Russia, Munich, State Department, Kremlin, State, Sergei Lavrov, Lavrov, Zakharova, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Cristina Cabrera, Maria Zakharova Lavrov


Iran: President Trump Is Wrong to Think Tehran Regime Will Collapse

(MUNICH) — Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump is receiving bad advice if he believes an American “maximum pressure” campaign against his country will cause the government in Tehran to collapse. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a group of top defense officials and diplomats at the Munich Security Conference that the information provided to the president has dissuaded Trump from accepting offers from other leaders to mediate between Washington and...
Tags: Europe, News, Obama, Washington, China, Iraq, Uncategorized, Iran, United States, Tehran, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Zarif, Pompeo


'The West is winning': Pompeo touts US commitment to Western allies in face of criticism

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the erosion of the transatlantic alliance "grossly exaggerated," and pushed back on comments by Germany's President that the US has rejected the international community under Donald Trump's presidency.
Tags: Germany, US, Cnn, Donald Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


"The West is winning," Pompeo tells China, Russia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended on Saturday his nation's global role despite misgivings in Europe, vowing that Western values would prevail over China's desire for "empire". Pompeo was seeking to reassure Europeans troubled by U.S. President Donald Trump's "America first" rhetoric, ambivalence over the transatlantic NATO military alliance and tariffs on European goods. Pompeo was, in part, responding to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who on Friday accused the United Sta...
Tags: Europe, News, China, America, Nato, Donald Trump, State, China Russia, Frank Walter Steinmeier, United States Russia, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


'The West is winning,' U.S. tells China; France wary

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended on Saturday his nation's global role despite misgivings in Europe, vowing that Western values would prevail over Russian and Chinese desires for "empire". Seeking to reassure Europeans troubled by U.S. President Donald Trump's "America first" rhetoric, his ambivalence over the NATO military alliance and tariffs on European goods, Pompeo said there was no crisis in Western leadership.
Tags: Europe, News, France, China, America, Nato, Donald Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


U.S. and Taliban Agree to Reduce Violence, in First Step To Peace Deal

American negotiators had insisted on a decline in hostilities — though not a complete cease-fire — before signing an agreement with the Taliban.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Trump, Mike, Ashraf, Ghani, Pompeo, Donald J, United States Defense and Military Forces, Munich (Germany, Afghanistan War (2001-, Taliban Agree


White House Memo Justifying Suleimani Strike Cites No Imminent Threat

A new report sent to Congress about the drone strike that killed Iran’s top general contradicted the original justification the administration provided.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Iran, Defense Department, Esper, Trump, Mike, Engel, Pompeo, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Suleimani, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Qassim


Official says U.S., Taliban reach Afghanistan truce agreement

By MATTHEW LEE and KATHY GANNON MUNICH — A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan. The official said the agreement for a seven-day “reduction in violence” to be followed by the start of all-Afghan peace talks within 10 days is “very specific” and covers the entire country, including Afghan government forces. There were indications a formal...
Tags: Isis, News, Germany, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Afghanistan, Munich, Soccer, United States, Taliban, Ashraf Ghani, Norway, Donald Trump, Islamabad


U.S. and Taliban Agree to Reduce Violence, in First Step Toward Cease-Fire

American negotiators had insisted on a decline in hostilities — though not a complete cease-fire — before signing an agreement with the Taliban.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Trump, Mike, Ashraf, Ghani, Pompeo, Donald J, United States Defense and Military Forces, Munich (Germany, Afghanistan War (2001-, Taliban Agree


International Religious Freedom Alliance: paper tiger or trendsetter?

International (MNN) -- Vocabulary.com defines “paper tiger” as an entity that appears powerful but is actually ineffectual. Critics might claim this is a fitting description of the new International Religious Freedom Alliance, while supporters laud its potential. Isaac Six with Open Doors USA says the coalition could create opportunities for Gospel workers by making religious freedom a global priority. “Where are the missionaries at, and what's keeping them from being able to share their ...
Tags: Usa, Washington, United States, Middle East, Amnesty International, Myanmar, State Department, Donald Trump, Pew Research Center, North Africa, Trump, Sam Brownback, Alliance, Department of State, Voice of America, Pompeo


