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US says it is working on contingency plans in case Iran continues nuclear advances and refuses to return to talks

The US is working on contingency plans if Iran continues to make nuclear advances and fails to return to international talks, a senior State Department official said Thursday, adding that as the US and allies wait for Tehran to return to nuclear talks, their patience won't last forever.
Tags: US, Iran, Cnn, State Department, Tehran

State Department frustrated by Iran stonewalling on nuclear talks

The State Department is becoming frustrated with Iran refusing to say when they may re-enter nuclear talks, officials told Fox News Thursday.
Tags: Iran, Fox News, State Department

Senators press Blinken to improve care for Havana Syndrome victims as task force leader departs

Some State Department victims of so-called "Havana Syndrome" continue to be denied access to care at Walter Reed National Medical Center, a bipartisan pair of senators said in a letter sent Wednesday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Tags: Cnn, State Department, Havana, State, Blinken, Walter Reed National Medical Center

The US special envoy for Haiti abruptly resigned, slamming the 'inhumane' US treatment of Haitian refugees

US Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment in Rio Grande, Texas. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images The US special envoy for Haiti resigned on Wednesday over the US treatment of Haitian refugees. He said he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision" to deport them. The Biden administration is currently deporting thousands of Haitian refugees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US spe...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, United States, News UK, Associated Press, State Department, Pbs, Biden, Border Patrol, Haiti, State, Antony Blinken, Foote, US Border Patrol, Yamiche Alcindor

The US special envoy for Haiti abruptly resigned, slamming the US treatment of Haitian refugees as 'inhumane'

US Border Patrol agents on horseback trying to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment in Rio Grande, Texas. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images The US special envoy for Haiti resigned Wednesday over the US treatment of Haitians trying to enter. He said the US's move to deport the asylum seekers was an "inhumane, counterproductive decision." The Biden administration is deporting thousands of Haitians. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US special envoy for Haiti...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, United States, News UK, Associated Press, State Department, Pbs, Biden, Border Patrol, Haiti, State, Antony Blinken, Foote, US Border Patrol, Yamiche Alcindor

President Biden nominates 2 top campaign bundlers for ambassadorships to Sweden and Belgium

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on August 16, 2021. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Biden tapped 2 more top "bundlers" who contributed at least $100,000 to his campaign for ambassadorships. Biden chose Erik Ramanathan for Ambassador to Sweden and Michael Adler for Ambassador to Belgium. Presidents often political allies for key diplomatic posts, a practice increasingly under fire. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House announced on Wednesday that Presid...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Politics, Sweden, White House, Russia, Israel, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Belgium, State Department, Biden

Hawley slams Biden as 'dangerous,' demands top officials resign amid Afghanistan withdrawal fallout

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley will force a vote on President Biden’s State Department nominees Thursday, blaming Biden for the planning...
Tags: Afghanistan, State Department, Biden, Hawley, Sen Josh Hawley

Watchdog Still Reviewing Trump Administration's Handling of Some Ukraine Funds 

GAO found that the Trump team broke the law by withholding $214 million in Defense funds for policy reasons, but is still looking at another $168 million in State Department funds.
Tags: Defense, Ukraine, State Department, Oversight, Trump, GAO

State Department closed investigation into allegations of racism and sexism against former US ambassador to UK shortly before Trump left office, document shows

The State Department bureau that oversees discrimination and harassment complaints quietly closed its investigation into allegations of racist and sexist behavior by former President Donald Trump's then-ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert "Woody" Johnson in January, CNN has learned.
Tags: UK, US, Cnn, United Kingdom, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Woody Johnson

In tense Blinken meeting, 'Havana Syndrome' diplomats complain of skepticism

Exclusive: In his first meeting with the cohort of State Department staffers affected in Cuba and China, the secretary of state spent...
Tags: China, State Department, Cuba, Blinken

Biden administration doubles refugee admissions target to 125K

The State Department is proposing doubling of the amount of refugees that will be admitted into the US
Tags: State Department, Biden

Responding to the Crumbling Firmament #2

From TPM Reader HP … I was surprised to read Josh’ last edblogs on the French dispute with US and Australia (note:as French foreign minister said, they did not spat with the UK as “they were already used of their duplicity”). Josh’s inputs are usually well balanced and offer interesting arguments and perspective. But these last two articles are instead showing contempt and lack of curiosity. They sound as if Josh was only paraphrasing what a prejudiced friend at the State Department just told hi...
Tags: UK, News, Australia, US, State Department, Josh Marshall, Josh, Editors' Blog

Marine Hunter Lopez remembered in Palm Springs funeral service

Heroism marked the final moments of U.S. Marine Cpl. Hunter Lopez’s life, a Riverside County deputy sheriff said Saturday, Sept. 18, at the outset of a memorial service honoring and thanking the fallen 22-year-old Indio native. Three days of events to remember Lopez continued Saturday with a massive service now underway in the Palm Spring Convention Center. Marine Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio was killed in the Kabul airport bombing on Aug. 26, 2021. (Courtesy photo) The 2017 La Quinta Hig...
Tags: News, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Kabul, State Department, Riverside County, Palm Springs, Hunter, Riverside, KABUL Afghanistan, Herman, Lopez, Coachella Valley, Merola

Nearly 30 more Americans evacuated from Afghanistan

Nearly 30 more Americans were evacuated from Afghanistan via a charter flight, the State Department announced Saturday.
Tags: Afghanistan, State Department

State Department confirms 28 US citizens onboard Qatar Airways flight that departed Kabul

The State Department confirmed a Qatar Airways charter flight left Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday, delivering 28 U.S. citizens and 7...
Tags: US, Kabul, State Department, Qatar Airways, KABUL Afghanistan

Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities

By KATHY GANNON KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced move. It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting women’s rights as they settle into government, just a month since they overran the capital of Kabul. During their previous rule of Afghanistan in...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Islamic State, Qatar, Sport, World news, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Unesco, Soccer, Taliban, Pakistan, Dubai

France says Australia made 'huge mistake' with U.S. submarine deal

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that France was a 'vital ally' and that the United States would be engaged in coming days...
Tags: Australia, France, United States, State Department, Ned Price

United States: In-Person Interview Waivers Expanded For F, J And M Visa Applicants - Envoy Global, Inc.

