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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


US says China’s death sentence against Canadian political

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. State Department says China’s death sentence against a Canadian man is “politically motivated.” Wednesday’s statement from U.S. deputy spokesman Robert Palladino says that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Canadian Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke Tuesday and “expressed their concerns about the arbitrary detentions and politically motivated sentencing of […]
Tags: News, China, US, Toronto, Ap, Nation, State, U S State Department, Mike Pompeo, Nation & World, Chrystia Freeland, Robert Palladino


In Lebanon, U.S. State Department official calls Hezbollah 'unacceptable'

The U.S. State Department criticized Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Monday for digging tunnels into Israel and stockpiling rockets, as Washington steps up efforts to isolate Tehran. In recent weeks, Israeli forces uncovered tunnels they said were dug by Hezbollah, and Lebanon complained about Israel's construction of a barrier along disputed parts of the border. The United States, Israel's closest ally, regards Hezbollah as a terrorist group and has pledged tougher steps to counterac...
Tags: News, Washington, Israel, Iran, Tehran, Lebanon, Hezbollah, U S State Department, United States Israel


U.S. to host Iran-focused global meeting in Poland February 13-14

The United States plans to jointly host a global conference focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. Trump last year withdrew the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord and moved to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.
Tags: Science, Iran, United States, Middle East, Poland, Trump, U S State Department


U.S. to host Iran-focused global summit in Poland Feb. 13-14

The United States plans to jointly host a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in an interview to air on Friday that the meeting would "focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence." Pompeo said the meeting would "bring t...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Africa, Iran, United States, Middle East, Poland, Fox News, State Department, State, U S State Department, Western Hemisphere, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Low-paid au pairs win $65.5 million deal in lawsuit

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers to the United States. Nearly 100,000 au pairs, mostly women, who worked in American homes over the past decade will be entitled to payment under the proposed settlement filed in Denver federal court Wednesday, a month before th...
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Which countries have the highest State Department threat levels for traveling?

The U.S. State Department gives each country in the world a threat level for traveling. Twenty countries have the highest travel advisory levels.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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These countries have the highest threat levels

The U.S. State Department has given every country a threat level. The highest threat level is 4. The second highest level is 3.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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U.S. State Department urges 'increased caution' when traveling to China

U.S. State Department urges "increased caution" when traveling to China. The department attributed the warning to “arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Retired U.S. Marine held in Russia for spying is innocent: family

Paul Whelan had been staying with a wedding party for a fellow former Marine at the Metropol hotel in Moscow, said his brother David Whelan, who learned of the arrest on Monday. Russia's FSB state security service said the American had been detained on Friday, but it gave no details of the nature of his alleged espionage activities. A U.S. State Department representative said Russia had notified it that a U.S. citizen had been detained and it expected Moscow to provide consular access to see h...
Tags: News, Russia, Marine, Moscow, Fsb, U S State Department, U S Marine, Metropol, David Whelan, Paul Whelan


Sudan: of big dreams and powerful hope.

Sudan (MNN) – As we begin 2019, there’s a sense of urgency that energizes those who have committed to a Vision2020—a church planting movement sweeping the world. What does that look like?  Sustainable churches in the unreached neighborhoods in cities and least-reached and unreached areas around the world.  It means that more ministries, churches, and leaders are going to have to partner together in some of the hardest-to-reach countries. (Image courtesy Open Doors) Hardest-to-reach by...
Tags: Sudan, God, Christ, U S State Department, Omar al Bashir, Prayercast Given


Big vision for Sudan in 2019.

