The U.S. is engaging with the new government in Ukraine now. Mike Pompeo / REUTERS U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that Crimea, currently occupied by the Russian Federation, must come back to Ukraine. Answering a question from David Rubenstein, President of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., on July 29 whether Pompeo thinks that Crimea is never going to be returned to Ukraine, he said: "The U.S. position is that is unacceptable. Crimea must come back." Read also Pompeo to Lavrov: Trump Administration doesn't recognize Russia's attempted annexation of Crimea He also said that the U.S. is engaging with the new government in Ukraine. "They just finished up their parliamentary elections last week. New president – I hope that that will engender a more creative set of ideas about how to resolve this problem. The conflict in Ukraine is real. They're still fighting, not every day, but a lot. It's very real," he said. As UNIAN reported earlier, U.S. Secretary of State … [Read more...] about U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo: Crimea must come back to Ukraine
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0 Have your say He is Scotland's new Secretary of State. But few people beyond his Dumfries and Galloway constituency or the Scottish Conservative party have ever heard of Alister Jack. That's partly because he is a relative newcomer to front line politics, having first been elected at the 2017 snap general election. He does not have a personal Twitter profile - making him one of just a handful of Scottish MPs not found on the social media giant.But he has long been a familiar face to senior Tory members north of the Border, thanks to his spell as the party's vice-chairman in the William Hague era in the late 1990s.Politics Mr Jack unsuccessfully stood for election in 1997 in the Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale constituency, finishing third behind future Scottish secretary, Lib Dem Michael Moore.Two decades later he won the Dumfries and Galloway seat from the SNP's Richard Arkless with a majority of 10.9 per cent. While some newcomers to the … [Read more...] about Alister Jack: Who is the new Secretary of State for Scotland?
The European Union fully supports the international nuclear accord with Iran and wants rival powers to avoid any further escalation over the issue, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says."We will continue to support it as much as we can with all our instruments and all our political will," Mogherini told reporters before a meeting with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, who are signatories to the deal.United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is also expected to meet EU officials in Brussels on Monday to talk about Iran.Mogherini said she was informed during the night of Pompeo's arrival to Brussels where EU foreign ministers are gathered for a regular monthly meeting."We will be here all day with a busy agenda. So we will see during the day how and if we will manage to arrange a meeting. He's always welcome obviously, but there are no precise plans at the moment," Mogherini said.Pompeo is on his way to the Black Sea resort of Sochi where he plans to meet … [Read more...] about EU urges de-escalation of Iran-US tension
US deploys aircraft carrier to send message to Iran BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian forces were preparing to possibly attack US forces in the region, a defence official told the Associated Press. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/us-deploys-aircraft-carrier-to-send-message-to-iran-38082944.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article38082942.ece/b6dbc/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_170e6b26-9005-4352-9700-d9406e1e94f0_1 Email A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian forces were preparing to possibly attack US forces in the region, a defence official told the Associated Press. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information, said that the Pentagon approved the deployments. They added … [Read more...] about US deploys aircraft carrier to send message to Iran
Bart Jansen and William Cummings USA TODAY Published 6:09 PM EDT Apr 7, 2019 WASHINGTON – Kirstjen Nielsen, who oversaw President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies as secretary of Homeland Security, is leaving her post amid tensions with some in the White House who felt she hasn't done enough to stem border crossings. Trump tweeted Sunday that Nielsen is leaving. "Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service," he said. He said Kevin McAleenan, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become the acting DHS secretary. Her departure comes as a surge of migrants has overwhelmed the U.S. immigration system in recent months. In response, Trump threatened to close the border and cut off aid to the Central American countries that migrants continue to flee. Trump spent Friday at the border in California. More: Cutting aid … [Read more...] about Trump: Kirstjen Nielsen is out as secretary of Homeland Security