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Top Pompeo aide resigns, adding to tumult over Ukraine

Oct. 11, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior career foreign service officer who served as a top adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resigned, adding to the tumult in the State Department over the Trump administration's handling of Ukraine and the treatment of diplomats. Pompeo's de facto chief of staff, Michael...

Former US special envoy to Ukraine leaving McCain Institute

Oct. 7, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kurt Volker, the special envoy to Ukraine who stepped down amid the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, said Monday he's also leaving his job as the head of the McCain Institute. Arizona State University, which hosts the McCain Institute for International Leadership at its...

State Department rattled by impeachment inquiry revelations

Oct. 5, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has been deeply shaken by the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry, as revelations that President Donald Trump enlisted diplomats to dig up dirt on a political rival threaten to tarnish its reputation as a nonpartisan arm of U.S. foreign policy, former senior...

Diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate, dangled Trump visit

Oct. 4, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine's newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden's family in return for a high-profile visit with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one diplomat feared was a "crazy" swap that risked vital U.S. military aid....

US official: Trump's special envoy to Ukraine has resigned

Sep. 28, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over the President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, resigned Friday from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation, according to a U.S. official. The official said Volker...

Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he's yet to close

Sep. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not...

The DIY foreign policy president: Bolton ouster confirms it

Sep. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has said he doesn't mind if the U.S. is on its own in the world. Now, it seems he doesn't mind running American foreign policy on his own as well. With the ouster of John Bolton as his national security adviser, the president has again pushed away an experienced hand in...

US extends ban on passports for North Korea travel

Aug. 19, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is extending a ban on the use of U.S. passports for travel to North Korea for another year. A State Department notice released Monday says the ban will remain in place until Aug. 31, 2020, unless revoked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh). The ban...