Published: Jan 19, 2021
On his last full day in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that China had committed "genocide" and "crimes against humanity" through a campaign of internment, forced labor and forced sterilization of predominantly Muslim Uighurs in the Xinjiang region.
Published: Jan 14, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday issued a sweeping ban on imports of cotton or tomato products from China's Xinjiang region, saying it had reviewed evidence of forced labor in the region.
Published: Jan 13, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration announced sweeping changes to its vaccination rollout on Tuesday, including making all of the coronavirus vaccine supply immediately available, urging states to provide shots to anyone 65 and older and warning that states with lagging inoculations will lose some of their shots to speedier places.
Published: Dec 03, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has dropped its call for a 1% federal employee pay raise in January, advocating instead for a freeze on pay rates for the 2.1 million executive branch workers.
Published: Nov 17, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is planning to move ahead with a significant reduction of U.S. forces in Afghanistan before President Donald Trump leaves office in January, taking steps toward delivering on his long-delayed campaign promise to bring home troops from insurgent wars.
Published: Nov 10, 2020
WASHINGTON - The White House removed the official in charge of the federal program that produces the U.S. government's definitive reports on climate change, three people familiar with the situation said.
Published: Oct 07, 2020
WASHINGTON - Trump administration officials said Tuesday they will make further restrictions to the H-1B visa program that businesses use to hire foreign workers for specialized occupations, a move that U.S. technology companies have fiercely opposed.
Published: Oct 06, 2020
WASHINGTON - The State Department last month revoked the visa of a Ukrainian political fixer who aided President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani in his gambit last year to dig up information from Ukraine that would damage former vice president Joe Biden in the 2020 election, according to U.S. officials.
Published: Aug 22, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration this week blocked the Food and Drug Administration from regulating a broad swath of laboratory tests, including for the coronavirus, in a move strongly opposed by the agency.
Published: Aug 16, 2020
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, offered rare Republican criticism of the Trump administration's coronavirus response Friday, saying the federal government dismissed the virus's threat and failed to protect Americans as infections spiraled out of control.