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Pompeo: Hezbollah using Venezuela drug trafficking to ‘make payroll’

A major Iranian-backed terrorist group is using drug trafficking operations in Venezuela to fund operations in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mi...

Pompeo: Hezbollah using Venezuela drug trafficking to ‘make payroll’

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U.S.' Pompeo to discuss Venezuela, Iran with Dutch counterpart U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Dutch counterpart will discuss Iran and Venezuela during talks in The Hague on Monday, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said....
17:51 2019-06-03

'El Chapo' loses bid for new trial in U.S. drug trafficking case A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's bid for a new trial, finding that misconduct by jurors during the Mexican crime lord's drug trafficking case was not a reason to overturn...
01:00 2019-07-04

Colombia says FARC lawmaker accused of drug trafficking has gone AWOL A Colombian FARC rebel leader turned lawmaker who is accused by the United States of conspiring to traffic cocaine has vanished in an apparent attempt to evade justice, President Ivan Duque said on Mo...
00:51 2019-07-02

Pompeo Heads to Latin America Amid Concerns Over Immigration, Venezuela Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is bound for Latin America this week on a trip set to focus on regional counterterrorism cooperation, the crisis in Venezuela and the Trump administration’s effort to st...
00:51 2019-07-17

Claims of corruption, drug trafficking and political divorce. Welcome to Guatemala's elections Few politicians have a backstory like Sandra Torres, winner of the first round in Guatemala's presidential elections earlier this month, but the former first lady is no ordinary candidate....
18:34 2019-06-27

Honduran president was targeted by U.S. drug trafficking probe: court filing U.S. authorities have targeted Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in an investigation of large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering, a recent court filing shows....
02:17 2019-05-31

Honduras president targeted in DEA drug-trafficking and money laundering investigation The President of Honduras has been named as a target in a DEA investigation into drug-trafficking and money laundering, according to US Federal Court documents....
22:00 2019-05-31

The new drug highway: Pacific islands at centre of cocaine trafficking boom Explosion in number of boats carrying cocaine and meth from Latin America to Australia is causing havoc for islands on the way • Cocaine used as washing powder: police struggle with Pacific drug influ...
23:34 2019-06-23

Colombian ex rebel takes congressional seat amid drug trafficking charges A former commander of the Marxist FARC rebel group took his seat in congress on Tuesday, 11 days after being released from prison on drug trafficking charges that prevented him from being sworn in las...
18:01 2019-06-11

Former FARC leader in Colombia fails to show up in court in drug-trafficking case A missing former FARC rebel commander-turned-lawmaker who helped negotiate Colombia's 2016 peace deal failed to show up in court on Tuesday to face questioning over U.S. drug-trafficking charges, a fr...
01:51 2019-07-10

Exclusive: U.S. drug czar to travel to China to press government to stop fentanyl trafficking U.S. drug czar James Carroll says he will be traveling to China by year's end to inspect their efforts to crack down on fentanyl manufacturers and press them to do more....
22:17 2019-05-21

Leaders of notorious white supremacist prison gang in California charged in killings, drug-trafficking SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of notorious white supremacist prison gang in California charged in killings, drug-trafficking. The post Leaders of notorious white supremacist prison gang in Califor...
21:17 2019-06-06

Inside Venezuela’s torturous intelligence and drug-running branch SEBIN In October, Fernando Alban –  the councilman of dissident Venezuelan political party Primero Justicia – spoke out against the embattled nation’s leader Nicolas Maduro at the United Nations in New York...
22:17 2019-05-21

Narco-trafficking and petrol: a quarter of Colombia's fuel goes to make cocaine The country’s drug industry thrives despite a 2016 Farc deal which helped farmers substitute coca crops for legal alternativesThe Colombian jungle town of Riosucio sits on the banks of the Atrato rive...
10:51 2019-06-14

Pompeo to make up canceled Germany trip on Europe tour WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo next week will make up a trip to Germany he canceled earlier this month amid heightened tensions with Iran. The State Department says Pompeo will meet ...
19:17 2019-05-24

Pompeo to discuss Iran in Europe and make a side trip to a secretive conference in the Alps The secretary of state will meet with officials in Germany and Switzerland, where he will stop by an exclusive meeting whose participants must vow to never say who said what....
18:51 2019-05-29

Commentary: We need to make sure new drug cures don't widen income gap for the poor Drugmakers need to make sure there's equitable access to effective therapies and that the destiny of a child with a debilitating disease doesn't turn on which insurance pool they're bor...
21:00 2019-05-21

Australia police make record meth drug bust Authorities in Melbourne have seized their biggest ever onshore haul of methamphetamine, the drug commonly known as ice. The drugs were stashed in stereo speakers that had originated in Thailand....
10:51 2019-06-07

Bernie says he'll probably raise payroll, income taxes to pay for 'Medicare for All' Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., specified Tuesday how he would pay for his Medicare for All" program, which critics have lambasted for its cost and impact on the federal budget....
23:51 2019-05-28

Helping a college student navigate a payroll snafu at UPS Dear John: I am a college student at Binghamton University. Over my winter break in December/January, I worked for a few days with UPS as a driver’s helper. At the end of break I was trying to get pai...
04:51 2019-06-02

MTA hiring consultant to crack down on payroll amid overtime fiasco The MTA will hire an outside consultant to review of its payroll systems amid outrage over extraordinary overtime bills filed by some employees at the Long Island Rail Road....
05:34 2019-05-23

Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S.-Iran war in region unlikely Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday that a regional war between Washington and Tehran had become unlikely as the United States knows it would pay a heavy price....
23:34 2019-05-31

Hezbollah leader says U.S. seeking to talk The leader of Hezbollah said on Friday that Washington was seeking to open channels of communication despite ramping up sanctions against the Iran-backed movement's officials....
00:51 2019-07-13

Hezbollah cut down its forces in Syria: Nasrallah Iran-backed Hezbollah has reduced its forces in Syria as fighting died down though it still has fighters all over the country, its leader said on Friday....
00:51 2019-07-13

U.S. sanctions on Hezbollah are an 'assault' on Lebanon: Berri New U.S. sanctions against Hezbollah, including two Lebanese lawmakers, amount to an assault on the country and its parliament, Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday....
13:17 2019-07-10

Israel destroys last Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon The Israeli military says it has finished sealing the last of a series of Hezbollah attack tunnels under the country's northern border with Lebanon, roughly six months after they were found....
19:00 2019-06-03

A First: US Puts Hezbollah Lawmakers On Sanctions Blacklist The US Treasury placed two Hezbollah members of Lebanon's parliament on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday -- the first time Washington has taken aim at the Iran-allied group's elected politicians....
06:00 2019-07-10

Hezbollah leader: US sanctions offense to Lebanese state The leader of Hezbollah says U.S. sanctions against two lawmakers from his group are an offense to Lebanese state institutions which would need to defend themselves...
01:00 2019-07-13

Hezbollah: confronting U.S. Middle East plan is a duty Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah movement said on Friday it was a duty to confront the U.S. Middle East plan that President Donald Trump has touted as "the deal of the century"....
23:34 2019-05-31

Reporter's Notebook: Inside Hezbollah’s attack tunnels Amid new regional tension with Iran, reports indicate the tunnels were meant to be used by the Iranian proxy Hezbollah in a ground operation against Israel....
07:17 2019-05-31

European Drug Report 2019 directly contrasts US drug crisis, tells a story of relative calm Around 8,200 people died of an overdose in Europe in 2018, according to the European Drug Report. That's almost 10 times less than the number of overdose deaths in the United States....
03:51 2019-06-07

European Drug Report 2019 directly contrasts U.S. drug crisis, tells a story of relative calm Around 8,200 people died of an overdose in Europe in 2018, according to the European Drug Report. That's almost 10 times smaller than the number of overdose deaths in the United States....
13:34 2019-06-06

U.S. sanctions three Hezbollah leaders, including two members of Lebanon's Parliament The U.S. Treasury added three top Hezbollah figures to its list of sanctioned individuals on Tuesday, including two members of the Lebanese Parliament and a security official responsible for coordinat...
19:17 2019-07-09

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Hezbollah Officials Accused of Supporting Iran The sanctions were the first to directly target members of Lebanon’s Parliament and underscored the White House’s intention to ratchet up pressure on Iran by punishing groups tied to its government....
23:00 2019-07-09

Argentina brands Hezbollah terrorist organization, freezes assets Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezing of the Lebanese Islamist group's assets in the ...
22:51 2019-07-18

Lebanon's Hezbollah vows to confront U.S. Middle East plan Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah pledged on Friday to confront the U.S. Middle East plan that President Donald Trump has touted as "the deal of the century."...
00:34 2019-06-01

U.S. sanctions three Hezbollah leaders, including two Lebanon Parliament members The U.S. Treasury added three top Hezbollah figures to its list of sanctioned individuals on Tuesday, including two members of the Lebanese Parliament and a security official responsible for coordinat...
01:51 2019-07-10

Argentina Designates Hezbollah Terrorist Group on 25th Anniversary of Bombing The designation, which came a day before a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, coincided with the anniversary of a 1994 attack on a Jewish community center that killed 85....
01:00 2019-07-19

Argentina orders freezing of Hezbollah assets on anniversary of deadly bombing Argentinian authorities ordered the freezing of Hezbollah assets in the country on Thursday and effectively designated the Lebanese Islamist group, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terro...
15:34 2019-07-18

30 German mosques and cultural centers tied to Hezbollah: intel report The intelligence agency for the northern German city-state of Hamburg revealed in a hair-raising report on Monday that 30 mosques and cultural centers in the Federal Republic have ties to the US-class...
19:00 2019-07-11

Trump administration sanctions Hezbollah officials for supporting Iran's 'malign activities' The Trump administration applied sanctions against three high-ranking Hezbollah officials, accusing them of supporting Iran's "malign activities" from within the Lebanese government....
23:34 2019-07-10

Iran-backed Hezbollah partnering with communist terror groups in Latin America Iran’s main proxy terrorist group is expanding in Latin America and networking with organized crime and other violent groups, according to U.S. and Argentinean officials....
07:51 2019-07-20

U.S. Offers $7 Million Reward for Hezbollah Operative on Anniversary of Jewish Center Attack That Killed 85 (WASHINGTON) — The United States is targeting a senior operative of the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group with sanctions as part of its pressure campaign against Tehran. The government is als...
03:17 2019-07-20

