Tag: Foreign Affairs

Mike Pompeo Cleared by Inspector General

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been cleared by the Office of the Inspector General over an emergency arm deal to Saudi Arabia. According to The Hill: The State Department’s internal watchdog on Tuesday said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was within his authority last year to push through billion-dollar arms sales to allies in the Middle East, but faulted

United States Looking at Possible Troop ‘Adjustments’ in South Korea

A new report indicates that the United States is looking at possible troop “adjustments” in South Korea, which is a major ally to the United States. According to The Washington Free Beacon: The Pentagon is considering making “adjustments” to the American military presence in South Korea, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Though Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

U.S. Forces China to Close Consulate in Houston

The Trump administration has continued its strong approach against the Chinese Communist Party, this time forcing them to close the Consulate in Houston over IP theft. According to The Daily Wire: The U.S. State Department said in a statement, “We have directed the closure of PRC Consulate General Houston, in order to protect American intellectual property and

Judge Blocks Trump Admin’s Attempt to Stop California Program

A judge has blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to stop a California cap-and-trade program. According to The Hill: A federal judge on Friday upheld a California program that caps carbon emissions from the transportation sector after the Trump administration sued the state over it. The Justice Department last year challenged the cap-and-trade program, which aims to improve

Trump Signs Executive Order Ending Special Status for Hong Kong

President Trump has signed an executive order ending the special status for Hong Kong. The move ends any differing distinction between China and Hong Kong. According to The Washington Free Beacon: The announcement follows China’s aggressive takeover of Hong Kong’s levers of power via a new national security law. The law expands Chinese authority to

Government Agency not Extending Visas for Foreign Journalists

The Voice of America (VOA), America’s multimedia agency that broadcasts neutral news to audiences around the world, where independent media coverage is lacking, is not extending visas for foreign journalists who work for the organization. According to The Hill: Foreign reporters who work for Voice of America (VOA) will not get their visas extended once

South Korea’s Leader Wants a Trump-Kim Summit Before November

The President of South Korea is calling for another meeting between President Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un before the November elections. According to The Hill: South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called on President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet again before the U.S. presidential election in November, a Seoul official said Wednesday, according to

South Korea Refutes Bolton’s Account of North Korea Summit

The government of South Korea has responded to Jonh Bolton’s claims about the North Korea summit by claiming that he “substantially distorts facts.” According to The Daily Wire: South Korea is disputing former national security adviser John Bolton’s account of ’s negotiations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. … A South Korean security official says that

Trump Admin Hits Iranian Shipping Company Tied to WMDs With Sanctions

The Trump administration has placed sanctions on an Iranian shipping company tied to a WMD program. According to The Washington Free Beacon: The Trump administration on Monday reimposed sanctions on Iran’s shipping industry due to its efforts to import ballistic missile technology and other equipment used as part of Tehran’s weapons of mass destruction program.

Trump Admin Charges Venezuelan President Maduro With Drug Trafficking

The Trump Administration has announced that charges have been filed by the United States Department of Justice against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for drug trafficking. According to The Hill: Attorney General William Barr announced Thursday the indictment of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other top officials for crimes related to drug trafficking. Maduro was charged with narco-terrorism