More State Department Articles

  • Ex-intel analyst gets prison for documents leak

    A federal judge has sentenced a former State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing classified information to a journalist.

  • Benghazi security contractor had history of failure in Libya, emails show

    Blue Mountain Group, the British company providing security at the U.S. compound in Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012, attack there, was hired by the State Department despite having lost several other contracts in Libya, according to emails obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch. Blue...

  • Key John Kerry adviser runs State Department's redundant, mission-less 'conflict' bureau, IG says

    A new diplomatic program dedicated to preventing conflicts and run by a key adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry is directionless and unstable, and few in government know what it actually does, an internal watchdog says.

  • Baucus to promote access for US business in China

    BEIJING (AP) — New U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus embraced the increasingly intertwined relationship between the two countries on Tuesday, saying he would push for fair trade while urging Beijing to respect human rights. Meeting with journalists Tuesday less than 24 hours after arriving...

  • Obama, Palestinian leader meet as peace deadline nears

    A deadline fast approaching, President Obama is seeking to ease the logjam in elusive Mideast peace talks and keep Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from walking away, despite few signs that either Palestinians or Israelis are prepared to budge on key sticking points.

  • John Kerry meets with Russian counterpart ahead of Sunday vote in Crimea

    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.

  • Keystone XL opponents have to enlist foreigners to help their cause

    Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline wanted to claim victory by providing far more comments to the State Department than supporters of the pipeline.

  • Russia not budging on Crimea despite U.S. demands

    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.

  • Under legal fire, State Dept. hands over docs on 'competence' of ambassadors

    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...

  • Obama administration faces FOIA fire over ambassador picks

    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...

  • State Department: Russia can still act to avoid sanctions

    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...



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