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Jonathan Landay

On the streets of Washington, pleas for change met with batons and rubber bullets

4:18am IST

WASHINGTON They had come out by the hundreds on the streets of the U.S. capital to protest racism and police brutality. With a curfew fast approaching, they had only a few hours to make their voices heard.

Trump says protesters would have met 'vicious dogs' if White House fence breached

31 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been "greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen." | Video

Trump says protesters would have met 'vicious dogs' if White House fence breached

30 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been "greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen."

U.S. to pull out of Open Skies treaty, Trump's latest treaty withdrawal

22 May 2020

WASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday it would withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, the Trump administration's latest move to pull the country out of a major global treaty. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. has not cut Afghan security funds despite Pompeo vow of immediate slash - sources

21 May 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has not withheld $1 billion in funding from Afghan security forces despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's vow on March 23 to cut that sum "immediately", five sources familiar with the matter said.

Brutal Afghan attacks highlight limitations of U.S.-Taliban deal

15 May 2020

WASHINGTON Two brutal attacks this week laid bare major weaknesses of the U.S.-Taliban troop withdrawal pact: nothing in it obliges the Taliban to prevent such massacres and the Afghan government's ability to thwart them will only wane as U.S. troops pull out.

Attacks deal Trump's long-shot Afghan peace push a fresh blow

14 May 2020

WASHINGTON/MUMBAI, India U.S. President Donald Trump's stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback with a decision by Kabul to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following two attacks on Tuesday that killed scores of Afghans. | Video

Pompeo urges Taliban, Afghan govt to bring hospital, funeral attacker to justice

13 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called on the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to cooperate to bring to justice the perpetrators of attacks on a hospital and a funeral that killed dozens of people, including two newborn babies.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-U.S. government officials worry about return of dual citizens if Mexico's pandemic worsens

13 May 2020

WASHINGTON, May 12 U.S. government officials are concerned that dual U.S.-Mexico citizens may flee to the United States if the coronavirus outbreak in Mexico gets worse, putting more stress on U.S. hospitals, especially near the border, three officials familiar with the matter said.

Pompeo urges Taliban, Afghan govt to bring hospital, funeral attacker to justice

13 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called on the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to cooperate to bring to justice the perpetrators of attacks on a hospital and a funeral that killed dozens of people, including two newborn babies.

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