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Which countries are the ‘most admired in the world’?
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Which countries are the ‘most admired in the world’?

Annual poll puts Germany in top spot ahead of US and China
27 Jul 2020
Reaction: Britain to ditch Hong Kong extradition treaty
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Reaction: Britain to ditch Hong Kong extradition treaty

Agreement shelved amid growing calls for tougher action over persecution of Uighur Muslims
20 Jul 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Trump’s ‘deep state’ sacking
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Why everyone’s talking about Trump’s ‘deep state’ sacking

US President fires watchdog investigating key ally
18 May 2020
Why is the US cutting $1bn aid to Afghanistan?
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Why is the US cutting $1bn aid to Afghanistan?

US blames rival Afghan leaders for stalling Taliban peace talks
25 Mar 2020
Should Iran still be sanctioned during the pandemic?
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Should Iran still be sanctioned during the pandemic?

Calls are growing for sanctions relief as Covid-19 bites hard in Iran, but Tehran continues to orchestrate attacks
19 Mar 2020
What Iran’s parliamentary election may mean for US relations
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What Iran’s parliamentary election may mean for US relations

Supreme leader has blocked thousands of moderate candidates from running in vote
21 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘US billionaires must run for president’
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Instant Opinion: ‘US billionaires must run for president’

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19 Nov 2019

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Why has US reversed policy on Israeli settlements?
Two major West Bank settlements could soon fall within Jerusalem's city limits
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Why has US reversed policy on Israeli settlements?

US secretary of state says Washington no longer finds settlements illegal
19 Nov 2019
US launches ‘Countdown to Terror’ clock
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US launches ‘Countdown to Terror’ clock

Secretary of state warns against ending an arms embargo on Iran as US ramps up pressure on international community to fall in line
22 Aug 2019
Mike Pompeo warns UK special relationship is under threat
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Mike Pompeo warns UK special relationship is under threat

US Secretary of State says military investment is key to cross-Atlantic relations
9 May 2019
Why Iran is partially withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal
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Why Iran is partially withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal

Tehran to announce ‘reciprocal measures’ as tensions mount with the US
8 May 2019
What is Trump’s Middle East peace plan?
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What is Trump’s Middle East peace plan?

International community expresses concern over rumoured rejection of two-state solution
15 Apr 2019
Is Theresa May backing an immediate ceasefire in Yemen?
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Is Theresa May backing an immediate ceasefire in Yemen?

Labour claims her choice of words is more evidence of the government’s support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign
1 Nov 2018
US ‘ready to resume talks’ with North Korea
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US ‘ready to resume talks’ with North Korea

Mike Pompeo invites Pyongyang foreign minister to a meeting in New York next week
20 Sep 2018
What now for Iran as US sanctions come back into force?
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What now for Iran as US sanctions come back into force?

Immediate economic hardship could have longer-term political consequences
7 Aug 2018
‘Nuclear plan B’: how the US intends to confront Iran
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‘Nuclear plan B’: how the US intends to confront Iran

Mike Pompeo threatens ‘strongest sanctions in history’ and hints of long-term regime change
22 May 2018
What kind of secretary of state will Mike Pompeo be?
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What kind of secretary of state will Mike Pompeo be?

Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s top diplomat is a man made in his own image
24 Apr 2018
CIA director Mike Pompeo met secretly with Kim Jong Un
CIA director Mike Pompeo has travelled to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong-un
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CIA director Mike Pompeo met secretly with Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state reportedly travelled to Pyongyang over the Easter weekend
18 Apr 2018
Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson on Twitter
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Donald Trump fires Rex Tillerson on Twitter

CIA director Mike Pompeo to take over as secretary of state
13 Mar 2018