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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), commonly referred to as the State Department, is the federal executive department that advises the President and conducts international relations. Equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries, it was established in 1789 as the nation's first executive department.

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Venezuela opposition's envoy to U.S. meets Pentagon, State Department officials

The Venezuelan opposition's envoy to the United States said he met Pentagon and State Department officials in Washington on Monday to discuss "all aspects of the Venezuelan crisis."
Reuters - Published

U.S. State Department approves possible $314 million sale of missiles to South Korea

The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions re-emerge on the Korean peninsula.
Reuters - Published

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U.S. Ambassador To China Due First Visit To Tibet Since 2013 [Video]U.S. Ambassador To China Due First Visit To Tibet Since 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was due to begin visiting Tibet on Sunday for official meetings and visits to religious and cultural sites, according to a news report on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Leader Introduced To Pompeo [Video]Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Leader Introduced To Pompeo

According to Reuters.com, "U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

U.S. Pulls Non-essential Staff From Iraq Over Concerns About Iran [Video]U.S. Pulls Non-essential Staff From Iraq Over Concerns About Iran

According to Reuters, Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

U.S. orders some staff out of Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran [Video]U.S. orders some staff out of Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran

Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. Zachary Goelman..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

Washington Orders Some U.S. Government Employees to Leave Iraq [Video]Washington Orders Some U.S. Government Employees to Leave Iraq

According to Reuters, Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

US embassy in Iraq orders non-emergency staff to leave [Video]US embassy in Iraq orders non-emergency staff to leave

The US State Department has ordered non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq, the US embassy in Baghdad says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:02Published

Pompeo Heads To Brussels Before Putin Meeting [Video]Pompeo Heads To Brussels Before Putin Meeting

CNN reports Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled his planned visit to Moscow and is heading instead to Brussels to discuss "recent threatening actions and statements" by Iran, the State..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

U.S. to deploy hospital ship to Venezuela region [Video]U.S. to deploy hospital ship to Venezuela region

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Conference on the Americas on Tuesday that the U.S. would deploy a naval hospital ship to waters near Venezuela to assist those afflicted by the humanitarian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Tension Grows Between U.S. And Russia Over Venezuela Standoff [Video]Tension Grows Between U.S. And Russia Over Venezuela Standoff

According to Reuters, the United States and Russia traded warnings against interfering in Venezuela on Wednesday, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Moscow of stopping President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

North Korea Billed U.S. $2 Million For Warmbier Care [Video]North Korea Billed U.S. $2 Million For Warmbier Care

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump approved the payment of a $2 million bill presented by North Korea, to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, a college student who died shortly..

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A $2 million Bill From North Korea [Video]A $2 million Bill From North Korea

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump approved the payment of a $2 million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, a college student who died shortly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Conspiring With Chinese Agents [Video]Conspiring With Chinese Agents

According to Reuters, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Wednesday that a former U.S. State Department employee pleaded guilty to conspiring with Chinese agents. The employee,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

U.S. to end sanctions waivers on Iran oil exports: sources [Video]U.S. to end sanctions waivers on Iran oil exports: sources

Sources close to Reuters said that the U.S. is planning to announce an end to sanctions waivers on the import of oil from Iran, in an effort to drive the amount of oil exported from the country down to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

US Envoy for North Korea Heading to Russia [Video]US Envoy for North Korea Heading to Russia

The U.S. State Department said the envoy is meeting with Russian officials to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

U.S. Lifts Ban On Lawsuits On Foreign Firms In Cuba [Video]U.S. Lifts Ban On Lawsuits On Foreign Firms In Cuba

Reuters reports the Trump administration is lifting a ban that prevented U.S. citizens from filing lawsuits against foreign companies that use properties seized by Cuba’s government. Secretary of..

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US to Let Americans Sue Companies Doing Business in Cuba [Video]US to Let Americans Sue Companies Doing Business in Cuba

Americans who had property confiscated by Cuba after the 1959 revolution may soon be allowed to sue.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

U.S. Open to New Path Towards Removing Sudan From Terrorism List [Video]U.S. Open to New Path Towards Removing Sudan From Terrorism List

According to Reuters, a State Department official said that the United States will consider new ways to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism if it sees a fundamental change in its..

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What Does Foreign Terrorist Organization Label Mean? [Video]What Does Foreign Terrorist Organization Label Mean?

The U.S.'s designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization went into effect Monday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

US Won't Nominate Member for UN Committee on Racism [Video]US Won't Nominate Member for UN Committee on Racism

An administration official told Politico that the White House may just have missed a deadline to nominate someone.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

State Dept. Exhibition Shows Role of Fashion in Diplomacy [Video]State Dept. Exhibition Shows Role of Fashion in Diplomacy

Czech Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček spoke with Newsy about his role in the State Department's diplomatic fashion show.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

US Names 16 People in Murder of Jamal Khashoggi [Video]US Names 16 People in Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

At least two of the individuals named by the State Department have connections to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

US State Department Barred 16 People Involved In Khashoggi Killing [Video]US State Department Barred 16 People Involved In Khashoggi Killing

The US State Department on Monday publicly designated 16 individuals it says played a role in Jamal Khashoggi's gruesome murder last year. Saudi Arabia initially denied knowledge of the killing, but..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

U.S.: Iran's revolutionary guards a 'terror' group [Video]U.S.: Iran's revolutionary guards a 'terror' group

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday designated Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented step that raises tension in the Middle East...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

NATO Ministers Gather for 70th Anniversary [Video]NATO Ministers Gather for 70th Anniversary

On NATO's 70th anniversary, foreign ministers from around the 29 member states still say they're committed to maintaining the alliance.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:46Published

 

Protesters at Venezuela's U.S. Embassy appear in court to face criminal charges

Four protesters arrested on Thursday for occupying the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. appeared in federal court on Friday where they were charged with trespassing and interfering with the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Pompeo meets Hong Kong pro-democracy leader

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a proposed extradition law pushed by..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo shares details on 'escalating' Iran threats in Brussels: U.S. State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shared information on "escalating" threats from Iran with European allies and NATO officials during meetings in Brussels on Monday, the U.S. special representative..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo to hold talks on Iran in Brussels en route to Russia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cancel the Moscow leg of his Russia trip, but will meet President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Black Sea resort of Sochi as planned..
Reuters - Published

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