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The U.S. state Department has changed its travel alert system and now recommends American citizens "reconsider" visiting Cuba. It had previously issued a warning advising Americans not to travel to the island. "As we were putting all this together, we did a very careful assessment. We talked to all of our ...
The U.S. Department of State is spearheading a plan to tackle the decade-long problem brewing in the transboundary Kootenai River watershed, where toxic contaminants leaching from upstream Canadian coal mines into Montana's watersheds continue to poison the prized aquatic ecosystem.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend a meeting of international foreign ministers in Canada next week to discuss diplomatic efforts on the ... U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will participate in the meeting's welcome dinner on Monday, the State Department said.
Mexico City, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Rampant crime and gang activity in Mexico prompted the U.S. state Department on Wednesday to issue a stringent travel advisory, warning tourists to completely avoid five Mexican states, an advisory level often reserved for nations at war. The State Department's highest ...

The Department advises that U.S. citizens do not travel to these countries, and advise to leave as soon as it is safe to do so. While the State Department may warn against all travel, they cannot bar citizens from traveling abroad or going to a specific country. Instead, what they can do is ban the use of a U.S. ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's team welcomes Winter Olympics negotiations between South Korea and North Korea, provided the talks don't undermine international sanctions against the regime. "The United States welcomes the Jan. 9 meeting between the Republic of Korea and North Korea aimed at ...
More than a year after American diplomats in Cuba began suffering hearing loss, dizziness and other ailments from what the U.S. has called "deliberate attacks," State Department officials told Congress on Tuesday they still don't know the cause or culprit. The unexplained illnesses have roiled ...
Like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, I, too, am proud of United States diplomacy. But as a recently retired career diplomat, I am deeply concerned by his support for 30 percent reductions to the State Department and the United States Agency For International Development's budgets. These, in addition to the ...
The U.S. Department of State confirmed that "multiple U.S. citizens" died in the crash. "We can confirm the death of multiple U.S. citizens in an airplane crash in Costa Rica on December 31, 2017," a State Department spokesperson said. "We express our condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.
The United States is pondering further sanctions against individuals in the Tehran regime who are responsible for cracking down on Iranian protesters, amid the largest anti-government demonstrations since the country's disputed presidential election in 2009. In an interview with VOA on Monday, Deputy ...
THOMAS-GREENFIELD: In December 2016, we were worried about how the State Department would fare under a new Trump Administration. And fast-forward 12 ... SUAREZ: For a long time, critics have looked at who works at State and just said, look, it doesn't represent the diversity of the United States.
Then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks with senior aide Huma Abedin aboard her campaign plane at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., on Oct. 28, 2016. The State Department on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, released emails from Abedin, some of which were classified, ...
Like it or not, the Hillary Clinton email Saga isn't over yet. The US State Department has released about 2,800 emails and other documents from former Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop of her soon-to-be-former husband Anthony Weiner. The disclosure is a response to a 2015 ...
"The United States today has a poor relationship with a resurgent Russia that has invaded its neighbors Georgia and Ukraine in the last decade and undermined the sovereignty of Western ... A State Department official told CNN last week that the US would provide Ukraine with lethal anti-tank weapons.