Chicago-area man gets more than 27 years for sex trafficking CHICAGO — A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to more than 27 years in prison in a sex trafficking case. Federal prosecutors in Chicago said Monday that 32-year-old Deronarte Norwood ...
12:51 2019-06-04

Sex, lies, and surveillance: Something's wrong with the war on sex trafficking Silicon Valley's biggest companies have partnered with a single organization to fight sex trafficking -- one that maintains a data collection pipeline, is partnered with Palantir, and helps law e...
22:17 2019-05-31

Traders proving slippery as eel trafficking soars Efforts to protect the endangered European eel are struggling to cope as demand from Asia draws traffickers tempted by fat profits, according to industry experts....
23:17 2019-07-08

Epstein faces sex trafficking, conspiracy charges Federal officials announced sex trafficking and conspiracy charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein Monday. Epstein is charged with creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexu...
00:00 2019-07-09

R. Kelly has been arrested on federal sex trafficking charges NBC New York is reporting that music artist R. Kelly, long the subject of allegations of abusive and controlling behavior toward multiple women, has been arrested in Chicago tonight on federal charges...
15:34 2019-07-12

Financier Epstein arrested in U.S. sex trafficking case Financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested late on Saturday on suspicion of sex trafficking of underage girls and will appear in federal court in Manhattan on Monday, a source familiar with the matter sai...
10:34 2019-07-08

Two US Marines Arrested For Migrant Trafficking Of Mexicans Two US Marines have been arrested for smuggling undocumented Mexican migrants into the United States in exchange for money, according to a court document....
15:34 2019-07-10

US Billionaire Arrested On Sex Trafficking Charges: Reports A hedge fund billionaire has been arrested on sex trafficking charges in the New York area, after having long been followed by accusations of molesting young girls, US media reported....
18:17 2019-07-07

R Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges R&B singer expected to be taken from Chicago to New York to face charges relating to child pornography and obstruction of justice R&B singer R Kelly has been arrested on sex trafficking charges, accor...
09:34 2019-07-12

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday charged American financier Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of underage girls, more than a decade after he avoided similar charges in Florida in a plea de...
16:51 2019-07-08

Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking, reports say US billionaire will reportedly appear before a federal magistrate on MondayJeffrey Epstein, the politically well-connected US billionaire, has been charged with sex trafficking, according to reports.T...
14:17 2019-07-07

| US hedge fund billionaire charged with sex trafficking minors Jeffrey Epstein, a hedge fund billionaire with ties to top politicians and celebrities, was charged on Monday with sexually exploiting dozens of young girls....
00:51 2019-07-09

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein pleads not guilty to sex trafficking Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking, after prosecutors said they found "nude photographs of what appeared to be underage girls", when federal agents searche...
05:17 2019-07-09

Jeffrey Epstein charged with federal sex trafficking crimes Some victims were just 14 years old, prosecutors allegeBillionaire sex offender pleads not guilty in New York courtThe billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has pleaded not guilty to charges of sex...
01:00 2019-07-09

Barr recuses himself from Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case Attorney General William Barr has recused himself from Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex trafficking case because his former law firm once represented the convicted pedophile. “I am recused from that ...
17:17 2019-07-09

Weinstein fights sex trafficking claims in actress’ lawsuit NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers are arguing against the sex trafficking claims of an actress the disgraced movie-making mogul says is trying to capitalize on the legal successes of ot...
04:17 2019-06-22

State prosecutors struggle with human trafficking cases BOSTON (AP) — Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven’t come close to matching the success...
21:01 2019-05-26

Jury deliberations to begin in NXIVM sex-trafficking case NEW YORK (AP) — A jury is about to begin deliberating at the trial of the former leader of an upstate New York self-help group that prosecutors say branded women. The deliberations in the case against...
07:51 2019-06-19

Albania busts gang trafficking migrants into EU, arrests eight Albanian police said on Wednesday they had broken up a criminal gang trafficking Syrian, Turkish and Iraqi migrants to western Europe from Greece and had arrested eight people including the Turkish ri...
20:34 2019-06-13

Financier Epstein arrested in U.S. sex trafficking case: source Financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested late on Saturday on suspicion of sex trafficking of underage girls and will appear in federal court in Manhattan on Monday, a source familiar with the matter sai...
17:17 2019-07-07

The leader of the sex cult NXIVM was just convicted in the sex-trafficking case against him Associated Press Keith Raniere was found guilty on Wednesday on all counts of sex-trafficking and other charges accusing him of coercing women into unwanted sex using systematic shame and humiliation...
23:34 2019-06-19

Financier Epstein to remain jailed until sex trafficking trial American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday....
01:34 2019-07-19

They escaped ISIS. Then they got sucked into Baghdad's sex trafficking underworld The decline of ISIS in Iraq has given rise to another evil: human trafficking networks that thrive on the spoils of war, the displaced and the desperate....
18:17 2019-07-03

What Jeffrey Epstein could face heading into trafficking trial The arrest of infamous multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein has prompted much speculation — not the least of which is what steps his attorneys will take to keep him from serving the maximum 45-year senten...
03:34 2019-07-13

Jeffrey Epstein's Lawyers Say He Didn't Do the Really Bad Kind of Sex Trafficking Alleged child abuser and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s attorneys filed paperwork on Thursday requesting a pre-trial release for their client, and claiming that Epstein should be allowed to wait o...
20:00 2019-07-11

Mexico City will decriminalize sex work in move against trafficking Move strengthens rights of sex workers, ruling party saysRights group: move should be followed by legal protectionsMexico City lawmakers have given the green light to decriminalize sex work in the cap...
21:00 2019-06-01

The Latest: Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case FILE – In this July 30, 2008, file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. At the center of Epstein’s secluded New Mexico ranch sits a sprawling residence...
20:34 2019-07-18

Jeffrey Epstein pleads not guilty to sex trafficking charges Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty Monday to sex-trafficking charges in a conspiracy that allegedly let him abuse “numerous” underage girls inside his Manhattan townhou...
20:34 2019-07-08

Singer R. Kelly charged in decades-long sex trafficking scheme Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly, who faces state sexual assault charges in Illinois, was indicted on Friday on federal charges for alleged racketeering and sex trafficking that prosecutors said o...
18:00 2019-07-12

Even More Evidence That Alex Acosta Doesn't Care About Child Sex Trafficking Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is facing calls for his resignation over his handling of the first Jeffrey Epstein child sex trafficking case when he was a federal prosecutor, following Epstein’s arrest o...
21:51 2019-07-10

Chilean police break up migrant human trafficking ring Chilean prosecutors are indicting at least 10 people over their alleged links to a human trafficking ring that smuggled hundreds of Chinese migrants into Chile after charging them $5,000 apiece for to...
00:51 2019-05-26

| Eritrean cleared of being trafficking kingpin in mistaken identity case An Italian court ruled Friday that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the General" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity....
10:00 2019-07-14

Pakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking women With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men for cash, and they say evide...
14:17 2019-06-17

Flexer charged with trafficking Bitcoin-purchased drugs in Australia A man who frequently flaunted his wealth on social media has been found guilty of importing and trafficking drugs purchased with Bitcoin on the dark web. Brendan Leigh Baker, 27, a former cafe owner i...
15:17 2019-06-19

Epstein's accusers urge U.S. judge to keep him jailed until sex trafficking trial Two women who say they are victims of sexual misconduct by American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday urged a U.S. judge to keep him in jail while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozen...
02:00 2019-07-16

Suit accuses Scientology church, leader of abuse, trafficking A California lawsuit has accused the controversial Church of Scientology International and its leader of engaging in child abuse, human trafficking and retaliatory activities against former members....
20:17 2019-06-20

R. Kelly arrested on federal sex-trafficking charges in Chicago, report says R. Kelly, the 52-year-old R&B singer, was arrested Thursday on federal sex crime charges in Chicago and is expected to be brought to New York, a report said....
06:00 2019-07-12

U.S. human trafficking report drops child separation warning The U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report released on Thursday demoted Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum U.S. anti-trafficking standards....
00:17 2019-06-21

Cambodia jails translator over ‘fake news’ sex trafficking film The fixer and translator for the film will face for two years in jail for his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking in the Southeast Asian country which the government said contained “fak...
10:51 2019-06-29

Who is Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire charged with sex trafficking girls as young as 14? Jeffrey Epstein, billionaire sex offender who previously avoided jail time is known for ties to powerful people, including presidents Trump and Clinton.        ...
00:00 2019-07-09

Key witness in Mueller probe now facing child sex trafficking charges A key witness from the Robert Mueller investigation got slapped with sex trafficking charges on Friday. Businessman George Nader, 60, was already facing child pornography charges — and he has a ...
05:17 2019-07-20

Financier Jeffrey Epstein to remain jailed until sex trafficking trial American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday....
00:00 2019-07-19

Jeffrey Epstein child sex trafficking charges unsealed in New York Child sex trafficking charges against wealthy businessman Jeffrey Epstein were unsealed Monday morning in New York City, in advance of a court appearance by the former friend of President Donald Trump...
15:51 2019-07-08

Jeffrey Epstein busted for trafficking underage girls to NY: source Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is facing sex-trafficking charges involving several underage girls he allegedly brought to New York from out of state — and who weren’t part of his previous prosecu...
06:00 2019-07-08

Cambodia jails translator over 'fake news' sex trafficking film A Cambodian court jailed a fixer and translator for two years on Wednesday for his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking in the Southeast Asian country which the government said contained...
08:17 2019-06-28

Border 'czar': Cartels making more trafficking humans over drugs into US Criminal Mexican cartels now make more money trafficking people across the U.S. border than they do selling drugs, according to President Trump’s pick to be the first-ever national “border czar.”...
18:34 2019-06-28

Stranded Rohingyas linked to human trafficking: Thai police Thai police said on Thursday there is enough evidence to press human trafficking charges against the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims that was shipwrecked this week on a souther...
11:17 2019-06-13

Bolsonaro: The trafficking of cocaine on G-20-bound Air Force plane 'unacceptable' Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his team had nothing to do with the trafficking of cocaine by a Brazilian Air Force sergeant on a plane bound for the G-20 summit in Japan, calling the act "una...
20:51 2019-06-27

Everything we know about Trump's connection to financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking Davidoff Studios/Getty Images Financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday on charges of sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy, and he pleaded not guilty in court in New York on Monday. ...
13:17 2019-07-09

