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United States Department of State: United States federal executive department responsible for foreign affairs
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. imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the same as foreign embassies, requiring them to register their..
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U.S. State Dept tracks 60 U.S. citizens in Japan following coronavirus outbreak

The U.S. State Department said on Monday it is tracking the condition of 60 U.S. citizens in Japan after more than 300 Americans were repatriated from a cruise ship that had the largest cluster of..
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Coronavirus risk in U.S. still 'low': CDC [Video]Coronavirus risk in U.S. still 'low': CDC

Capt. Jennifer McQuiston with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said that as many as 250 Americans will be evacuated from China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the..

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Americans under quarantine at CA air base [Video]Americans under quarantine at CA air base

Henry Walke with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spoke to reporters about the 178 evacuees from Wuhan, China, who are now under quarantine at California's Travis Air Force Base. "We are..

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Delta, American suspend all U.S.-China flights [Video]Delta, American suspend all U.S.-China flights

Delta and American Airlines decided on Friday to temporarily suspend all remaining U.S.-China flights after the U.S. State Department elevated a travel advisory over concerns about the coronavirus...

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Delta Airlines To Suspend All U.S.-China Flights [Video]Delta Airlines To Suspend All U.S.-China Flights

Delta Air Lines Inc said Friday it will temporarily suspend all remaining U.S.-China flight. The decision comes after the U.S. State Department elevated a travel advisory over concerns about the..

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U.S. travel warning for China now as high as Iraq [Video]U.S. travel warning for China now as high as Iraq

A new U.S. State Department travel advisory raised the warning for China to the same level as Iraq and Afghanistan as confirmed cases worldwide surpass SARS. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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Japan and United States evacuate their citizens in Wuhan amid virus outbreak [Video]Japan and United States evacuate their citizens in Wuhan amid virus outbreak

China has confirmed over 5,900 cases of coronavirus nationwide and at least 132 deaths.

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"I think you did a good job on her" -Trump on Pompeo's row with reporter [Video]"I think you did a good job on her" -Trump on Pompeo's row with reporter

Referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's treatment of an NPR reporter, U.S. President Donald Trump said, "I think you did a good job on her."

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U.S. State Department advises against China travel [Video]U.S. State Department advises against China travel

The United States State Department has advised on Monday against Americans travelling to any part of China, as the country battled to contain a coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan. Jayson Albano..

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CDC Considering Travel Ban For China Due To Coronavirus [Video]CDC Considering Travel Ban For China Due To Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control officials said Monday that they are considering travel restrictions for China. The potential travel ban comes as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread around the..

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'You think Americans care about Ukraine?': Pompeo [Video]'You think Americans care about Ukraine?': Pompeo

As the impeachment trial carries on, an NPR reporter says she endured a profanity-laden tirade from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when she questioned him on former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch...

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U.S. denies Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife [Video]U.S. denies Britain's extradition request for diplomat's wife

The United States has declined Britain's request for the extradition of a U.S. diplomat's wife who was involved in a car crash last year that killed a British teenager, the State Department said on..

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Tehran's threats will isolate it more: State Dept. [Video]Tehran's threats will isolate it more: State Dept.

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of State's special representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei..

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Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled [Video]Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled

Ukraine's interior ministry announced an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of the then American ambassador to Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, following messages contained in documents..

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U.S. to Send Marines to Embassy In Iraq [Video]U.S. to Send Marines to Embassy In Iraq

According to Reuters, the United States has no plans to evacuate its embassy in Baghdad and additional forces are being sent following violent demonstrations outside the compound. U.S. President Donald..

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U.S. State Dept. says fourteen test positive for coronavirus from cruise ship in Japan

Fourteen U.S. citizens tested positive for the new coronavirus during the evacuation of over 300 U.S. nationals and their family members from a quarantined ship in Japan, the U.S. State Department said..
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U.S. condemns detention of Venezuela opposition leader Guaido's uncle

The U.S. State Department on Saturday condemned the detention of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's uncle as politically motivated and demanded his immediate release.
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2 State Department sponsored flights will evacuate nearly 400 Americans from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship

2 state department sponsored flights will evacuate nearly 400 americans from the quarantined diamond princess cruise ship
The CDC has said 380 Americans will evacuated from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, The Wall Street Journal reported. They will be brought back to the..
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U.S. ready to allow North Korea sanctions exemption to combat coronavirus

The United States is "deeply concerned" about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to facilitate efforts by U.S. and international organizations contain the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus

The United States is "deeply concerned" about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help U.S. and international organizations contain the spread of the virus,..
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Trump to nominate envoy for North Korea to United Nations job

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate the State Department's deputy special representative for North Korea to a post at the United Nations, the White House said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. says talks with Taliban continue over specifics of reduction of violence

Talks between the United States and the Taliban in Doha continue over the specifics of a reduction in violence, a State Department spokesperson said on Tuesday, hours after Afghan President Ashraf..
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U.S. allows government staff to leave Hong Kong over coronavirus worries

The United States has authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government employees and their family members from Hong Kong in light of the outbreak of a deadly coronavirus, the State Department said..
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Two more U.S. evacuation planes leave coronavirus epicenter Wuhan

Two planes with about 300 passengers, mostly U.S. citizens, took off from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday bound for the United States -- the third group of evacuees from the heart of the..
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Two more coronavirus evacuation planes leave Wuhan, China, en route to U.S.

