Latest Mike Pompeo News

Pompeo, NKorean official to meet about possible Kim summit

Jan. 18, 2019 9:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol on Friday for talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The State Department announced the late-morning meeting, and other...

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

Jan. 17, 2019 10:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from...

Treasury poised to ease sanctions tied to Russian oligarch

Jan. 17, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies. Treasury's decision...

Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies

Jan. 17, 2019 6:20 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — China's ambassador to Canada warned the Canadian government Thursday to stop recruiting international support in its feud with China and threatened retaliation if Canada bans Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for security reasons. Ambassador Lu Shaye said last month's arrest of a top...

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

Jan. 17, 2019 2:38 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the...

US and North Korea to hold talks on 2nd Trump-Kim summit

Jan. 17, 2019 2:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol at...

US says China's death sentence against Canadian political

Jan. 16, 2019 7:46 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. State Department said that China's death sentence on a Canadian man is "politically motivated." The statement from U.S. deputy spokesman Robert Palladino said Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke Tuesday and...

Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

Jan. 15, 2019 9:54 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program. After the launch, Secretary of State Mike...

Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

Jan. 15, 2019 7:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against...

The Latest: US criticizes Iran's attempted satellite launch

Jan. 15, 2019 5:26 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on Iran's failed satellite launch into orbit on Tuesday (all times local): 1:55 a.m. The U.S. State Department is condemning Iran's failed satellite launch as an action that defies the international community. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Tuesday that...