Berlin's Asian food hub implicated in human trafficking network German police have identified a popular Asian food market in Berlin as an important waystation in a global human trafficking network, Berlin media has reported. Many of the trafficking victims are min...
08:34 2019-06-23

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail while awaiting sex trafficking trial Federal judge rules financier is a ‘danger to others’ while awaiting trial for the alleged sexual abuse of underage girls from 2002 to 2005Jeffrey Epstein has been denied bail while awaiting a federal...
20:34 2019-07-18

Jeffrey Epstein: How the sex-trafficking investigation could shed light on corruption The wealthy financier pleaded not guilty to sex-trafficking charges, but revelations about his past have sparked accusations of corruption.        ...
22:17 2019-07-09

Feds insist Epstein won’t dodge prosecution over alleged sex trafficking The feds insist there’s nothing to prevent their prosecution of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Esptein — even though he cut a sweetheart deal over similar allegations in Florida in 2008. In court papers,...
06:00 2019-07-09

Make-A-Wish granted my brother $15,000. Why did it make me angry? Courtney Lund O’Neill’s brother was granted a material wish but her family’s spiritual wish for his healing went unansweredWhen my little brother was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish earlier this year,...
10:17 2019-05-31

Jeffrey Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico linked to sex trafficking, abuse investigation Known as the Zorro Ranch, the high-desert property is now tied to an investigation that the state attorney general's office says it has opened into Epstein with plans to forward findings to federal au...
04:17 2019-07-14

Jeffrey Epstein had help operating sex trafficking ring from women he allegedly coerced What motivated four women to allegedly assist disgraced billionaire Jeffery Epstein in his abuse of dozens of underage girls? The answer may consist of several psychological factors – including Stockh...
20:34 2019-07-11

U.S. human trafficking report: China, Iran, N. Korea worst offenders U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said human trafficking is a strain on humanity that violates basic human rights and named China, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela and Cuba among the worst offend...
20:17 2019-06-20

Jeffrey Epstein asks to be released on bail while awaiting sex trafficking trial Epstein’s lawyers claim he has been ‘a law-abiding citizen’ following his 2008 guilty plea to state-level prostitution chargesDisgraced American financier Jeffrey Epstein has asked a federal judge to ...
21:51 2019-07-11

Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case draws his New Mexico ranch into investigation A sprawling desert ranch south of Santa Fe is tied to a New Mexico state attorney general investigation targeting financier Jeffrey Epstein, according to reports....
17:17 2019-07-14

Epstein charged with abusing dozens of minors in massive sex trafficking case Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein “sexually exploited and abused” dozens of underage girls as young as 14 at his homes in New York and Florida in the early 2000s, Manhattan federal prosecutors alleg...
17:17 2019-07-08

Financier Epstein pleads not guilty to sex trafficking charges involving girls American financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of sex trafficking as prosecutors accused him of luring dozens of girls as young as 14 to his luxury homes in New York and Fl...
10:34 2019-07-09

Portuguese police halt human trafficking network, 20 women freed A human trafficking network, which forced vulnerable women into sex work across Europe, has been dismantled by Portuguese authorities following a six-month investigation backed by Europol, police said...
18:51 2019-06-04

Jeffrey Epstein paid potential witnesses $350,000 in sex trafficking case: prosecutors Jeffrey Epstein allegedly paid $100,000 to a person identified in his 2007 non-prosecution agreement, and $250,000 to another person, identified as a possible co-conspirator, prosecutors say....
20:17 2019-07-13

Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Trafficking Arrest Means His Victims Might Finally Get Justice With the Epstein attest, Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is facing renewed scrutiny for the “deal of a lifetime” he offered Epstein more than a decade ago....
01:17 2019-07-09

NXIVM Co-Founder Keith Raniere Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking and Racketeering A verdict has been reached in the trial of Keith Raniere. On Wednesday afternoon, a jury in a Brooklyn federal court found the co-founder of NXIVM guilty of all counts including......
00:00 2019-06-20

Accusers nearing settlement in Harvey Weinstein sex trafficking case, attorneys say Attorneys for Harvey Weinstein’s former film studio and for a group of women who say the disgraced film producer sexually assaulted them told a federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday that a settlement ...
14:51 2019-06-05

Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Fake iPhones in Scheme That Cost Apple Nearly $900,000 A Chinese national and former engineering student in Oregon pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods in a scheme that defrauded Apple out of roughly 1,500 iPhones.R...
11:17 2019-05-23

Judge to decide whether Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars on sex trafficking charges A U.S. judge is expected to decide on Thursday whether American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain jailed while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls or be released...
16:51 2019-07-18

Keith Raniere, ex-leader of self-help group NXIVM, convicted in sex-trafficking case Keith Raniere, the former leader of self-help group NXIVM, was convicted Wednesday in a federal case accusing him of turning women into his "sex slaves."...
22:17 2019-06-19

Leader of La Luz del Mundo Church Charged With Human Trafficking and Child Rape (LOS ANGELES) — The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human traf...
21:34 2019-06-05

Financier Epstein pleads not guilty to U.S. sex trafficking charges involving girls American financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of sex trafficking as prosecutors accused him of luring dozens of girls as young as 14 to his luxury homes in New York and Fl...
21:51 2019-07-08

Jeffrey Epstein paid $350G to potential witnesses in sex trafficking case, prosecutors say Financier Jeffrey Epstein paid $350,000 to two potential witnesses against him in his sex trafficking case, federal prosecutors alleged Friday in a bid to keep the 66-year-old behind bars until trial....
03:34 2019-07-13

African crime ring charged with trafficking ivory, rhino horns, heroin Four Africa-based men have been charged in Manhattan federal court with dealing more than $7 million in rhino horns and elephant ivory from the protected species, while some were allegedly dealing her...
08:17 2019-06-14

Mueller probe witness George Nader charged with trafficking child pornography George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman who cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and whose name appeared more than 100 times in Mueller’s Russia report, was arrested Mo...
05:51 2019-06-04

Financier Epstein goes from luxury life to confined jail cell after sex trafficking charges Wealthy American financier Jeffrey Epstein, charged with sex trafficking in underage girls, is now confined to a cell in a fortress-like concrete tower jail that has been criticized by inmates and law...
14:34 2019-07-10

British model Chloe Ayling testifies against accused kidnapper: ‘They said they had taken me for a sex trafficking gang’ Glamour model Chloe Ayling broke down in tears Friday as she testified via video against a man accused of kidnapping her for six days in 2017, according to reports....
22:00 2019-05-31

Democratic megadonor Ed Buck now facing allegations of human trafficking, revenge porn Ed Buck, the California Democratic megadonor suspected in the deaths of two black men who suffered fatal crystal methamphetamine overdoses in his home 18 months apart, is now facing allegations of hum...
11:51 2019-07-10

Jeffrey Epstein due in federal court after sex trafficking arrest, preyed on young girls, prosecutors say Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will make his first appearance in a New York City federal court Monday after being arrested over the weekend on new sex-trafficking ch...
19:51 2019-07-08

Trump labor secretary who cut Epstein deal plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims Democrats condemn as ‘amoral’ Alex Acosta’s proposed 80% funding cut for US agency that combats child sex trafficking Alexander Acosta, the US labor secretary under fire for having granted Jeffrey Eps...
15:51 2019-07-10

U.S. does not want war with Iran, continues diplomacy: Pompeo While it is "unmistakable" that Iran was responsible for the attacks on two tankers last week, the United States does not want to go to war with Tehran, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sun...
17:34 2019-06-16

Pompeo says willing to engage with Iran when time is right The United States will intensify its economic pressure on Iran until Tehran forgoes violence and engages with U.S. diplomatic efforts, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday....
02:17 2019-06-23

How dare you ask Mike Pompeo that question? The secretary of state has shown a talent for pretending Trump doesn't say what he said — and ragging on interviewers who have the temerity to ask him about it....
21:00 2019-06-17

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking involved locations in NY, Virgin Islands, Florida, NM ranch: attorney Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is due in court Monday following an arrest on new charges that he trafficked young girls across state lines including New York, the Vi...
11:34 2019-07-08

Health Care Workers in the UK Turned Over an Undocumented Immigrant Trafficking Victim to Police, Case Report Says Doctors are getting increasingly entangled in the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has gripped the U.S. and other countries—and, predictably, it’s having horrible consequences for their patients.Read more...
22:00 2019-07-18

Pompeo: Humanitarian aid plan for Iran “unproblematic” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington won’t stand in the way of a system Europeans are developing to shield companies from American sanctions if they deal with Iran, so long as the focus...
14:00 2019-05-31

Pompeo says U.S. trying to level the playing field with China U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is seeking to "level the playing field" with China after decades of unfair trade practices, but his Dutch counterpart said ta...
17:51 2019-06-03

Pompeo says US ready right now to resume talks with NKorea WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is prepared to resume talks with North Korea “at a moment’s notice” if the North signals it wants discussions about den...
00:51 2019-06-24

Pompeo on tensions with Iran: 'The threat is real' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview Thursday with “Fox & Friends,” addressed mounting tensions between the United States and Iran -- saying the threat from the regime is "real" and "credib...
16:51 2019-05-23

U.S.'s Pompeo says Huawei is an 'instrument of Chinese government' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo kept up U.S. pressure on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Wednesday, saying the Chinese tech giant takes orders from Beijing....
14:51 2019-05-29

U.S.'s Pompeo holding one-on-one meeting with Mexican counterpart U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding a one-on-one meeting on Wednesday with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard following a larger meeting at the White House on trade and immigration, a ...
01:34 2019-06-06

U.S. prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions: Pompeo The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sai...
16:00 2019-06-02

U.S. ready to talk to Iran with ‘no preconditions’: Pompeo Pompeo repeated long-standing U.S. accusations that Iran is bent on destabilizing the region, but he also held out the possibility of talks as President Donald Trump has suggested....
16:51 2019-06-02

Pompeo confirms Trump sent Kim Jong Un letter Mike Pompeo, the U.S. secretary of state, on Sunday confirmed reports that President Trump sent North Korea’s Kim Jong Un a letter that was described by Kim in foreign reports as “excellent.”...
06:51 2019-06-24

Pompeo seeks 'global coalition' against Iran US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is making surprise visits to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to ensure they are "strategically aligned" on Iran. It comes amid escalating tensions after Iran shot down a US ...
08:34 2019-06-24

Pompeo says US ready to talk to Iran with ‘no preconditions’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that have sparked fears of conflict...
15:34 2019-06-02

