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US Orders Diplomats to Leave Chad as Rebels Near Capital

The State Department has ordered non-essential diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Chad to leave the African nation due to potential insurgent attacks on the capital.


The war in Afghanistan has cost $2.26 trillion, and the bill will keep rising even after last US troops leave

US soldiers recover airdropped fuel at Forward Operating Base Waza K'wah in the Paktika province of Afghanistan. US Air Forces Central Command/Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz The two-decade war has cost the US $2.26 trillion, according to researchers at Brown University. That analysis doesn't include the costs of lifetime care for veterans or future interest on money the US borrowed for the war. See more stories on Insider's business page. The nearly two-decade war in Afghanistan has ...
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How Biden went his own way on Afghanistan withdrawal

President Joe Biden ordered the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan over the advice of some of his senior-most advisers in the Pentagon and State Department, leaders who are now charged with carrying out the particulars of the complicated drawdown.
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The President ordered the withdrawal from Afghanistan over the advice of some of his most senior advisers in the Pentagon and State Department

President Joe Biden ordered the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan over the advice of some of his senior-most advisers in the Pentagon and State Department, leaders who are now charged with carrying out the particulars of the complicated drawdown.
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Biden admin intends to move forward with $23B UAE weapons sales

The Biden administration intends to move forward with $23 billion in proposed arms sales to the United Arab Emirates even as it continues its review of pending weapons transfers, a State Department spokesperson told CNN Wednesday.
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Biden is on course to allow fewer refugees into the US than Trump, according to a report

President Joe Biden has framed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden is on track to admit the lowest number of refugees of any president - a historic low. The International Rescue Committee said the number was due to Trump-era policies. Biden said he would raise the cap on the number of permitted refugees to as many as 125,000 from October this year. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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Ex-US Officials Visit Taiwan Amid China Tensions

A former U.S. senator and two ex-State Department officials are visiting Taiwan for talks with the island’s leaders at a time of tense relations with China.
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Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to #UAE | Reuters

Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to UAE | ReutersU.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has told Congress it is proceeding with more than $23 billion in weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates, including advanced F-35 aircraft, armed drones and other equipment, congressional aides said on Tuesday.A State Department spokesperson said the administration would move forward with the proposed sales to the UAE, “even as we continue reviewing details and consulting wit...
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Ex-US Officials Arriving in Taiwan Amid China Tensions

A former U.S. senator and two ex-State Department officials are arriving in Taiwan at a time of tense relations with China.
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Biden dispatches unofficial delegation to Taiwan

President Joe Biden dispatched an unofficial delegation to Taiwan Tuesday in a show of support for the island, according to a senior administration official and a State Department spokesperson.
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Iran says it will enrich uranium to highest level ever after apparent Israeli attack on key nuclear facility

Russia's FM Lavrov meets with Iran's FM Zarif in Moscow Reuters Iran says it's going to enrich uranium to 60% purity, much closer to weapons-grade levels (90%). This could complicate efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. This announcement came after an apparent Israeli attack on an important Iranian nuclear facility. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iran on Tuesday said it will enrich uranium to 60% purity, the highest level its nuclear program has ever seen...
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Blinken Affirms 'Unwavering Support' for Ukraine in Meeting With Foreign Minister: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken affirmed the United States' "unwavering support" for Ukraine's territorial integrity as it...
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Worldwide: State Department Rescinds Travel Ban Exceptions For Many Travelers From The European Schengen Area, UK, And Ireland - Pryor Cashman LLP

On March 2, 2021, the U.S. State Department rescinded guidance that had permitted some non-citizens to travel to the U.S. despite the COVID-19 related ban on travel from the Schengen Region...
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Blinken, NATO chief discuss 'immediate need' for Russia to cease 'aggressive' military buildup

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on the phone with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the State Department announced...
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U.S., NATO Discuss Need for Russia to Cease Military Buildup Near Ukraine: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the Russian military buildup near...
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Team Biden caves on Iran

Even before the “indirect” US-Iran talks in Vienna had finished up, Team Biden caved, with the State Department saying it’s ready to...
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'I'm not going anywhere': Matt Gaetz defiant in Florida speech after House Ethics Committee opens investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to reporters outside a closed-door meeting where Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida was defiant in his attempt to remain in office during a Friday speech. Gaetz currently faces investigations by the US Department of Justic...
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US Unveils New Rules for Government Contacts With Taiwan

