Author Archives: MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN

The summit’s back on: Trump, NKorea’s Kim to meet after all

A top aide to Kim Jong Un will make a rare visit to Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after reporting “good progress” in talks between the two sides to revive … Continue reading

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US says China, Iran, Russia are ‘forces for instability’

The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being “forces of instability” because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. Continue reading

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Trump’s talk of a Syria pullout nothing new

President Donald Trump’s unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria “very soon,” while at odds with his own policy, was not a one-off: For weeks, top advisers have been fretting about an overly hasty withdrawal as the president has increasi… Continue reading

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In private, Trump has mused about Syria pullout for weeks

President Donald Trump’s unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria “very soon,” while at odds with his own policy, was not a one-off: For weeks, top advisers have been fretting about an overly hasty withdrawal as the president has increasi… Continue reading

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US impose sanctions on 13 Russians indicted by Mueller

The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, including 13 indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller. Continue reading

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Trump lets protected Syrians stay longer but caps enrollment

The Trump administration is expected to let nearly 7,000 Syrians remain in the United States for another 18 months but won’t let more Syrian citizens apply for the special protection program, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Beating back IS in Syria raises new challenges for US

For the last years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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US pulled multiple ways in Syria as Islamic State recedes

For the last years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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