Sudan (MNN) – As we begin 2019, there’s a sense of urgency energizing those who have committed to a Vision2020—a church planting movement sweeping the world. What does that look like? Sustainable churches in the unreached neighborhoods in cities and least-reached and unreached areas around the world. What it means is that more ministries, churches, and leaders are going to have to partner together in some of the hardest-to-reach countries. Hardest-to-reach by locale or by freedom? As it tu...
Tags: Wikipedia, Sudan, Christ, U S State Department, Omar al Bashir, Omar Hassan al Bashir, Prayercast When


US Citizen Arrested in Russia on Spy Charges

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s domestic security agency said Monday that it has arrested a U.S. citizen on espionage charges. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, the top KGB successor agency, said Paul Whelan was detained in Moscow on Friday. The agency said in Monday’s statement that he was caught “during an espionage operation,” but didn’t give any details. Spying charges carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years in Russia. The U.S. State Department said it was “aware of the detention of a U.S. ci...
Tags: News, Russia, US, Syria, Ap, Moscow, State Department, Fsb, Josh Marshall, KGB, U S State Department, U S Embassy, RIA Novosti, Federal Security Service, Paul Whelan, Alexander Mikhailov


Venezuela calls U.S. comments on Guyana dispute 'interventionist'

Venezuela's foreign ministry on Tuesday described as "interventionist and disrespectful" U.S. comments on a weekend incident in which the country's navy stopped two ships exploring for oil for Exxon Mobil off Guyana's coast. In response to the event, the U.S. State Department said Venezuela had behaved "aggressively" and called on the country to "respect international law and the rights of its neighbors." "It is evident that the U.S. government is interfering in a matter that is not at all i...
Tags: Science, Washington, Exxon Mobil, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Guyana, U S State Department, Maduro


US links ex-Serb police general with killing of 3 Americans

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The U.S. has linked a former Serbian police commander to the 1999 murder of three Albanian-American brothers and banned him and his family from entering the United States. The U.S. State Department says in a statement that it is publicly designating Goran Radosavljevic for gross violation of human rights after he […]
Tags: News, US, Nation, United States, Belgrade, U S State Department, Serbia AP, Goran Radosavljevic


Protests Erupt During Gov’t Fossil Fuel Event At UN Climate Talks

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Groups representing indigenous peoples and youth disrupted a U.S. government event at United Nations climate talks Monday, criticizing the Trump administration’s policy of backing the extraction of fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. About 100 protesters stood up and chanted “Keep it in the ground” shortly after the start of a panel called “U.S. Innovative Technologies Spur Economic Dynamism.” As cameras swarmed around them, some of the protesters explained ...
Tags: News, Washington, United States, Paris, United Nations, Poland, Un, Donald Trump, World Resources Institute, Kuwait, Trump, U S State Department, Griffith, Bonn Germany, Katowice Poland, Russia Saudi Arabia


US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election. Jammeh […]
Tags: News, US, United States, Equatorial Guinea, Jammeh, Yahya Jammeh, U S State Department, Banjul Gambia, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


New opponent enters war against human trafficking in Nepal

Nepal (MNN) -- Nepali police say they’ve rescued more than 7,000 people from human trafficking over the past five years. According to officials, 3,896 were under the age of 18. It’s only a drop in the bucket, though. In the same period of time, the number of people trafficked across Nepal’s borders has gone up by 500-percent . In its 2018 Trafficking in Persons report, the U.S. State Department describes Nepal as a "source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subj...
Tags: India, World, Nepal, Delhi, Mumbai, Unicef, U S State Department, Kay Chernush, Nepal Bangladesh, Christ Pray, John Puidate, Woman 's Ministry, Puidate


US, Britain mourn loss of Syrian activists

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. and British officials are mourning the loss of a Syrian anti-government activist who was shot dead along with his colleague in a rebel-held area in the country’s northwest. The U.S. State Department said Saturday that Raed Fares and Hammoud al-Juneid were “patriots” and “symbols of the Syrian revolution” who documented the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Beirut, U S State Department, US Britain, Hammoud, Nation & World


Travel Tip: Healthcare Overseas for Travelers 55 and Over

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Travel Tip: Healthcare Overseas for Travelers 55 and Over The U.S. State Department has just initiated a safety campaign for travelers 55 and older.  As more and more senior citizens are traveling abroad, the State Department is now warning... Read More... The post Travel Tip: Healthcare Overseas for Travelers 55 and Over appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, State Department, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, U S State Department, Healthcare Overseas for Travelers


