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New U.S. Rules Would Ban Most Travel to North Korea

August 1, 2017 The Trump administration is expected Wednesday to publish new rules that would make it all but impossible for most Americans to visit North Korea. The decision, which will be published in the Federal Register, comes after the death in June of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old University of Virginia student who...

What’s Left to Sanction in North Korea?

August 1, 2017 The Trump administration’s public response to North Korea’s latest ICBM test has been to criticize China for not doing enough to pressure its client in Pyongyang. President Trump said China was doing “nothing” on North Korea while “our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of...

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North Korea Launches Another ICBM

July 28, 2017 North Korea has launched another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Pentagon said Friday, an action that is likely to increase tensions with its neighbors and the U.S., and result in international pressure on Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear programs. The test comes three weeks after North Korea tested an...

North Korea Appears to Have Launched Another Missile

July 28, 2017 North Korea appears to have launched another missile, Japan and South Korea said Friday, an action that is likely to increase tensions with its neighbors and the U.S. and result in international pressure on Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear programs. The test comes three weeks after North Korea tested...

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Why Russia Ordered the U.S. to Reduce Its Diplomatic Staff

July 28, 2017 Russia ordered the U.S. Friday to reduce its diplomatic staff in the country to 455 and seized two American diplomatic properties, in retaliation for similar steps ordered by the Obama administration last December and a sweeping sanctions bill approved this week by the U.S. Congress. “The Russian side is suspending...

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Jared Kushner Maintains He 'Did Not Collude' With Russia in Rare Public Statement

July 24, 2017 Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, told reporters Monday that he “did not collude” with Russia, reiterating remarks he made earlier in the day in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee. “Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know...

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Will the U.S. Return Russia's Diplomatic Compounds?

July 18, 2017 Russia said two Russian diplomatic compounds in New York and Maryland seized by the Obama administration in retaliation for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election are no closer to being returned after talks Monday in Washington—and warned of a strong response. “We came up with a number of ideas on...

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Russia Threatens to Expel 30 U.S. Diplomats

July 11, 2017 Russian foreign ministry officials say up to 30 U.S. diplomats may be expelled from the country if the Trump administration doesn’t return two compounds seized last year by the Obama administration. Thomas Shannon, the U.S. undersecretary of state, and Sergey Ryabkov, the Russian deputy prime minister, are expected next week...

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Trump, in Warsaw Speech, Criticizes Russia's 'Destabilizing' Role in Ukraine, Syria

July 6, 2017 President Trump called Russia a “destabilizing” influence in Europe and the Middle East, and urged it to “join the community of responsible nations,” in his strongest remarks yet against the regime of Vladimir Putin, whom he is scheduled to meet Friday in Hamburg for the first time. His remarks in...

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Trump Weighs a 'Pretty Severe' Response to North Korea's ICBM Test

July 6, 2017 President Trump warned of “some pretty severe things” in response to North Korea’s test this week of a long-range missile, raising the rhetoric over Pyongyang’s launch of what it called an intercontinental ballistic missile. “We’ll see what happens. I don’t like to talk about what we have planned, but I...