Pompeo: Trump doesn't want war with Iran On a visit to the U.S. Central Command in Florida, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Donald Trump does not want war and is only seeking to re-establish a deterrent to Iranian threats. (Jun...
22:34 2019-06-18

Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, Secretar...
03:17 2019-06-17

UPDATE 2-Pompeo says U.S. trying to level the playing field with China U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is seeking to "level the playing field" with China after decades of unfair trade practices, but his Dutch counterpart said ta...
17:34 2019-06-03

Mike Pompeo says US believes Iran is behind attack on tankers Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington believes Iran is behind the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The top US diplomat told reporters in Washington that the attacks on the ship...
21:51 2019-06-13

Pompeo, Swiss FM in talks likely dominated by Iran tensions BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding talks with his Swiss counterpart that are expected to focus on Iran. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran th...
12:17 2019-06-02

Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran BERLIN (AP) — Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran. Pompeo was set to meet Fore...
09:17 2019-05-31

It's 'crazy talk' to say the US isn't tough on Russia: Mike Pompeo The Trump administration has "put real money into our Defense Department," Pompeo says. "Vladimir Putin can't possibly think that's a good thing for him."...
08:34 2019-05-22

Pompeo: U.S. will 'guarantee freedom of navigation' in Strait of Hormuz U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is willing to take necessary measures against Iran to ensure safe passage in the Strait of Hormuz....
22:17 2019-06-16

Pompeo to Germany: Use Huawei and lose access to our data The United States raised the pressure on Western allies in a war of attrition over next-generation networks on Friday, saying countries that allow China's Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure...
16:17 2019-05-31

Pompeo to push in India for more U.S. access to local markets The United States is open to dialogue to resolve trade differences with India by allowing Americans companies more access to Indian markets, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday ahead...
01:34 2019-06-13

Pompeo raises pressure over Huawei before May meets Trump Next PM could overturn decision to let Chinese firm supply non-core 5G kitMike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has ramped up the pressure over the use of Huawei technology in 5G networks hours befo...
09:51 2019-06-04

Pompeo offers to open Iran talks with ‘no preconditions’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is ready to enter into talks with Iran​ about its nuclear program but will maintain pressure to force the Islamic Republic to rein in its &...
22:17 2019-06-02

Pompeo visit to Germany highlights differences, commonalities US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with the German chancellor and foreign minister on his first Berlin visit. While Angela Merkel stressed close ties, differing views also became apparent....
16:17 2019-05-31

Pompeo: US will talk to Iran if it acts like a ‘normal nation’ Secretary of state: ‘We’re prepared … to engage in conversations’Rouhani: Iran would hold talks if Washington shows it respectThe US is prepared to engage with Iran about its nuclear program without p...
17:17 2019-06-02

US ready to talk with Iran 'with no preconditions': Mike Pompeo The US secretary of state's statement came a day after Iranian President Rouhani suggested that Tehran was not opposed to talks with Washington. US-Iran tensions have escalated significantly over the ...
20:17 2019-06-02

Mike Pompeo: Iran responsible for attacks on 2 tankers Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. believes Iran is responsible for attacks that damaged two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf Thursday. Pompeo said the attacks are part of a "campaign" of "...
23:01 2019-06-13

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war' ‘President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war’US secretary of state claims ‘lots of evidence’ of Iran culpabilityThe United States does not want to go to war with Iran, the US secretary of ...
02:00 2019-06-17

Pompeo looking into reports that North Korea executed envoy to the U.S. North Korea has previously executed scapegoats to atone for high-profile political flops, and the most recent summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump ended in failure, leaving Kim...
14:01 2019-05-31

Pompeo: 'Of course' military option on table to deal with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States is considering "a full range of options," including a military response, to combat Iranian aggression....
06:34 2019-06-17

Pompeo says Iran needs to 'come to the table' for talks as tensions rise U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the United States needed Iran to "come to the table" for negotiations, amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have ...
21:17 2019-07-19

Pompeo slams release of "American Taliban" as unconscionable: Fox U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release on Thursday of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, and said he believed the decision needed to...
13:51 2019-05-23

US diplomat Pompeo holding talks with Dutch government THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting the Netherlands for talks with his Dutch counterpart that are expected to touch on rising tensions between Washington and ...
11:17 2019-06-03

Trump calls Ivanka and Pompeo ‘Beauty and the Beast’ President Trump on Sunday compared his daughter Ivanka and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “Beauty and the Beast.” Trump was introducing the pair while addressing a gathering of Air Forc...
21:17 2019-06-30

Mike Pompeo Asks Pakistan To Do More On Religious Freedom US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged Pakistan to do more to stop the abuse of blasphemy laws after the release of Asia Bibi, who escaped a death sentence in a case that drew international...
06:34 2019-06-22

Iran tried to drive up oil prices by attacking tankers: Pompeo Four oil tankers damaged earlier this month were targeted by Iran in an attempt to drive up international oil prices, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
12:51 2019-05-31

Secretary Pompeo Says U.S. Ready to Talk to Iran With ‘No Preconditions’ BELLINZONA, Switzerland — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration is ready for unconditional discussions with Iran in an effort to ease rising tensions that...
17:51 2019-06-02

Iran Rejects Pompeo's Offer of Talks with 'No Preconditions' Tehran officials said the secretary of state’s suggestion amounted to “word play,” given the Trump administration’s escalating campaign of maximum pressure....
19:34 2019-06-03

The Latest: Pompeo hails Mexico’s work to avert tariffs WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. threats to impose tariffs on Mexico (all times local): 9:50 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is thanking his Mexican counterpart for his “hard work&#...
06:00 2019-06-08

Pompeo rejects North Korean charges on military drills U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rejected charges from North Korea's Foreign Ministry that U.S. plans for military exercises with South Korea are in breach of agreements between North Korean le...
00:34 2019-07-20

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo To Visit India From June 25-27 In the first high-level visit from any country following the Lok Sabha polls, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will be in India from June 25-27 and hold talks with the leadership here to......
11:51 2019-06-21

As Tensions Rise Over Nuclear Deal, Mike Pompeo Says "Not Done" With Iran US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Monday said that the Donald Trump administration is "not done" with Iran and will continue its pressure campaign against Tehran in a bid to force it to abandon....
07:17 2019-07-09

Mike Pompeo Says Iran Aimed At Oil Markets In UAE Ship Attacks US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Iran was trying to raise the price of oil when it allegedly attacked oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
04:17 2019-05-31

Pompeo blames Iran for tanker attacks, says US does not want war but will take action if needed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Sunday President Trump’s claim that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and that the United States is re...
19:34 2019-06-16

Pompeo tells Germany: Use Huawei and lose access to our data The United States raised the pressure on Western allies in a war of attrition over next-generation networks on Friday, saying countries that allow China's Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure...
21:00 2019-05-31

Iran denies it’s ready to discuss missiles despite Pompeo claim ​​Moments after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran was open to discussing its missile program and President Trump ​touted “progress” ​being made in the escalating crisis, the Islamic...
23:17 2019-07-16

Mike Pompeo flies to Germany as first stop on Europe trip The US Secretary of State is hoping to persuade European allies that Washington is not looking for conflict with Iran. European states have been fighting to save the Iran nuclear deal amid rising tens...
05:34 2019-05-31

Pompeo Visits Germany Amid Rising Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran (BERLIN) — Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran. Pompeo was set to meet F...
11:00 2019-05-31

Turkish foreign minister discusses defense, Syria with Pompeo Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has discussed by telephone with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the Russian S-400 missile defense system and the U.S. F-35 fighter jet program, a foreign ...
14:51 2019-07-20

Mike Pompeo Says US Open To Dialogue With India After Trade Snub The United States is open to dialogue with India after taking away its preferential trading status, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday as he prepares to travel to New Delhi....
07:01 2019-06-13

Trump Took Tough Stand Against Pak's Support For Terrorism: Mike Pompeo US President Donald Trump's administration has taken a tough stand against Pakistan for its "unacceptable support" for terrorism in the region, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
07:01 2019-06-13

Pompeo says ‘lots of evidence’ proves Iran attacked oil tankers ​Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said more evidence will be released to show Iran was responsible for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and the Trump administration is weighing all options ...
01:00 2019-06-17

Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Suggestion It Is Willing to Negotiate Over Missile Program The misunderstanding seemed to underscore the White House’s eagerness to turn weeks of confrontation with Iran into a negotiating opportunity — and a reminder of how hard that will be to accomplish....
05:17 2019-07-17

Pompeo, a Steadfast Hawk, Coaxes a Hesitant President on Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expanded his power during a vacuum in the Pentagon, but his hard-line policies on Iran are running into Trump’s isolationist instincts....
22:34 2019-06-22

Pompeo: Iran’s Zarif either ignorant or lying about drone loss Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had some pointed words about Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Friday, as Tehran denies that the United States downed an Iranian drone....
07:51 2019-07-20

Mike Pompeo To Assure India US Is Not Planning To Slash H-1B Visas US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will assure India on a visit next week that the United States is not planning to slash visas commonly used by technology workers, an official said on Friday....
22:17 2019-06-21

China rebukes Pompeo for Tiananmen Square comments on anniversary China slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his comments about the Tiananmen Square massacre, claiming they were made “out of prejudice and arrogance,” as it stepped up security there for Tues...
19:17 2019-06-04

Pompeo on potential Senate run: ‘I always leave open the possibility that something will change’ The secretary of state had previously ruled out a run for an open Senate seat in Kansas. But in a radio interview Wednesday, he appeared to leave the door open....
19:51 2019-07-17

Pompeo to visit Mexico on eve of safe third-country asylum deadline Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Mexico City at the weekend to discuss migration and trade, on the eve of a deadline set in a mi...
19:17 2019-07-16

Pompeo: Iran responsible for attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, which left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.        ...
20:34 2019-06-13

Pompeo says Huawei CEO lying over ties to China government: CNBC U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the chief executive of China's Huawei Technologies was lying about his company's ties to the Beijing government, and he believed more American comp...
17:34 2019-05-23

Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century' U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a U.S.-hoste...
18:34 2019-07-18

Pompeo Calls China’s Treatment of Uighurs the ‘Stain of the Century’ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called China’s treatment of Uihgurs, a Muslim minority group, the “stain of the century” while speaking at a conference in Washington D.C. Thursda...
05:17 2019-07-19

