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U.S. steps up campaign to purge 'untrusted' Chinese apps

9:04am IST

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from U.S. digital networks and called the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok and messenger app WeChat "significant threats."

Pompeo says U.N. Security Council to vote next week on extending Iran arms embargo

7:46am IST

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The United Nations Security Council will vote next week on a U.S. bid to extend an international arms embargo on Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, despite the warnings of some diplomats that the measure lacks support.

After Trump fired his predecessor in May, acting State Dept IG says he is leaving too

1:23am IST

WASHINGTON U.S. State Department's Acting Inspector General Stephen Akard is leaving his post and returning to the private sector, a spokesperson for the agency said on Wednesday, less than three months after his predecessor was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump.

U.S. pushes ahead with bid to extend Iran arms embargo though support unclear

12:35am IST

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 5 The United States is pushing ahead with its bid to extend an international arms embargo on Iran by way of a second draft U.N. Security Council resolution, despite what some diplomats say is a lack of enthusiasm for such a move among its 15 members.

China's U.S. envoy says Beijing does not want further rise in tensions

05 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON Beijing does not want tensions with Washington to escalate further following tit-for-tat consulate closures over the past weeks, the Chinese ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.

U.S. diplomats head to China despite row over Houston consulate

24 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON A flight bound for Shanghai carrying U.S. diplomats has left the United States as Washington presses ahead with its plan to restaff its mission in China a day after an American order to close the Chinese consulate in Houston sharply escalated tensions.

U.S. diplomats head to China despite row over Houston consulate

24 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON A flight bound for Shanghai carrying U.S. diplomats has left the United States as Washington presses ahead with its plan to restaff its mission in China a day after an American order to close the Chinese consulate in Houston sharply escalated tensions.

UPDATE 1-U.S. diplomats head to China despite row over Houston consulate

24 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON, July 23 A flight bound for Shanghai carrying U.S. diplomats has left the United States as Washington presses ahead with its plan to restaff its mission in China a day after an American order to close the Chinese consulate in Houston sharply escalated tensions.

U.S. diplomats head to China despite row over Houston consulate

23 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON, July 23 A flight bound for Shanghai carrying U.S. diplomats has left the United States as Washington presses ahead with its plan to restaff its mission in China a day after a U.S. order to close the Chinese consulate in Houston sharply escalated tensions.

U.S. senior diplomat complains Europe not doing enough in Libya

16 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Europe can do more in Libya by designating Russian military contractor Wagner Group and calling out Moscow and other countries such as the United Arab Emirates and Egypt that are violating a U.N. arms embargo, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Thursday.

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