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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 U.S. President, 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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Pompeo expresses disappointment over Turkey's acquisition of Russian missiles

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Turkey's Foreign Minister on Saturday and expressed disappointment over the country's acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile system, the U.S. State..
Reuters - Published

U.S. State Dept says concerned by reports of Chinese interference in South China Sea

The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it is concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea, including Vietnam's long-standing exploration and..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Department of State

Iran Must Release Seized Ship And Crew [Video]Iran Must Release Seized Ship And Crew

Iran must immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and its crew, reports Reuters. This is according to a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Thursday. “The United States strongly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Beachgoers try to rescue stranded pilot whales [Video]Beachgoers try to rescue stranded pilot whales

After a pod of whales washed up on the shores of a Georgia beach, dozens of beachgoers helped push them back to deeper waters. Up to 50 pilot whales swam into the shallow waters surrounding St Simons..

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U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief [Video]U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

S-400s arrive in Turkey as it braces for U.S. sanctions [Video]S-400s arrive in Turkey as it braces for U.S. sanctions

The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system were delivered to NATO member Turkey on Friday a development set to escalate tensions with the United States. Emily Wither reports.

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In a snub to China, Taiwan's leader visits U.S. [Video]In a snub to China, Taiwan's leader visits U.S.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from “overseas..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:20Published

Why Turkey’s S-400 missile purchase angers the US [Video]Why Turkey’s S-400 missile purchase angers the US

A delivery of Russian S-400 air defence systems are expected to arrive in Turkey any day now despite the U.S. warning it would face sanctions if it didn't cancel the deal. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:23Published

United States Building Maritime Security Coalition For Gulf [Video]United States Building Maritime Security Coalition For Gulf

According to Reuters, a senior U.S. State Department official on Monday said that the United States is building a coalition with its allies to protect Gulf shipping lanes by having “eyes on all..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

India Rejects U.S. Report On Attacks On Minority Muslims [Video]India Rejects U.S. Report On Attacks On Minority Muslims

According to Reuters, India on Sunday rejected a U.S. State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the..

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U.S. Human Trafficking Report Downgrades Saudi Arabia & Cuba [Video]U.S. Human Trafficking Report Downgrades Saudi Arabia & Cuba

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, the US State Department released its annual human trafficking report, demoting both Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum US..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Trump Says Hong Kong And China Will Trump Says Hong Kong And China Will "Work It Out"

Reuters reports U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China and Hong Kong would be able to “work things out” following massive protests in the city against the proposed..

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Mike Pence Talks About The Ban On Flying Pride Flag During Pride Month [Video]Mike Pence Talks About The Ban On Flying Pride Flag During Pride Month

On Monday night Vice President Mike Pence confirmed a previously reported State Department ban on US embassies flying the rainbow flag. Some embassies asked to fly the rainbow flag to honor LGBTQ Pride..

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US Embassies Fly Rainbow Flag To Celebrate Pride MOnth [Video]US Embassies Fly Rainbow Flag To Celebrate Pride MOnth

U.S. embassies all around the world showed off a rainbow flag in honor of LGBTQ celebrations. According to Business Insider, the tradition to do so began during Barack Obama’s presidency. Before..

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Pence Reiterates Trump's Call For Mexico To Step Up Its Effort To Stem Flow Of Migrants [Video]Pence Reiterates Trump's Call For Mexico To Step Up Its Effort To Stem Flow Of Migrants

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, US Vice President Mike Pence said that US-Mexico talks would continue on Thursday and reiterated President Donald Trump's stance that Mexico must increase..

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Pence: Mexico must do more on immigration [Video]Pence: Mexico must do more on immigration

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said U.S.-Mexico talks would continue on Thursday, and reiterated President Donald Trump's assessment that Mexico must do more to curb immigration at the border between..

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Trump: 'not enough' progress in U.S.-Mexico talks [Video]Trump: 'not enough' progress in U.S.-Mexico talks

Mexican and U.S. officials will head into a second day of talks that aim to avoid tariffs on Mexican goods. President Donald Trump says 'not enough' progress was made on ways to curb migration when the..

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Trump Banned Most Travel To Cuba [Video]Trump Banned Most Travel To Cuba

Business Insider reports President Donald Trump's administration is restricting travel to Cuba. The US State Department said Tuesday the administration is ending an educational travel program and..

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U.S. Says North Korean WMD Program Violates U.N. Security Council Resolutions [Video]U.S. Says North Korean WMD Program Violates U.N. Security Council Resolutions

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, when asked about recent North Korean missile launches, a US State Department spokeswoman said that Pyongyang's entire weapons of mass destruction program..

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U.S. Calls Russian-Backed Syrian Air Strikes 'Reckless Escalation' In Syria [Video]U.S. Calls Russian-Backed Syrian Air Strikes 'Reckless Escalation' In Syria

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, the US State Department said that the United States continues to be alarmed by Syrian government and Russian air strikes in northwest Syria and labeled..

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Iran must immediately release seized ship and crew: U.S. State Department

Iran must immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and its crew, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. officials to brief diplomats on maritime security initiative for Gulf

U.S. officials will speak to members of the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday about a new initiative to promote freedom of navigation and maritime security around the Strait of Hormuz, the State..
Reuters - Published

Travel advisories by country, per the US Department of State

The U.S. Department of State issues travel advisories intended to help travelers understand the risks involved in visiting certain countries.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump, Pompeo reviewing U.S. response to Turkey's purchase of Russian air defenses

U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are reviewing their options for responding to Turkey's recent purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, the State Department said..
Reuters - Published

Former State Department aide Glen Johnson on “The Takeout” - 7/12/19

Reporter turned public servant Glen Johnson talks about his time working beside former Secretary of State John Kerry, and his new book "Window Seat on the World," on this week’s episode of "The..
CBS News - Published

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