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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 the federal executive department that advises the President and conducts international relations. Equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries, it was established in 1789 as the nation's first executive department. The current Secretary of State is Mike Pompeo, who ascended to the office in April 2018 after Rex Tillerson resigned.

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Tensions across the globe and U.S. diplomats are MIA. Trump and Congress, get it together.

We need more State Department nominations from the Trump administration and more confirmations from Congress. National security is at stake.
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Want to travel? Stay away from these hot spots of crime, violence, says State Department

Advisories and other essential information for international travel is provided by the State Department on its travel.state.gov web site.
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Videos for United States Department of State

Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Jokes Trump May Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Jokes Trump May "Tweet Him Out Of Office"

Business Insider reports Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joked Monday that President Donald Trump may fire him soon. While visiting his home state of Kansas for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on..

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American Airlines Stops Flights to Venezuela [Video]American Airlines Stops Flights to Venezuela

Earlier in the week, the State Department reissued a "do not travel" advisory for the country.

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Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner's Use Of Federally Funded Flights [Video]Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner's Use Of Federally Funded Flights

Journalist Vicky Ward revealed in her book that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were abusing their power. She said they tried to abuse the use of flights funded by the State Department. Ward wrote that..

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U.S. pulls diplomats from Venezuela, blackout continues [Video]U.S. pulls diplomats from Venezuela, blackout continues

The United States will withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela this week, the U.S. State Department said late on Monday, citing the deteriorating situation in the country after..

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US Withdrawing Remaining US Diplomatic Personnel From Venezuela [Video]US Withdrawing Remaining US Diplomatic Personnel From Venezuela

According to CNN, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced late Monday The US is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas, citing the "deteriorating situation in..

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US to Withdraw Remaining Embassy Staff from Venezuela [Video]US to Withdraw Remaining Embassy Staff from Venezuela

The U.S. State Department previously ordered all non-government employees and their families to leave Venezuela back in January.

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State Department Warns US citizens Traveling To India [Video]State Department Warns US citizens Traveling To India

According to Business Insider, The US State Department has responded to a violent escalation in fighting along the border between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan with a travel warning that also warns..

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US Threatens Sanctions to Pressure Venezuela's Maduro [Video]US Threatens Sanctions to Pressure Venezuela's Maduro

U.S. officials announced plans to increase sanctions on foreign banks associated with Maduro, as well as revoke visas from high-ranking Venezuelans.

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Lockheed Martin Gets $1B Contract for Saudi Defense System [Video]Lockheed Martin Gets $1B Contract for Saudi Defense System

It's part of a $15 billion agreement the U.S. and Saudi Arabia finalized in 2017.

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North Korea rebuilds part of a missile site, Bolton warns of more sanctions [Video]North Korea rebuilds part of a missile site, Bolton warns of more sanctions

Reports have emerged that North Korea restored part of a rocket test site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, while Trump's..

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Pompeo sees more North Korea talks after Hanoi flop [Video]Pompeo sees more North Korea talks after Hanoi flop

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was hopeful the United States would send a delegation to North Korea in the coming weeks, after a summit between President Donald Trump and North..

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House panels seek details on Trump communications with Russia's Putin [Video]House panels seek details on Trump communications with Russia's Putin

Three U.S. House committees sent a letter to the White House and State Department on Monday asking for details on President Donald Trump’s communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The..

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US Merges Consulate and Embassy in Jerusalem [Video]US Merges Consulate and Embassy in Jerusalem

The consulate primarily acted as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians.

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U.S. will continue 'actions' against Maduro: Envoy [Video]U.S. will continue 'actions' against Maduro: Envoy

The United States will continue to take "appropriate actions" against the government of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro, including restricting travel visas for dozens of the embattled socialist..

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US Offers $1M For Location Of Osama Bin Laden's Son [Video]US Offers $1M For Location Of Osama Bin Laden's Son

The State Department is offering up to $1 million to anyone who can provide actionable information about Hamza bin Laden.

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North Korea Wants Sanctions To Be Taken Away In Exchange Of Closing Part Of Nuclear Complex [Video]North Korea Wants Sanctions To Be Taken Away In Exchange Of Closing Part Of Nuclear Complex

According to Reuters, a senior U.S. State Department official said North Korea made a proposition to the U.S. They proposed closing part of its Yongbyon nuclear complex if all U.N. sanctions were..

