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Luke Vargas

Luke Vargas is the Talk Media News U.N. bureau chief where he reports on diplomacy, global elections and international development. Luke spearheaded international coverage from more than 30 countries, reporting from Zika labs in Brazil, refugee camps in the Jordanian desert, military strategy rooms in Vietnam and the front lines of the Ukrainian revolution. A student of Eastern European and Russian history, Luke has traveled extensively across the former Soviet Union and frequently reports on Russian politics. He was among the first reporters to identify the political importance of the Crimean Peninsula during the 2014 Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine, and he reported from the port city of Sevastopol weeks before it became the focus of global attention. His political photography has been published by The New Yorker, CNN, Al-Jazeera and the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Mr. Vargas is a frequent guest on the BBC, South African Broadcasting Company, CBS TV affiliates and radio stations around the world.

A defiant Trump said he wouldn't stay quiet as American corporations as targeted in corporate espionage and subjected to unfair trade policies.

$250 billion in deals were announced during President Trump's state visit to Beijing on Thursday, including a plan to export Alaskan natural gas to China.

Trump said Kim Jung Un would need to completely, verifiably and irreversibly end its nuclear program in order to start talks with the U.S.

Announcements of new weapons buys by Japan and South Korea are largely recycled pledges. There may be even less to show for after a visit to China on Wednesday.

Shinzo Abe's decision to befriend President Donald Trump could earn his country a reprieve from Trump's focus on trade imbalances.

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that five African nations will take over full control of the anti-terror force 'within a period of three to six years.'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited six continents last year in an effort to improve Israel's foreign relations. Will it yield any long-term results?

Delegates congratulate Maleeha Lodhi (centre), Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the U.N., on her country's election to the Human Rights Council. October 16, 2017. UN Photo/Kim Haughton
Ambassador Nikki Haley called the election of the Democratic Republic of the Congo evidence of a "backward and broken" institution.

Alan McQuinn and Natasha Tusikov consider if it's possible to strike a balance between national security interests, privacy and free speech on the internet?

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the prize for its efforts to create a treaty banning nuclear weapons earlier this year.