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.
A career State Department official told House impeachment investigators that he raised concerns about the vice president’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian company, but was ignored. NYTimes.com - Published
The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it has extended by 120 days a waiver to sanctions allowing Iraq to import gas and electricity from Iran as it pushes Baghdad to make the country more energy.. Reuters - Published
Former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week, on Wednesday spoke to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests..
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who Donald Trump has called "bad news" told a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president on Friday that Trump removed her from her post based..
Sullivan has been the No. 2 at the State Department since early on in the Trump administration, serving briefly as acting secretary last spring when the president fired Rex Tillerson. If confirmed by..
The White House said on Tuesday it would refuse to cooperate with a "baseless, unconstitutional" congressional impeachment inquiry, setting Republican President Donald Trump on a collision course with..
China's foreign ministry had strong words for the U.S. after Washington cited Beijing's treatment of minority muslims for expanding a trade blacklist to include several Chinese artificial intelligence..
The U.S. State Department is withholding messages from the ambassador to the European Union that are relevant to the impeachment inquiry, the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on..
A second intelligence official, who has more direct information about President Trump's dealings with Ukraine than the first whistleblower, is also considering filing a whistleblower complaint, the New..
North Korea's top negotiator said nuclear talks with his American counterparts had broken down because the Washington delegation would not "give up their old viewpoint and attitude." Conway G. Gittens..
Reuters sources say Kurt Volker resigned from his position as U.S. special representative to Ukraine, just hours after he was subpoenad by three congressional committees over the whistleblower furor...
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is drawing the State Department into the impeachment maelstrom. Rudy Giuliani told Fox News Tuesday that he had contacted Ukrainian officials at the behest of..
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused..
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Jerusalem and Brussels after his visit to Turkey on Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence, the State Department said on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump hailed "goodwill" between Washington and Beijing and said he expected to sign the first phase of a.. Reuters - Published
Chinese diplomats in the United States must now give advance notice of any meetings with state, local and municipal officials, as well as at educational and research institutions, senior State.. Reuters - Published
A senior U.S. State Department official on Tuesday warned Guatemala that it must reach agreement with the United States on accepting asylum-seekers from other countries in order to benefit from a.. Reuters - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the offensive to end immediately, according to a.. Reuters - Published
The United States plans to focus on a diplomatic push for a ceasefire in Syria, a senior U.S. State Department official told reporters on Tuesday as Turkey pressed on with its assault on northern Syria.. Reuters - Published
The State Department will not be implementing the so-called public charge rule as planned today, after five federal judges blocked the regulation on low-income immigrants from taking effect. CBS News.. CBS News - Published
The United States has seen reports of the killing of a Kurdish politician and captured Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria and finds these reports "extremely troubling," a State Department spokesman.. Reuters - Published
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine abandoned diplomatic discretion and accused the Trump administration of recalling her based on false claims and of eviscerating the State Department, an act that.. Reuters - Published
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators that President Trump had pressured the State Department to oust her from her post. Nancy Cordes reports. CBS News - Published
A senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resigned, with the State Department mired in a controversy over the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine that has prompted an.. Reuters - Published
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was testifying to lawmakers on Friday under subpoena after the White House directed the State Department to block her appearance, U.S. House Democrats said in a.. Reuters - Published
Marie L. Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is considered a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has arrived on Capitol Hill to be deposed in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. It was unclear whether she'd appear, since the State.. CBS News - Published
The United States will take penalizing action against Turkey if it engages in any "inhumane and disproportionate" moves against civilians during its incursion into northeastern Syria, a senior State.. Reuters - Published
Following a whistleblower complaint this week that started a political firestorm Mr. Trump is facing allegations that he pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe.. CBS News - Published
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to "exercise maximum restraint" and "address protesters' grievances" after more than 100 people were killed in recent.. Reuters - Published
The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province, the.. Reuters - Published
The United States expects Turkey to take responsibility of captive Islamic State fighters, a senior State Department official said on Monday, if Ankara's planned incursion into northeast Syria seizes.. Reuters - Published
The United States does not support a planned Turkish incursion into northeast Syria "in any shape or form" as it will not make the region any more secure against threats from Islamic State, a senior.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. State Department has issued an initial response to a Democratic-controlled congressional committee's request for documents related to the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump,.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. State Department has issued an initial response to a Congressional request for documents as part of an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.. Reuters - Published
The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 150 Raytheon Co Javelin missiles and related equipment worth up to $39.2 million to Ukraine, the Defense Department said in a statement on Thursday. Reuters - Published
CBS News senior national security analyst Fran Townsend was homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush. She's on the board of trustees at the McCain Institute, where former U.S. special.. CBS News - Published
Pope Francis and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed on Thursday on the need to protect the rights of Christian minorities in the Middle East during a meeting at the Vatican, the U.S. State.. Reuters - Published
For the first time Thursday, a diplomat directly involved in U.S. talks with Ukraine will answer questions in the House impeachment inquiry. Kurt Volker, the State Department's former special envoy to.. CBS News - Published
The inspector general for the US State Department turned over a packet of information at a closed door meeting of Congressional staffers Wednesday that the State Department said was related to the.. USATODAY.com - Published
The State Department Inspector General is briefing congressional aides about President Trump's contacts with Ukraine. This comes after Mr. Trump lashed out at the whistleblower, Democrats and the.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. State Department inspector general plans to brief congressional committees on Wednesday about recent instances of potential political retaliation by agency leaders against career officials.. Reuters - Published
In the impeachment inquiry, House Democrats are trading angry charges with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Democrats say the secretary could be involved in a "blatant cover-up and a clear abuse of.. CBS News - Published