Trump administration attempts to soothe allies’ worries over Syria troop withdrawal

Washington (CNN)The State Department, Department of Defense and national security adviser John Bolton all issued public statements Friday that collectively outlined a road map for implementing President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria, a move the President has adamantly defended after more than a week of criticism and signs of conflict[…]

Upbeat Trump welcomes U.S. prisoners released by North Korea

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed three former U.S. prisoners at a military base near Washington on Thursday, thanking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their release and sounding upbeat on a planned summit between the two sides. The prisoners, freed after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled[…]

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Trump fires Tillerson, taps Pompeo as next secretary of state

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed him, replacing his top diplomat ahead of a potential high-stakes sitdown between the US President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Tillerson’s departure follows months of tension between him and Trump.[…]