Iran ready to talk if U.S. lifts sanctions, Pompeo skeptical Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on ...
05:00 2019-07-15

U.S. forces deployed to Persian Gulf just a deterrent: Mike Pompeo The Trump administration is not seeking conflict with Iran and its military buildup in the Persian Gulf is aimed entirely at deterring Iranian aggression and threats to U.S. interests and internationa...
23:34 2019-06-18

Pompeo: Trump's claim that Kerry violated Logan Act is 'true' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he believes President Trump was correct when he suggested former secretary of state John Kerry violated the Logan Act....
21:34 2019-05-23

Pompeo and Kushner to Attend Secretive Conclave on Swiss Lake Top Trump administration officials are attending the annual Bilderberg Meeting, where political and business leaders swear never to publicly reveal what is discussed....
01:17 2019-06-01

Pompeo highlights importance of democracy in Dominican Republic: statement U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted the importance of democratic institutions in the Dominican Republic with President Danilo Medina, according to a statement released Thursday, ahead of t...
08:17 2019-07-12

Pompeo launches commission to study human rights role U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, drawing criticism from lawmakers and activists who said it was an attempt ...
22:51 2019-07-08

The Taliban claimed an attack on U.S. forces. Pompeo blamed Iran. The secretary of State pointed to a Kabul bombing as an example of one “in a series of attacks instigated by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its surrogates against American and allied interests.”...
20:34 2019-06-15

Mike Pompeo Sets Out to Build a Global Coalition Against Iran (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the Unite...
10:34 2019-06-24

Pompeo says Iran attacked oil tankers to raise global oil price U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf, saying it was an effort by Tehran to raise the global price of oil....
02:17 2019-05-31

Pompeo to meet with Merkel next week at start of Europe visit U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Berlin next week at the start of a trip to Europe and will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel that had been scheduled earlier this month, but were ...
21:17 2019-05-24

Pompeo says he hopes the US and North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks "I hope the North Koreans will come to the table with ideas that they didn't have the first time. We hope we can we be a little more creative too," says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
09:34 2019-07-16

Pompeo hopes U.S., North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could "be a little more creative" as the two sides push to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's ...
02:17 2019-07-16

US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo To Visit India From June 25-27: MEA US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will be visiting India from June 25-27, the first high-level engagement between the two countries since the election, the External Affairs Ministry said on......
14:17 2019-06-20

Pompeo ignores experts, keeps Saudis off US child soldiers list Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has decided to keep Saudi Arabia off the US list of countries using child soldiers, despite recommendations from State Department experts — who reportedly wanted t...
02:00 2019-06-19

Pompeo responds cautiously to report of North Korea executions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered a cautious response on Friday to a report that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had a top envoy executed after a failed summit with President Trump made him loo...
06:34 2019-06-01

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman The secretary of state offered no evidence, but said the actions fit into a pattern. The assertion is certain to fuel tensions between the Trump administration and Iranian leaders....
00:01 2019-06-14

China's Uighur policy is human rights 'stain of the century' – Pompeo US secretary of state says mass detentions of Muslim minority is among ‘worst crises of our time’The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has accused China of being responsible for the human rights “st...
12:51 2019-07-19

Pompeo in Kabul: ‘the hour has come for peace’ in Afghanistan, US ‘prepared to remove our forces’ U.S. PREPARED TO LEAVE: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is close to a deal with the Taliban on ending its support of terrorism in return for a U.S. pledge to withdraw its troops ...
20:51 2019-06-27

U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks ‘at a moment’s notice’: Pompeo Pompeo said he hoped that a letter recently sent by U.S. President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would “provide a good foundation for us to begin to continue these important discussi...
08:34 2019-06-24

"China Home To One Of The Worst Human Rights Crisis": Mike Pompeo United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said China was home to one of the worst human rights crisis of the present times, slamming Beijing for violations against ethnic and religious......
13:17 2019-07-19

Pompeo says to travel to Saudi Arabia, UAE, repeats offer for talks with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Sunday he will travel to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates for talks, and repeated his offer for negotiations with Iran "with no preconditions" to ...
20:17 2019-06-23

Trump To Raise Hong Kong Protests With Xi Jinping At G20: Mike Pompeo US President Donald Trump will discuss the mass protests in Hong Kong with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday....
18:17 2019-06-16

Bilderberg Ahoy! Pompeo and Kushner join the billionaire boat club From a Swiss shore, the rich and mighty – and select, discreet reporters – could be seen enjoying the annual secretive summitBathed in late afternoon sun, secretary of state Mike Pompeo boarded a stea...
20:34 2019-06-02

Mike Pompeo Heads To Saudi Arabia, UAE For Iran Crisis Talks US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for talks on the crisis sparked by Iran's downing an American drone....
01:34 2019-06-24

Pompeo launches panel to review human rights in U.S. foreign policy U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, which some lawmakers and activists worry could be a move to minimize abort...
17:34 2019-07-08

Mike Pompeo tells Jewish leaders he would 'push back' against Corbyn US secretary of state made comments in recording leaked to Washington PostLabour has accused Donald Trump’s top official, Mike Pompeo, of trying to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister, after he...
21:17 2019-06-09

Secretary of State Pompeo Wants to ‘Unite’ the World Over Alleged Iran Attacks (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, es...
23:51 2019-06-16

Pompeo accuses Iran of spreading ‘blatant disinformation’ on downing of drone The remarks came as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to the Middle East to build a “global coalition” against Iran after it shot down a U.S. drone it said entered its airspace....
01:00 2019-06-24

Mike Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman US secretary of state accuses Tehran of ‘lashing out’Iran denies responsibility for early-morning attackThe US has blamed Iran for an early-morning assault on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which en...
23:17 2019-06-13

Mike Pompeo Makes Congratulatory Call To S Jaishankar Before India Visit US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday spoke with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and underscored the Trump administration's strong commitment to work closely with India to advance the.....
20:51 2019-06-20

Countries that allow Huawei infrastructure could lose access to U.S. intelligence data: Pompeo The U.S. raised said Friday that countries that allow China's Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure could be cut off from crucial intelligence data....
15:17 2019-05-31

U.S. arms sales to Saudis, UAE, Jordan needed to deter Iran: Pompeo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the Trump administration had decided to proceed with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan in a move bypassing Congress because ...
05:51 2019-05-25

Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudi Arabia on US child soldiers list State department experts recommended addition of Riyadh after assessing it had hired child fighters from Sudan to fight in YemenMike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has blocked the inclusion of Sau...
21:34 2019-06-18

Pompeo to seek stronger strategic ties with India despite trade tensions U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will seek to further strengthen strategic ties with India during a visit next week despite increasing frictions over trade, data flows and arms from Russia, offici...
23:17 2019-06-21

Pompeo to visit four Latin American nations in security, migration push U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit four Latin American countries this week, with a focus on Venezuela's crisis, the surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border, and more security coopera...
02:17 2019-07-17

Ted Cruz tells Mike Pompeo to 'follow the damn law' on arms sales Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent decision to authorize emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia was an exercise in "foolishness" that flouted federal law, a prominent Senate Republican charged....
03:00 2019-07-11

Pompeo likely to calm tension with India before expected Trump-Modi talks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will try to soothe increasing friction with India over trade, data flows and arms from Russia during a visit next week and instead focus on strategic ties between t...
18:34 2019-06-21

Ahead Of Visit, Mike Pompeo Says Ties With India "Incredibly Important" US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that his visit to New Delhi this month will be focused on advancing the "incredibly important" ties with India which is a significant part of President......
07:34 2019-06-11

US "Open" To Trade Dialogue, Says Mike Pompeo Ahead Of India Visit US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pushed for India to further open its economy and also "diversify" its energy portfolio, saying countries that have provided American companies access to their......
07:01 2019-06-13

Ahead Of India Visit, Mike Pompeo's Spin On BJP's Election Slogan US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, scheduled to visit India this month, has put his own spin on the popular BJP election slogan--"Modi hai toh Mumkin hai."...
00:17 2019-06-13

Officials Dispute Mike Pompeo’s Claim That Iran Is Collaborating With Al Qaeda Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that Iran and Al Qaeda are collaborating is at best an exaggeration that is not supported by any available information, U.S. intelligence officers and offi...
09:17 2019-05-22

Democrats Urge Pompeo to End Policy Used to Deny Citizenship to Children of Gay Couples Nearly 100 Democratic members of Congress, including several presidential hopefuls, signed letters calling for an end to the State Department policy....
06:00 2019-06-07

Mike Pompeo To Seek Stronger Ties With India Despite Trade Tensions U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will seek to further strengthen strategic ties with India during a visit next week despite increasing frictions over trade, data flows and arms from Russia,......
03:51 2019-06-22

Exclusive: Overruling his experts, Pompeo keeps Saudis off U.S. child soldiers list Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been u...
02:51 2019-06-19

Venezuela gives a rare look at its economy Venezuela's economy is in shambles and the country has plunged into political chaos. The dysfunction is so great that basic economic data has been hard to come by....
09:51 2019-05-30

Donald Trump Calls Daughter Ivanka, Mike Pompeo "Beauty And The Beast" Whether he is tweeting from his bed late at night or wrapping up a historical visit to North Korea, US President Donald Trump never fails to raise a few eyebrows with his off-hand attempts at humour.....
14:34 2019-06-30

Amid U.S. fears over Huawei, Pompeo warns Swiss about close ties to China U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Switzerland about its close business ties with China, telling a newspaper the neutral European country was exposing itself to privacy breaches if it let Chin...
13:51 2019-06-04

Pompeo authorizes emergency arms sale to Mideast allies in challenge to Congress President Trump authorized arms sales to Middle Eastern allies Friday despite congressional attempts to block recent weapons deals with Saudi Arabia....
04:17 2019-05-25

Pompeo says hopes Trump letter to North Korean leader can restart talks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Korea's...
01:34 2019-06-24

Pompeo grants visa to Iran’s top diplomat to visit New York but limits his movements Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was given a visa to honor U.S. commitments to the United Nations....
03:51 2019-07-15

Pompeo: Trump admin willing to talk to Iran 'with no preconditions' as tensions hit boiling point Just weeks after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a renewed "pressure campaign" targeting Iran's energy sector, America's top diplomat said Sunday the Trump administration is willing to talk w...
22:34 2019-06-02

Iran responsible for 'blatant assault' on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, Mike Pompeo says The suspected attack on two oil tankers off the Gulf of Oman early Thursday came amid U.S. officials’ warnings that Iran is posing an “imminent” risk in the region, reiterating fears of a possible mil...
21:00 2019-06-13