Two planes carrying about 300 passengers, mostly U.S. citizens, took off from Wuhan, China, on Thursday bound for the United States, marking the third group of evacuees the State Department has..
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Two planes left Wuhan, China, en route to U.S.: State Department

The U.S. State Department said on Thursday two planes have left Wuhan, China, en route to the United States amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters - Published

State Department demands that 'unjust detention' of the 'Citgo Six' in Venezuela come to an end

Six American oil executives who were granted house arrest after being in a Venezuelan prison have been imprisoned again.
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U.S. may stage additional evacuation flights in China's virus-hit Wuhan on February 6

The U.S. Department of State said it may be staging additional evacuation flights for private U.S. citizens in China's virus-hit Wuhan on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Who are the foreign diplomats who watch the impeachment trial in person?

The Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms allocates 21 tickets a day for the diplomatic corps, and embassies can request a ticket and pick it up from State Department staff.
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Major U.S. airlines cancel China flights as government takes action

All three major U.S. airlines announced the cancellation of flights to mainland China on Friday after the U.S. State Department elevated a travel advisory over concerns about the coronavirus.
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U.S. State Department organizing more flights for Americans to return from Wuhan: official

The U.S. State Department is working with U.S. and Chinese agencies to organize additional flights for U.S. citizens to return to the United States from Wuhan, the epicenter of China's coronavirus..
Reuters - Published

Delta, American suspend all U.S.-China flights

Delta Air Lines Inc and American Airlines Group Inc decided on Friday to temporarily suspend all remaining U.S.-China flights after the U.S. State Department elevated a travel advisory over concerns..
Reuters - Published

'A lot of chaos': State Department says it will fly Americans back from Wuhan, but questions remain

The State Department announcement that more flights would bring back Americans from Wuhan was welcome news, but plenty of questions remain.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. warns citizens against travel to China as virus toll tops 200

u.s. warns citizens against travel to china as virus toll tops 200
By Brenda Goh and Muyu Xu . SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - The U.S. government warned Americans not to travel to China as the death toll from a new coronavirus reached 213 on Friday and the World Health..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. State Department warns Americans against China travel over virus

The U.S. State Department increased its travel advisory for China on Thursday, as the death toll from a fast spreading virus rose to over 200 and the World Health Organization declared a global health..
Reuters - Published

U.S. authorizes departure of some employees from diplomatic facilities in China

The U.S. State Department has authorized the departure of family members and all non-emergency U.S. government employees at the American embassy in Beijing and consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou,..
Reuters - Published

Travel from China naturally dropping off in light of coronavirus: U.S. Health Secretary

U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said on Thursday that travel from China has naturally dropped off since the discovery of a new coronavirus, amid airlines canceling flights and the U.S. State Department..
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U.S. says will arrange more evacuation flights from Wuhan around February 3

The U.S. government will lay on extra evacuation flights from Wuhan with capacity for private U.S. citizens on or about Feb. 3, the State Department said in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. bans 13 Salvadorans over 1989 Jesuit priest killings

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday issued a public designation for 13 current and former Salvadoran military officials for what it called gross human rights violations during El Salvador's civil..
Reuters - Published

U.S. State Department bars NPR reporter from Pompeo trip after testy interview

The U.S. State Department removed a National Public Radio reporter from the press pool for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's upcoming foreign trip, a press association and NPR said on Monday, days after..
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State Department blocks NPR reporter from Pompeo trip after radio host said he cursed, shouted at her

The decision to block NPR's State Department reporter from traveling with Pompeo comes after he cursed at host Mary Louise Kelly after an interview.
USATODAY.com - Published

CDC to travelers: Avoid all nonessential travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak

The expanded travel warning comes as the number of Wuhan Coronavirus cases has expanded. The U.S. State Department also raised its alert level.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. government urges Americans to reconsider travel to China because of coronavirus

The U.S. State Department urged Americans on Monday to reconsider going to China because of the coronavirus, after warning against travel to the Hubei province of China, where the respiratory illness..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo expresses outrage over Iran's targeting of U.S. facilities in Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed outrage in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi at the continued assaults by Iran's armed groups targeting U.S. facilities in..
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