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  • Secretary of State John Kerry predicted on Monday that the United States will achieve goals to limit climate change set by the Obama administration despite President Donald Trump's decision to quit a 2015 global pact. Kerry, an architect of the Paris climate agreement, said during a visit to Oslo that many U.S. companies, states and cities were pushing ahead...

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia/ WASHINGTON, June 2- For three years after Russia annexed Crimea, Washington officials quietly cautioned major U.S. firms about attending the annual St Petersburg forum, where investors mingle with President Vladimir Putin and his lieutenants. Washington's policy toward Russia is essentially unchanged under Trump, with the United...

  • WASHINGTON, May 25- The United States would impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile development, arms transfers, support for Islamist militant groups and human rights violations under legislation approved by a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday. By an 18-3 vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee paved the way for full Senate consideration,...

  • President Donald Trump (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands before beginning their meeting at the Presidential Palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem May 23, 2017.

    Donald Trump met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis. NBCNews reports.

  • Images of U.S. President Donald Trump are displayed on billboards, ahead of Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 18, 2017.

    "Every new president comes in with the Saudis with high expectations," Robert Jordan tells CNBC.

  • Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks about border security during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, May 2, 2017.

    The Obama administration granted Haitians "Temporary Protected Status" after an earthquake displaced 1.5 million, NBC News reports.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Asia accompanied by only one journalist on his aircraft, a reporter from a website founded by former Republican political operatives, in a departure from decades of practice. Tillerson, who became the top U.S. diplomat under Republican President Donald Trump in February, traveled to Mexico and Germany last month with a...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is traveling to Asia this week accompanied by only one reporter, a White House correspondent from the Independent Journal Review, a digital news outlet founded in 2012 by former Republican political operatives. The IJR said in a statement late Tuesday the State Department last week offered one of its reporters, Erin McPike, a...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is traveling to Asia this week accompanied by only one reporter, a White House correspondent from the Independent Journal Review, a digital news outlet founded in 2012 by former Republican political operatives. The IJR said in a statement late Tuesday the State Department last week offered one of its reporters, Erin McPike, a...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) and Mexico's Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray arrive to deliver a statement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico February 23, 2017.

    The former Exxon Mobil CEO has been cut out of the loop on major aspects of his job, Vox reports.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray arrive to a joint press conference at the Foreign Ministry building in Mexico City on February 23, 2017.

    Rex Tillerson continued talks with Mexican officials on Thursday ahead of a planned meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, NBC News reports.

  • From North Korean provocations to fresh reports that Russia has deployed a new cruise missile, concerns about China's aggressions in the South China Sea, and conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Ukraine, there is no shortage of global challenges. Allies worry about Trump's unpredictability and how far he will go in warning China and Iran about their behavior, whether...

  • In a brief filed on Monday, the Justice Department said last week's suspension of Trump's order by a federal judge was too broad and "at most" should be limited to people who were already granted entry to the country and were temporarily abroad, or to those who want to leave and return to the United States. The 9th Circuit in San Francisco on Monday asked lawyers for...

  • In a brief filed on Monday, the Justice Department said last week's suspension of Trump's order by a federal judge was too broad and "at most" should be limited to people who were already granted entry to the country and were temporarily abroad, or to those who want to leave and return to the United States. The 9th Circuit in San Francisco on Monday asked lawyers for...

  • The administration faced a Monday afternoon deadline to justify in court the executive order that temporarily bars entry to the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program. The government had until 3 p.m. PST on Monday to submit additional legal briefs to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San...

  • Trump's executive order of Jan. 27, temporarily barring entry to the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program, was suspended by a federal judge in Seattle on Friday. The government now has until 3 p.m. PST on Monday to submit additional legal briefs to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco in...

  • Trump's executive order of Jan. 27, temporarily barring entry to the United States of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program, was suspended by a federal judge in Seattle on Friday. The government now has until 3 p.m. PST on Monday to submit additional legal briefs to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco in...

  • Demonstrators yell slogans during an anti-Donald Trump immigration ban protests inside the San Francisco International Airport, January 29, 2017.

    Ten former senior U.S. diplomats and security officials planned to file an affidavit arguing that President Trump's executive order curtailing immigration would actually make America less safe.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- The U.S. Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump's secretary of state on Wednesday, filling a key spot on the Republican's national security team despite concerns about the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive officer's ties to Russia. Every Republican favored Tillerson, along with four members of the Democratic caucus,...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order at the White House as Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus look on in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017.

    Newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump is considering his foreign policy stance towards Israel.