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U.S. Department of State

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  • Hillary Clinton at UCLA: Putin is a 'tough guy with a thin skin'

    Hillary Clinton at UCLA: Putin is a 'tough guy with a thin skin'
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that she was merely comparing the tactics used by Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Putin — and not equating the men themselves — when she drew a parallel between Hitler’s efforts to resettle Germans in...
  • The dawn of Cold War II

     The dawn of Cold War II
    Here's a chilly thought: We are seeing the dawn of a second Cold War between Russia and the West. But this one should be easier to manage than the first was. The headlines over the last week have echoed the bad old days of the 20th century: Russian...
  • Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction

    Talk of financial aid for Ukraine gains traction
    WASHINGTON — Russia's military action in Crimea has strengthened support for economic aid to beleaguered Ukraine, yet the multibillion-dollar package under discussion in world capitals still must navigate a treacherous course. With Russian...
  • Amid Crimea crisis, Secretary of State Kerry will go to Ukraine

    Amid Crimea crisis, Secretary of State Kerry will go to Ukraine
    WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials on Sunday accused Moscow of reinforcing an estimated 6,000 ground and naval forces in Crimea with additional troops as they announced that Secretary of State John F. Kerry will fly to Kiev on Tuesday to offer a...
  • Ukraine's fugitive president turns up in Russia

    Ukraine's fugitive president turns up in Russia
    MOSCOW — Ukraine's fugitive president turned up in Russia on Thursday and masked gunmen seized government buildings in the Crimean region as tension built over the direction of the country's revolution. The day's developments left Russia trying to...
  • Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says

    Last year was among the worst for human rights, State Department says
    WASHINGTON — With a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,000 civilians, violent crackdowns against protesters in Turkey and Ukraine and a string of anti-gay laws from Russia to Uganda, human rights abuses last year ranked among the...
  • Keystone XL pipeline: State Dept. didn't violate rules, report says

    Keystone XL pipeline: State Dept. didn't violate rules, report says
    The State Department did not violate conflict-of-interest rules when it chose an outside contractor to conduct an environmental impact study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report issued...
  • Kerry: Russian intervention in Ukraine 'would be a grave mistake'

    Kerry: Russian intervention in Ukraine 'would be a grave mistake'
    WASHINGTON —  With Russian troops beginning military exercises near Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday that a Russian intervention in the Eastern European nation would rip Moscow’s international standing “into...
  • White House expels three Venezuelan diplomats

    White House expels three Venezuelan diplomats
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration Tuesday expelled three Venezuelan diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of three U.S. officials a week ago. Two first secretaries and a second secretary from the embassy were given 48 hours to depart, the...
  • Ambassador Michael McFaul looks back at stint in Russia

    Ambassador Michael McFaul looks back at stint in Russia
    MOSCOW — Stanford political science professor Michael McFaul's two-year stint as U.S. ambassador to Russia coincided with a diplomatic chill seemingly worthy of the Cold War era. U.S. Agency for International Development advisors were expelled....
  • Obama to decide on Keystone pipeline within months, governors say

    Obama to decide on Keystone pipeline within months, governors say
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the...