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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), or State Department, is an executive department of the U.S. federal government responsible for the nation's foreign policy and international relations. Equivalent to the ministry of foreign affairs of many countries, its duties include advising the U.S. president, administering diplomatic missions, negotiating international treaties and agreements, and representing the U.S. at the United Nations. The department is headquartered in the Harry S Truman Building, a few blocks away from the White House, in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C.; "Foggy Bottom" is thus sometimes used as a metonym.

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Biden announces all-female communications team [Video]

Biden announces all-female communications team

President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday tapped key campaign staff and advisors to lead his all-female senior communications team. Gloria Tso reports.

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Pompeo backs Trump's refusal to concede election [Video]

Pompeo backs Trump's refusal to concede election

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday voiced confidence that once every "legal" vote was counted, it would lead to a "second Trump administration," appearing to reject Democratic challenger..

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We need India, cannot face global challenges alone: US State Dept Spokesperson [Video]

We need India, cannot face global challenges alone: US State Dept Spokesperson

India has really emerged on the world stage and has become an important global player, said Spokesperson for US State Department, Morgan Ortagus, adding that US needs India to face the emerging global..

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Our relations with India go beyond political parties: US State Dept Spokesperson [Video]

Our relations with India go beyond political parties: US State Dept Spokesperson

After the conclusion of 2+2 dialogue between India and US in New Delhi, the Spokesperson for US State Department, Morgan Ortagus, said the India-US relations go beyond political parties and that the..

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China should allow scientists, doctors to investigate COVID, reiterates US [Video]

China should allow scientists, doctors to investigate COVID, reiterates US

The United States has reiterated its call urging China to allow scientists and doctors to investigate the origins of COVID-19, the pandemic which emerged from China. "There are global challenges in..

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Aeroflot Employees Got Busy Smuggling $50m Of Stolen US Goods To Russia [Video]

Aeroflot Employees Got Busy Smuggling $50m Of Stolen US Goods To Russia

The Department of State has revoked 113 visas of Russian national carrier Aeroflot employees in connection with smuggling stolen goods. 10 people have been arrested for using current and former..

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Will China's Ant Group be next on U.S. blacklist? [Video]

Will China's Ant Group be next on U.S. blacklist?

The U.S. State Department has submitted a proposal for the Trump administration to add China's Ant Group to a trade blacklist, according to two people familiar with the matter, before the financial..

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Parts of a proposal by Egypt for a truce in Libya are "helpful," but a United Nations-led bid to broker peace in the North African country is the best way forward, the State Department's top Middle..
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U.S. State Department warns China over new Hong Kong security law

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U.S. reaches consensus with Sudan on 'contours' of future claims deal

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U.S. envoy to press Taliban, Afghan officials on peace talks

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Trump administration issues global maritime advisory on sanctions, with industry input

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United States' Khalilzad to meet Taliban in Qatar, visit India, Pakistan

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Pompeo delays Hong Kong report to see if China acts to 'further undermine' autonomy

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U.S.'s Pompeo, Russia's Lavrov discussed arms control issues: U.S. State Department

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The United States does not accept at "face value" the Venezuelan government's account of an alleged armed incursion there and is seeking further information about the incident, including on two..
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U.S. should keep Congress informed about nuclear talks with Saudis: GAO

The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia, a congressional watchdog said..
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U.S. 'hopeful' U.N. will extend Iran arms embargo, Russia 'negative'

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U.S. renews waiver for Iraq to import Iranian electricity, shortens time

The United States has renewed a waiver for Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity, a State Department official said on Sunday, but this time for a shorter period of 30 days, adding that..
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Pompeo urges Egypt to keep American prisoners safe from coronavirus

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed to his Egyptian counterpart on Thursday that Americans detained in Egypt should be kept safe during the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department said.
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U.S. says 'deeply concerned' with reports on Turkey's efforts to turn on Russian missiles

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U.S. calls on Beijing to grant freedom of movement to Chinese rights lawyer

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U.S. appeals to China to revise export rules on coronavirus medical gear

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U.S. designates Russian ultra-nationalist group as terrorist organization

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U.S. renews sanctions waivers allowing Iran nonproliferation work

The United States has allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear sites to make it harder for Tehran to develop nuclear weapons, the U.S. State Department..
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U.S. announces reward up to $15 million for Venezuela's Maduro

The U.S. State Department on Thursday announced rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of various Venezuelan nationals, including President Nicolas Maduro who Washington aims to..
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U.S. says 'enormously disappointed' by Iraq's failure to protect coalition forces

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The U.S. State Department summoned the Chinese ambassador to the United States on Friday to protest against comments by Beijing suggesting the U.S. military might have brought the coronavirus to Wuhan,..
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In change, U.S. describes East Jerusalem Palestinians as 'Arab residents'

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The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $2.4 billion sale of eight KC-46 refueling tanker jets to Israel, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Tuesday in an official notification..
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U.S. sending $108 million in aid to Syria, supports additional border crossing: State Department

The United States will send $108 million in humanitarian aid to the people of Syria, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday.
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