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Trump doubles U.S. military assets in Caribbean, bolstering drug fight after Maduro indictment

By Matt Spetalnick and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was deploying more U.S.

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Trump uses coronavirus briefing to unveil new military counternarcotics mission

On a day when more than 800 Americans died of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump used his daily briefing on the pandemic to unveil seemingly unrelated counternarcotics operations that senior officials said would hurt embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.

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China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says

(Bloomberg) -- China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths

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NKorea: US doesn’t want nuke talks

SEOUL: North Korea said “reckless remarks” by United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks and warned that it was now compelled to pay back “the pains the United States had imposed on our people.” After a teleconference of foreign ministers of the Group […]

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Saudis Boost Oil Output, Defying Trump’s Plea To End Price War

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia showed no sign of bowing to pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to dial back its

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India likely to soon ease some drug export curbs after U.S. pressure: sources

By Neha Dasgupta NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will likely relax some export restrictions on pharmaceutical products soon due to

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Pompeo dials Jaishankar, says ‘our close cooperation is imperative to combat coronavirus’

“Good call today with Indian External Affairs Minister @DrSJaishankar on the #USIndia partnership,” Pompeo tweeted out.

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Pompeo and Jaishankar Discuss Coordinated Approach to COVID-19

This is the second call between the two leaders in recent weeks after the coronavirus outbreak.

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U.S. could rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus - Pompeo

By Arshad Mohammed and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held out the possibility on

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Coronavirus: Bernie Sanders and AOC call on US to lift Iran sanctions as nation reels from Covid-19

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have led calls for the US to ease harsh sanctions imposed on Iran, as the

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U.S. offers to lift Venezuela sanctions for power-sharing deal, shifting policy

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday offered to begin lifting Venezuela sanctions if the opposition

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US launches new effort to oust Venezuela's Maduro

The Trump administration launched its latest effort to oust embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, leveraging the coronavirus pandemic to apply additional pressure.

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U.S.-Saudi oil alliance idea born at White House, put on back burner for now

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. officials have for now put aside a proposal for an alliance with

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NKorea slams US, to back out from talks

PYONGYANG: Nuclear-armed North Korea warned it could cut off dialogue with the United States, but Washington’s top diplomat said the US still looked forward to talks, even after the North called his insistence on sanctions “ludicrous.” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo last week told nations to “stay committed to applying diplomatic and economic pressure” over […]

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'Most hated man on Capitol Hill': Congressman defends himself after forcing politicians to travel to Washington DC for coronavirus vote

Kentucky Republican congressman Thomas Massie has become a political punching bag in Washington after he nearly derailed the $2trn coronavirus

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Coronavirus: Americans abroad must return to US ‘immediately’, Pompeo says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Americans abroad who still wish to return to the United States to do so

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Saudis Start to Unleash Oil Wave Despite U.S. Pressure

(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia has made good on its pledge to ramp up oil exports in April, with a first

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U.S. Base Workers Set for Furlough in Blow to South Korea Alliance

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. military is set to put almost half of its 8,500 South Korean civilian workers on furlough,

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U.S. spies find coronavirus spread in China, North Korea, Russia hard to chart

By Mark Hosenball and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of

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North Korea slams Pompeo and says will 'walk our way'

Nuclear-armed North Korea on Monday warned it could cut off dialogue with the United States, but Washington's top diplomat said

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Trump Shifts to Worry Over Oil Rout, Discusses Prices With Putin

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he’s concerned oil prices have fallen too far and called Vladimir Putin on Monday

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Trump contradicts Pompeo by downplaying foreign coronavirus disinformation campaigns

President Donald Trump on Monday expressed skepticism about foreign disinformation campaigns related to the coronavirus pandemic, contradicting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who has been a strong critic of China and Iran in particular.

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North Korea says Pompeo undercuts its interest in restarting talks

By Hyonhee Shin and Heekyong Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Monday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike

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North Korea slams Pompeo and says will 'walk our way'

North Korea on Monday warned it could cut off dialogue with the United States and slammed Secretary of State Mike

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Welcome to a Truly Free Oil Market

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- At the point we’re now at, postponing the oil-price war won’t make a lot of difference for

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