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State Department Forced To Cancel Border Security Conference Due To Shutdown

Add that to the list of things the Trump administration is delaying because key federal agencies lack funds.
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State Department cancels border security conference due to shutdown over border security

In the midst of a partial government shutdown stalemate over a border wall, the State Department has had to cancel, for now, an international conference focused on border security -- due to that very shutdown.
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State Department cancels border security conference due to shutdown

In the midst of a partial government shutdown stalemate over a border wall, the State Department has had to cancel, for now, an international conference focused on border security -- due to that very shutdown.
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Top US Diplomat For Europe Resigns After 16 Months On The Job

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 16 months on the job in a blow to efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity amid questions about the Trump administration’s commitment to historic alliances. The State Department said Tuesday that Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell would leave his post in mid-February. “Wess has done an outstanding job as assistant secretary,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “I have valued his...
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, US, Eu, European Union, Iran, Ap, Atlantic, Brussels, State Department, The Washington Post, Imf, Mitchell, Trump, State


Top US diplomat for Europe resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for Europe is resigning after only 16 months on the job in a blow to efforts to maintain trans-Atlantic unity amid questions about the Trump administration’s commitment to historic alliances. The State Department said Tuesday that Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell would […]
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Opinion: What I Learned Leading America's 1st Nuclear Inspection In North Korea

Joel Wit, a former State Department official who played a key role in negotiating and implementing the 1994 denuclearization deal with North Korea, writes about important lessons.(Image credit: KCNA via AP)
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United States: State Department Website Sheds Light On New Massachusetts Paid FMLA - Bowditch & Dewey

During the first weeks of 2019, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development ("EOLWD") has been busy carrying out its legislative mandate to set up a new state department.
Tags: News, United States, State Department, Dewey, New Massachusetts Paid FMLA Bowditch


An American Disappeared in Syria 2 Years Ago. His Family Wants Trump to Help.

Majd Kamalmaz went missing after being stopped at a government checkpoint in Damascus. His family is now speaking out, hoping President Trump will prioritize his case.
Tags: News, Syria, Austin, United States, State Department, Damascus, Trump, Missing Persons, Political Prisoners, Donald J, Tice, Kidnapping and Hostages, Damascus (Syria, Majd Kamalmaz


Susan Pompeo's travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say

At a time when most State Department staff weren't allowed to travel for work and some weren't even allowed to use their work phones, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife Susan embarked on an eight-day trip with her husband, requiring unpaid staffers to prepare and support her across the Middle East.
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Trump plans ‘major announcement’ on Saturday on shutdown, border  

By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’ll make a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues. The White House did not immediately provide details on Friday about what the president would be announcing, but a person familiar with the planning said Trump planned to outline a new deal with specific proposals that the administration bel...
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Susan Pompeo's travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say

At a time when most State Department staff weren't allowed to travel for work and some weren't even allowed to use their work phones, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife Susan embarked on an eight-day trip with her husband, requiring unpaid staffers to prepare and support her across the Middle East.
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Russian Hackers Allegedly Attempted To Breach the DNC After the 2018 Midterms

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fortune: Russian hackers attempted to breach Democratic National Committee email addresses in a spear-phishing campaign just after the 2018 midterms, according to a DNC court document filed Thursday night. "The content of these emails and their timestamps were consistent with a spear-phishing campaign that leading cybersecurity experts have tied to Russian intelligence," reads the complaint. "Therefore, it is probable that Russian intelligence again attem...
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Trump Meets With North Korean Envoy To Resume Stalled Denuclearization Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with a North Korean envoy Friday as the two sides worked to resume stalled efforts to end the North’s nuclear weapons program by arranging a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and former spy chief Kim Yong Chol were to discuss relations between the two countries and continued progress on what White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said was “North Korea’s final, fully verified denuclearization.” Kim Yong Chol earlier held talks ...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, Ap, Beijing, Kim Jong Un, North, State Department, Kim, Donald Trump, Seoul, Trump


State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

(This January 17 story fixes attribution in 8th paragraph to GAO's David Gootnick instead of anonymous GAO official) By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said in a report released by the investigative arm of Congress on Thursday it may recommend President Donald Trump revoke an Obama-era order directing federal agencies to consider climate change in international development programs. Such a move would deepen the Trump administration's already broad rejection of...
Tags: Science, Obama, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, GAO, Reuters The U S State Department, Timothy Gardner, David Gootnick


Pelosi claims Afghanistan trip canceled over security risks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office says she was forced to nix her Afghanistan trip after President Donald Trump barred her from using a military aircraft and she was told by the State Department diplomatic security that it was too dangerous to fly there commercially.
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U.S. State Dept says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

