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American Foreign Service Association also issued a statement defending US diplomats after President Trump criticized several of those who have appeared before Congress and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said nothing specific in their support

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Elizabeth Warren wants to move the country to a government-funded health care system in stages over three years rather than immediately push for a full 'Medicare for All'

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday the U.S. is changing its position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, dismissing the State Department's 1978 legal opinion that civilian settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are "inconsistent with international law.

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In total, House committees will hear from nine witnesses during five separate hearings taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

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While 59 other countries have elected female heads of state, the United States has yet to shatter what former Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton called the “highest, hardest glass ceiling.” Clinton’s loss to President Donald Trump in 2016 may have blazed a trail for five female candidates currently running for president in 2020, but as VOA’s Brian Padden reports it also reinforced doubts that a woman can be elected to the nation's highest office.

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Nigeria's decision to close land border trade to stop smuggling is affecting regional trade and prices of goods being forced through already bogged-down water ports. Nigeria’s neighbors argue it’s against the principles of free trade but Nigerian rice farmers have welcomed the move to support local industry.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelling one of four sanctions waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work with Iran's civilian nuclear program without US penalties

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President Sebastian Pinera struggling to bring calm as demonstrators have taken to the streets again a month into potent protest movement that has dramatically altered the political landscape of the South American nation

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Jeanine Anez had been due to travel to her native Beni province in northeastern Bolivia

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The Trump administration has created a framework that will allow asylum-seekers to be sent to other nations that have negotiated bilateral agreements to accept them

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Wildfires have destroyed about 2.5 million acres of farmland and bush over the past couple of weeks, fuelled by tinder-dry conditions after three years of drought that experts say has been exacerbated by climate change

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Several hundred people were marching from the Delmas to Petionville neighborhoods when shots were fired from nearby

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'Frozen 2' arrives six years after the original became a smash hit amid the powerful refrain of 'Let It Go'

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Juan Guaido struggling to draw protesters into the streets after calling for daily demonstrations to drive President Nicolas Maduro from power

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The map was based on radar, infrared and other data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which studied Saturn and its moons from 2004 to 2017

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The 'Hey Jude' hitmaker will be the headline act on festival's main Pyramid Stage on Saturday, June 27, according to the Glastonbury Twitter account

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Work would be to defend Russians imprisoned abroad

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The West African country is still reeling from an attack on an army post that killed 54 in early November

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Two days of intense fighting last week between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group highlights Iran's expansionist ambitions in the Middle East

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All eight have testified previously in closed-door hearings about President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and probe a discredited conspiracy theory regarding the 2016 president election

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All nine have testified previously in closed-door hearings about President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and probe a discredited conspiracy theory regarding the 2016 president election

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President Donald Trump is backing away from a ban on most flavored e-cigarettes popular with teens

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The four companies and two people operating in Syria, Turkey, the Gulf and Europe were blacklisted under an executive order that imposes sanctions on terrorists and those who have provided assistance or support for terrorists

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Lebanon's bank staff union has announced it's ending a week-long strike after increased security and new regulations that make limits on withdrawal and dollar transfers official

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Students flee besieged campus; police have used tear gas and made arrests

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