Tag: U.S. Department of State

Ukraine’s president finally gets date for White House visit

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WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose hopes for a White House meeting played a central part in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment,...

Blinken meets Belarus opposition leader as criticism mounts

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken met on Monday with Belarus’ main opposition leader as the United States steps up criticism of the...

AP source: Biden looks to increase staffing of Cuba embassy

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday ordered the State Department to create a working group to review U.S. remittance policy to ensure that...

Moroccan journalist convicted of spying, sex assault

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RABAT, Morocco — A Casablanca court on Monday convicted prominent journalist and activist Omar Radi on charges of espionage and sexual assault and sentenced...

US probes rash of health incidents among diplomats in Vienna

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is investigating a recent rash of mysterious health incidents reported by American diplomats and other government employees in Vienna,...

US hits Iran for delay in nuclear and prisoner swap talks

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration lashed out at Iran on Saturday for accusing it of delaying a proposed prisoner swap to force a quick...

US to send first vaccine doses to Africa in coming days

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. will begin making its first COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa in the coming days, with the ultimate goal of sharing...

U.S. Passport Agency ends walk-in service at Vermont office

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ST. ALBANS, Vt. — The U.S. Passport Agency ended it’s no appointment walk-in service at its Vermont’s office after it was overwhelmed by people...

Going abroad? US government says passport waits top 3 months

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WASHINGTON — Americans hoping to travel abroad this summer may have to delay their plans if they need new or renewed passports. ...

US pulls visas of 100 Nicaraguan legislators, judges

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The U.S. State Department announced Monday it is revoking the travel visas of 100 legislators, judges and prosecutors who aided the...