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“What better object could you have in the diplomatic rooms of the U.S. State Department?" Craighill asks. "What more important treaty could there be? When they see it on a tour, students stop tweeting. Suddenly, it becomes real.” Unlike other museum spaces, the State Department doesn't have much in ...
Hotel management is telling those relocated guests it needs the rooms to accommodate a “large VIP delegation” at the request of the U.S. Department of State, according to an email from the hotel staff obtained by Recode. Here's an excerpt from the email: “The State Department has approached the hotel ...

The US Department of State on Friday proposed to include extra questions about social-media use in visa applications. It wants applicants for ... Along with the handles, the State Department is also asking for a five-year history of email addresses, telephone numbers, and international trips. The extra ...
Alan Romberg, an Asia affairs specialist at the State Department who spent more than two decades in the Foreign Service, died March 27 at his home in ... US President Bill Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin that restored normalcy to US-China relations eight years after the Tiananmen massacre,'' ...
The United States Department of State through its International Narcotics Control Strategy Report 2018 makes a full analysis of Costa Rica's situation when it comes to drug trafficking and the direct relation with the increase in homicides in the country. “Costa Rica's strategic location, vast maritime territory, ...
[JURIST] The US State Department [officiail website] submitted [Federal Register notice] a proposal to the Federal Register on Friday that would require nonimmigrant visa applicants to list their social media identities for the last five years. The application would provide a list of social media platforms, which ...

