United States Department of State

United States federal executive department responsible for foreign affairs

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The United States Department of State (DOS), commonly referred to as the State Department, is a federal executive department responsible for carrying out U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Established in 1789 as the nation's first executive department, its duties include advising the President of the United States, administering the nation's diplomatic missions, negotiating treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and representing the U.S. at the United Nations.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Jerusalem and Brussels after his visit to Turkey on Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence, the State..
Credit: Reuters - Published 11 hours ago

The U.S. State Department and Congress took aim at China on Wednesday, even as President Donald Trump hailed "goodwill" between Washington and Beijing and said..
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Chinese diplomats in the United States must now give advance notice of any meetings with state, local and municipal officials, as well as at educational and..
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The United States is requiring staff at all Chinese foreign missions in the country to give advance notice of any meetings with state, local and municipal..
Credit: Reuters - Published 16 hours ago

A senior U.S. State Department official on Tuesday warned Guatemala that it must reach agreement with the United States on accepting asylum-seekers from other..
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iraqi President Barham Salih to discuss the Turkish military incursion into Syria and the U.S. desire for the..
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The United States plans to focus on a diplomatic push for a ceasefire in Syria, a senior U.S. State Department official told reporters on Tuesday as Turkey..
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The United States has seen reports of the killing of a Kurdish politician and captured Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria and finds these reports "extremely..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine abandoned diplomatic discretion and accused the Trump administration of recalling her based on false claims and of..
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The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine told lawmakers on Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to remove her as part of a concerted..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The United States will take penalizing action against Turkey if it engages in any "inhumane and disproportionate" moves against civilians during its incursion..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to "exercise maximum restraint" and "address protesters' grievances" after more..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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