US foreign policy

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Donald Trump hoping to call Gulf states to Washington summit

US hopes to defuse simmering dispute between Qatar and other key states in the region Donald Trumps advisers are hoping to call the leaders of the Gulf states to a summit in Washington this Autumn, despite Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates insistence that they will not drop their demand for Qatar to cease […]

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Israel faces outcry over Gaza killings during Jerusalem embassy protests

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel obliged to defend its borders after dozens of protesters die during Gazas bloodiest day since 2014 war Gaza has had its bloodiest day in years on Monday after Israeli forces shot and killed 58 Palestinians and wounded at least 1,200 as tens of thousands protested along the frontier against December declaration […]

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US outnumbered 14 to 1 as it vetoes UN vote on status of Jerusalem

Nikki Haley furious over resolution, describing it as an insult and saying US wont be told where it can put its embassy A UN security council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital has been backed by every council member except the US, which used its veto. The […]

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Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

General assembly to vote on rejecting US recognition of city as Israeli capital with Trump warning: Were not going to be taken advantage of any longer Donald Trump has threatened to withhold billions of dollars of US aid from countries which vote in favour of a United Nations resolution rejecting taking names of countries that […]

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Trump will drop climate change from National Security Strategy

Obama administration added climate to list of threats to US interests but president will outline new approach in unprecedented White House speech The Trump administration will drop climate change from a list of global threats in a new National Security Strategy the president is due to unveil on Monday. Instead, Trumps NSS paper will emphasis […]

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The war America can’t win: how the Taliban took back Afghanistan

The Taliban controls places like Helmand, where the US and UK troops fought their hardest battles, pushing the drive toward peace and progress into reverse In a rocky graveyard at the edge of Lashkar Gah, a local police commander was digging his sisters grave. Her name was Salima, but it was never uttered at her […]

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Rex Tillerson: risk of ‘open conflict’ if US-China relations continue to grate

Secretary of state touts cooperation and compromise on North Korea, South China Sea and trade but says difficulties are at a pivot point Relations between the United States and China have reached a pivot point, Rex Tillerson has warned, calling for efforts to avoid open conflict between the worlds two largest economies. At attempts to […]

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China and Russia have ‘responsibility’ for North Korea nuclear threat, says US

As Kim Jong-un hails latest test-launch, Rex Tillerson says two powers are enablers of Pyongyangs program The United States has accused China and Russia of bearing unique and special responsibility for North Koreas belligerent pursuit of nuclear weapons, after Pyongyang tested its latest ballistic missile. North Korea conducted its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test […]

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Iran is complying with nuclear deal but is ‘in default of its spirit’, says US

Senior Trump administration officials have sought to emphasise their deep concerns about Irans non-nuclear behaviour The Trump administration has told Congress for a second time that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal and can keep enjoying sanctions relief, even as it insisted Tehran would face consequences for breaching the spirit of the deal. President […]

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Trump ponders crackdown on Pakistan over terror ties despite experts’ warnings

As US mulls strategy over countrys support for terrorist groups in Afghanistan, experts say tougher stance could drive Pakistan toward China and Russia The Trump administration is considering taking a harder stance against according to Reuters, are expanding drone strikes, withholding aid and revoking Pakistans status as a major non-Nato ally. But attempts to bully […]

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