By Susan Crabtree | 03/14/14 09:02 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in London Friday in a last-minute attempt to resolve the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region.
By Ashe Schow | 03/13/14 11:38 AM
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline wanted to claim victory by providing far more comments to the State Department than supporters of the pipeline.
03/12/14 07:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as ambassador to Canada. The selection of Bruce Heyman was approved by voice vote on Wednesday night. Heyman is a Chicago investment banker and campaign fundraiser. He has served as managing director for...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 02:38 PM
The State Department on Monday said it was “still awaiting” a Russian response to the Obama administration's demands that it withdraw troops from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and stop promoting a referendum on seceding in the territory.
03/08/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department confirms that three Americans were aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Saturday. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki says in a statement that officials from the U.S. Embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Beijing are in contact with families of the...
03/08/14 07:15 AM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Central America from June 9-13. MDA officials say in a news release that the trip will include stops in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. MDA...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/07/14 06:13 PM
Facing legal action, the State Department on Friday responded to a request for documents about the qualifications of President Obama's ambassadorial nominees. The American Foreign Service Association, the labor union for career diplomats, has been dissatisfied with the backgrounds of several...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/07/14 07:32 AM
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki faced a fusillade of questions from reporters Thursday asking why the agency has yet to respond to a request for documents showing proof that President Obama's nominees for ambassadorships are qualified. The American Foreign Service Association, the labor...
03/05/14 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is turning up the rhetorical heat on Russian President Vladimir Putin for statements about the situation in Ukraine that the U.S. says are lies. Calling Putin's comments the most "startling Russian fiction" since writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote "The...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/04/14 04:53 PM
The Obama administration has yet to decide whether to impose economic sanctions on Russia over its takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region as it waits to see whether Moscow will de-escalate the situation. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the administration is working with Congress to...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/02/14 05:54 PM
The State Department on Sunday announced that Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine for meetings Tuesday while President Obama spent Sunday afternoon speaking with U.S. allies and weighing a response to Russia's invasion of the Crimea region.
By Kelly Cohen | 02/28/14 12:51 PM
Few Americans have likely ever heard of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, but the State Department's inspector general has.
By Zack Colman | 02/26/14 06:09 PM
The State Department was cleared of any wrongdoing in selecting a contractor to perform the environmental review for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, according to a report released Wednesday by the department's internal watchdog. The finding is a blow to environmental groups that oppose the...
02/25/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has expelled three Venezuelan diplomats in response to similar action against three U.S. consular officials in Caracas. Venezuelan envoys First Secretary Ignacio Luis Cajal Avalos, First Secretary Victor Manuel Pisani Azpurua and Second Secretary Marcos...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/23/14 05:31 PM
Iran may be allowed to continue with a "small" uranium enrichment program under the terms of the final deal currently being negotiated, according to State Department undersecretary Wendy Sherman. "Whether, in fact, Iran will have a domestic enrichment program is part of the negotiations,"...
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