A State Department inspector general’s report found that Mr. Pompeo had deployed government employees to perform personal tasks.
After four years of Donald J. Trump’s America-first mantra, Republican views on foreign intervention, long a signature part of the party’s brand, have splintered.
If confirmed to oversee the U.S. Agency for International Development, Samantha Power will confront adversaries by bolstering democracy and human rights. China is an early focus.
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The move revokes an executive order that put the United States at odds with many of its European allies.
Even as Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken similarly condemned abuses and oppression from China to Syria to Venezuela, he overturned aspects of the Trump administration’s human rights agenda.
Criticized for partisan activity even when he was the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is taking aim at the Biden administration and talking like a candidate.
The decimation of the economy since the U.S. left the nuclear deal is crippling the people who have been working for reform.
Interest in becoming a diplomat has grown, and President Biden’s outreach to other nations is appealing to aspiring diplomats, many of whom felt alienated by Trump policies.
At his news conference on Thursday, the president provided a revealing look into how he viewed the threat from Beijing.
Top administration officials will meet with their Chinese counterparts for the first time on Thursday as the United States shifts to a more competitive posture with Beijing.
In his first foreign trip, the secretary of state will visit Japan and South Korea before the first in-person diplomatic encounter between the United States and China in several months.
In his first major address, the secretary of state pledged to focus on how diplomacy has a direct effect on regular Americans. At the top of the list: dealing with China.
As jockeying begins for 2024, rank-and-file Republicans say they are most drawn to leaders who both pledge fealty to the former president and appear to showcase a distinct political identity.
The faithful who flocked to the annual conference of conservatives made it clear that their allegiance was to the former president far more than to the Republican Party.
At CPAC on Saturday, the focus was on praise for Mr. Trump in advance of his speech there on Sunday.
Even more than usual, the Conservative Political Action Conference this year will be a barometer for the Republican Party, newly out of power in Washington and trying to chart a way back.
The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on the Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler in 2017 for corruption in Africa. In Donald Trump’s final days in office, they were rolled back with no explanation.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said the designation of the Houthi rebels would be formally revoked next week, in “recognition of the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen.”
Some diplomats said the president’s speech was a much-needed antidote to distrust and dismissiveness at the State Department during the Trump administration.
The departing administration’s decision to push through a declaration that China is committing genocide was the latest in a series of actions that risk politicizing the issues.
In one of its last acts, the Trump administration said China was committing genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups. Here is what the move could mean.
The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.
As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks to his political future, his turbulent tenure is characterized by investigations into his leadership and ethics.
On the way out the door, the Trump administration is trying its utmost to make things difficult for Joe Biden.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statements were tempered by some U.S. officials, who said there was little new intelligence to suggest that Iran was an active headquarters for the terrorist group.
State Department personnel and allied officials expressed outrage that Mike Pompeo has failed to acknowledge, much less protest, President Trump’s role in inciting rioters who stormed the Capitol.
The Trump administration did not wait to put in place legal protections for aid workers, a lapse that officials said could halt shipments of food, medicine, gasoline and other assistance.
In announcing the move, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited Cuba’s hosting of American fugitives and Colombian rebels and its support for Venezuela’s authoritarian leader.
The State Department’s terrorist designation may be more symbolic than searing for the rebel movement, but it could aggravate Yemen’s human catastrophe.
David Friedman, President Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer-turned-ambassador, leaves his post having radically overhauled policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.
The decision by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meant to signal a warming of relations with Taipei and a tougher line with Beijing, but the Biden administration could easily reverse the move.
The White House still has not told its political appointees to step down, a routine request in previous administrations, which complicates issues including foreign policy.
Trump is too dangerous to leave in office for even another minute.
The move would complicate any effort by the incoming Biden administration to resume President Barack Obama’s thaw in relations with Havana.
Hours after the secretary of state acknowledged that Moscow was behind the vast cybersecurity breach, the president suggested it might have been China and downplayed the severity of the attack.
The closure would leave the United States with one remaining diplomatic outpost in Russia amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the first member of the Trump administration to publicly link the Kremlin to the hacking of dozens of government and private systems.
The warning, from the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm, indicated that hackers had found another line of attack to enter systems used by the government and Fortune 500 companies.
American officials have said privately that the charges against the doctor, Walid Fitaihi, were politically motivated.
The reported visit on Sunday night, amid talk of warming relations, would be the first known meeting between high-level Israeli and Saudi leaders.
The reported visit on Sunday night would be the first known meeting between high-level Israeli and Saudi leaders.
The feud between Armenia and Azerbaijan has only been put on hold.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was also expected to make precedent-setting visits to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank and to the Golan Heights.
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Israel launched the retaliatory airstrikes in Syria hours before a meeting in Jerusalem with the Bahraini foreign minister and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The president was dissuaded from moving ahead with a strike by advisers who warned that it could escalate into a broader conflict in his last weeks in office.
Trump wants to preserve, protect and defend only himself.
So far, there is no evidence the appointees harbor a secret agenda or arrived with an action plan. But their sudden appearance amounts to a purge of the Pentagon’s top civilian hierarchy without recent precedent.
Denying defeat, claiming fraud and using government machinery to reverse election results are the time-honored tools of dictators.