"We are hopeful that talks will achieve progress toward a future of peace and prosperity for the entire Korean Peninsula," says @PressSec in statement just issued from the @WhiteHouse.
: The U.S. has put together a STRONG bid with Canada and Mexico for the 2026 World Cup. It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid. Why should we be supporting these countries when they don't support us (including at the United Nations)?
US Department of State: 22 Ukrainian soldiers wounded in last 48 hours in eastern Ukraine - highest number since July. Russia-led forces have intensified artillery attacks on Ukrainians defending their country. Russia must end its aggression and fully implement the Minsk agreements.
: "Kanye looks and he sees black unemployment at the lowest it's been in the history of this country. Okay? He sees that stuff and he's smart and he says, 'Trump is doing a much better job than @TheDemocrats did.'"
3 month ago
White House releases photos of Mike Pompeo meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during visit to Pyongyang.
Aviation Week's @laraseligman Q to Mattis: Do you have concerns that Russia is thinking about providing the S-300 missile system to the Syrian government? MATTIS: "I think anything that's done to continue this fighting in Syria is actually a tragedy."
ABC's @Elizabeth_McLau asked Mattis top of meeting with Israeli counterpart: Do you agree with Israel's assessment weapons shipments from Iran to Syria are for the purpose of striking Israel? MATTIS: "I can't think of any other purpose for them right now."
3 month ago
Mike Pompeo confirmed for Secretary of State by U.S. Senate in 57-42 vote
: "My pledge to you, our noble warriors, is that my administration will support you and your loved ones and your amazing families every single day."
: "We must always protect those who protect us. The heroes in this room today come from every background and every single walk of life."
: "There is no more important job than supporting the warriors who have fought and bled to keep us free."
: "A nation is sustained through the service and sacrifice of patriots. Each of you is part of the long unbroken chain of courageous Americans who have answered the call in every generation."
Mattis says no decision has been made by Trump to withdraw from Iran deal. Reviews ongoing at moment.
Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on proposed bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump admits Cohen represented him in Stormy Daniels deal after claiming he had no knowledge of it
"Admiral Jackson is a doctor in the United States Navy assigned to the White House and is here at work today," says @PressSec.
Trump says he has decided not to be involved in Justice Department Russia probe, but "may change my mind"
3 month ago
Dr. Ronny Jackson withdraws his nomination to be Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Jens Stoltenberg: I welcome the inter Korean summit meeting. NATO supports dialogue and all efforts towards a peaceful solution to the situation on the Korean Peninsula
EU Commission is still optimistic that US tariffs on European steel and aluminium products will not kick in on May 1. German officials raised doubts today that even temporary exemptions will be on the table
China is well prepared for any US move to set limits on Chinese investment in science and technology, Ministry of Commerce spokesperson said Thursday, in a response to the possibility of the U.S. government to further restrict investment from China
Hutchison on Afghan elections: "We are very very concerned that these elections go forward and that they be recognized as legitimate." She says Afghans are increasingly seeing that their lives are better for the years NATO has been fighting there, eg girls in school
Hutchison: NATO is focused on support to Alliance's south in face of security threats there. This will be part of discussions at Foreign Ministers
Facebook CTO says political ads will be stored in an archive for seven years and will include general information about the amount spent and demographic information
Talks between Pakistan, US under way over bilateral ties: Pakistani Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal
EU starts monitoring aluminum imports after U.S. tariffs
Facebook CTO says decisions on political advertising have nothing to do with money
3 month ago
"From where we stand rightwe must assume new tariffs starting May 1st," says German government spokesperson just before Merkel's departure to DC
Germany expects US to impose punitive tariffs on EU aluminium and steel imports from May 1, government source says
Report: Iran's Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against U.S.
Two men fatally shot overnight in the 400 block of 61st Street, NE. Victims pronounced dead at the scene around 11:43 p.m.
South Korea, U.S. to stop military drills on summit day
Despite President Trump's description of Kim Jong Un as a 'total nut job,' U.S. officials see the North Korean leader as a 'rational actor'
Acting US Secretary of State John Sullivan said the Taliban’s announcement Wednesday of their spring offensive underscored the group’s “responsibility for the insecurity that destroys the lives of thousands of Afghans each year.”
Report: Armed gunman attacks Iranian Interests Section in Washington
U.S. to press NATO allies to spend more, warn about Russia
Liberman to meet with senior US officials in Washington on Thursday
3 month ago
=Senior @StateDept official previewed NATO ForMin priorities: "The underlying theme is centrality and importance of NATO for the US, our Allies, and regional and international security"
South Korea, U.S. working together for early appointment of new ambassador to Seoul
Flames devoured part of an apartment building on Minnesota Ave. SE Wednesday night. One person is critically injured and two others were treated for chest pains during the fire
A person with a weapon was arrested for assault in Northwest, D.C., Wednesday afternoon, Secret Service confirmed
on @kanyewest tweets about @POTUS: "It is a new political landscape in America."
Comey, asked whether he thought it was significant that Trump lied about not staying overnight in Moscow, says "it's always significant when someone lies, especially about something you didn't ask about."
Cambridge whistle blower told House Democrats Tuesday that Steve Bannon directed staff to test messaging in 2014 about Vladmir Putin and Russian expansion in Eastern Europe.
Back and forth between @PressSec and @Acosta following up on my question about @POTUS attacks on media and impact on US press freedom ranking. @PressSec reiterates her presence on the podium taking questions demonstrates the administration's commitment to press freedom.
Dr. Jackson is "highly qualified, highly skilled individual" and if @POTUS didn't think he was capable of running @DeptVetAffairs he wouldn't have nominated him, says @PressSec.
Focus on @POTUS travel ban is "on safety and security" and a lot of Muslim-majority countries' citizens retain the right to travel to US, says @PressSec.
Resolution @POTUS signed on Armenia consistent with those of past administrations, says @PressSec on question about lack of use of the word "genocide" in the statement.
"Ridiculous to suggest" @POTUS attacks on media have hurt press freedom in the United States, says @PressSec in response to my question about America dropping to 45th in WPFD2018 rankings by @RSF_inter.
On DPRK: "They have been open with their willingness to de-nuclearize," in discussions with US ahead of a @POTUS-Kim Jong Un summit, says @PressSec
Macron: Iran shall never possess any nuclear weapons
Macron: 'We must fight against fake news'
Macron: We should not abandon Iran nuclear deal without better option
3 month ago
France's Macron calls on U.S. to engage world, reject nationalism
US State Department refuses to reveal its position on whether West Bank, Golan Heights or Gaza are 'occupied'