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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.

Pompeo heads to Saudi, UAE on Iran tensions

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will leave Tuesday for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to "counter Iranian aggression" after an attack on oil infrastructure, officials said.

More than ever, Mike Pompeo at helm of Trump foreign policy

Washington - Speaking at the White House after John Bolton's surprise exit as national security adviser, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo couldn't hide a smile of satisfaction.

Pompeo doesn't rule out new Taliban talks

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday did not rule out reopening talks with the Taliban if they make a "significant commitment," after President Donald Trump cancelled a secret meeting with their leaders at his Camp David retreat.

US warns dams give China 'control' of Mekong river

Bangkok - China is taking control of the flow of Southeast Asia's most important river through a dam-building "spree", US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday, as water levels along the Mekong reach record lows.

Pompeo hopes for Afghan peace deal 'before September 1'

Kabul - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he hopes for a peace deal with the Taliban "before September 1", speaking as he made his first visit to Kabul since Washington launched talks with the insurgents last year.

Pompeo: US must be able to respond to any Iranian attack

Washington - The United States must have the capability to respond to any Iranian attack on US interests, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.

Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Sunday that the US will guarantee free passage through the vital Strait of Hormuz, as he accused Iran of recent attacks on oil tankers and the downing of a US drone.

Pompeo seeks to win over Britain on Iran, Huawei

London - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in London on Wednesday on a delicate mission aimed at convincing Washington's crucial European ally to back its tough stances on Iran and China.

Pompeo, Lavrov trade accusations on Venezuela in phone call

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traded accusations in a phone call Wednesday that the other power was destabilizing Venezuela after an aborted military uprising.

US military action in Venezuela 'possible': Pompeo

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the administration of President Donald Trump was prepared to take military action to stem the crisis in Venezuela."The president has been crystal clear and incredibly consistent.

With 'swagger,' Pompeo navigates tightrope between Trump and world

Washington - Brusque and resolute in public, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has succeeded in a task of utmost delicacy -- pleasing President Donald Trump, even while being forced to mollify America's often perturbed allies.

Pompeo says US will take 'tough action' on Russian meddling

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Friday the United States would keep taking "tough action" on Russia after Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed widespread attempts by Moscow to help elect President Donald Trump.

How long will Pompeo serve? Until Trump 'tweets me out'

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has managed where others have failed to stay in President Donald Trump's good graces, joked Monday that he knows how he'll leave -- when he learns on Twitter.

US to pull all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

Washington - The United States will withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas as the crisis in Venezuela deepens, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late Monday.

Pompeo confident Maduro's 'days are numbered' in Venezuela 

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed confidence Sunday that embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's "days are numbered," amid a violent impasse over humanitarian aid."Predictions are difficult.

US will still lead fight against IS despite withdrawal: Pompeo

Washington - The United States still plans to lead a global fight against the Islamic State movement despite its withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured allies on Wednesday.

Pompeo to head to Middle East for talks on Yemen, Syria, Iran

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to eight Middle East capitals next week for talks on security expected to focus on Yemen, Syria and Iran, the State Department announced Friday.

US abruptly postpones top-level N. Korea talks

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.

Pompeo delays talks with senior North Koreans

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has shelved plans to meet with senior North Korean officials, including one of leader Kim Jong Un's top aides, the State Department said Tuesday.

'Wide range' of US responses if Saudis behind journalist death: Pompeo

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Friday of a "wide range" of responses should Washington determine that Saudi Arabia is behind the disappearance and apparent death of critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Pompeo on China trade war: 'We are going to win'

New York - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed that the United States would emerge victorious in an intensifying trade war with China, a day before Washington imposes $200 billion worth of tariffs.
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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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