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Senators voted 78-22 to approve Blinken, a longtime Biden confidant, as the nation’s 71st secretary of state, succeeding Mike Pompeo.(Reuters)

Antony Blinken succeeds Mike Pompeo as 71st secretary of state

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:31 PM IST
  • Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, US, January 12, 2021. (Reuters)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, US, January 12, 2021. (Reuters)

US led the world in exposing 'horrific' abuses in Xinjiang, says Mike Pompeo

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:57 AM IST
Under Trump administration, the United States spearheaded the campaign against the CCP for its human right abuse in Xinjiang
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In a sign of his post-Trump ambitions, Pompeo urged followers of his official State Department Twitter account to start following his personal one.(REUTERS)
In a sign of his post-Trump ambitions, Pompeo urged followers of his official State Department Twitter account to start following his personal one.(REUTERS)

Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving State

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:54 AM IST
With a potential eye on a 2024 presidential run, Pompeo has doubled down on his support for Trump, even as other Cabinet members have resigned or stayed out of sight in the aftermath of the Capitol violence.
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Pompeo lashed out at the CCP for refusing to allow anybody to get access to the information they need to figure the origins of Covid-19 adding that he was not optimistic about the World Health Organization's (WHO) visit to China.(Reuters File Photo )
Pompeo lashed out at the CCP for refusing to allow anybody to get access to the information they need to figure the origins of Covid-19 adding that he was not optimistic about the World Health Organization's (WHO) visit to China.(Reuters File Photo )

CCP wants different theory of global relations that won't create freedom: Pompeo

ANI, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 10:22 PM IST
The US secretary of state, in an interview with Hugh Hewitt of The Hugh Hewitt Show, said that all Washington asks is that the CCP fulfills the promises that "it has made to not only the United States but to the world for all these years."
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Mike Pompeo predicted that Trump’s legacy will not be defined by the deadly riots at the US Capitol incited by the president in a bid to overturn his loss in the November election(REUTERS)
Mike Pompeo predicted that Trump’s legacy will not be defined by the deadly riots at the US Capitol incited by the president in a bid to overturn his loss in the November election(REUTERS)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump's legacy stronger than riots

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:51 PM IST
“History will reflect on the good work that this president and our administration has done,” Mike Pompeo said Tuesday in an interview. “Those actions, the actual things that happened, will be reflected in a way that shows there was good work done on behalf of the American people.”
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the White House on an apparent family tour in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the White House on an apparent family tour in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo(REUTERS)

Pompeo to use declassified intelligence to accuse Iran of al Qaeda links: Report

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 02:52 PM IST
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of links to al Qaeda in the past but has not provided concrete evidence.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the White House on an apparent family tour in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the White House on an apparent family tour in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo(REUTERS)

Mike Pompeo off to Europe on final trip as secretary of state

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Pompeo is not expected to visit the EU headquarters during his brief stay in Brussels and instead will meet only with his Belgian counterpart, Sophie Wilmes.
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, a woman holds a malnourished boy at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen. A leading aid organization on Monday warned that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's move to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” would deal another “devastating blow" to the impoverished and war-torn nation. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, a woman holds a malnourished boy at the Aslam Health Center, in Hajjah, Yemen. A leading aid organization on Monday warned that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's move to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “foreign terrorist organization” would deal another “devastating blow" to the impoverished and war-torn nation. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)(AP)

Aid groups, Yemenis fear more misery with US designation of Houthis

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 08:44 PM IST
The secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, told Reuters, "Pompeo must detail how the US government will not bring fuel to an already burning crisis by making our aid difficult and dangerous," adding that four in five Yemeni need some form of humanitarian assistance.
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Military tensions between mainland China and Taiwan have grown sharper in the past year(AP File Photo )
Military tensions between mainland China and Taiwan have grown sharper in the past year(AP File Photo )

China threatens 'counterstrike' over US contact with Taiwan

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Beijing says Taiwan is an inviolable part of China to be reclaimed, by force if necessary, and opposes any diplomatic recognition of the democratic island.
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The US ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft is expected to visit Taiwan this week. That will be the first such visit since Taiwan was excluded from the UN in 1971.(AP)
The US ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft is expected to visit Taiwan this week. That will be the first such visit since Taiwan was excluded from the UN in 1971.(AP)

