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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint news conference with Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov following the talks in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo)

After NPR dust-up, Pompeo defends press freedom abroad

Feb. 3, 2020 2:56 AM EST

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — For the past four days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been calling for authoritarian governments in eastern Europe and Central Asia to ease restrictions on press freedom despite criticism for his own treatment of journalists at home. In Belarus, Kazakhstan and...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, left, and Metropolitan Epifaniy, head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, take part in a ceremony at the memorial to Ukrainian soldiers, who were killed in a recent conflict in the country's eastern regions, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday Jan. 31, 2020. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened a visit to Ukraine on Friday facing a delicate balancing act as he tries to boost ties with a critical ally at the heart of the impeachment trial while not providing fodder for Democrats seeking to oust President Donald Trump. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP)

Pompeo plays clean-up in Ukraine as Trump trial nears end

Jan. 31, 2020 12:48 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As the Senate lurched toward a vote to acquit President Donald Trump on impeachment charges, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo played clean-up in the country at the center of the inquiry on Friday. Visiting Ukraine, Pompeo denied the main allegations that prompted the investigation,...