US Senators write to Pompeo about NRC, CAA and internet restrictions in Kashmir

Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s first visit to India, four US Senators – Republicans and Democrats- have asked the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo for an assessment of the situation in Jammu & Kashmir, including the Indian government’s restrictions on internet and cellular services, following the abrogation of Article 370 in August last […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Donald Trump, Kashmir, State, Pompeo, Jammu Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, Michael Pompeo, Internet shutdowns, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA, National Registrar of Citizens (NRC, NRC CAA


Pompeo 'outraged' by United Nations list of firms with settlement ties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said he is “outraged” by the U.N.'s publication of a list of companies accused of violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israel's West Bank settlements.
Tags: News, Israel, West Bank, United Nations, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


How Months of Miscalculation Led the U.S. and Iran to the Brink of War

The Trump administration escalated pressure on Iran to try to negotiate over its nuclear aims. Instead, Iran fought back with violent attacks. At critical points, each country misjudged the other.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Nuclear Weapons, Trump, Mike, Zarif, Pompeo, Suleimani, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations


Pompeo touts partial ceasefire with Taliban in push for election-year troop reduction

US secretary of state calls for significant drop in violence before formal peace talks can beginMike Pompeo has hailed “a pretty important breakthrough” in Afghan peace talks, as officials confirmed that the Taliban had agreed to a partial week-long ceasefire as a precursor to broader peace talks and the withdrawal of at least some US troops.But the US secretary of state said that Washington still wanted to see a significant reduction in violence before formal negotiations could begin. “If we ca...
Tags: Washington, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, US national security, State, Pompeo, Trump Administration


US-Taliban talks: Pompeo hails 'pretty important breakthrough'

The US secretary of state says President Donald Trump has given the go-ahead for further talks.
Tags: News, US, Taliban, Donald Trump, State, Pompeo


Pompeo says settlement report shows UN's 'unrelenting anti-Israel bias'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday denounced the UN release of a list of companies involved with Israeli settlements, saying it proved the world body was biased against the Jewish state. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet on Wednesday released a list of 112 companies with activities in Israeli settlements, including major US firms Airbnb, Expedia and TripAdvisor. The report was ordered in 2016 by the UN Human Rights Council, from which President Donald Trump's ad...
Tags: News, Israel, US, United States, Un, Tripadvisor, Donald Trump, State, UN Human Rights Council, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Michele Bachelet, Airbnb Expedia


U.S. Faces Tough ‘Great Game’ Against China in Central Asia and Beyond

The Trump administration sees former Soviet republics in the heart of Asia as critical battlegrounds in the struggle with China over global influence. But American policies could fall short.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Uzbekistan, State Department, Defense Department, Trump, Mike, Central Asia, Pompeo, Donald J, United States International Relations, Muslims and Islam, Shavkat, Mirziyoyev, Belt and Road Initiative (China


Putin Squeezes Belarus Strongman in Bid to Skirt Term Limits

(Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin’s surprise firing of Russia’s government and unveiling of constitutional changes that would weaken the presidency may only be Plan B for retaining power after his final term ends in 2024.In the month before Putin’s Jan. 15 announcement, he’d pushed hard to convince his longer-serving counterpart in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to revive a moribund agreement to create a superstate between the neighboring former Soviet republics, two Kremlin officials said.So far, P...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Obama, Russia, Bloomberg, Ukraine, West, Middle East, Crimea, Moscow, Belarus, Norway, Gazprom, Kremlin, Lithuania


The United States' European allies are no longer taking Trump's 'apoplectic' threats seriously

Trump's repeated threats to the United States' European allies to fall into line with US policy on Huawei are failing. The United Kingdom last month backed a deal with the Chinese telecoms company despite a furious call to prime minister Boris Johnson from the president. Now the German government is also preparing to rule out a ban on Huawei. Other European leaders are set to follow their lead and defy Trump after the president failed to follow-through on his threats to the UK. Visit Business ...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, London, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Chinese communist party, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Donald Trump, Huawei, Newt Gingrich, Trump


Putin Squeezes Belarus Strongman in Drive to Skirt Term Limits

(Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin’s surprise firing of Russia’s government and unveiling of constitutional changes that would weaken the presidency may only be Plan B for retaining power after his final term ends in 2024.In the month before Putin’s Jan. 15 announcement, he’d pushed hard to convince his longer-serving counterpart in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to revive a moribund agreement to create a superstate between the neighboring former Soviet republics, two Kremlin officials said.So far, P...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Obama, Russia, Bloomberg, Ukraine, West, Middle East, Crimea, Moscow, Belarus, Norway, Gazprom, Kremlin, Lithuania


