Top Official In Charge Of State Department Redesign Quits Job
Maliz Beams quit after three months on the job, a spokesperson tells BuzzFeed News. The departure comes as Rex Tillerson's overhaul of the department faces stiff opposition in Congress.
How Russia Hawks Are Selling Trump On Sending Weapons To Ukraine
The president’s advisers are telling him “peace” can be achieved in eastern Ukraine through a provision of anti-tank missiles – and that Kiev will finance it.
Trump Clarifies That He Believes US Spies Over Vladimir Putin
Trump drew fire for earlier saying he believes the Russian president's denials about interfering in the 2016 election.
Trump’s Plan to Make America Great Just Derailed in Asia
The president’s masterplan requires a series of bilateral trade deals – but no one’s interested in signing one.
The White House Has Ruled Out A Formal Meeting Between Trump And Putin In Vietnam
Trump officials cited "scheduling conflicts," but diplomatic sources say the US side wanted Moscow to agree to certain conditions on the substance of a meeting in Vietnam.
There's Been Nothing But Good Vibes This Trip Between Trump And Xi
The president abandoned his usual anti-China rhetoric during a trip to Beijing, in a bid for cooperation on the North Korean nuclear issue.
Some Of Trump's Aides Don't Want Him To Meet Putin This Week
The two leaders are set to meet on the sidelines of an Asian economic summit in Vietnam.
Washington's Legions Of Lobbyists See Danger In Special Counsel's Indictment Of Manafort
Paul Manafort isn't the first person to lobby for a foreign government without registering. In Washington, it's a multi-billion dollar industry.
Nikki Haley Reverses Testimony to Congress, Says Qatar “Does Not Fund Hamas”
The rare about-face comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tries to unify the Trump administration’s fractious policy toward the Gulf.
Brookings Cuts Ties With Literary Giant Accused Of Sexually Harassing Female Employees
In a memo obtained by BuzzFeed News, Brookings President Strobe Talbott says Leon Wieseltier’s behavior “runs counter to the policies, culture, and values that are central to our enterprise.”
Bannon May Be Out Of The White House, But He's Still A Problem For Tillerson
Tillerson is trying to resolve a conflict among US allies in the Persian Gulf. Bannon is working to stoke it.
Trump's Boldest Foreign Policy Move Today Wasn't Decertifying The Iran Deal
The president labeled the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorists in a move that risks bringing US and Iranian forces into open conflict in Iraq and Syria.
Former Trump Adviser Woolsey Denies Lobbying For Congolese Government
Former CIA director James Woolsey's signature appears on a form disclosing that his wife is lobbying for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Today Tillerson Tried To Kill The "Rexit" Rumors Once And For All
The secretary of state disputed a report that he called Trump a "moron" and told reporters he's not leaving Foggy Bottom anytime soon.
US Expels Cuban Diplomats Over Unexplained Illnesses In Havana
The move comes days after the US ordered about a third of its diplomats to leave Cuba over what US officials say is Havana's failure to ensure their health.
State Department Says No Talks With North Korea Until Missile, Nuclear Tests Stop
After Trump's Twitter rebuke, a State Department official explains that the secretary of state's weekend comments on North Korea were misunderstood.
US Withdraws Bulk Of Staff In Havana Over Unexplained "Health Attacks"
The State Department also is warning American tourists about travel to Cuba, though there are no reports of tourists being affected.
Trump's Thinking About Pulling US Personnel From Cuba. US Diplomats Think That's A Bad Idea.
The White House is concerned about reports of ill health among staff at the US Embassy in Havana. US diplomats tell BuzzFeed News they've dealt with worse.
US And Russia Quietly End Diplomatic Tailspin
A behind-the-scenes effort by US and Russian diplomats may have preempted a new wave of tit-for-tat retaliations.
White House Denies That Trump Apologized To Erdogan Over Embassy Violence
"It's not true," White House deputy press secretary told BuzzFeed News.