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The officials Joe Biden picked to fill his Cabinet

Here are the people Joe Biden chose to fill his Cabinet. Among his picks: White House veterans, but many historical firsts.
  • Jan 19, 2021

How bad are U.S. relations with Russia? Just try getting a visa for a repairman.

A “visa impasse” led the U.S. to close one consulate and suspend another when officials couldn’t obtain visas for technicians to make repairs in rapidly deteriorating buildings.
  • Dec 25, 2020

U.S. imposes sanctions on two Iranians for abduction, probable death of former FBI agent Robert Levinson

Levinson’s family and U.S. officials said earlier this year they believe he died in Iranian custody.
  • Dec 14, 2020

Biden to face wary allies after four years of Trump’s ‘America First’ rhetoric

The president-elect promises a return to a more traditional approach. On some issues, there will be no going back to 2016.
  • Dec 9, 2020

Biden’s challenges on foreign policy

The president-elect will confront a changed world and difficult diplomacy with nations such as China, Iran and Venezuela.
  • Dec 9, 2020

U.S. to withdraw some Baghdad embassy staff as tensions with Iran and its allies spike

Officials said the drawdown would last until after the anniversary of Qasem Soleimani’s killing in January.
  • Dec 2, 2020

Trump administration launches rewards program targeting North Korea and China

The U.S. government doubles down on maximum pressure campaign, which has had mixed success.
  • Dec 1, 2020

Foreign observers shocked by chaos over U.S. election

From the perch of being outsiders, many foreigners worry about President Trump’s refusal to concede and what it means about America’s role as a beacon of democracy.
  • Nov 24, 2020

Biden’s nominees have pushed policies that Trump used to fuel his rise

As establishment figures take control again, they face a populace altered since Democrats last held the White House.
  • Nov 23, 2020

Pompeo sets off debate on boycott of Israel, calling it an anti-Semitic ‘cancer’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced two policy shifts in what is widely considered the Trump administration’s departing gift to the Israeli government.
  • Nov 19, 2020