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Tracy Wilkinson

Tracy Wilkinson has covered wars, crises and daily life on three continents. Her career began with United Press International, where she covered the Contra war in Nicaragua. She moved to The Times in 1987, first as a writer on the Metro staff, then as a foreign correspondent based in San Salvador. In 1995, she moved to Vienna, where she covered the war in the Balkans, winning the George Polk Award in 1999, and then to Jerusalem. From there, she went to Rome, where she covered two popes and did several stints in Iraq. In 2008, she became Mexico bureau chief, where her coverage was part of a team Overseas Press Club Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Wilkinson was also the 2014 winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Award for coverage of Latin America. She earned her bachelor’s degreefrom Vanderbilt University. Her book “TheVatican's Exorcists: Driving Out the Devil in the 21st Century”has been translated into a dozen languages. She joined The Times' Washington, D.C., bureau in 2015 to cover foreign affairs.
U.S. ending funding for Syria recovery projects, shifting burden to other nations

Making good on President Trump’s stated desire to reduce the U.S. role in Syria, the State Department announced Friday it was ending $230 million in “stabilization” funds for the war-ravaged country. But the slack will be picked up by donations from other countries, officials said.

Pompeo announces Iran Action Group to ramp up pressure on Tehran

In an effort to make policy toward Iran more cohesive, the Trump administration is creating the Iran Action Group to handle sanctions, diplomacy and other issues across the government. The goal is to turn up the pressure on Tehran.

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