"Since October, the government of Turkey has adhered to the high-level assurances it provided to the United States that there are no additional local ... "Based on adherence to these assurances, the Department of State is confident that the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow for the full ...
Updated | U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman requested that the State Department no longer refer to the West Bank as "occupied" by Israel, according to reports, despite much of the international community deeming Israel's presence in the territory to be illegal under international law. But the State ...
The U.S. will provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities" to help build its military, the State Department said Friday. ... The move is could escalate tensions between the United States and Russia, as President Trump contends with ongoing questions about whether he's too hesitant to confront the ...
The U.S. state Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States. The announcement was made at a Dec. 1 meeting in ...
The US State Department is being "weakened and sidelined" under President Donald Trump, a former American diplomat has claimed. Nicholas Burns, who served as a senior diplomat under both Republican and Democratic administrations, told The Los Angeles Times that Mr Trump's foreign policy is "a ...
The Washington Post reports one senior U.S. official said that, "foreign diplomats and leaders often ask if Tillerson is speaking for the administration and when he will depart. Another White House aide said White House officials, diplomats and other Cabinet secretaries largely deem the former ExxonMobil ...
The U.S. will provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities" to help build its military, the State Department said Friday. ... The move is could escalate tensions between the United States and Russia, as President Trump contends with ongoing questions about whether he's too hesitant to confront the ...
The Oklahoma Attorney General's office on Tuesday said a probe into alleged mismanagement of roughly $30 million from the Oklahoma State Department of Health has expanded to include investigators from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You should know: This confirms ...
U.S. state Department spokesperson Heather Nauert made a respective statement in Washington on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. ... "The United States calls on Russia to put an end to the attacks in Eastern Ukraine, withdraw its forces and heavy weapons from the sovereign territory of ...
"Moving the Office of Global AIDS Coordinator, which oversees and manages the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), out of the U.S. state Department would likely provide little benefit and could have a profoundly negative impact on its ability to effectively lead the global fight against ...
The Q&A, post-announcement, was Murphian in its brevity, a common thread which is starting to fray somewhat among the State House press. The governor-elect seems to be catching the vibe. "Bear with us," he said, turning to his team's communications director. "Dan, I assume you will be the one who will ...
Former State Department science adviser highlights value of science diplomacy and raises concerns about the department's direction. Vaughan Turekian gave a 14 ... Meeting in New Orleans, Vaughan Turekian emphasized the value of having a robust science capacity within the U.S. Department of State.
The U.S. state Department is calling for the release of two Reuters journalists arrested last week in Myanmar. "We're deeply concerned about their detention," department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in Tuesday's news briefing. "Today, I want to make it clear that we're calling for their immediate ...
According to her biography on the U.S. Department of State's website, Thornton served as "Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, Deputy Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs at the State Department in Washington, Economic Unit Chief in the Office of Korean Affairs ...
Officials with the U.S. Department of State are now tracking reports of blackouts and injuries related to potentially tainted alcohol in Mexico and said Friday they have already received a dozen complaints. The agency has come under fire from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in recent months for ...
Late Wednesday, the State Department announced that Tillerson would participate in a U.N. Security Council ministerial-level briefing on nonproliferation and North Korea on Friday in New York City. "Secretary Tillerson will reiterate that the United States and the international community will not stand by ...
The U.S. state Department said Wednesday it has no knowledge of any citizens ... "The United States does not take sides in matters of internal ...
Two senior U.S. senators asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to explain "questionable management practices" at his ...
... and Secretary Rex Tillerson are doing to the State Department is the ... it far more difficult for the department to advance U.S. interests around ...
The U.S. will also have to work in concert with South Korea and China, ... said, adding that North Korea "just wants to talk with the United States.
The U.S. state Department says it has duly screened a Russian private security firm contracted to help guard the Moscow Embassy.
Rex Tillerson's State Department Is Putting America in Danger, Say Alarmed Senators ... by the State Department and United States Agency for International ... what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is doing to U.S. diplomacy.
Study Abroad Office expands thanks to U.S. Department of State grant ... office to expand offerings for study outside the United States.
State Department inaction hinders ministry to Korean orphans ... Two months after Texas Baptist Men appealed to the U.S. Department of State to grant a ... North Korea and the United States escalated, and U.S. Secretary of ...
The US Department of State admitted that militants linked to Al-Nusra Front are carrying out terrorist attacks using chemical weapons in Syria.
A State Department spokesperson told VOA that former SRAP staff ... United States is renewing its commitment to stabilizing Afghanistan and ...
The U.S. and Turkey had a "productive" meeting about the visa spat, the U.S. state Department said late Wednesday. "Those talks were ...
We look at the state of the State Department under Rex Tillerson. ... And if you're interested in advertising with "The Daily," write to us at ...
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is faulting President Donald ... to fill many diplomatic positions and top Department of State posts and is ... He says the United States needs to invest in the work of democracy and ...
The State Department confirmed Friday that two additional U.S. ... people of Cuba are changing Cuba, and the question for the United States is ...
The U.S. ambassador in Niger did not deny support for a U.S. Special Forces unit that lost four soldiers in a deadly ambush on the border ...
The State Department on Thursday cast doubt on reports that Iranian military forces ... with Iraq in a brewing fight with a key U.S. partner in the country. ... aid provided by the United States and other Iranian rivals in the region.
Cyber crime is getting smarter, says the former top US cyber diplomat. ... Until earlier this year, he was the US State Department's coordinator ...


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