Tag: Foreign policy

US imposes new Cuba sanctions over human rights abuses

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced new sanctions Thursday against a Cuban official and a government entity that it says was involved in human...

Trump inaugural committee head accused of being UAE agent

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NEW YORK — The chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging that he and others conspired...

Biden hosts Jordan’s king amid tough choices in Mideast

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to host King Abdullah II of Jordan during one of the most difficult moments of the Jordanian...

AP source: Biden looks to increase staffing of Cuba embassy

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday ordered the State Department to create a working group to review U.S. remittance policy to ensure that...

Iran’s president warns weapons-grade enrichment possible

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's outgoing president on Wednesday warned his country could enrich uranium at weapons-grade levels of 90% if it chose, though it...

Biden taps GOP former Sen. Jeff Flake for Turkey ambassador

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated former Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican lawmaker who endorsed his 2020 run for the White House, to serve...

Putin hosts leader of Belarus for talks on closer ties

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday hosted the authoritarian leader of Belarus, who has increasingly relied on Moscow's support amid increasing tensions...

Biden with few options to stabilize Haiti in wake of slaying

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MIAMI — The last time Haiti was thrust into turmoil by assassination was 1915, when an angry group of rebels raided the French Embassy...

EU vows to help Lithuania amid flow of migrants from Belarus

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — The European Union promised Tuesday to help bloc member Lithuania handle an influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa,...

US hits Myanmar with new sanctions, revokes ICC penalties

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday hit 22 senior Myanmar officials and family members with sanctions over the government’s crackdown on democracy protests...