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U.S. top diplomat nominee calls China Uighur policy 'genocide' [Video]

U.S. top diplomat nominee calls China Uighur policy 'genocide'

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said on Tuesday he believed President Donald Trump was right in taking a tougher approach to China - even if he did not agree..

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US Says China's Treatment of Uighur Muslims Is 'Genocide' [Video]

US Says China's Treatment of Uighur Muslims Is 'Genocide'

US Says China's Treatment of Uighur Muslims Is 'Genocide'. The U.S. State Department declared its assessment on Tuesday, a day before President-elect Joe Biden will take office as president. The..

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Pompeo Slams Multiculturalism [Video]

Pompeo Slams Multiculturalism

Business Insider reports that outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "multiculturalism" is un-American. "Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker," he..

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Former LA Councilman Alex Padilla Formally Appointed To US Senate [Video]

Former LA Councilman Alex Padilla Formally Appointed To US Senate

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla resigned Monday as California secretary of state and was formally appointed by the governor to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Vice President-elect..

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Gov. Newsom formally appoints Alex Padilla to U.S. Senate, nominates Dr. Shirley Weber as Secretary of State [Video]

Gov. Newsom formally appoints Alex Padilla to U.S. Senate, nominates Dr. Shirley Weber as Secretary of State

Ashley Zavala reports.

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On GPS: What to make of Pompeo's last minute moves [Video]

On GPS: What to make of Pompeo's last minute moves

New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser joins Fareed to make sense of the outgoing Secretary of State’s flurry of eleventh hour foreign policy decisions.

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Europe's week: Netherlands and Italy plunged into crisis, Pompeo snubbed by EU [Video]

Europe's week: Netherlands and Italy plunged into crisis, Pompeo snubbed by EU

Both the Dutch and Italian governments began to fray over separate scandals and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo realised he may not be so welcome in Europe any more.

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Trump administration takes final swipes at China [Video]

Trump administration takes final swipes at China

The Trump administration took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday, imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South China Sea. It also imposed an..

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Pompeo Snubbed From EU Meeting [Video]

Pompeo Snubbed From EU Meeting

The secretary of state canceled his final Europe trip after European Union officials are too “embarrassed” to meet with him.

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EU To US Secretary Of State Pompeo: Don't Bother Coming To See Us [Video]

EU To US Secretary Of State Pompeo: Don't Bother Coming To See Us

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo won't be making a final lap around Europe after all. His European was scrapped on Tuesday after Luxembourg's foreign minister and European Union officials refused to..

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Pompeo to accuse Iran of al Qaeda links -sources [Video]

Pompeo to accuse Iran of al Qaeda links -sources

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to use newly declassified U.S. intelligence on Tuesday to publicly accuse Iran of ties to al Qaeda, two people familiar with the matter said, as part of his..

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Cuba returns to U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism [Video]

Cuba returns to U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism

The Trump administration on Monday announced it was returning Cuba to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that could complicate any efforts by the incoming Biden administration to..

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House Dems' Impeachment Resolution Charges Trump With 'Incitement of Insurrection' [Video]

House Dems' Impeachment Resolution Charges Trump With 'Incitement of Insurrection'

House Dems' Impeachment Resolution , Charges Trump With 'Incitement of Insurrection'. Ted Lieu of California, David Cicilline of Rhode Island and Jamie Raskin of Maryland introduced the resolution..

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Joe Biden Chooses William Burns as CIA Director [Video]

Joe Biden Chooses William Burns as CIA Director

Joe Biden Chooses William Burns as CIA Director . President-elect Biden made the announcement on Jan. 11. The American people will sleep soundly with him as our next CIA Director, President-elect..

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U.N., aid agencies decry U.S. Yemen decision [Video]

U.N., aid agencies decry U.S. Yemen decision

The outgoing U.S. administration is to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, a move the United Nations warned could have serious repercussions for peace talks and..

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Biden taps career diplomat Burns to lead CIA [Video]

Biden taps career diplomat Burns to lead CIA

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will tap a former career diplomat in William Burns to lead the CIA, his transition team said on Monday, as the Democrat races to put a national security team in place..

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US plans to label Yemeni Houthis a terror group [Video]

US plans to label Yemeni Houthis a terror group

Yemen's Houthi movement may be designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States, according to three sources familiar with the matter, a move that diplomats and aid groups worry could..

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Why Colin Powell says he no longer considers himself a Republican [Video]

Why Colin Powell says he no longer considers himself a Republican

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell weighs in on conservative support for President Donald Trump, explaining to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria why he can no longer consider himself a member of the..

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Clyburn: Trump's call with GA Secretary of State is impeachable too [Video]

Clyburn: Trump's call with GA Secretary of State is impeachable too

House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that he believes President Trump’s phone call pressuring the Georgia Secretary of State to overturn the election is also..

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On GPS: Colin Powell on Joe Biden [Video]

On GPS: Colin Powell on Joe Biden

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on whether America’s ability to promote democracy abroad will recover under the incoming administration.

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On GPS: Colin Powell on Capitol attack [Video]

On GPS: Colin Powell on Capitol attack

The former Secretary of State, National Security Adviser and U.S. Army General weighs in on the storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

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White House made top Atlanta lawyer resign: WSJ [Video]

White House made top Atlanta lawyer resign: WSJ

The White House pushed the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign before Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff because President Donald Trump was unhappy that he wasn't doing enough to investigate Trump's..

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U.S. lifts restrictions for Taiwanese diplomats [Video]

U.S. lifts restrictions for Taiwanese diplomats

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said he was lifting restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts, a move likely to anger China and increase tensions..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:31Published
Brad Raffensperger reacts to Capitol riots [Video]

Brad Raffensperger reacts to Capitol riots

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called the insurrection in the nation’s Capitol “horrifying” and said the event negated and obscured President Trump’s accomplishments. CNN’s..

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Reports: Trump cabinet informally discussed the 25th amendment [Video]

Reports: Trump cabinet informally discussed the 25th amendment

Reports: Trump cabinet informally discussed the 25th amendment

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Mike Pompeo points to Australia while launching fresh coronavirus assault on China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China could have prevented the deaths of "hundreds of thousands" of people around the world by being more transparent.
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Secretary of State designee Tony Blinken says President-elect Joe Biden will bring the U.S. into the COVAX initiative, the global health effort from the World Health Organization and other groups to..
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Blinken Says US Plans Full Review of Approach to North Korea

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Sec. State Nominee Tony Blinken: Trump 'Right' on China

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China's treatment of Uighurs amounts to 'genocide and crimes against humanity', the US says

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China dismisses US charge against Wuhan's bio-lab as 'conspiracy'

China on Monday vented out its anger against outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling him "Mr. Liar" and dismissed as "conspiracies and lies" the allegations by the State Department that the..
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China to sanction US officials for 'nasty' behaviour over Taiwan

US officials who have engaged in "nasty" behaviour over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China's foreign ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between US and..
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Neera Tanden has been nominated as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and Dr Vivek Murthy has been nominated as the US surgeon general. Vanita Gupta has been nominated as..
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