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Mike Pompeo: North Korea Is Still Producing ‘Fissile Material’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that the U.S. government had reason to believe North Korea was still producing fissile material despite vowing the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

This July 31, 2017, file photo shows discarded syringes in an open-air heroin market that has thrived for decades, slated for cleanup along train tracks a few miles outside the heart of Philadelphia. Philadelphia wants to become the first U.S. city to allow supervised drug injection sites as a way …

Rubio, Menendez to DOJ: Venezuela’s State Trafficking May Fuel U.S. Drug Epidemic

The top lawmakers on a Senate panel, in a rare show of bipartisanship, urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation into “credible allegations” of drug trafficking activities linked to the regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro that may be fueling the drug overdose epidemic in America.

President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro listen to live music during a state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution March 21, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. March 21, 2016 in Havana, Cuba.

State Dept.: ‘Health Attacks’ on U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Went Unaddressed in Obama Era

“Health attacks” against American government personnel in Cuba likely began near the end of the Obama administration in November 2016, almost a year after the former president’s move to restore diplomatic ties with the oppressive communist nation formally took effect, U.S. Department of State (DOS) officials told lawmakers.

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PA Minister Defends Payments to Terrorists

Monthly payments to families of those imprisoned for attacking Israelis contribute to stability in Palestinian society rather than encourage terrorism, the senior Palestinian official in charge of disbursing them told The Jerusalem Post Sunday.

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State: FARC Peace Pact Fuels Increase in Cocaine Abuse, Fatal Overdoses in U.S.

The ongoing implementation of the peace pact between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has helped to render the country the world’s top producer of cocaine again, fueling a historic number of overdose deaths in the United States, says the U.S. Department of State (DOS).

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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Cut Off U.S. Aid Until Palestinians Stop Paying Terrorists

As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee prepares to pass a bill that would massively cut aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it ends its $300 million in annual payments to convicted terrorists and their families, one of the legislation’s leading advocates has said that the PA must change its own laws regarding the payments as a condition for continued US assistance.

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Rex Tillerson: Iraq War Did Not Achieve Stability in Middle East

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson admitted that the Iraq war failed to achieve it’s objectives. The nominee made his remarks during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Wednesday.