(This January 17 story fixes attribution in paragraph 8) By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said in a report released by the investigative arm of Congress on Thursday it may recommend President Donald Trump revoke an Obama-era order directing federal agencies to consider climate change in international development programs. Such a move would deepen the Trump administration's already broad rejection of former President Barack Obama's policies on global warming,...
Tags: Science, Obama, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, U S State Dept, Reuters The U S State Department, Timothy Gardner


U.S. State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

(This January 17 story fixes attribution in 8th paragraph to GAO's David Gootnick instead of anonymous GAO official) By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said in a report released by the investigative arm of Congress on Thursday it may recommend President Donald Trump revoke an Obama-era order directing federal agencies to consider climate change in international development programs. Such a move would deepen the Trump administration's already broad rejection of...
Tags: Science, Obama, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, GAO, U S State Department, Reuters The U S State Department, Timothy Gardner, David Gootnick


Pelosi claims Afghanistan trip cancelled over security risks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office says she was forced to nix her Afghanistan trip after after President Donald Trump barred her from using a military aircraft and she was told by the State Department diplomatic security that it was too dangerous to fly there commercially.
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Trump blocks Pelosi trip as tensions mount over government shutdown

In the meantime, the Trump administration continued to try to mitigate the shutdown's impact. The State Department said it would call its furloughed employees back to work next week for national security reasons. Pelosi had been scheduled to travel on a military aircraft as part of a congressional delegation to Belgium, where NATO is based, and Afghanistan to visit American troops stationed there.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Nato, Belgium, State Department, Trump, Pelosi


State Department Brings Employees Back To Work Despite Shutdown

The department said it "is taking steps to make additional funds available to pay employee salaries." State has 75,000, including nearly 50,000 local hires, most of whom have been receiving pay.(Image credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AP)
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U.S. State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

Such a move would deepen the Trump administration's already broad rejection of former President Barack Obama's policies on global warming, which Trump has repeatedly suggested is not as serious as scientists claim. In the 2014 executive order, Obama directed the State Department and other agencies to factor climate resilience into development programs to help vulnerable populations around the world protect themselves from the effects of droughts, floods, and storms exacerbated by climate change...
Tags: Science, Obama, Barack Obama, State Department, Trump, GAO, U S State Department, Mike Pompeo, General Accountability Office


Trump blocks Pelosi trip as tensions mount over U.S. government shutdown

In the meantime, the Trump administration continued to try to mitigate the shutdown's impact. The State Department said it would call its furloughed employees back to work next week for national security reasons. Pelosi had been scheduled to travel on a military aircraft as part of a congressional delegation to Belgium, where NATO is based, and Afghanistan to visit American troops stationed there.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Nato, Belgium, State Department, Trump, Pelosi


State Department Defends Unusual Recall of Furloughed Staffers, With Pay

Management, budget and legal teams approved emergency movement of funds.
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Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad amid shutdown showdown

By MATTHEW LEE, CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, denying her an aircraft for a planned trip abroad in apparent response to her attempt to delay his State of Union address amid their government shutdown clash. The nation’s two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of Constitutional one-upmanship, as negotiations to end the 4-week stalemate failed to pro...
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Mexico, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, House, Pentagon, Associated Press, State Department, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Ken Sweet


Most State Dept. Employees Will Return to Work Next Week Despite Shutdown

The employees will be paid, an agency official said, at least in the short term once they return. But beyond that was unclear.
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State Dept. Says It Found Money For Diplomats To Return To Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Thursday instructed all U.S. diplomats in Washington and elsewhere to return to work next week with pay, saying it had found money for their salaries at least temporarily despite the ongoing government shutdown. In a notice to staff posted online and sent to employees, the department said it had found money to pay most of its employees beginning Sunday or Monday for their next pay period. They will not be paid for time worked since the shutdown began i...
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The State Department Just Told U.S. Diplomats to Return to Work With Pay

It was not immediately clear where the money was found
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State Department orders staff back to work

The State Department is ordering its staff back to work next week, pledging that it will find the money to pay them despite the partial government shutdown.
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State Department orders staff back to work, says they will be paid

The State Department is ordering its staff back to work next week, pledging that it will find the money to pay them despite the partial government shutdown.
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ISIS kills four Americans, injures others

On the same day we get a declaration of ISIS being defeated, while there is still 4000 active members fighting in the area, four US citizens (two service members) sadly lost their lives in Syria yesterday, several others were injured. This is the first attack in this city since it was liberated in 2016. https://thehill.com/policy/defense/o...suicide-attack Just hours later, VP Pence stated. Quote: "ISIS has been defeated." "Thanks to the leadership of this...
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