Pompeo confronts dual crises as he begins trip to Middle East, Asia The secretary of state will meet with Saudi and UAE officials to discuss the Iran crisis, talk about trade with India, and focus on North Korea in Japan and South Korea....
01:00 2019-06-24

Pompeo says White House will 'push back' against Jeremy Corbyn's anti-Semitism Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised Jewish leaders that the White House won’t wait for UK’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to become prime minister to “push back” against him and his actions th...
17:51 2019-06-11

Mike Pompeo Urged To Raise Almond Tariff Issue With PM Modi During Meet Ahead of his visit to India next week, an influential American lawmaker on Friday urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to take up the issue of increased tariff on almonds during his meeting with Prime...
03:51 2019-06-22

Trump would raise Hong Kong human rights with Chinese president: Pompeo U.S. President Donald Trump would raise the issue of Hong Kong human rights with China's President Xi Jinping at a potential meeting of the two leaders at the G20 summit in Japan this month, U.S. Secr...
17:34 2019-06-16

Pompeo meets Indian leader amid trade tensions, Iran crisis Pompeo arrived in New Delhi late Tuesday after visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan on a trip aimed at building a global coalition to counter Iran....
22:34 2019-06-27

Pompeo and Kushner head to Bilderberg Meeting, a mysterious gathering of the global elite The involvement of key Trump administration members may spark criticism from those who view the meetings as nefarious gatherings of the global elite....
18:34 2019-05-30

Pompeo defends deal with Mexico amid criticism, calls it 'diplomacy at its finest' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Monday that President Trump’s assertion that the U.S.’s recent deal with Mexico regarding immigration and the border was a success....
00:34 2019-06-11

Kim Kardashian thanks Trump, Pompeo and Kushner for efforts to get A$AP Rocky released from Sweden jail Kim Kardashian West thanked President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner Thursday for their apparent efforts to get rapper A$AP Rocky released from prison in ...
11:51 2019-07-19

Meet Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier arrested for alleged sex trafficking who's rubbed elbows with Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Kevin Spacey (Photo by Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested and charged with sex trafficking of minors. The arrest comes more than a decade after E...
12:51 2019-07-08

Authorities seize thousands of weapons and explosives in international weapons trafficking bust Federal agents in Miami arrested more than two dozen suspects and seized more 5,300 firearms and explosives in an international weapons trafficking ring that stretched to South America, officials said...
02:34 2019-06-29

Venezuela Made A Pact With The VAR Devil For most of my lifetime, Venezuela has been chum for the sharks of South America. La Vinotinto have never qualified for a World Cup, have never even made the final of a Copa America, and generally do ...
17:34 2019-06-19

Russia Says It Won't Increase Presence in Venezuela Russia said it had rotated a group of weapons specialists in Venezuela and emphasized that it didn’t intend to increase its military presence in the country....
01:51 2019-06-28

U.S. tightens Venezuela oil sanctions, indicates more actions to come The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday tightened its pressure on Venezuela's state-owned oil company by making clear that exports of diluents by international shippers could be subject to U.S. sanct...
03:17 2019-06-07

Venezuela talks in Norway end without deal Government and opposition envoys meeting in Norway have failed to reach an agreement in their latest rounds of talks. Opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to press ahead with street protests....
17:51 2019-05-30

In Maduro's regime, Venezuela sends aid to you Venezuela will send food to feed hungry Colombian children, communications minister Jorge Rodriguez claimed Monday -- citing statistics about poverty in neighboring Colombia -- even as citizens in his...
01:51 2019-06-22

Inside oil-rich Venezuela's gas shortages For the last two weeks, people from several states in Venezuela have described severe gas shortages, a once unthinkable problem. It's not the first time that the country has suffered gas shortages, bu...
22:00 2019-05-26

Canada closes embassy in Venezuela Canada announced Sunday that it has temporarily closed its embassy in Venezuela, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for limiting its abilities to function in the destabilized country....
07:00 2019-06-03

Boyd makes US debut, among 5 changes vs Venezuela CINCINNATI (AP) — Forward Tyler Boyd made his debut for the United States in its final exhibition before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, one of five lineup changes against Venezuela. The 24-year-old had five a...
23:17 2019-06-09

Mike Pompeo overruled his own experts to keep Saudi Arabia off the US's list of countries that use child soldiers Reuters/Leah Millis/Pool Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intervened to keep Saudi Arabia off a list of countries that used child soldiers. The accusation against Riyadh stems from Saudi-led coalition'...
23:34 2019-06-19

Pompeo urges China to release human rights prisoners to mark Tiananmen crackdown U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on Beijing to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising this week by releasing all prisoners jailed for fighting human rights abus...
18:17 2019-06-03

With new Pentagon chief Mark Esper, Pompeo gains an ally in West Point classmate In selecting Army Secretary Mark Esper to succeed Patrick Shanahan as acting secretary of defense, President Trump has picked a combat veteran whose views are more likely to align with those of Secret...
07:00 2019-06-19

Pompeo painted Huawei as long-term national security threat, says policy expert American Enterprise Institute's James Pethokoukis and Capital Alpha Managing Director James Lucier join "Squawk Box" to discuss Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest comments on the state ...
00:51 2019-05-24

Watch CNBC's full interview with Secretary Mike Pompeo on China and the Iran conflict Secretary Mike Pompeo joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the most pressing issues in geopolitical politics, specifically the trade war in China, the current U.S. conflict with Huawei, and the Trump Adminis...
00:51 2019-05-24

US Secretary of State Pompeo says Iran is believed to be responsible for attacks on 2 tankers near Persian Gulf WASHINGTON (AP) — US Secretary of State Pompeo says Iran is believed to be responsible for attacks on 2 tankers near Persian Gulf. The post US Secretary of State Pompeo says Iran is believed to be res...
21:00 2019-06-13

Pompeo pledges not to wait for Britain’s elections to ‘push back’ against Corbyn and anti-Semitism In a secret recording, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said the Conservative Party’s losses in European Parliament elections demonstrated “an absolute failure of leadership.”...
15:51 2019-06-08

Ellen Pompeo said she almost quit 'Grey's Anatomy' after learning Patrick Dempsey was paid double what she was Getty Images In an interview for Variety, "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo said that during early seasons of the show her former co-star Patrick Dempsey was being paid almost double what she was ma...
02:51 2019-06-06

Dems Investigating Whether Pompeo Made Security Detail Pick Up His Large Adult Son and Get His Takeout Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as fourth in the line of succession to the president and head of the State Department, is often protected by members of Diplomatic Security. Now, Democrats are invest...
01:00 2019-07-02

China chides Mike Pompeo after he calls on them to reveal Tiananmen Square death toll China admonished comments made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the 30th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protest, saying Tuesday the top U.S. diplomat spoke "out of ...
15:34 2019-06-04

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein pleads not guilty to sex-trafficking claims that 'shock the conscience' Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier, was charged with sex-trafficking and related offenses in a federal indictment unsealed Monday.        ...
00:00 2019-07-09

Greece recognizes Venezuela's Guaido, in line with EU Greece will follow the European Union's line and recognize Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, in an about-face after the new conservative government took p...
12:00 2019-07-12

Trump said Russia was getting out of Venezuela. The Kremlin says that’s not true. The Kremlin contradicted Trump’s tweet that Russian personnel have departed Venezuela. Moscow is a primary backer of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro....
22:34 2019-06-04

Venezuela releasing judge, journalist, 20 students - U.N. Venezuela is releasing 22 people, including judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, a senior U.N. official said on Friday, and an opposition lawmaker called for more releases....
19:34 2019-07-05

JP Morgan to cut Venezuela weight to zero in key indexes over five months JP Morgan will reduce the weight of Venezuela's sovereign and PDVSA bonds to zero in its widely-tracked indexes, the bank said on Tuesday, adding the linear five-month phase out process would start on...
16:51 2019-07-09

German ambassador allowed to return to Venezuela Expelled from Venezuela in March for greeting opposition leader and interim president Juan Guaido at the airport, German Ambassador Daniel Kriener has been given permission by Caracas to return....
10:34 2019-07-02

Venezuela shreds sloppy US defense early for 3-0 win CINCINNATI (AP) — Sloppy defense and careless goalkeeping sent the United States to another disconcerting loss Sunday, 3-0 to Venezuela in the Americans’ final exhibition before the CONCACAF Gol...
23:17 2019-06-09

US sanctions Maduro’s son as it raises pressure on Venezuela The Trump administration is sanctioning the son of Nicolas Maduro as it seeks to increase pressure on family members of top officials backing the socialist leader and suspected of corruption...
18:51 2019-06-28

Norway says it will host Venezuela mediation again next week The diplomatic effort reflects recognition in Venezuela that neither the government or opposition have been able to prevail in their struggle for power....
00:17 2019-05-26

'Viva el VAR,' sing Venezuela after draw with Brazil "The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) rode to Venezuela\u0027s rescue once again at the Copa America on Tuesday, denying hosts Brazil two goals in a surprise 0-0 draw in Group A."...
16:00 2019-06-19

Canada suspends operations at Venezuela embassy Canada has temporarily shut its embassy in Venezuela, saying President Nicolas Maduro's government is refusing to renew visas for Canadian diplomats. Ottawa is also reviewing the status of Venezuelan ...
10:34 2019-06-03

Venezuela marks independence day with military parade President Maduro said he would seek peace with the opposition, one day after a UN report accused the military of extrajudicial killings. Opposition leader Juan Guaido called for an end to Maduro's "di...
22:51 2019-07-05

Norway says Venezuela mediation to resume next week Norway says representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have decided to return to Oslo for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country....
21:51 2019-05-25

A Fuel Shortage Is Crippling Agriculture in Venezuela Already facing a deep economic crisis, the country is seeing food production shrink drastically as mismanagement and American sanctions make gasoline scarce....
22:00 2019-07-06

Venezuela says U.S. sanctions hit debt refinancing, oil sales Venezuela charged on Friday that U.S.-led sanctions had stopped foreign debt refinancing, blocked vital food and medicine imports, and cost billions of dollars in lost oil assets....
14:34 2019-07-05

U.S. Suspends Passenger and Cargo Flights to Venezuela The Department of Homeland Security said the country’s instability created conditions that “threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew.”...
15:01 2019-05-21