The State Department has expanded an existing policy to waive in-person interviews for visa applicants due to COVID-19. The policy now extends to F, M and academic J applicants.
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Thousands Of Afghans Are Trying To Flee. Glenn Beck Says He Has A Way Out.

On the dusty tarmac of an airport in Northern Afghanistan, six planes have been waiting for days. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
Tags: News, Glenn Beck, Afghanistan, Pentagon, State Department, Northern Afghanistan, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky

France recalls ambassadors in spat over submarine deal

By Sylvie Corbet | Associated Press PARIS — America’s oldest ally, France, recalled its ambassador to the United States on Friday in an unprecedented show of anger that dwarfed decades of previous rifts. The relationship conceived in 18th century revolutions appeared at a tipping point after the U.S., Australia and Britain shunned France in creating a new Indo-Pacific security arrangement. It was the first time ever France has recalled its ambassador to the U.S., according to the French foreign ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Australia, Washington, France, China, India, America, Eu, Sport, Turkey, Britain, Soccer, United States, Paris, Italy

Why France is so mad at the US/UK deal with Australia

By Maegan Vazquez | CNN The French government says it was betrayed when Australia pulled out of their existing multi-billion dollar defense deal, agreeing instead to attain nuclear-powered submarines through a new deal with the United States and the United Kingdom. The effort to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines — a major step toward countering China as President Joe Biden works to build international backing for his approach to Beijing — is part of a new trilateral partnership a...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Australia, France, China, US, Sport, European Union, World news, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Beijing, Atlantic, Soccer

Worldwide: October 2021 Visa Bulletin Issued By State Department  - Envoy Global, Inc.

The State Department has released the October 2021 Visa Bulletin, which will use the Dates for Filing Chart. The Dates for Filing chart brings some advancement in multiple employment-based categories.
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Democratic legislation aims to address State Department restrictions on certain diplomats

Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation to address long-standing complaints that the State Department places disproportionate restrictions on the places diplomats of certain backgrounds can serve and that there is no independent appeals process to challenge decisions.
Tags: Cnn, State Department

Report: More Than 5,200 Afghan Evacuees To Be Resettled In California

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) — California is projected to take more Afghan evacuees than any other — more than 5,200 people, according to State Department data for the Afghan Placement and Assistance program obtained by The Associated Press. The Biden administration began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states. Alabama and Mississippi are each slated to ...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Maryland, Congress, California, Virginia, Alabama, Sacramento, Joe Biden, Ap, Afghanistan, United States, Associated Press, State Department, Oklahoma

McConnell joked that Trump's ex-secretary of state could deny calling Trump a 'moron' because he actually called him a 'fucking moron': book

McConnell and Trump. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Mitch McConnell privately joked about allegations that Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron," new book says. He said Tillerson could deny saying that because he actually called Trump a "fucking moron." McConnell also said last year that Trump would lose the election just by "being Donald Trump," per the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell privately joked that President Donald Trump...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, State Department, Republican Party, Biden

US Fines Former NSA Employees Who Provided Hacker-for-Hire Services To UAE

The US Department of Justice has fined three former NSA employees who worked as hackers-for-hire for a United Arab Emirates cybersecurity company. From a report: Marc Baier, 49, Ryan Adams, 34, and Daniel Gericke, 40, broke US export control laws that require companies and individuals to obtain a special license from the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) before providing defense-related services to a foreign government. According to court documents, the three suspec...
Tags: Nsa, US, Tech, United Arab Emirates, State Department, Doj, Ryan Adams, Uae, US Department of Justice, Daniel Gericke, Marc Baier

Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was '100 percent steady' after the Capitol riot but privately thought the siege was 'treason': book

Trump and Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was "100 percent steady" after the Capitol siege. But he privately believed the riot amounted to "treason," a new book says. He also thought Trump was still looking for his "Reichstag moment," according to the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two days after the deadly Capitol siege, Gen. Mark Milley spoke to his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the US was st...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Nsa, White House, China, US, Trends, United States, State Department, Cia, Republican, Donald Trump, Pearl Harbor, Adolf Hitler, Costa

Trump impeachment witness Alexander Vindman says Gen. Mark Milley 'must resign' following report that he called his Chinese counterpart to avoid war with China

Trump and Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said Gen. Mark Milley "must resign" amid Woodward book details. Milley called his Chinese counterpart twice to reassure China that the US had no plans to attack. Fox reported that there were 15 people on Milley's call and its details were shared with the intel community. See more stories on Insider's business page. A key witness who testified against then-President Donald Trump in his first impe...
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Cruz quizzes Blinken over reports of lists of Americans, allies given to Taliban

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas on Tuesday sparred with Secretary of State Antony Blinken over reports that the State Department gave the Taliban...
Tags: Texas, Taliban, State Department, Cruz, State, Sen Ted Cruz, Antony Blinken, Blinken

Democratic senator says Afghanistan failure is 'tainting America's reputation around the world'

Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Sen. Richard Blumenthal said America's failure in Afghanistan is ruining its global reputation. He zeroed in on the fact Americans and Afghan allies were left behind after the last US troops departed. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said there's about 100 Americans still in Afghanistan who want to leave. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday told reporters tha...
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