Mike Pompeo

Trump hits Cuba with new terrorism sanctions in waning days

The Trump administration on Jan. 11 re-designated Cuba as a "state sponsor of terrorism," in a move that hits the country with new sanctions shortly before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the step, citing in particular Cuba's continued harboring of U.S. fugitives as well as its support for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.

Pompeo tweets New Year’s message with photo of fireworks over Parthenon

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shared a picture of fireworks exploding over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations, in a New Year's message on Twitter.

The image, shot by Petros Giannakouris of the Associated Press, was one of four depicting New Year's celebrations around the world.