U.S. Prepares Charges Over Venezuela's Food-Aid Program The U.S. is preparing measures ranging from criminal charges to sanctions against people involved in Venezuela’s military-run emergency food program, part of an effort to target what they describe as ...
22:34 2019-05-21

Venezuela's government and opposition to reset talks President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido both signaled in the past days a willingness to return to the negotiating table. The two sides have already met twice in talks hosted by Norw...
12:00 2019-06-30

Venezuela: Juan Guaido's bodyguards arrested Two members of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's security team have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell guns. There is no indication that the arrest will affect ongoing negotiations wi...
04:34 2019-07-14

Venezuela Opposition Threatened by Embezzlement Allegations Accusations that two opposition activists pilfered tens of thousands of dollars is threatening to become an embarrassment for a coalition that is heavily dependent on funds from private donors and for...
13:00 2019-06-19

Xi says China will play 'constructive role' on Venezuela China will work with the international community to play a constructive role with Venezuela and help the country to get back on a normal development path as soon as possible, Chinese President Xi Jinp...
08:34 2019-06-05

Venezuela Gives Colombian Rebels Free Rein The guerrillas of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, have been battling Colombian governments for half a century, but they have a new advantage: Sanctuary in and open support from Venezuela is help...
18:17 2019-07-14

| Trump: Russia says has removed 'most' personnel from Venezuela Russia has told the US that it has withdrawn most of its personnel from Venezuela, US President Donald Trump says, two months after telling Moscow to "get out" of the crisis-plagued Latin American nat...
13:34 2019-06-04

Rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela: jurists' group The rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela under the government of President Nicolas Maduro which has usurped the powers of the legislative and judicial branches, an international legal watchdog said o...
17:34 2019-07-08

Venezuela Forces Killed Thousands, Then Covered It Up, U.N. Says Special forces members engaged in extrajudicial killings and then altered crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, United Nations investigators said....
02:00 2019-07-05

Venezuela’s Guaido to name new boards of PDVSA and Citgo Venezuela's President of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, will name new director boards at state oil company PDVSA and its United States subsidiary Citgo....
17:51 2019-05-21

Trump says Russia has pulled ‘most of their people’ from Venezuela ​President Trump said in a tweet that Russia has pulled “most of their people from Venezuela,” where President Nicolas Maduro continues to cling to power despite an ongoing humanitarian cr...
00:34 2019-06-04

Even criminals are suffering in Venezuela’s failing economy CARACAS, Venezuela — The feared street gangster El Negrito sleeps with a pistol under his pillow and says he’s lost track of his murder count. But despite his hardened demeanor, he’s quick to gripe ab...
22:00 2019-05-28

Peru held by 10-man Venezuela in Copa America PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Peru was held by 10-man Venezuela to a 0-0 draw in the teams’ Copa America opener on Saturday. Venezuela defender Luis del Pino received his second yellow card for a ...
01:51 2019-06-16

Venezuela Negotiators Agree to New Round of Talks Both sides of Venezuela’s political divide agreed to hold a new round of negotiations, Norway’s foreign ministry said, as Oslo looks to mediate a solution to the South American nation’s political stan...
04:51 2019-05-26

7 people die in military helicopter crash in Venezuela A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed on Saturday in Hatillo, a municipality near Caracas, killing all seven on board, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense....
18:17 2019-05-21

Venezuela's Lopez says he met generals during house arrest Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez believes President Nicolas Maduro's government will fall "in weeks," he told journalists in Caracas Thursday....
18:17 2019-05-21

Maduro invites Huawei to set up 4G network in Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is inviting China’s Huawei to help set up a 4G network in Venezuela, prompting opposition leader Juan Guaidó to accuse him of having an “absolute disconnection with...
21:34 2019-05-24

Venezuela reopens border crossing with Colombia Thousands are crossing into Colombia to buy food and medicine after Venezuela's embattled president reopened a border that had been shut for almost four months....
16:17 2019-06-08

Venezuela accused of killing naval officer Security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro arrested naval officer Rafael Acosta Arevalo last month. Twelve countries from across the Americas have called his reported death an "assassination."...
10:17 2019-07-01

Oil and migration: why the U.S. is heavily involved in Venezuela’s crisis Oil, migration and proximity. These are the reasons experts gave when asked why the western world — particularly the United States — is so concerned with Venezuela's political fate....
21:00 2019-05-26

Venezuela frees judge, journalist, 20 students: U.N Venezuela has released 22 prisoners including the emblematic cases of judge Maria Afiuni and journalist Braulio Jatar, a senior U.N. official said on Friday....
14:34 2019-07-05

China says U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Tiananmen remarks smear its policies and grossly intervene in its affairs BEIJING (AP) — China says U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Tiananmen remarks smear its policies and grossly intervene in its affairs. The post China says U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s T...
08:34 2019-06-04

Uruguay protests role of Venezuela’s opposition at gathering A representative for Uruguay has walked out of a meeting of regional countries in Latin America in protest over the participation of diplomats appointed by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó...
02:00 2019-06-28

OAS meeting ends in disagreement over Venezuela opposition delegation Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) ended two days of meetings on Friday without a clear plan for increasing pressure on embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, despite a major...
04:34 2019-06-29

Instagram priest takes to Venezuela's streets 'with the people' Venezuelan priest Luis Antonio Salazar has built a solid social media following over the past two years preaching the Bible over Instagram, breaking the mold of the country's conservative Catholic chu...
20:34 2019-06-13

Norwegian diplomat pushes Venezuela talks against the odds If there*s a negotiated settlement to Venezuela*s protracted crisis, it*ll likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing, tight-lipped Scandinavian diplomat with a fondness for distance running....
22:00 2019-05-31

EU sees sharp rise in asylum applications from Venezuela The number of applications for asylum in the EU is back up. While Syrians and Afghans formerly topped the list, the EU has seen a surge in the number of refugees from Latin America — particularly Vene...
10:17 2019-06-11

Exclusive: Guaido says Washington should help Venezuela keep U.S. refiner Citgo The United States should help Venezuela keep control over U.S. refiner Citgo by preventing its seizure by creditors seeking to collect on unpaid Venezuelan debts, opposition leader Juan Guaido said in...
05:17 2019-05-23

Venezuela political negotiations to continue next week: sources The sources said the location for the talks will be decided by the government of Norway, which is leading the mediation effort and hosted two previous rounds of exploratory talks in May....
03:17 2019-06-30

Venezuela steers away from politics before Copa América game RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel almost left his job for political reasons after his team beat Argentina 3-1 in March in a friendly game in Madrid. One day before he faces Lionel M...
04:34 2019-06-28

Venezuela sources: Talks to break deadlock set to resume BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that negotiations aimed at breaking Venezuela’s political standoff will resume next week, likely on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Thr...
20:34 2019-06-29

The Latest: Diplomats meet in Sweden to discuss Venezuela The latest on the political turmoil in Venezuela (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Officials say that Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with interests in Venezuela amid stalled mediation effort...
21:00 2019-06-13

Venezuela: hyperinflation leads to new banknotes for second time in a year Banknotes of 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 bolívar denominations will begin circulating on Thursday, the central bank saidVenezuela is releasing new banknotes for the second time in less than a year, the ...
22:34 2019-06-12

Venezuela deports 59 Colombians arrested 'arbitrarily' three years ago: U.N. Venezuela's government on Saturday deported 59 Colombian citizens who had been "arbitrarily" detained there almost three years ago, the United Nations human rights office said, applauding it as a "pos...
01:34 2019-06-30

The thin evidence against a jailed Venezuela opposition official CARACAS – At about 2 a.m. on March 21, eight Venezuelan intelligence agents drove to the home of the top advisor to opposition leader Juan Guaido and broke down the door. They searched the bedro...
02:00 2019-06-12

Venezuela healthcare collapse: Four children die in same hospital this month Under a wooden arch decorated with white balloons in a small house in Caracas' largest slum, the body of 11-year-old Erick Altuve lay in a small coffin covered in cuddly toys and cartoon drawings, one...
19:34 2019-05-31

Feds slap sanctions on son of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro The US on Friday slapped sanctions on Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro’s son to ratchet up pressure on relatives of top officials backing the socialist leader. The Treasury Department froze any ass...
10:51 2019-06-29

Argentina see off Venezuela to set up titanic Copa clash with Brazil Argentina can look forward to a mouthwatering Copa America semi-final clash with Brazil after delivering a much-improved display to beat Venezuela 2-0 in the quarter-finals in their first game at the ...
02:00 2019-06-29

Venezuela's army death squads kill thousands — UN A UN report has detailed the extrajudicial executions of thousands of young men by special forces. The report says that the death squads are carrying out President Maduro's strategy for neutralizing p...
01:17 2019-07-05

Chevron has been in Venezuela for nearly 100 years. It could finally be forced to leave Chevron's nearly century-long relationship with Venezuela might not survive the Maduro regime's fight with the United States. Not only is Venezuela's infrastructure crumbling, but the OPEC member's na...
18:00 2019-06-19

Norway mediation effort in Venezuela’s crisis slows Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that the opposition’s demand for presidential elections is not negotiable, slowing mediation efforts by Norway aimed at resolving Venezuela’s political crisis...
00:51 2019-06-08

Venezuela: Representatives of Maduro and Guaido to meet in Norway Norway's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the government and opposition delegates will hold talks in Oslo next week to carry forward the negotiation process. It will be their first face-to-fa...
14:34 2019-05-26

Venezuela allows UN human rights chief Bachelet to set up office The UN human rights chief plans to set up an office in Venezuela to monitor the ongoing humanitarian crisis there. Michelle Bachelet said the dire situation must not be allowed to "deteriorate any fur...
16:34 2019-06-22

Venezuela beats Bolivia 3-1 and advances in Copa America BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Venezuela beat Bolivia 3-1 to advance to the Copa America quarterfinals on Saturday. Darwin Machis scored in each half for Venezuela at Mineirao Stadium. Leonel Justinian...
23:17 2019-06-22

| Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit Venezuela has freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet....
14:34 2019-06-18

Venezuela reopens Tachira border post with Colombia Four months ago Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed the border post during a dispute over humanitarian aid deliveries. It is not clear whether crucial border bridges will be unblocked....
12:51 2019-06-08

US to redirect Central America aid to Venezuela's Juan Guaido In a USAID memo, Donald Trump's administration said that funds would go to paying salaries of Juan Guaido's interim government, local NGO's and the promotion of independent media....
11:51 2019-07-18