North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisoner

Kim Jong Un's visit to the test site of what North Korea's state media called a "tactical weapon" that could protect North Korea like a "steel wall" threatened to sour the diplomatic atmosphere at a time when negotiations between North Korea and the United States appear to have stalled. "We remain confident that the promises made by President Trump and Chairman Kim will be fulfilled," a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said.
Tags: News, North Korea, United States, Kim, Trump, Kim Jong, U S State Department


Melania Trump's 12-Hour Trip To Toronto Cost Taxpayers $174,000 In Hotel Bills

Government records show first lady Melania Trump racked up roughly $174,000 in hotel bills during her 12-hour trip to Toronto, Canada in September 2017, Quartz reports. It was the first lady's first solo trip abroad without her husband, President Donald Trump.The purpose of the day trip was for Trump to lead the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded veterans created by Prince Harry. She did not spend the night at the hotel.According to Quartz, it was...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, Washington, White House, Africa, Hillary Clinton, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Bush, Melania Trump, Cairo Egypt, Toronto Canada, U S State Department, Obamas


US energy official sees 'great promise' in eastern Med

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A U.S. State Department official says Washington sees "great promise" in developing energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean as ExxonMobil began exploratory drilling off Cyprus' southwestern coast.Francis... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, US, ExxonMobil, Cyprus, Francis, Mediterranean, U S State Department, NICOSIA Cyprus


Militant or poet? US sanctions Hezbollah leader’s son

BEIRUT (AP) — The son of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a “global terrorist” is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy. Jawad Nasrallah, the 37-year-old father of four, is the second eldest son of […]
Tags: News, US, Ap, Beirut, Lebanon, Hezbollah, U S State Department, Nation & World, Jawad Nasrallah


Argument analysis: Court hard to read in Sudan service dispute

The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in a lawsuit alleging that the Republic of Sudan provided support to the al Qaeda terrorists who bombed the USS Cole in 2000, killing 17 sailors and injuring 42 others. The question before the court was not whether Sudan can be held liable; a federal court has already entered a default judgment of over $300 million against it. Instead, the justices are considering a threshold question: whether the plaintiffs in the case – the victims and their families...
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Mattis: Khashoggi’s murder is threat to stability

The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi "undermines regional stability" and the U.S. State Department planned to take further action in response to the killing, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday. (Oct. 27)            [Author: AP]
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US defense chief: killing of writer is threat to stability

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “undermines regional stability” and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday at an international conference in the Middle East. In remarks prepared for delivery, Mattis never mentioned Saudi Arabia directly in […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, US, Middle East, U S Defense, U S State Department, MANAMA Bahrain, Mattis, Nation & World Politics, Jim Mattis, Jamal Khashoggi


Trump Joins Chorus Denying Report That Pompeo Was Given Audio Of Writer’s Death

President Donald Trump on Friday joined the State Department and Turkish Officials who are denying that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was given an audio recording of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged death, calling the ABC New report about the topic “FAKE NEWS!” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was never given or shown a Transcript or Video of the Saudi Consulate event. FAKE NEWS! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2018 Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia and Turke...
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After pastor's release, U.S. presses Turkey on ex-NASA scientist, other detainees

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Turkey to release a Turkish-U.S. citizen and former NASA scientist, among other detainees, days after Ankara turned over U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson. Pompeo raised the issue with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a meeting in Ankara, where he also met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "The Secretary also discuss...
Tags: News, Turkey, Nasa, Muslim, Ankara, State, Tayyip Erdogan, HEATHER NAUERT, U S State Department, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Cavusoglu, Mike Pompeo, Jamal Khashoggi, Andrew Brunson Pompeo, Serkan Golge, U S Mission Turkey department


U.S. 'hopeful' on pastor's release, unaware of a deal with Turkey

NBC News and The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the United States and Turkey had reached an agreement in which some charges against Brunson would be dropped and he would be released at the hearing or soon after. In addition to the U.S. State Department, Vice President Mike Pence, speaking at a briefing, declined to confirm any deal, but he voiced hope for Brunson's release. "We remain hopeful that with the court proceeding tomorrow that Turkey will see its way clear and free this go...
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