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Pompeo, Mattis urge Senate to maintain Saudi military support

  Washington, United States | AFP | Two top officials from President Donald Trump’s administration sought to persuade lawmakers Wednesday to maintain America’s increasingly contentious support for Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen, arguing that pulling back would worsen the brutal conflict. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense …

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Pompeo says he will meet N.Korea number two in New York

Washington, United States | AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he will meet this week in New York with North Korea’s number two to discuss denuclearization and a possible second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “I expect we’ll …

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Pompeo says US to fight China ’empire’ of ‘bribes’

Washington, United States | AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday accused China of seeking to build an “empire” by bribing leaders with investment and vowed to fight it “at every turn.” As tensions led by trade disputes soar between China and President Donald Trump’s administration, the …

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CIA chief Pompeo flies to South Korea for ‘internal meeting’

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  CIA director Mike Pompeo was in South Korea Monday for an “internal meeting”, the US embassy in Seoul confirmed, following reports of an unannounced visit as tensions mount over growing nuclear threats from the North. South Korea’s largest daily Chosun Ilbo reported Monday that …

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Trump picks hardliner Jeff for AG, Pompeo for CIA job

Washington, United States | AFP |  President-elect Donald Trump tapped arch-conservative US Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general and hawkish congressman Mike Pompeo, a strident opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, as his CIA director, Trump’s transition team announced Friday. The incoming commander in chief also appointed retired lieutenant …

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