US eases restrictions on contact with Taiwan in jab at China

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST
The US will remove decades-old, self-imposed restrictions on how its diplomats and other officials interact with Taiwan, a move that may inflame tensions with Beijing just a little over a week before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.(Reuters file photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.(Reuters file photo)

Pompeo lifts restrictions on interactions between Taiwanese and US diplomats

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:08 AM IST
  • China claims democratic and separately ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and describes Taiwan as the most sensitive issue in its ties with US.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.(Reuters file photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.(Reuters file photo)

Mike Pompeo says US not ‘banana republic’ after mob attacks Capitol

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:40 PM IST
A number of foreign critics as well as former US president George W. Bush made the analogy after rioters stirred up by President Donald Trump rampaged through a session of Congress that certified his loss to Joe Biden.
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Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber after breaching the halls of the Capitol in Washington.(AP)
Trump supporters gesture to US Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber after breaching the halls of the Capitol in Washington.(AP)

White House officials, advisers believe Capitol attack taints Trump’s political future

By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:11 PM IST
The Republican president has dangled the possibility of running for president in 2024, and political operatives had expected him to exert influence over the Republican Party for years to come.
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US Secretary Mike Pompeo.(REUTERS)
US Secretary Mike Pompeo.(REUTERS)

Mike Pompeo angers China with Hong Kong threat, plan to send envoy to Taiwan

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington/Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:38 AM IST
Pompeo said he was also “appalled” by the arrest of an American citizen in Wednesday’s crackdown and added: “The United States will not tolerate the arbitrary detention or harassment of US citizens.”
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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is seen in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre after jailed for unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during the 2019 anti-government protests in Hong Kong, China.(Reuters/ File photo)
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is seen in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre after jailed for unauthorised assembly near the police headquarters during the 2019 anti-government protests in Hong Kong, China.(Reuters/ File photo)

Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong suspected of violating city’s new security law

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Wong, who won the primary vote, has been repeatedly detained for his role in organising pro-democracy rallies. He was also among 12 opposition candidates disqualified from running in the legislative election, which has since been postponed with the government citing the coronavirus.
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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks during a news conference on December 18, 2019.(AP file)
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks during a news conference on December 18, 2019.(AP file)

US, India have never been closer, says Mike Pompeo

By HT Correspondent, Edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:09 AM IST
“The US-India relationship was made all the stronger with a great diplomat and leader as my friend,” the US secretary of state tweeted, referring to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.
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In their letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the lawmakers said that the US as a nation that is familiar with political protests can offer counsel to India during their current period of social disturbance.(Reuters file photo)
In their letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the lawmakers said that the US as a nation that is familiar with political protests can offer counsel to India during their current period of social disturbance.(Reuters file photo)

7 US lawmakers write to Mike Pompeo on farmers’ protest in India

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 10:47 AM IST
India has called the remarks by foreign leaders and politicians on protests by farmers as “ill-informed” and “unwarranted”, asserting that the matter pertains to the internal affairs of a democratic country.
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US President Donald Trump said he has been fully briefed on the matter and everything is “under control”.(AP)
US President Donald Trump said he has been fully briefed on the matter and everything is “under control”.(AP)

‘It may be China’: Trump undercuts Pompeo’s assertion on cyberattack

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 11:29 PM IST
The outgoing president also suggested that the cyberattack could have also targeted the voting machines during the presidential polls, claiming that he won the election.
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The Secretary of State also called for other nations to demand transparency from Beijing regarding the origin of Covid-19, adding that if not done, China’s record of public health crises makes another future pandemic originating from the country ‘depressingly likely’.(REUTERS)
The Secretary of State also called for other nations to demand transparency from Beijing regarding the origin of Covid-19, adding that if not done, China’s record of public health crises makes another future pandemic originating from the country ‘depressingly likely’.(REUTERS)

