US charges Venezuela's Maduro, issues bounty
US charges of "narco-terrorism" have been issued against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and key aides. Washington has posted multimillion-dollar rewards for information leading to their arrests.
Huawei gets 5G go-ahead in UK
Huawei has finally gotten the go-ahead to build noncore parts of the UK's 5G network. The news is not likely going to be well received by the Donald Trump administration.
At UN, US and Iran invoke 'self-defense' for military confrontation
The US ambassador to the UN has said Washington is prepared to "engage without preconditions" to avoid further conflict. Iranian officials have warned the US against launching another retaliatory attack.
US begins withdrawal from Paris climate accord
Washington has formally launched its withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord after Donald Trump rejected it as harmful to the US economy. The process doesn't become complete until the day after the 2020 election.
US blacklists roaming Iranian oil tanker in Mediterranean
Washington says the vessel, which was detained by Gibraltar for 6 weeks, is "blocked property" under anti-terrorism laws. The ship's next destination is a mystery after Turkey and Lebanon denied it was heading their way.
Mike Pence urges Saudi Arabia to free blogger Raif Badawi
Washington, which usually refrains from criticizing human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, has called for the release of blogger Raif Badawi. The writer was whipped and sentenced to prison for "insulting Islam."
Trump waited to ban Huawei
Playing a waiting game in Washington. Bloomberg has been told the Trump administration held off on blacklisting Huawei out of concern it could derail trade negotiations with China and officials only went ahead when talks stalled.
Measles cases rise to at least 50 in Washington
A measles outbreak in Washington state last month has gotten worse with at least 50 cases now confirmed by state health officials.