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Pompeo urges Greece, Turkey to resolve Mediterranean row

Athens - The United States on Monday called on Greece and Turkey to find "good solutions" to a tense Mediterranean territorial dispute after the NATO neighbours agreed to hold talks.

US says Beijing has 'eviscerated' Hong Kong freedoms

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he is "deeply troubled" by the Hong Kong arrest of pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai, accusing Beijing of an assault on rights and freedoms in the territory.

Pompeo calls for 'free world' to triumph over China's 'new tyranny'

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Thursday on "free nations" to triumph over the threat of what he said was a "new tyranny" from China.

Pompeo insists US firm on Russia but leaves open door to Putin

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration insisted Wednesday it has been firm with Russia over Afghanistan but kept open the door to inviting President Vladimir Putin for a summit.

Pompeo doesn't rule out inviting Putin to expanded G7 summit

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday left the door open to President Vladimir Putin attending a US summit but insisted the administration has been firm over Moscow's activities in Afghanistan.

Pompeo faces opposition in UN push on Iran arms embargo

New York - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran, warning that the Middle East's stability was at risk, but he faced wide skepticism over US threats to trigger sanctions.

Pompeo to UN: Ending Iran embargo would risk Mideast stability

New York - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran, warning that its expiration would risk the stability of the oil-rich region.

Pompeo denounces 'lies' by 'traitor' Bolton

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late Thursday ripped into John Bolton for his explosive memoir about working for President Donald Trump, calling the former national security advisor a "traitor.

US 'outraged' as Russia convicts American of spying

Washington - The United States expressed outrage Monday over a Russian court's conviction of American Paul Whelan on espionage charges, saying he was deprived of a fair trial.

Pompeo vows probe into 'inappropriate' treatment of foreign reporters

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged a probe Wednesday into complaints of mistreatment of foreign journalists covering the nationwide protests against racism and police brutality.

Lawmaker says fired State Dept watchdog looking at Saudi deal

Washington - The State Department watchdog abruptly fired by President Donald Trump was also probing his controversial bypassing of Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, a Democratic lawmaker said Monday.

US Democrats launch probe into ouster of State Dept watchdog

Washington - Congressional Democrats on Saturday launched a probe into President Donald Trump's "politically-motivated" dismissal of a government watchdog believed to have been investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Trump fires State Dept watchdog investigating Pompeo

Washington - A government watchdog fired suddenly by Donald Trump was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said a Democratic lawmaker who accused the president of committing a potentially illegal act of retribution.

Pompeo presses China but acknowledges 'no certainty' virus from lab

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed his widely contested charge that the coronavirus pandemic likely originated in a Chinese laboratory, but acknowledged there was no certainty.

Pompeo vows to hold Iran 'accountable' over satellite launch

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused Iran of violating a UN Security Council resolution through a satellite launch and vowed repercussions."I think Iran needs to be held accountable for what they've done," Pompeo told reporters.

Pompeo in highest-level US talks with Taliban to break impasse

Doha - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late Monday met Taliban leaders in Qatar in the highest-level talks ever between the two sides as he sought to break an impasse over Afghanistan through shuttle diplomacy.

US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Kabul amid multiple crises

Kabul - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, a pool report said, amid an ongoing political crisis, a raging Taliban insurgency and rising coronavirus cases.

Pompeo says 'reduction in violence' working in Afghanistan

Washington - A partial truce in Afghanistan between the Taliban, American and Afghan forces is holding, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday, despite insurgent attacks and US strikes against Islamic State targets.

Pompeo defends legality of US killing Iran's Soleimani

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended Tuesday the legality of the US drone strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and any future military action against Iran.

Did Trump's tweets suggest U.S. would resort to war crimes?

President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that the U.S. was prepared to strike "52 Iranian sites, including those important to Iran & the Iranian culture" if Tehran retaliates for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Pompeo sees 'real likelihood' Iran will try to hit US troops

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Iran will probably try to attack American troops after a US strike killed a top Iranian commander.

Ambassador brings Pompeo deeper into Trump impeachment

Washington - A US envoy said Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directed him to coordinate Ukraine policy with President Donald Trump's lawyer, further implicating the top US diplomat in the impeachment drama.

US, Europeans clash on jihadists' fate in Islamic State talks

Washington - The United States and its European allies clashed Thursday over what to do with thousands of jihadists jailed in Syria, with Washington calling a French proposal to try fighters in Iraq "irresponsible.

US gives assurances on Islamic State fight but asks allies for more

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised allies Thursday that the United States would keep up the fight against the Islamic State but demanded action from them in turn, including the repatriation of thousands of jihadists from Syria.

Pompeo: US 'will continue to lead' against IS

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Thursday that the United States will keep fighting the Islamic State group, reassuring worried allies convened in Washington.

Pompeo slams Iran 'intimidation' of IAEA inspector as 'outrageous'

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday slammed Tehran's treatment of an inspector with the UN's nuclear watchdog agency last week as "an outrageous and unwarranted act of intimidation.

Pompeo retraces army service past at 'Little Berlin'

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo retraced his steps Thursday in the eastern German village of Moedlareuth, once a divided "Little Berlin" where he served as a young army officer.

Pompeo says too early to judge Syria success

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday it was too early to know if an accord to end Turkey's assault in Syria would succeed, ahead of a deadline for Kurdish fighters to leave border areas.

Greece can be 'pillar' for regional stability: Pompeo

Athens - Shrugging off anti-US demonstrations on a visit Saturday to Athens, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Greece can be a pillar of stability in a troubled region.

Pompeo accuses Democrats of bullying in impeachment probe

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Democrats of intimidation in their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and refused to let State Department employees comply with orders to appear in coming days.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stepping up pressure on Russia on a tour of Europe
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stepping up pressure on Russia on a tour of Europe
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