(ABC) -- President Donald Trump appeared to signal the withdrawal 'very soon" of U.S. troops from Syria on Thursday, surprising the Pentagon and State Department. "By the way, we're knocking the hell out of ISIS," Trump told a crowd in Ohio during a speech on infrastructure spending. "We're coming out ...
Following Russia's decision to expel 60 American diplomates in response to the Trump administration's expulsion of Russians, the State Department reacted during a media briefing. Acting Under Secretary Heather Nauert said Russia should not be acting like victims in this situation, that the injured parties ...
I come bearing no Kosovo plan - US State Department official. US State Department official Wess Mitchell says his visit to the Balkans this week is aimed at continuing Belgrade-Pristina dialogue. Izvor: Tanjug Monday, March 12, 2018 | 15:41 ...
SEOUL (KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The question of who in Washington will take the lead in preparing for proposed talks between North Korea and the United States is gaining attention as concerns grow over a lack of seasoned diplomats in Washington familiar with North Korea. US ...
Since Congress allocated funds to battle foreign government propaganda, the Russian government has been accused of meddling in U.S. political affairs via allegedly Kremlin-funded social media farms, such as the Information Research Agency in St. Petersburg, Russia. That organization and two others, ...
Following Britain's accusation that the attempted assassination of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK had originated from Russia, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson followed suit and vowed that such action would "certainly trigger a response." After discussing the incident with UK Foreign Secretary Boris ...
The U.S. State Department is offering more specific guidance regarding an “ongoing security threat” in and around Playa del Carmen, after issuing a blanket advisory on Mar. 7 that caused travel agents and North Americans in the travel industry living in and around the region to contest the government's ...
"Clearly, there is a threat," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Thursday at a news briefing, according to CNN. "We're making Americans aware of that threat so that Americans can protect their own safety and the safety of their families." In the alert issued Wednesday, officials said U.S. ...
We believe that Egypt remains a critical strategic partner of the United States. We support your Department's efforts to seek out opportunities for increasing security cooperation to address Egypt's legitimate security challenges, and U.S. support for Egypt's economic recovery and growth. However, absent ...
The Russian embassy's press secretary, Nick Lakhonin, issued the proposal in a tweet on Friday directed at State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. The Russian diplomat called Twitter a “more reliable & quicker communication channel” and said his embassy was willing to send diplomatic ...
As President Trump accepts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation to meet him, questions remain about whether the State Department has enough experts on hand to engage in serious negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs. ... We follow politics; you follow us. Catch up ...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US State Department said on Thursday (March 8) that it is offering a US$5 million (S$6.6 million) reward for ... is believed to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of the United States and its nationals," the ...
(CNN) — The State Department warned US citizens against travel to Mexico's Playa del Carmen late Wednesday, a week after an explosive device was found on a tourist ferry in the area. In an emergency message posted to the embassy's website, the agency said it had received “information about a ...
A White House aide close to senior policy adviser Stephen Miller who has advocated strict limits on immigration into the U.S. has been selected for a ... “My experience is that he strongly believes that fewer refugees should admitted into the United States and that international migration is something to be ...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States welcomed the delivery of first humanitarian convoy to the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta since November 15, but accused Damascus of “pilfering” the supplies, US Department of State spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday.
US opposes interaction with Taliban as a counter to Islamic State — State Department ... The United States does not support the idea of possible cooperation with the radical Taliban movement, aimed to counterbalance the strengthening of the Islamic State (IS, ISIS - a terrorist organization outlawed in ...
In a complaint filed in late December of last year, Adele Ruppe, a State Department employee, paints a depressing if now all too familiar portrait of a .... “Sexual harassment will not be tolerated at the Department of State,” Heather Nauert, the State Department's spokeswoman, said in a statement to FP.
Gershman added to The Washington Post that that move would amount to "sending a signal far and wide that the United States is turning its back on supporting ... department of state A U.S. national flag and its shadow on the Harry S. Truman Building at the Department of State. Larry Downing/Files/Reuters.
"It took longer than we would have liked to get the money, but we are moving forward," said Steve Goldstein, the State Department's undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs. "We all know there's disinformation, and we are fighting that daily." Tillerson himself acknowledged Monday that his ...
When a U.S. president thinks most positions at the State Department are “unnecessary” and insists “I'm the only one that matters,” it's a safe bet that serious, ... The United States has had a rather casual attitude about diplomacy for much of its history, even though some of its greatest foreign-policy successes ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's highly anticipated trip to Africa is an opportunity to position the United States to “play a significant role in ... of building a strong institution, governance and security as well as human rights,” a senior State Department official said during a background briefing Friday.
Diplomat excoriates US State Department's discriminatory conduct towards Russian reporter ... /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry will allocate special seats for American journalists at press briefings, if the United States dares once again to infringe upon the rights of Russian reporters, Foreign Ministry ...
Desyl Wood, a teacher at the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, 3411 Semmes Ave., is spending three weeks this month in Senegal as part of a program through the U.S. Department of State. Wood, who teaches environmental studies, is one of just 76 teachers from 31 states in the program and one ...
He previously served as Director of Design Excellence at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. General Services Administration—and brings additional years of experience at nonprofit organizations including the Van Alen Institute and Design Trust for Public Space. “I don't think there's anything that's ...
WASHINGTON — The United States has determined that North Korea used chemical weapons, an apparent reference to the killing of leader Kim Jong ... The determination, made by the department's international security and nonproliferation bureau, carries restrictions on U.S. foreign aid and financial and ...
The State Department has set permanent cuts in personnel at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. ... of Engage Cuba, an organization that supports a stronger relationship between the United States and Cuba, said in a statement that the continued changes affect more than just State Department personnel.
Russia's idea for a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from a besieged Damascus suburb is “a joke,” the U.S. State Department's spokeswoman said Thursday. “What needs to happen instead is a nationwide cease-fire that was voted upon unanimously at the United Nations last Saturday,” Heather ...
It's another loss of a top diplomat for the State Department - the second this week after U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Joseph Yun announced ... U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with acting U.S. Secretary of State Tom Shannon while delivering remarks to Department of State ...
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to permanently extend the drastic cuts it made to the United States diplomatic staff in Cuba last fall after mysterious incidents in which 24 Americans were injured there, State Department officials said. The staff reductions would have a major impact on ...
In the meantime, this State Department has become more autonomous: less in sync with the White House than under Kerry (who wasn't terribly close to President Obama, as it was), but at the same time, more prone to essentially chart its own course for the United States. A case in point was an incident I ...
State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said officials “will sharpen the focus of the report on abuses of internationally recognized human rights and the most egregious issues,” however the 166 co-signing organizations expressed concerns that the decision will change the way the U.S. government ...
Tokyo (CNN) The US State Department's top diplomat in charge of North Korea policy is retiring at the end of the week. ... He said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accepted his resignation "with regret." .... Warmbier returned to the United States with significant brain damage and died just days later.
This change is likely to have a devastating impact on many foreign nationals seeking asylum in the United States after facing persecution, or even the threat ... A major reason why asylum seekers must rely on State Department reports is that the U.S. government is one of only a handful of entities capable of ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis participate in talks at Government House in Sydney on June 5, 2017. ... WASHINGTON — State Department officials will make their first pitches for their fiscal 2019 agency budgets this week, even as lawmakers are still working ...
"The United States is troubled by the life sentences handed down to 6 journalists and media employees in Turkey, including Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan ... The State Department official continued in an email to Ahval that the U.S. "firmly believe[s] that a free press and the freedom of speech – even speech ...
Of Lockheed Martin's $51 billion in sales last year, nearly 70 percent, or $35.2 billion came from sales to the U.S. government. It's a colossal figure, hard to comprehend. So think of it this way: Lockheed's government sales are nearly what the Trump administration proposed for the State Department next ...
mark warner U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, joined a group of 18 U.S. Senators in a letter to President Trump expressing concern about the many vacant senior positions and extensive attrition at the State Department. “As Senators who believe that ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has raised fees and made a series of regulatory changes recently for American families adopting children overseas, fueling resentment toward the State Department among agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of foreign adoptions.
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Of Lockheed Martin's $51 billion in sales last year, nearly 70 percent, or $35.2 billion came from sales to the U.S. government. It's a colossal figure, hard to comprehend. So think of it this way: Lockheed's government sales are nearly what the Trump administration proposed for the State Department next ...
Foreign service officers say the United States can't afford to repeat the mistakes of the early 1990s. “The world has a way of changing,” said a veteran Foreign Service officer who served under multiple administrations, including the Trump administration. “And if you don't bring us in, you don't have us when ...
The State Department is planning to close refugee resettlement offices in more than two dozen states, cutting the total from 324 offices at the end of 2017 down to ... by the State Department for final approval, follows President Trump's September decision to cap the number of refugees entering the U.S. this year at 45,000.
U.S. diplomats who fell ill in Cuba are victims of a new neurological syndrome, according to brain researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. But the team was unable to shed light on the malady's mysterious cause, which the U.S. State Department has characterized as a “health attack.” From late 2016 ...
“It is a perfect opportunity to stop in Israel, coordinate substantive policy and strategic messaging with the Prime Minister, and execute a joint U.S.-Israeli strategy on other stops,” Shapiro wrote in a Haaretz op-ed published Sunday, after the Israel-Iran-Syria clash. “Many Secretaries of State have done ...


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