Sen. Bob Menendez says he will support Mike Pompeo if the CIA director wins Senate approval and becomes America's next top diplomat. But the Democratic senator from New Jersey says there are good reasons for him to vote "no" on Pompeo's nomination.
US Secretary of State nominee and CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea over the Easter weekend and met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss a planned summit with President Donald Trump.
Former State Department officials say they will be listening for clarity on pressing foreign policy issues — including the war in Syria and the North Korea negotiations — but also want to know if he can restore the agency’s morale.
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump replaced US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo. In his new pick for secretary, Trump someone who agrees with him on major foreign policy issues.
Leaders of US intelligence agencies warned on Tuesday that Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 US midterm elections by using social media to spread propaganda and misleading reports, much as it did in the 2016 campaign.
The COVID-19 outbreak has reached the rich and powerful. And for workers in the gig economy or tourism industry, the pandemic is having severe repercussions. And, while the coronavirus has demanded the world's sweeping attention, a devastating measles outbreak is being overlooked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also, are all human beings endowed by their creator with the same rights? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the question when he launched a Commission on Unalienable Rights last year that is now raising concerns.
One in five people in the world are on lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, as doctors in Italy fall ill fighting the disease. The number of reported COVID-19 cases in North Korea and Russia are questionably low. The World talks with a North Korean defector and a Russian doctor to find out why. Both the pandemic and climate change are calling into question society as we know it. What lessons might the response to COVID-19 have for fighting climate change?
The scenes in Iran mirror the coronavirus outbreaks in Wuhan, China, northern Italy, and now, New York City. At least 2,234 people have died in Iran as of today, according to the government — although outside observers believe the number is far higher.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Israel, where Iran, China and the annexation of occupied Palestinian territories is on the agenda. Europe is optimistic about a summer travel season. But Lebanon, facing a potential resurgence of the novel coronavirus, has locked down. And Malaysia is applying lessons from its experience with the Nipah virus. In Shanghai, Disneyland is reopened — but pandemic precautions are making their mark on the magical place.
Under a United States peace plan unveiled earlier this year, Israel had the US's green light to annex large parts of the West Bank. If that happens, life for the Palestinians and Israeli settlers who live there could get even more complicated.
After two decades at large, Félicien Kabuga, one of the accused perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide, has been apprehended. And, the World Health Organization is convening a global assembly to coordinate the fight against the coronavirus, but diplomatic rows could undermine the effort. And some warn of the risks of "vaccine nationalism." Also, in New York's Little Manila, the community is coming together to take care of Filipino health workers, who play an outsize role in US health care.
China's parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could erode its freedoms and jeopardize its role as a global financial hub.
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