Bolton presses key aides to Venezuela's Maduro to abandon him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday singled out three senior aides to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who he said must make good on commitments they purportedly made to the opposition for a peaceful transition away from Maduro’s rule. Speaking at the White House during a day of anti-government protests in Venezuela, Bolton named Venezuelan Defense […]

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Pentagon declines to say whether Colombia option exists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday declined to say whether an option is being considered to deploy 5,000 U.S. troops to Colombia but added he had not discussed that possibility with White House national security adviser John Bolton. Bolton raised questions about U.S. intentions in Venezuela after he appeared at a briefing on Monday with […]

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Bolton threatens to pull aid for ‘unproductive’ UN missions in Africa, vows reform

National Security Adviser John Bolton unveils the Trump Administration’s Africa Strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the Trump administration’s strategy for Africa on Thursday, warning that the U.S. would no longer support “unproductive” United Nations peacekeeping missions, and promising to advance U.S. interests on the continent. "The […]

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U.S. has put all necessary sanctions on Russia over 2008 Georgia war -Trump adviser

TBILISI (Reuters) – U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday that Washington had taken all necessary sanctions against Russia related to a war it fought against Georgia in 2008. The war resulted in Russia recognizing two breakaway Georgian regions — South Ossetia and Abkhazia — as independent states. Bolton, who held talks in Moscow earlier this week, has […]

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Kelly, Bolton said to get into profane shouting match outside Oval Office

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton engaged in an “explosive” shouting match outside the Oval Office on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter. The argument, which was marked by several expletives, was prompted by a recent report that said border crossings had increased in the past month, according to […]

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Two top Trump aides tangle outside Oval Office over immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two of President Donald Trump’s top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office on Thursday as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration, two sources familiar with the incident said. The altercation occurred between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who is a former homeland security secretary, and Trump’s national security […]

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