The State Department has unveiled new rules for U.S. government contacts with Taiwan that are likely to anger China but appear to reimpose some restrictions that had been lifted by the Trump administration.
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Talks over Iran nuclear deal to resume next week as US questions Tehran's 'seriousness'

A senior State Department official said that questions remain about whether Iran seriously wants to return to compliance with the nuclear deal after talks in Vienna this week aimed at salvaging the landmark 2015 agreement.
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Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden is vying to restore

Donald Trump holds up a copy of the memorandum he signed, enacting a US departure from the Iran deal. AP Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top foreign policy goal. Trump withdrew from the deal in May 2018, pushing tensions with Iran to historic heights. Reviving the deal will be hard, but there's been signs of progress at diplomatic talks in Vienna. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. President Joe Biden has made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a top ...
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Why You Should Renew Your Passport Right Now

With international travel restrictions expected to loosen this summer (no guarantees, of course) you might already be planning some foreign travel. Before you make plans, make sure you renew your passport first, as the State Department says it’s currently taking up to four months to process renewals. That means if you…Read more...
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Federal watchdog investigating State Department cybersecurity practices

An independent government watchdog is conducting a wide-ranging probe into the State Department's cybersecurity practices, including how it manages and responds to cyber threats, the investigating office confirmed to CNN Thursday.
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Biden right to let H-1B visa ban expire

Some of his campaign promises, and some of his newer grand plans, President Biden announces with some fanfare. A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon he’s spending some real taxpayer money. But one such promise, and actually one of his better proposals, which won’t cost you a thing, he delivered last week very quietly. He simply allowed a ban on H-1B and other kinds of foreign work visas to expire. The happy and economically significant move puts into reverse some of the anti-legal i...
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The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran that are 'inconsistent' with the 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western Democracy "fragile." Reuters The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran "inconsistent" with the 2015 nuclear deal. The State Department did not offer specifics on what sanctions might be lifted. The US and Iran are involved in indirect talks in Vienna as part of an effort to revive the deal. See more stories on Insider's business page. The State Department on Wednesday said that the US is willing to lift sanctions on Iran that are "inc...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Vienna, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani, State Department, Biden, Tehran, Donald Trump, Iran Nuclear Deal


The federal sex trafficking probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz is looking at trips he took to the Bahamas, CBS News says

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., takes a question from reporters outside a closed door meeting where Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. AP See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department investigation into whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz broke federal sex traffickin...
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Biden says China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images In a Wednesday speech, Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security. He said that delaying doing so benefited China, and he bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow ... to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe...
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Biden warns China is 'racing ahead' of the US in a fiery speech bashing Republicans who oppose his infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden has portrayed his infrastructure plan as a means of strengthening democracy and undermining autocracy. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden framed investing in infrastructure as a matter of national security in a Wednesday speech. He warned that delaying doing so benefits China and bashed Republicans for opposing his plan. China is "counting on American democracy to be too slow, too limited, and too divided to keep up the pace," he said. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, China, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Beijing, Gop, Washington Dc, State Department, Biden, Xinjiang, United States of America


White House says Beijing Winter Olympics boycott ‘not being discussed’

The Biden administration is not discussing a multi-nation boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing because of human rights violations by China, the White House said Wednesday, appearing to walk back statements by a State Department spokesman a day earlier. White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s comments came amid mounting calls, both domestically and internationally, to boycott the Beijing Games because of what a recent State Department report characterized as China’s “genocide and c...
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Whicker: MLB moving the All-Star Game is a typically empty gesture

The All-Star Game never knew it was so important. Except for sponsors and incentive clauses, it would have little reason to live. In 2002 the managers were so engaged that they ran out of pitchers. Take away Pedro Martinez’s magic night in Fenway Park, and Ichiro Suzuki’s inside-the-park home run in San Francisco, and what do you really remember? But now baseball has moved the game from Atlanta to Denver because of Georgia’s new election regulations, and the All-Star Game is suddenly bigger than...
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Barrett Awarded United States Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle Contract

Barrett Awarded United States Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle Contract U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year $49.9 million contract under the United States Army Precision Sniper Rifle program with its MRAD® (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) MK22TM MOD 0 rifle, paired with a Leupold & Stevens Mark 5 HD scope and sniper-accessory kit. The MK22TM will replace several current fielded Army sniper rifles. Designed with prec...
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