By Ashe Schow | 04/23/14 12:19 PM
Seriously, this question has been posed for weeks now, you’d think someone, somewhere would have a go-to answer by now. At a State Department briefing yesterday, spokesperson Jen Psaki couldn't name a single accomplishment from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's initiative, the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/23/14 08:37 AM
The Obama administration on Wednesday expressed concern over the fate of an American journalist reportedly being detained by pro-Russian militias in eastern Ukraine and urged Moscow to help secure his release.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/22/14 07:57 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday and urged Moscow to “tone down” its rhetoric, threatening further sanctions if the Kremlin did not de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/18/14 03:18 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Friday slammed the State Department's move to delay its decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline as “shameful.”
By Joel Gehrke | 04/18/14 01:09 PM
A mysterious American plane seen at an airport in Iran may have violated U.S. law by landing in Tehran, which the Treasury Department will investigate. U.S. law "would generally prohibit U.S. registered aircraft from flying to Iran," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Friday.
By Associated Press | 04/17/14 12:05 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry says diplomats from Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine have agreed on a series of steps aimed at de-escalating violence in strife-ridden Ukraine.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/16/14 03:01 PM
A State Department spokeswoman declined to make “generalizations” about al Qaeda's strength based on a new video that surfaced Tuesday showing what appears to be the largest and most dangerous gathering of the terror group in years. Shot in Yemen, the video shows Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the No....
By Susan Crabtree | 04/16/14 02:26 PM
With tensions mounting over Ukraine's stability, the Obama administration is readying additional sanctions for Russia ahead of a Thursday meeting between U.S., Ukrainian, Russian and European Union officials aimed at resolving the crisis.
04/11/14 04:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The second-highest ranking American diplomat is retiring this fall after a 32-year career in the foreign service that included stints as U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan, top Middle East hand and leader of a team that held secret talks with Iran. Deputy Secretary of...
By Ashe Schow | 04/10/14 03:04 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday the process for approving the Keystone XL pipeline would remain in place, despite President Obama assuring governors in February that the decision would be made “in a couple months.”
By Cal Thomas | 04/09/14 05:24 PM
After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now “evaluate” its role in the Middle East.
04/09/14 04:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is calling for an investigation of the State Department over years of delays in prosecuting Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007. Four Blackwater guards are scheduled to go on trial June 11 in Washington for the...
04/08/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration's response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war. Defiant before the committee he...
By Cal Thomas | 04/07/14 05:24 PM
The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/07/14 09:05 AM
The Mideast peace talks are showing signs of life after nearly foundering last week with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meeting Sunday night to discuss ways to jump-start the process, according to a State Department spokeswoman.
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