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Huawei, U.S. square off in Barcelona [Video]Huawei, U.S. square off in Barcelona

Huawei and U.S. officials brought their battle to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday (February 26), and neither side was pulling its punches. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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North Korea's Human Rights Record [Video]North Korea's Human Rights Record

According to Politico, North Korea has an abysmal on human rights and it is something the U.S. State Department needs to keep in mind The United Nations estimates that the Both Korean regime holds..

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Should the US Grant Protections to Venezuelan Immigrants? [Video]Should the US Grant Protections to Venezuelan Immigrants?

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have recently migrated to the U.S. Some bipartisan lawmakers want them to be temporarily shielded from deportation.

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Pompeo: Ala. Woman Can't Re-enter US After Joining ISIS [Video]Pompeo: Ala. Woman Can't Re-enter US After Joining ISIS

In 2014, Hoda Muthana left Alabama for Syria and joined ISIS. Now, the U.S. says she can't re-enter the country.

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Venezuelan National Assembly Wants To Keep $3.2B from Maduro [Video]Venezuelan National Assembly Wants To Keep $3.2B from Maduro

One National Assembly official said they'd identified 72 international accounts and have protected 80 percent of the country's liquid assets.

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Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws [Video]Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws

U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons. Grace Lee reports.

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American Airlines stops flights to Venezuela

American Airlines pilots' union told their members not to fly to Venezuela, after a State Department warning about unrest in the country.
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Pompeo to travel to Kuwait, Lebanon, Israel next week: State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Israel, Lebanon and Kuwait next week, including talks with Cypriot and Greek leaders in Jerusalem on energy security in the Mediterranean, the State..
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Pompeo announces visa restrictions for those linked to ICC investigations

The secretary of state made the announcement in a briefing at the State Department Friday morning
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American Airlines pilots told by union not to fly to Venezuela

American Airlines Group Inc pilots should not fly to Venezuela, an influential pilots union said on Friday, following a travel advisory issued by the U.S. State Department this week.
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U.S. mulling measures against those behind abuses in China's Xinjiang

The United States is considering measures against those responsible for human rights violations against Muslims in China's Xinjiang region, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Thursday, calling..
Reuters - Published

U.S. has revoked more than 340 visas from Venezuelans since Monday

The United States has revoked hundreds of visas from Venezuelans since Monday, nearly a third of which belonged to former diplomats from Venezuela and their families, and is urging U.S. citizens in..
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China hits back at 'prejudiced' U.S. with own rights criticism

Citing poor media freedoms, racism and "ideological prejudice", China hit back on Thursday in unusually strong terms after the U.S. State Department slammed China's rights record, including equating..
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China says U.S. rights report filled with 'ideological prejudice'

China's foreign ministry said on Thursday a U.S. State Department human rights report critical of China was filled with "ideological prejudice and groundless accusations".
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State Dept. Accuses China of Rights Abuses Not Seen ‘Since the 1930s’

This year’s State Department report on human rights abuses also never directly confronts intelligence that the Saudi crown prince was responsible for the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
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U.S. report omits Saudi crown prince from Khashoggi section

The State Department's report calls out Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's killing but also does not mention Mohammed bin Salman
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U.S. says China's treatment of Muslim minority worst abuses 'since the 1930s'

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday slammed human rights violations in China, saying the sort of abuses it had inflicted on its Muslim minorities had not been seen "since the 1930s."
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U.S. drops reference to 'Israeli-occupied' Golan Heights in annual rights report

The U.S. State Department changed its usual description of the Golan Heights from "Israeli-occupied" to "Israeli-controlled" in an annual global human rights report released on Wednesday.
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Pompeo says China 'in a league of its own' in human rights violations

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted abuses in Iran, South Sudan, Nicaragua and China in releasing the State Department's annual human rights report on Wednesday and said China was "in a..
Reuters - Published

Americans should consider fleeing Venezuela as new sanctions loom, State Department says

State Department officials are working to facilitate travel arrangements for U.S. citizens in Venezuela.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S., Taliban make 'meaningful progress' in talks: State Department

The United States and the Afghan Taliban made "meaningful progress" in recent talks and concluded that peace will require agreement on four main issues, including counterterrorism, the U.S. State..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says it backs Algerian efforts to chart new path after Bouteflika

The U.S. State Department, responding to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision not to seek a fifth term in office, said on Tuesday it supported the country's efforts to chart a new path..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela

The United States will withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela this week, the U.S. State Department said late on Monday, citing the deteriorating situation in the country after..
Reuters - Published

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