The U.S. has dispatched Philip Goldberg as the new ambassador to the Philippines after the senate fast-tracked his confirmation so that he could coordinate U.S. assistance and aid to the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in central Philippines.
One of 16 new ambassadors to present their papers to Spanish King Juan Carlos in Madrid on Tuesday, the new US ambassador to Spain and Andorra, James Costos, is an animal rights campaigner, a vegetarian and is openly gay.
In September 2012 the US Ambassador in Benghazi was killed. Chris Stevens and three other Americans died when the American consulate was attacked. This week US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been questioned regarding the murder of these citizens.
A Wall Street Journal reporter, who had an extramarital affair with Obama’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Iraq, has resigned after e-mails discussing "blue balls", "hooking up" for the first time, and giving access to information leaked online.