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U.S. State Department servers shut down to clean up malware

Washington D.c. - The U.S. State Department said it was briefly shutting down internet service to clean up malware that might have been inserted after a hacking attack in November.

Putin denounces U.S. foreign policy at BRICS Latin America summit

Brazilia - Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly criticized American foreign policy when quizzed by journalists at a press conference in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.

Keystone XL pipeline green lit by U.S. State Dept report

Washington - In a report released today the United States State department has found that the Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.However,the project has yet to be fully approved by President Barack Obama.

Central African Republic says Kony is ready to surrender

Central African Republic's government says war criminal Joseph Kony wants to surrender, but US officials doubt that this is true.

Administration won't add Benghazi suspects to 'reward' tip list

Washington - House Republicans are being stonewalled in their efforts to learn why the Obama administration failed to include Benghazi attack suspects in the “Rewards for Justice” program that pays out millions for tips leading to the arrest of wanted terrorists.

Op-Ed: State Department partially evacuates U.S. Consulate in Turkey Special

Istanbul - The U.S. State Department issued warnings to Americans in Turkey as they evacuate non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Consulate in Adana because of a credible threat.

Ex-MI6 agent goes on hunger strike in solidarity with prisoner

A former MI6 agent will go on a week-long hunger strike in solidarity with a British prisoner being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Potential attack prompts travel alert from US State Department

The US State Department has issued a travel alert to all US citizens planning to travel to abroad, advising them to keep vigilant and be aware of the threat of a potential terrorist attack.

US State Dep't: Israel practices 'institutional discrimination'

Washington - The US State Department has officially acknowledged that Israel discriminates against its Arab citizens, who make up a fifth of the Jewish state's population.

John Kerry's shuttle diplomacy to diffuse global tensions

Jerusalem - With threats from North Korea, tensions in the Middle East, the crisis in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry is on a follow up trip to Istanbul, Jerusalem, Ramalah, London, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. What he can accomplish remains to be seen.

Op-Ed: U.S. government condemns violence in Greece

The U.S. government has condemned the recent violent attacks in Greece which targeted political parties and the homes of five journalists.

Hillary Clinton released from the hospital

New York - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen leaving the hospital on Wednesday, three days after doctors found she had a blood clot.

Clinton heads to Middle East as Israel agrees to 'temporary hold'

President Barack Obama has dispatched Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to Israel where she will meet with Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian officials in and effort to negotiate a diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Gaza.

Chief of Security at U.S. Embassy in Yemen gunned down

Sanaa - Yemeni security officials are reporting a gunman has assassinated the Yemeni chief of security at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa.

State Department ignored requests for embassy security

Washington - Prior to a terrorist attack in Libya last month that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his staff, multiple requests for reinforcements to defend the American mission in Benghazi went unanswered by the State department.

US officially confirms it's not planning to attack Canada

Washington - The US State Department has officially confirmed there are no plans to team up with Mexico and invade Canada. The strange statement follows a tongue-in-cheek question from a reporter at the State Department earlier this week.

Op-Ed: Revered diplomat's prophetic words before being killed in Libya Special

Benghazi - Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith was one of four Americans killed during the U.S. consulate attack in Libya on Wednesday. He was a ten-year veteran of the US State Department.

U.S. issues widest travel warning to Mexico since 2006

As spring break gets closer, the U.S. State Department advised Wednesday that United States citizens should avoid all "non essential" travel to 14 of 31 Mexican states.

Op-Ed: Keystone XL pipeline delay a major coup for environmentalists

Calgary - On November 10, 2011, the U.S. State Department delayed plans to build the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline to get additional information. It was a major coup for environmentalists who opposed the project that would have straddled Canada and the US.

Israel to ban investments in companies with ties to Iran

Israel is poised to introduce a bill to the Ministerial Legislative Committee on Sunday which will ban Israeli firms from investing in companies that do business with Iran.
 

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Agents of the U.S. State Department Mobile Security Division fending off a terrorist attack on a dig...
Agents of the U.S. State Department Mobile Security Division fending off a terrorist attack on a dignitary during training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.
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Agents with the U.S. State Department's Mobile Security Division engaging terrorists during a mock attack on a dignitary during training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.
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U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith aka Vile Rat
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Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel (Right) and Ambassa...
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel (Right) and Ambassador Andrew Schapiro (Left) at Q&A session with journalists of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in Prague, Czech Republic, on November 4, 2014.
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