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Secretary of State and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency

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Mike Pompeo: Secretary of State and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Michael Richard Pompeo is an American politician, diplomat, businessman, and attorney who, since April 2018, has served as 70th United States Secretary of State. He is a former United States Army officer and was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from January 2017 until April 2018.

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China parliament approves Hong Kong security bill [Video]

China parliament approves Hong Kong security bill

China's parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could endanger its..

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China's parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill [Video]

China's parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

China's parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved directly imposing national security legislation on Hong Kong to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism, and foreign interference in a city roiled..

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Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China [Video]

Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had certified on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer warrants special treatment under U.S. law as it did when it was under British rule. This report produced..

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Hong Kong could host mainland intelligence bases [Video]

Hong Kong could host mainland intelligence bases

A Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases there, raising fears of direct law enforcement and what U.S. Secretary of State..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:24Published
Pompeo Criticizes China's Pledge To Fight COVID-19 [Video]

Pompeo Criticizes China's Pledge To Fight COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China about the coronavirus pandemic. According to Reuters, Beijing pledged to spend $2 billion to fight the virus. Pompeo called the money “paltry”..

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China says to impose security laws on Hong Kong [Video]

China says to impose security laws on Hong Kong

China says it intends to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, which risks sparking renewed unrest. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Taiwan swears in President Tsai for second term [Video]

Taiwan swears in President Tsai for second term

President Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in for her second and final term on Wednesday in a ceremony at Taiwan's presidential palace in Taipei. Gloria Tso reports.

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Trump Puts Blame On Pompeo For Firing State Department's Inspector General [Video]

Trump Puts Blame On Pompeo For Firing State Department's Inspector General

President Donald Trump won’t take responsibility for firing the State Department’s inspector general. According to Business Insider, Trump fired him at the request of Secretary of State Mike..

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Trump says Pompeo requested he fire State Department inspector general [Video]

Trump says Pompeo requested he fire State Department inspector general

U.S. President Donald Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked him to fire the State Department's inspector general and defended his right to terminate the official.

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White House Says Mike Pompeo Suggested Firing Steve Linick [Video]

White House Says Mike Pompeo Suggested Firing Steve Linick

President Donald Trump fired the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick. The White House said Trump did so at the recommendation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. According to..

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Democrats Launch Investigation Of The Removal Of Inspector General Steve Linick [Video]

Democrats Launch Investigation Of The Removal Of Inspector General Steve Linick

Democrats in Congress launched another investigation against President Donald Trump. They accused Trump of trying to fire the State Department’s internal watchdog because he went against his..

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Dems launch probe of Trump's firing of State Dept. watchdog [Video]

Dems launch probe of Trump's firing of State Dept. watchdog

Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trump's move to oust the State Department's internal watchdog, accusing the president of escalating his fight against..

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Taiwan's TSMC to build Arizona chip plant [Video]

Taiwan's TSMC to build Arizona chip plant

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd , the biggest contract chipmaker, said it plans to build a $12 billion factory in Arizona in an apparent win for the Trump administration's efforts to wrestle..

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Wearing U.S.-flag face mask, Pompeo visits Israel [Video]

Wearing U.S.-flag face mask, Pompeo visits Israel

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Israel on Wednesday for sharing information during global efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and took another swipe at China over what he said was..

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US-Israel talks: Mike Pompeo to meet Netanyahu and Gantz [Video]

US-Israel talks: Mike Pompeo to meet Netanyahu and Gantz

The US-Israeli annexation mapping team is due to finish its work by the end of June.

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Harry Dunn's mother reacts as Interpol Red Notice issued for alleged killer's arrest [Video]

Harry Dunn's mother reacts as Interpol Red Notice issued for alleged killer's arrest

The alleged killer of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn is "wanted internationally" after an Interpol Red Notice was issued for her arrest, a family spokesman has said. Anne Sacoolas, 42, was charged..

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Venezuelan state TV broadcasts captured American [Video]

Venezuelan state TV broadcasts captured American

Venezuelan state television broadcast on Wednesday a video of captured American Luke Denman, in which he said he was instructed to seize control of Caracas' airport and bring in a plane to fly..