Trump’s Iran Man Met With a Former Terror Group’s Rep After Soleimani Strike

The Trump administration’s top official overseeing Iran policy met with a representative of a controversial Iranian dissident group weeks after a U.S. strike killed Iran’s top military leader.Brian Hook, a senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, met on January 31 with Robert G. Joseph, a former senior State official who now represents the National Council of Resistance of Iran, according to a foreign agent filing that Joseph submitted to the...
Tags: News, White House, Iran, Ukraine, Paris, Un, State Department, Tehran, Giuliani, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, The Daily Beast, Rudy Giuliani, Eastern Europe, Trump


Pompeo Says Some U.S. Pension Funds Play Into China’s Hands

(Bloomberg) -- Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered a tough warning about China in a speech to U.S. governors, urging caution in business dealings as Beijing looks for ways to exploit U.S. vulnerabilities and expands repression at home.He also had a pointed message for certain U.S. state pension funds that may be investing in ways that fund a Chinese government crackdown on its Muslim minority in Xinjiang province, or even put U.S. military personnel at risk.“As of its latest public filin...
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What would Mike Pompeo do? He would yell.

You would think that if you were named secretary of state of our nation — the second-most important position in the world, and, really, the coolest — job No. 1 would be pulling on your big-boy trousers. I don’t know about you all, but if I were appointed to such a gig, my wife would sit me down for some words of advice. “You’re excited, and you should be — congratulations,” she’d go. “And you know what people are going to say by way of example decades from now because of the smart way, the cool ...
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Pompeo urges U.S. state governors to be cautious in business with China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged governors of U.S. states and territories on Saturday to adopt a "cautious mindset" when engaging in business with China, saying Beijing was seeking to use U.S. openness to undermine the United States. Pompeo, in his latest warning of what he sees as Beijing's intentions, emphasized that competition with China was not just a federal issue.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, United States, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Death of American Fuels Concern Over China's Approach to Coronavirus

SHANGHAI -- A U.S. citizen died from the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, American officials said on Saturday. It was the first known American death from the illness, and was likely to add to diplomatic frictions over Beijing's response to the epidemic.Relations between Washington and Beijing have been tense for years on a number of issues, including trade, technology and human rights. And while Chinese officials have publicly touted the importance of international cooperation to combat the viru...
Tags: Japan, News, Cdc, Washington, China, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Shanghai, State Department, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Trump, Communist Party, State


Trump Ousts Impeachment Witnesses Sondland and Vindman

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump moved swiftly on Friday to exact retribution on those he blames for his impeachment, purging his administration of two witnesses who testified against him in the House inquiry just two days after his acquittal by the Senate.Gordon Sondland announced he had been ousted as U.S. ambassador to the European Union just hours after the White House dismissed Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council. Both offered damaging details a...
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Trump Impeachment Fury Sows Fear of Payback Among Diplomats

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump mostly stifled his fury toward the impeachment witnesses who detailed, over hundreds of hours of testimony, the turmoil wrought by his handling of Ukraine policy. Now that he’s been acquitted of two impeachment charges, they’re bracing for payback.It may have begun on Friday. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council analyst who gave damning testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, was escorted out of the White House and removed from his post, hour...
Tags: Europe, London, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, Russia, Defense, America, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, House


U.S. announces aid for China, other countries impacted by coronavirus

The United States stands ready to spend up to $100 million to assist China and other countries impacted by coronavirus, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday. "This commitment – along with the hundreds of millions generously donated by the American private sector – demonstrates strong U.S. leadership in response to the outbreak," Pompeo said in a statement. Stephen Biegun, deputy secretary of state, told a media briefing that the funding would help support response efforts by...
Tags: News, China, United States, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Stephen Biegun


Mike Pompeo issues a clever tweet to show his solidarity with Nancy Pelosi

Remember the 1991 episode of The Simpsons, called "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington," in which a tearful Lisa tears up an essay she wrote after she witnesses government officials engaged in corrupt behavior? Well, U.S. Secretary of State remembers that episode, too, and he cleverly chose it to show his solidarity with Senator Pelosi for ripping up Trump's State of the Union address. Trump and his delusional followers will think Pompeo is making fun of Pelosi, but everyone else is in on the sly messag...
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