Tag archive for ‘State Department’
By news On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. More...

By news On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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State Department describes plans for cuts, offers few specifics: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State Department officials briefed Senate staff on Friday on plans to cut up to $10 billion from the department’s budget over five years, but offered few specifics to ease concerns More...

By news On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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U.S. lawmakers want retaliation for sonic attacks in Cuba

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) – Five Republican senators called on Friday for Washington to retaliate for an alleged sonic attack, inaudible to some human ears, on U.S. personnel in Cuba by expelling Cuban More...

By news On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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U.S. extends some Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday extended some sanctions relief for Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, the State Department said, but no decision has been made on whether to preserve the More...

By news On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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U.S. extends Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States extended sanctions relief for Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal on Thursday, the State Department said, but no decision on whether to preserve the deal itself has yet More...

By news On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Exclusive: U.S. won’t issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back More...

By news On Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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Senate panel rejects Trump’s ‘doctrine of retreat’ on foreign policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A powerful Senate committee blasted the Trump administration on Friday in a report accompanying its spending plan for the State Department, saying its approach to foreign policy weakens More...

By news On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump’s Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism More...

By news On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Tillerson raps some U.S. allies for religious freedom violations, slams IS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out “genocide” against religious minorities, More...

By news On Saturday, August 12th, 2017
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Iraq’s Kurds maintain Sept. 25 as date for independence referendum, Kurdish official says

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s Kurds will maintain their plan to hold a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, despite a U.S. request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official told Reuters on More...