Pompeo accuses CCP of blocking WHO investigation, spreading misinformation

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 03:48 PM IST
He further pointed out that the CCP has punished scientists, doctors and journalists who tried to alert the world to the dangers of the virus, which allowed a ‘controllable outbreak’ to become a global pandemic.
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The hack hijacked ubiquitous network management software made by SolarWinds Corp. Kaspersky decrypted online web records left behind by the attackers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The hack hijacked ubiquitous network management software made by SolarWinds Corp. Kaspersky decrypted online web records left behind by the attackers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Hackers’ broad attack sets cyber experts worldwide scrambling to defend networks

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Microsoft, one of the thousands of companies to receive the malicious update, said it had notified more than 40 customers whose networks were further infiltrated by the hackers.
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Wang said that China saw “space for cooperation” with Biden on three of the four issues he has identified as immediate priorities -- Covid-19, economic recovery and climate change. Biden’s fourth stated priority is racial equity.(AP image)
Wang said that China saw “space for cooperation” with Biden on three of the four issues he has identified as immediate priorities -- Covid-19, economic recovery and climate change. Biden’s fourth stated priority is racial equity.(AP image)

China offers to work with Biden, warns of new ‘McCarthyism’

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 06:05 AM IST
“It is important that US policy toward China return to objectivity and sensibility as early as possible,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a virtual address to the New York-based Asia Society.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media.(Reuters/)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media.(Reuters/)

Turkey’s purchase of S-400 defense system will endanger US military: Mike Pompeo

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:47 AM IST
Principal Deputy Spokesperson, State Department Cale Brown said that Pompeo has “made it clear” to Foreign Minister Cavusoglu that “Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 system endangers the security of US personnel and military technology and allows Russian access to the Turkish armed forces and defence industry.”
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been expected to attend President Donald Trump’s Cabinet meeting later Wednesday.(REUTERS)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been expected to attend President Donald Trump’s Cabinet meeting later Wednesday.(REUTERS)

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo quarantines after coronavirus exposure

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 09:37 PM IST
The state department said Pompeo had tested negative for the virus but was being monitored by medical professionals. It said it would not identify the infected person with whom Pompeo came into contact for privacy reasons.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media in Washington, D.C., U.S., November 24, 2020. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo(REUTERS)

Hong Kong becoming another Chinese-run communist city, says Mike Pompeo

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:55 PM IST
The US secretary of state also said the United States has challenged the imprisonment of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai under the National Security Law.
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A truck carrying parts of the S-400 air defense systems.(AP File Photo)
A truck carrying parts of the S-400 air defense systems.(AP File Photo)

US sanctions NATO ally Turkey over Russian missile defence

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The US had previously kicked Turkey out of its F-35 stealth fighter development and training program over the purchase, but had taken no further steps despite persistent warnings from American officials.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters)

Mike Pompeo slams China for charging Jimmy Lai under National Security Law

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Pompeo further went on to accuse the Chinese Communist Party of its authoritarian rule and making a mockery of the justice in the region.
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US President Donald Trump(AP)
US President Donald Trump(AP)

China: Trump administration ‘digging hole’ for future relations

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Beijing
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:46 PM IST
While President-elect Joe Biden has signaled he intends to keep pressure on China, he’s also expected to seek a return to more conventional, less confrontational style of diplomacy.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters/ File photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters/ File photo)

Xi Jinping wants to make China the number one power abroad: Mike Pompeo

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Pompeo made the comments on Wednesday during his virtual address to the Georgia Institute of Technology in a special speech.
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US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell walks through the US Capitol in Washington.(Reuters)
US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell walks through the US Capitol in Washington.(Reuters)

Senate falls short of halting Trump’s 23 billion dollar arms sales to UAE

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 08:19 AM IST
Senators on Wednesday argued the sale of the defence equipment, which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally authorised last month after the Abraham Accords normalising relations with Israel, was unfolding too quickly and with too many questions.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo puts on this mask after speaking to the media in Washington DC, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo puts on this mask after speaking to the media in Washington DC, US.(Reuters/ File photo)

Mike Pompeo accuses US universities of ‘China ties’

By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 07:57 AM IST
Pompeo took aim at universities across the US, claiming they refused to address the Trump administration’s concerns about China’s attempts to influence students and academics. He specifically called out the president of MIT, alleging he refused to host Pompeo’s speech, and a senior official at the University of Washington over a case involving a Chinese student.
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