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Matt Picht

Political Reporter

Matt Picht is a politics reporter in Washington, D.C., who mainly covers foreign policy and international news. He joined Newsy right after graduating from the University of Tulsa in 2013 and has been with the company ever since. Matt is always interested in a good story and hopes to shine a light on the human impact of foreign policy with his work.

  Recent Work
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson Gets A New Deadline In Brexit Talks With The EU

Hong Kong protesters
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Hong Kong Protesters Hold Peaceful March After Chaotic Demonstrations

Hong Kong police
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Hong Kong Businesses Struggle With Fallout From Protests

Protesters in Hong Kong International Airport
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Hong Kong Protesters Fight To Keep Public Support After Airport Chaos

Protesters in Hong Kong International Airport
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Hong Kong's Airport Protests Turn Chaotic And Violent

Members of Mexico's national guard
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Mexico's Citizens Aren't All On Board With Migration Crackdown

Migrants on a raft
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Trump Tries To Tighten The Rules For Central American Asylum-Seekers

U.K. Prime Minister-elect Boris Johnson
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Iran Crisis May Be Boris Johnson's First Test As U.K. Prime Minister

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. President Donald Trump
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The U.S. And Pakistan Are At Odds Over Counterterrorism Efforts

Japan's Foreign Minister and South Korean President Moon Jae-in
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What A Japan-South Korea Trade Fight Could Mean For Tech Industry

Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to become the European Commission president.
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EU Commission Nominee Tries To Win Over A Fragmented Parliament

Outgoing U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch
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Ambassador's Resignation Roils U.K. Leadership Race

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant
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How Uranium Enrichment Fuels Iran’s Nuclear Program

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen
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German Defense Minister Is The Surprise Pick To Run The EU Commission

Protesters in Hong Kong's legislative building
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Beijing Is Starting To Sound Tough On Hong Kong's Protests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump
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North Korea's Nuclear Program Rests On Its Production Facilities

European Union Ambassador to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis
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Decor Diplomacy: EU's US Ambassador Using Art To Build Connections

U.S. ship in the Strait of Hormuz
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US-Iran Conflict Risks Strait Of Hormuz, A Crucial Oil Route

A street in Beijing, China
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Beijing's Young People Aren't Watching Hong Kong's Protests

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
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Trump Targets Top Iranian Leader In Newest Round Of Sanctions

EU Council President Donald Tusk
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US-Iran Crisis Leaves European Union On The Sidelines

Footage from the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone.
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Drone Shootdown Raises US-Iran Mistrust Even Higher

A tanker ship
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US Goes Public With Evidence Iran Is Behind Tanker Attacks

Protests in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong’s Protesters Say They Are Losing Trust In Their Government

Protesters in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong's British Past Shapes Its Tense Present With China

Protesters in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong's Extradition Protests Are All About Chinese Influence

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
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Mexico Says Deal With US Might Not Be The End Of Immigration Talks

President Trump
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Trump Relies On Emergency Powers For Tariff Threats Against Mexico

President Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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Trump Brings Health Care Into US-UK Trade Talks

President Trump
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Trump Boosts Boris Johnson For Prime Minister During UK Visit