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WASHINGTON | Correction: Ailing Iranian-American detained in Iran story

WASHINGTON — In a story Nov. 15 about an Iranian-American held in Tehran, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Baquer Namazi had been diagnosed with narcolepsy. The diagnosis was epilepsy. A corrected version of the story is below: Son of Iranian-American detainee asks Tehran ‘to show mercy’ The family and attorney of an Iranian-American dual … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Correction: Ailing Iranian-American detained in Iran story

SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply pressure on the United States and South Korea. It didn’t appear to be a test of a nuclear device or a long-range missile … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

United States | State Department Updates the Cuba Restricted List

United States – As part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to prevent U.S. funds from reaching the Cuban military, intelligence, and security services, the State Department is adding 26 subentities to the Cuba Restricted List, including 16 hotels owned by the Cuban military. The Department is also updating the names of five already listed subentities … Continue reading United States | State Department Updates the Cuba Restricted List

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. | Latest: Indiana teen shooter’s lawyer worries over treatmen

NOBLESVILLE, Ind.— The Latest on a juvenile court hearing for a 13-year-old boy accused in the shooting of a classmate and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis school (all times local): 11:15 a.m. An attorney for a 13-year-old Indiana boy who shot a classmate and teacher says he worries the youth won’t receive the counseling … Continue reading NOBLESVILLE, Ind. | Latest: Indiana teen shooter’s lawyer worries over treatmen

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  The Secretary emphasized that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi accountable, and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

State Department News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

WASHINGTON – The below is attributable to the U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian while accompanying President Trump on his trip to Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  They discussed U.S.-French cooperation on resolving … Continue reading State Department News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

WASHINGTON | Whitaker led group that may have violated tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON — Matthew G. Whitaker, the nation’s new acting attorney general, repeatedly chided presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in public statements during 2016 while he was speaking for a group that is barred by its tax-exempt status from supporting or opposing political candidates during a campaign. Before coming to the Justice Department in 2017, Whitaker was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Whitaker led group that may have violated tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON | US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON — Even as the United States and China butt heads over trade, their top diplomats and defense chiefs will be meeting in Washington Friday, looking to tamp down tensions on other issues that have put a chill on relations between the two world powers. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, China holding security talks amid trade tensions