08/21/14 01:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ambassadors and other high-profile foreign service...
By Kelly Cohen | 08/19/14 04:57 PM
Uncle Sam gave $34.8 million in contracts and another $32.2 million in grants through the Bureau of African Affairs but failed to watch where the money went after that, according to the State Department's inspector general.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/18/14 11:59 AM
The move comes after the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday aimed at preventing the financing of both the Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front.
By Richard Pollock | 08/17/14 04:00 PM
A joint U.S. and Guatemalan anti-narcotics aviation program is in trouble after less than a year in operation due to chronic non-payment of a key contractor by the Central American government.
By Philip Klein | 08/12/14 04:50 PM
But the more she tries to argue that she recommended a different policy approach than the one that was actually pursued, the more she comes across looking like a figurehead who had no real influence within the administration.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/12/14 03:32 PM
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf is vigorously defending Secretary of State John Kerry's overnight stay in a Myanmar hotel owned by a blacklisted businessman, although she was short on specifics about it.
By Philip Klein | 08/11/14 04:41 PM
If history has taught us anything, especially when it comes to foreign policy, it's that Hillary Clinton doesn't have positions -- she has positioning.
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/11/14 03:53 PM
Hollywood Producer Colleen Bell is one of at least three rich bundlers Obama has chosen for key diplomatic posts whose embarrassing performance at their confirmation hearings triggered GOP opposition to confirming them.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/04/14 05:11 PM
A State Department spokeswoman doesn't see a disconnect in continuing to provide ammunition to Israel while sharply condemning recent attacks near U.N. shelters in Gaza that have killed civilians.
By Paul Bedard | 08/01/14 02:58 PM
When President Obama opens his three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Monday, there will be a section of empty chairs reserved for U.S. ambassadors because one in five embassies in Africa are without a top American diplomat.
By Byron York | 09/14/14
By Ashe Schow | 09/11/14
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/12/14
By Byron York | 09/10/14
By Luke Rosiak | 09/14/14