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United States Department of State: United States federal executive department responsible for foreign affairs
The United States Department of State (DOS), commonly referred to as the State Department, is a federal executive department responsible for carrying out U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Established in 1789 as the nation's first executive department, its duties include advising the President of the United States, administering the nation's diplomatic missions, negotiating treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and representing the U.S. at the United Nations.

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We need India, cannot face global challenges alone: US State Dept Spokesperson [Video]

We need India, cannot face global challenges alone: US State Dept Spokesperson

India has really emerged on the world stage and has become an important global player, said Spokesperson for US State Department, Morgan Ortagus, adding that US needs India to face the emerging global..

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Our relations with India go beyond political parties: US State Dept Spokesperson [Video]

Our relations with India go beyond political parties: US State Dept Spokesperson

After the conclusion of 2+2 dialogue between India and US in New Delhi, the Spokesperson for US State Department, Morgan Ortagus, said the India-US relations go beyond political parties and that the..

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China should allow scientists, doctors to investigate COVID, reiterates US [Video]

China should allow scientists, doctors to investigate COVID, reiterates US

The United States has reiterated its call urging China to allow scientists and doctors to investigate the origins of COVID-19, the pandemic which emerged from China. "There are global challenges in..

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Aeroflot Employees Got Busy Smuggling $50m Of Stolen US Goods To Russia [Video]

Aeroflot Employees Got Busy Smuggling $50m Of Stolen US Goods To Russia

The Department of State has revoked 113 visas of Russian national carrier Aeroflot employees in connection with smuggling stolen goods. 10 people have been arrested for using current and former..

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Will China's Ant Group be next on U.S. blacklist? [Video]

Will China's Ant Group be next on U.S. blacklist?

The U.S. State Department has submitted a proposal for the Trump administration to add China's Ant Group to a trade blacklist, according to two people familiar with the matter, before the financial..

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U.S. cancels visas for over 1,000 Chinese nationals [Video]

U.S. cancels visas for over 1,000 Chinese nationals

The United States has revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry from China of students and researchers deemed security risks, a State..

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Is President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis a threat to national security?

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