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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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U.S. will work to determine if ex-ambassdor Yovanovitch was under threat - Pompeo

The U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
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Pompeo says State Dept will do everything to evaluate if Yovanovitch was under threat

The U.S. State Department will do everything it needs to do to determine if former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a radio..
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Tehran's threats will isolate it more: State Dept. [Video]Tehran's threats will isolate it more: State Dept.

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of State's special representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei..

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Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled [Video]Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled

Ukraine's interior ministry announced an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of the then American ambassador to Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, following messages contained in documents..

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U.S. to Send Marines to Embassy In Iraq [Video]U.S. to Send Marines to Embassy In Iraq

According to Reuters, the United States has no plans to evacuate its embassy in Baghdad and additional forces are being sent following violent demonstrations outside the compound. U.S. President Donald..

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China, Russia propose lifting N Korea sanctions [Video]China, Russia propose lifting N Korea sanctions

Statues, seafood and textiles were proposed exports to be taken off the North Korea sanctions lift on Monday. Ryan Brooks reports.

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United States, Sudan agree to upgrade diplomatic ties [Video]United States, Sudan agree to upgrade diplomatic ties

US State Department says two countries will proceed with first exchange of ambassadors in 23 years.

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No evidence Ukraine meddled in 2016 election: State Dept. official [Video]No evidence Ukraine meddled in 2016 election: State Dept. official

State Department official David Hale told Democratic Senator Bob Menendez during a hearing on future U.S. policy towards Russia that Kremlin meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election was not a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina [Video]Trump's metals tariff tweet roils Brazil, Argentina

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he would restore tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina, surprising officials in the two South American countries who sought..

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US State Department releases records related to Ukraine dealings [Video]US State Department releases records related to Ukraine dealings

The near-100 page document was only made public after a freedom of information lawsuit was brought by an ethics watchdog.

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Hill says Sondland involved in 'domestic political errand' [Video]Hill says Sondland involved in 'domestic political errand'

A former White House National Security Council member told an impeachment inquiry that she recalled telling the U.S. envoy to the EU that his actions in Ukraine were "going to blow up."

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Cooper says Ukrainian officials asked about aid in July [Video]Cooper says Ukrainian officials asked about aid in July

Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, told lawmakers on Wednesday that her staff had received an email on July 25 from the State Department saying..

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Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff [Video]Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, said Wednesday after receiving prepared remarks from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland that "the..

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Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call [Video]Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled impeachment proceedings "a big scam" on Tuesday as witnesses testified in a televised Congressional hearing. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Democratic chairman, Republican member open impeachment hearing [Video]Democratic chairman, Republican member open impeachment hearing

Democratic House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff introduced two witnesses testifying before a televised impeachment hearing, noting that both Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and State Department..

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Vindman, Williams arrive at Capitol for impeachment hearing [Video]Vindman, Williams arrive at Capitol for impeachment hearing

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and State Department foreign policy aid Jennifer Williams arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday morning ahead of their testimony before lawmakers in an impeachment..

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U.S.'s representative on Iran: Tehran's threats will isolate it more

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of States special representative to Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its..
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Mike Pompeo To Attend Libya Conference In Berlin: US State Department

mike pompeo to attend libya conference in berlin: us state department
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Germany this weekend to attend the Libya conference and push for sustaining a fragile ceasefire, the State Department and US officials said on... ......
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Japan confirms case of new Chinese virus, spread is 'concerning'

Japan has confirmed its first case of infection from a newly-identified coronavirus that has killed one person and infected at least 40 more in China, as well as prompting a travel alert from the U.S...
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USA becomes latest country to announce participation in Dubai Expo 2020

usa becomes latest country to announce participation in dubai expo 2020
The US Department of State has announced the country will be participating in the Expo 2020 Dubai. A statement to the effect read: “The Department of State is pleased to announce the participation of..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. warns citizens in China about pneumonia outbreak

The U.S. State Department warned Americans in China about an outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan believed to be caused by a new strain of coronavirus, which has killed one person.
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US anger at UK extradition bid for diplomat's wife

The US State Department says it would be an "abuse" to send suspect Anne Sacoolas back to the UK.
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Harry Dunn: Anne Sacoolas extradition bid inappropriate, says US

The US State Department says it would be an "abuse" to send suspect Anne Sacoolas back to the UK.
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US rejects Abdul Mahdi’s bid to discuss US troop withdrawal

us rejects abdul mahdi’s bid to discuss us troop withdrawal
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Following the announcement on Friday by Iraq’s caretaker Prime Minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, that he had asked the US to send a delegation to Baghdad to discuss the..
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Texas Governor Shuts State to Refugees, Using New Power Granted by Trump

Gov. Greg Abbott told the State Department that Texas would not accept refugees this year.
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U.S. rebuffs Britain's request for extradition of U.S. diplomat's wife

The U.S. State Department said on Friday Britain's request for the extradition of a U.S. diplomat's wife who was involved in a fatal car crash in Britain "would be highly inappropriate."
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U.S. seeks to squeeze Cuba by further curbing flights to island

The United States is curbing public charter flights to Cuba in a further effort to squeeze the Cuban government's income, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, prompting an outcry from officials in..
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U.S. wants independent probe into Ukrainian plane crash: U.S. official