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Mike Pompeo continues to blame China for Covid-19 outbreak [Video]

Mike Pompeo continues to blame China for Covid-19 outbreak

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues to blame China following the outbreak of Covid-19 leading to a global pandemic.

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WHO urges countries to investigate early COVID-19 cases [Video]

WHO urges countries to investigate early COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that a report that COVID-19 had emerged in December in France, sooner than previously thought, was “not surprising”, and urged countries to investigate..

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Stocks slip as U.S. pins blame for virus on China [Video]

Stocks slip as U.S. pins blame for virus on China

European stock markets and oil prices fell Monday as a spat between top U.S. officials and China over the origin of the coronavirus fuelled fears of a new trade war, derailing a rebound in global..

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Pompeo: Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental' [Video]

Pompeo: Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental'

Shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely “accidental,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday as speculation continues to swirl about the health of..

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Trump says U.S. is investigating China over virus [Video]

Trump says U.S. is investigating China over virus

On Monday U.S. President Donald Trump blamed China again for the spread of the coronavirus and said his administration is doing "serious investigations" into what happened there. Gloria Tso reports.

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Pompeo Says They May Never Resotre Funding For The World Health Organization [Video]

Pompeo Says They May Never Resotre Funding For The World Health Organization

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the World Health Organization needs an overhaul. According to Reuters, he said Washington may never restore WHO funding after the coronavirus pandemic...

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Reaction to Pompeo's remark that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status under U.S. law, unnerving investors worried about the risk to the Chinese-ruled city's status as a global..
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Hong Kong no longer deserves special U.S. status, Pompeo says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer qualifies for its special status under U.S. law, potentially dealing a crushing blow to its status as a major..
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Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer warrants special U.S. treatment

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday China had undermined Hong Kong's autonomy so fundamentally that the territory no longer warranted special treatment under U.S. law, a potentially..
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Only 'remote' chance of recertifying Hong Kong autonomy in future, Pompeo says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that China "has shed any pretense" that the people of Hong Kong enjoy the autonomy required by law, in a report certifying his..
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China's planned security agencies for Hong Kong a 'death knell' for autonomy - Pompeo

Chinese plans to impose national security laws on Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases there, raising fears of direct law enforcement and what the United States branded a..
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China's plans for security agencies in Hong Kong will 'silence city', activists say

A Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases there, raising fears of direct law enforcement and what U.S. Secretary of State..
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U.S. condemns China's 'disastrous proposal' on Hong Kong: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rebuked China for its proposed national security legislation on Hong Kong, calling it arbitrary and disastrous and saying it could have an impact on the..
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Pompeo: HK's treatment of activists makes autonomy assessment more difficult

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday recent treatment of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists made it more difficult to assess that the territory remains highly autonomous from China, a..
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China says U.S.'s Pompeo 'blackmailing' Hong Kong government

China said on Thursday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "blackmailing" the Hong Kong government with the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and that Washington's recent actions amount to..
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Exclusive: U.S. has not cut Afghan security funds despite Pompeo vow of immediate slash - sources

The U.S. Defense Department has not withheld $1 billion in funding from Afghan security forces despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's vow on March 23 to cut that sum "immediately", five sources..
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Pompeo calls China virus response 'paltry' compared to damage done

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China over the coronavirus on Wednesday, calling $2 billion Beijing has pledged to fight the pandemic "paltry" compared to the hundreds of..
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China says Pompeo's congratulations to Taiwan seriously damaged relations

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seriously damaged the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait and China-U.S. relations by making a congratulatory..
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U.S. praises Taiwan's coronavirus response, hails 'shared vision'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday congratulated Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-Wen on her recent re-election, praised its response to the coronavirus crisis and called Taiwan, claimed by..
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Pompeo warns China over interference with U.S. journalists in Hong Kong

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said it had come to his attention that the Chinese government had threatened to interfere with the work of U.S. journalists in Hong Kong, and said any..
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Pompeo welcomes Afghan power-sharing deal, chides leaders for lost time

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday welcomed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate in Afghanistan, but chided President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah..
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Pompeo says TSMC's $12 billion investment to increase U.S. economic independence from China

Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co's $12 billion investment in the United States will increase U.S. economic independence from China, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement..
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U.S. says it condemns China-linked 'cyber actors' trying to steal COVID research

The United States on Thursday condemned attempts by China-linked "cyber actors and non-traditional collectors affiliated" to steal U.S. intellectual property and data related to coronavirus research,..
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In Israel, Pompeo discusses West Bank and coronavirus with Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Wednesday of the complexities of Israel's planned de facto annexation of the occupied West Bank, saying after talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu..
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Pompeo urges Israeli caution in West Bank moves

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Israeli leaders to factor all parties into a proposed de facto annexation of the occupied West Bank so that it squares with Washington's plan for..
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Pompeo to Israel: Be circumspect on West Bank annexation

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Israeli leaders to consider "all the factors" involved in a proposed de facto annexation of the occupied West Bank so that it squares with..
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Pompeo lauds Israel over coronavirus cooperation, raps China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Israel on Wednesday for sharing information during global efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and took another swipe at China over what he said was..
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U.S. envoy misses Pompeo's arrival in Israel over illness

The U.S. ambassador to Israel did not attend Wednesday's arrival of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Middle East nation as he was feeling unwell and had been advised to keep away, the U.S. State..
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Pompeo urges Taliban, Afghan govt to bring hospital, funeral attacker to justice

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called on the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to cooperate to bring to justice the perpetrators of attacks on a hospital and a funeral that..
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Mike Pompeo holds Covid-19 video conference with counterparts from India, 5 other nations

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday held a video conference with his counterparts from India, Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan and South Korea on issues related to coronavirus pandemic.
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China says it backs WHO in tracing COVID-19, denounces U.S. 'lies'

China said on Thursday it supports the World Health Organization (WHO) in trying to pinpoint the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of telling one lie..
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China accuses Pompeo of telling lies over its handling of coronavirus

China accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of telling one lie to cover up another in his continued attacks against Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic.
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U.S. to renew waiver for Iraq to import Iranian electricity for 120 days: State Department

The United States will grant a 120-day waiver for Iraq to continue importing electricity from Iran to help the new Iraqi government succeed, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the newly installed..
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Republicans want review of aid to WHO, Democrat may subpoena Pompeo

Five U.S. Senate Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday seeking a review of U.S. participation in the World Health Organization and other international institutions, after President Donald Trump's..
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Pompeo delays Hong Kong report to see if China acts to 'further undermine' autonomy

The U.S. State Department is delaying a report to Congress assessing whether Hong Kong enjoys sufficient autonomy from China to continue receiving special treatment from the United States, Secretary of..
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U.S. announces $225 million in emergency aid to Yemen

The United States will provide $225 million in emergency aid to Yemen to support food programs, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, as aid groups there are forced to scale down..
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Pompeo blames China for hundreds of thousands of virus deaths, denies inconsistency

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed his aggressive criticism of China, blaming it for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people from the coronavirus and demanding again that it..
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U.S. will use 'every tool' to secure release if any Americans held in Venezuela: Pompeo

The U.S. government will use “every tool” available to secure the return of Americans if they are being held in Venezuela, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed on Wednesday, after Venezuelan..
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U.S.'s Pompeo, Russia's Lavrov discussed arms control issues: U.S. State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the next steps on arms control issues in a call with his Russian counterpart on Wednesday, the U.S. State Department said in a statement but gave no other..
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Pompeo again blasts China over coronavirus, denies inconsistency

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed his aggressive criticism of China over its handling of the coronavirus, saying it could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives and spared the..
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Switzerland seeks medical furlough extension of American detained by Iran: Pompeo

Switzerland, which represents the United States in Iran, has asked Tehran to extend the medical furlough from detention of U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
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Israel plans thousands of new settler homes ahead of Pompeo visit

Israel announced a plan for thousands of new Jewish settlement homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday as Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there.
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Pompeo renews criticism of China over coronavirus

China could have prevented the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people around the world by being more transparent about the new coronavirus, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
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WHO says Pompeo remarks on virus origin 'speculative', seeks data

The World Health Organization said on Monday that comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo citing "evidence" that the new coronavirus had emerged from a Chinese laboratory were "speculative",..
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