In Venezuela, criminals feel the pinch of an economic crisis In something of an unexpected silver lining to Venezuela’s all-consuming crisis, experts say armed assaults and killings in the country are plummeting....
09:51 2019-05-28

U.S. walks out of U.N. arms forum as Venezuela takes chair The United States walked out of the Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday to protest Venezuela assuming the rotating presidency of the U.N.-sponsored forum - as it did a year ago when Syria took the ch...
12:00 2019-05-28

Seasoned diplomat appointed EU’s special envoy for Venezuela The European Union says it has appointed former Uruguayan foreign minister and seasoned diplomat Enrique Iglesias as the bloc’s special envoy to bolster efforts to end the political and social crisis ...
12:51 2019-05-28

Venezuela's Guaidó grapples with case of alleged corruption Venezuela's opposition is coming under scrutiny for a case in which two activists allegedly misappropriated funds designated to help Venezuelan security forces who deserted and crossed into Colombia....
06:00 2019-06-18

IMF denies pressuring Venezuela to release economic data The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had not pressured Venezuela to release economic indicators after years of silence, while two sources said the country's surprise data release this w...
07:34 2019-05-31

Venezuela closes border with Brazil, Colombian crossings may be next Nicolas Maduro will close Venezuela's border with Brazil, as tensions over foreign aid deliveries rise. The embattled President also is considering closing the border with Colombia -- a move that woul...
01:51 2019-06-22

Venezuela’s misery doesn’t even spare the dead in Maracaibo MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Even the dead aren’t safe in Maracaibo, a sweltering, suffering city in Venezuela. Thieves have broken into some of the vaults and coffins in El Cuadrado cemetery sin...
07:00 2019-06-18

Venezuela government, opposition agree to continue talks There will be further talks to end to Venezuela's stalemate, negotiators have said. For years, the president's adversaries had been wary of lengthy dialogue, insisting that he has used talks to stall ...
05:17 2019-07-12

How 7.4 Tons of Venezuela's Gold Landed in Africa---and Vanished A Russian airliner’s secretive deliveries to a refinery in Uganda expose one link in a global underground economy many suspect is helping Nicolás Maduro cling to power. “It’s a fire sale.”...
19:17 2019-06-18

Four million have now fled Venezuela, UN ramps up aid to children who remain The number of people who have left Venezuela to escape the country’s ongoing political and economic crisis, has reached some four million, the UN announced on Friday....
18:00 2019-06-07

UN human rights chief makes first visit to Venezuela The United Nations’ top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessiv...
02:51 2019-06-20

Norway says Venezuela opposition and government talks to continue Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition will continue, Norway's foreign ministry said on Thursday, after a top Socialist Party leader announced the end of this week's round of Oslo-bac...
00:34 2019-07-12

Martino, Mexico use shuffling roster to beat Venezuela ATLANTA (AP) — For all the players absent from Mexico’s national team, new coach Tata Martino may still have a roster solid enough to make a strong run in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Martino returned...
07:34 2019-06-06

The Latest: Norway mediation effort in Venezuela stalls A member of Venezuela’s opposition said that a mediation effort by Norway is stalling over Nicolás Maduro’s refusal to accept presidential elections to resolve the nation’s political crisis...
19:51 2019-06-07

We need to use persuasion rather than military action in Venezuela, Colombia's president says Daily pressure should be exerted on Venezuela's military regime to defect from the Maduro regime rather than international military intervention, Colombia's president told CNBC on Tuesday....
10:34 2019-06-18

With Venezuela in collapse, towns slip into primitive isolation At the once-busy beach resort of Patanemo, tourism has evaporated over the last two years as Venezuela's economic crisis has deepened and deteriorating cellphone service left visitors too afraid of ro...
19:51 2019-06-07

Plans for Tower Fifth in Midtown include Venezuela consulate The current Venezuelan consulate on East 51st Street is supposed to be incorporated into Harry Macklowe’s proposed Tower Fifth skyscraper, and any sale seems to have escaped complications from US sanc...
06:34 2019-06-19

Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia Russia has been a bulwark of support for Venezuela. But as that country’s economy crumbles, Russian state-owned businesses are pulling back to protect their bottom line....
07:34 2019-06-18

US balks as Venezuela heads up UN-backed disarmament body GENEVA (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the U.N.’s main disarmament body has walked out of its current session in Geneva to protest that Venezuela has taken the chair. Robert Wood insisted “a...
13:00 2019-05-28

Seasoned diplomat appointed EU's special envoy for Venezuela The European Union says it has appointed former Uruguayan foreign minister and seasoned diplomat Enrique Iglesias as the bloc's special envoy for Venezuela....
15:17 2019-05-28

Uruguay withdraws from OAS meeting over Venezuela opposition delegation Uruguay on Thursday withdrew from a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) being held in Medellin, Colombia, in protest of the presence of what it said was an illegitimate delegation fro...
23:17 2019-06-27

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the ...
20:00 2019-06-15

After 4 Months, Venezuela Reopens Border Crossing With Colombia CÚCUTA, Colombia — Thousands crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border that had been shut down f...
06:01 2019-06-09

Diplomatic efforts on Venezuela crisis gain momentum Government and opposition sends envoys to negotiate in Norway, though two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quick solution....
17:00 2019-05-21

Canada to Suspend Diplomatic Operations at Embassy in Venezuela Canada said Sunday it was temporarily suspending its diplomatic operations in Venezuela, and planned to evaluate the status of Venezuelan diplomats in Ottawa....
17:51 2019-06-03

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro The Associated Press has learned that major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponent...
19:17 2019-06-15

Venezuela's Military Deserters Face Disappointment Across the Border When Gabriel Pérez fled for this Colombian border city after defecting from Venezuela’s military, he thought he and hundreds of other deserters would soon launch an incursion to topple the autocrat ba...
15:34 2019-05-29

International groups focused on Venezuela crisis meet at UN UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two international groups trying to foster a solution to the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela want to get buy-in from countries supporting embattled President Nicolá...
21:34 2019-06-03

Soccer: First-half goals give Venezuela 3-0 friendly win over U.S. Venezuela scored three goals without reply in a whirlwind first half to grab a convincing 3-0 win over the United States in a friendly in Cincinnati on Sunday....
02:00 2019-06-10

Venezuela's Maduro ratifies Padrino as defense minister Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced he will maintain Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino in his post, following months of rumors that top military brass would be replaced after a fai...
08:34 2019-07-08

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border Thousands crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border that had been shut down for the past four months...
03:17 2019-06-09

Venezuela reopens border with Colombia after four-month blockade Venezuelans have joined long lines to cross into Colombia to buy food and medicine. Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro shut the border in February to keep out foreign aid he said was unneed...
23:34 2019-06-08

Venezuela draw 0-0 with Peru in their Copa America opener "Venezuela and Peru began their Copa America with a nervous 0-0 draw on Saturday in a match marked by two Peruvian goals chalked off after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR)."...
01:51 2019-06-16

Women fight to solve mysterious murders in Venezuela More than 8,200 people died in extrajudicial killings in Venezuela between 2015 and 2017, estimates Amnesty International. And the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has accused state-a...
18:17 2019-05-21

Lima Group and EU urge more international involvement in Venezuela The Lima Group regional bloc and EU-led contact group on Venezuela on Monday called on Latin America and the broader international community to play a more active role in restoring democracy to Venezu...
02:34 2019-06-04

Trump: Russia told U.S. 'most of their people' have left Venezuela President Donald Trump said on Monday that Russia told the United States it had removed "most of their people" from Venezuela, where Moscow has maintained military and economic ties with socialist Pre...
02:34 2019-06-04

U.S. boycotts U.N. arms forum as Venezuela takes chair The United States walked out of the Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday to protest against Venezuela assuming the rotating presidency of the U.N.-sponsored forum - as it did a year ago when Syria too...
15:51 2019-05-28

Venezuela was on the brink of an uprising. Now protesters are fighting for survival As opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his US ally puzzle over their failures to wrest control of the government, embattled President Nicolas Maduro is moving to enforce a new normal across Venezuela....
18:17 2019-05-21

Venezuela's rule of law has crumbled under Maduro, says legal watchdog International Commission of Jurists called on Venezuelan authorities to reinstate democratic institutionsThe rule of law has crumbled in Venezuela under the government of Nicolás Maduro, which has usu...
01:00 2019-07-09

Shanahan’s departure leaves Pentagon adrift, with a growing power vacuum and Pompeo as de facto defense secretary SHANAHAN SHOCKER: The question of why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and not acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan was meeting with top commanders at the headquarters of U.S. Central Command yeste...
18:17 2019-06-19

Exclusive: Pompeo delivers unfiltered view of Trump’s Middle East peace plan in off-the-record meeting “I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love. I understand the perception of that,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in his most unvarnished comments on the ...
00:00 2019-06-03

Exclusive: In secret recording, Pompeo opens up about Venezuelan opposition, says keeping it united ‘has proven devilishly difficult’ ‘The moment Maduro leaves, everybody’s going to raise their hands and [say], “Take me, I’m the next president of Venezuela,” ’ Pompeo said in an audio recording obtained by The Washington Post....
04:34 2019-06-06

Mini-Maduro targeted as US turns screws on Venezuela leader's son The US has imposed sanctions on Nicolasito, 29, who claims to be an economist and a flautist and has faced claims of nepotismThe Trump administration has slapped sanctions on the son of Nicolás Maduro...
02:17 2019-06-29

UN Human Rights chief arrives in Venezuela to probe crisis Michelle Bachelet will meet with members of the opposition, civil society and the government. The visit comes in the midst of an entrenched political crisis and as Juan Guaido grapples with corruption...
06:00 2019-06-20

Venezuela partially opens border with Colombia that was shut in February Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced a partial opening of the country's border with Colombia, which his government closed in February as opposition leaders prepared an ultimately fa...
08:17 2019-06-08

In a Blow to Maduro, Russia Withdraws Key Defense Support to Venezuela Russia has withdrawn key defense advisers from Venezuela, an embarrassment for President Nicolás Maduro as Moscow weighs the leader’s political and economic resilience against growing U.S. pressure....
22:17 2019-06-02

Navy captain’s death in custody sparks outrage in Venezuela Venezuela’s opposition is denouncing what it calls the murder of a navy captain who died in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of plotting to assassinate President Nicolás Maduro...
07:17 2019-06-30