The United States wants a thorough and independent investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran that killed 176 people, the State Department's top diplomat for the Middle East..
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Pompeo discussed expanded NATO force in Iraq with Canadian formin: statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the possibility of an expanded NATO presence in Iraq in a call with his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Minister François‑Philippe Champagne, the State..
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U.S. limits public charter flights to Cuba: statement

The United States is limiting the number of flights to Cuba except for those to Jose Marti International Airport in an effort to restrict Havana's revenue, the U.S. State Department said in a statement..
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Pompeo rebuffs Iraqi prime minister's demand for US troop withdrawal plan

"America is a force for good in the Middle East," said a State Department spokesman, who said the U.S. would not discuss a military withdrawal.
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U.S. says any delegation to Iraq would not discuss troop withdrawal

Any delegation the United States would send to Iraq would not discuss the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, saying the force presence there was..
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U.S. State Dept. approves sale of 12 F-35 jets to Singapore

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of up to 12 F-35 fighter jets and related equipment to Singapore at an estimated cost of $2.75 billion, pending approval from Congress, Washington's..
Reuters - Published

Dire safety warnings for tourists heading to Middle East

dire safety warnings for tourists heading to middle east
(CNN)Rising tensions in the Middle East have prompted international safety warnings for tourists and other travelers heading to prime tourism destinations such as United Arab Emirates, Jordan and..
WorldNews - Published

US escalates travel warning for Australia in wake of 'one of the worst' bushfire seasons

The U.S. State Department upped its travel warning level for Australia on Wednesday in the wake of the bushfires plaguing the commonwealth.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. top diplomat Pompeo briefs Kurdistan PM Barzani on Iran missile attacks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday on Iran's missile attacks on two Iraqi military bases, including in Erbil, the State..
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Pompeo: Qassem Suleimani was not on diplomatic mission when killed

pompeo: qassem suleimani was not on diplomatic mission when killed
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has refuted claims that assassinated Iranian General Qassem Suleimani was on a diplomatic mission to Baghdad when he was killed by a US strike last week. Speaking at..
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U.S. disappointed in Iraqi parliament vote, urges reconsideration

The United States was disappointed in the decision by Iraq's parliament on Sunday to recommend that all foreign troops be ordered out of the country after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military..
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Qasem Soleimani: The Pentagon had tracked Iranian general for years before he was killed

The Pentagon, State Department and the White House pointed to imminent attacks that Soleimani had been orchestrating as the reason for killing him.
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U.S. to designate Iran-backed Iraqi militia as foreign terrorist organization

The United States plans to designate an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia as a foreign terrorist organization, the State Department said on Friday, accusing the Asaib Ahl al-Haq group of being a violent..
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U.S. sanctions Iraq's Asaib Ahl al-Haq group, says it is an Iran proxy

The United States has designated Asaib Ahl al-Haq as a terrorist organization along with two of the Iraqi Shi'ite militia group's leaders, the U.S. State Department said in a statement on Friday,..
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Pompeo, Iraqi parliament speaker agree on need to lower tensions: U.S. State Dept

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Iraq's Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi on Friday and they agreed on the need to lower tensions in Iraq and the region in the wake of a U.S. air..
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Pompeo says attack that killed Iran military leader Qasem Soleimani was in response to 'imminent attack'

The State Department urged all American citizens to leave Iraq "immediately."
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US citizens urged to leave Iraq, Iran vows 'harsh retaliation' after top general killed

us citizens urged to leave iraq, iran vows 'harsh retaliation' after top general killed
BAGHDAD -- Iran has vowed "harsh retaliation" for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed Tehran's top general and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. legislation on spread of cyber tools passes after Reuters investigation

Newly passed legislation will push the U.S. State Department to disclose how it polices the sale of cyber tools and services abroad.
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes sanctions on Cuban defense minister over support for Venezuela's Maduro

The U.S. State Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on Cuba's defense minister for alleged human rights violations and his support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, barring him and his..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo postpones visit to Ukraine citing 'ongoing situation in Iraq'

pompeo postpones visit to ukraine citing 'ongoing situation in iraq'
Less than 24 hours before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to depart for his first visit to Ukraine as secretary, the trip was cancelled, because of the protests at the U.S. Embassy in..
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U.S. personnel of embassy in Baghdad secure: State Department

All American personnel of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad are secure and there has been no breach of the facility, where protesters and militia fighters enraged by U.S. air strikes on Iraq staged a violent..
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Iraqi leaders assure Americans' safety in call with Pompeo: State Dept

Iraqi leaders guaranteed the safety of American personnel and property on Tuesday in a telephone call with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the State Department said after protesters attacked the U.S...
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Pompeo to reaffirm U.S. support on visit to Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will reaffirm U.S. support for Ukraine this week, the State Department said on Monday, on the highest-level U.S. visit since President Donald Trump's impeachment..
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Pompeo to Visit Ukraine as Senate Weighs Impeachment Trial

pompeo to visit ukraine as senate weighs impeachment trial
(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine this week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump’s impeachment. As the Senate weighs options..
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Experienced State Department diplomats are getting the Trump treatment and shown the door

The Trump administration's treatment of career foreign service officers is disgraceful. I've seen public servants pushed out from the inside.
USATODAY.com - Published

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