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State Department Issues Health Alert in China After Suspected Sonic Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:34pm 5/23/2018 at 7:34pm
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First Cuba. Now China.

The State Department has issued a health alert for U.S. citizens in China after a U.S. employee, who worked in Guangzhou, suffered a brain injury after he “reported subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this attack is consistent...

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Iran’s Military Commander: Pompeo Needs a ‘Punch to the Mouth’ Over Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:00am 5/22/2018 at 11:00am
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Ismail Kowsari, a senior officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, lashed out at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s vow to impose strong sanctions on the regime. From NBC News:

“The people of Iran should stand united in the face of this and they will deliver a strong punch to the mouth of the...

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Tillerson Defends Record, Thanks State Staffers in Remarks After Firing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:13pm 3/13/2018 at 3:13pm
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the media this afternoon, hours after President Donald Trump announced he is out of the job. Tillerson will hand over duties to Deputy Secretary John Sullivan at the end of the day and will end his tenure at midnight on March 31.

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Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Nominates CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Replacement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:55am 3/13/2018 at 8:55am

President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement.

The State Department’s statement said that Tillerson does not know why Trump let him go.

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Trump Urges DOJ to Investigate Huma Abedin After Report She Forwarded State Dept Passwords to Personal Yahoo Account

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/2/2018 at 5:00pm

President Donald Trump tweeted that failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s former aide Huma Abedin should face jail after reports have emerged she sent State Department passwords to her personal Yahoo account.

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U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, Palestinian Days of Rage to follow

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00am 12/6/2017 at 10:00am

Donald Trump is set to give a speech later today recognizing that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, which of course it is.

According to reports based on news pool briefings by the White House, Trump will not declare Jerusalem the “united and undivided” capital of Israel, which is how Israelis refer...

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Trump Admin capitulates to Palestinian threats, allows PLO D.C. office to stay open

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/25/2017 at 5:30pm
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If history proves one thing, it’s that giving in to Palestinian threats only leads to intransigence and more threats. Unfortunately, for the second time the Trump administration has walked back an announced policy in just such a circumstance.

The first walk back had to do with moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel...

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Tillerson Declares Rohingya Massacres in Myanmar as Ethnic Cleansing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:30am 11/22/2017 at 11:30am
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FINALLY. As I’ve been covering and tweeting for months, the Myanmar army has been committing atrocities on the Rohingya minority, basically to the point to eliminate the people from the planet.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has finally declared these atrocities as ethnic cleansing, which is exactly what is...

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State Department Honors Transgender Day of Rememberance

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/20/2017 at 4:30pm

Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a statement commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance.

“On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence,” said Tillerson in an official statement.

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State Department Still Needs to Process 40,000 Hillary Emails

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/23/2017 at 5:30pm

Judicial Watch announced today that the State Department told a federal court that officials still need to process 40,000 out of 72,000 emails that belonged to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The watchdog organization filed a lawsuit to receive her emails in May 2015. The department has only processed 32,000...

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Trump Admin Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats Due to Mysterious Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 2:30pm 10/3/2017 at 2:30pm
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President Donald Trump’s administration has expelled 15 diplomats from the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., due to the mysterious attacks on U.S. diplomats that have caused major health problems. From Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:

On October 3, the Department of State informed the Government of Cuba that it was ordering the...

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Tillerson: U. S. Does Not Recognize Kurdish Independence Referendum

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/1/2017 at 5:00pm
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We blogged about the Kurdish Independence vote held last week and about the resulting international threats and tensions, including the closing of Kurdish airports.

Pro-western Iraqi Kurds are disappointed by the lukewarm European response to their overwhelming victory, and can’t be too happy with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement that the...

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U.S. Cuts Embassy Staff in Cuba, Halts Travel After Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/29/2017 at 2:30pm
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The left rejoiced when President Barack Obama decided to normalize relations with the Cuban regime, reopened our embassy, and allowed travel to the island.

But most of that has come to a screeching halt after mysterious attacks on our diplomats, which have caused serious health problems. The State Department has decided to...

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State Dept. Announces $32 Million in Aid for Rohingya Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 3:30pm 9/20/2017 at 3:30pm
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I have been documenting the horrors the Rohingya minority are facing in Myanmar and...

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State Dept: Russia Must Close San Francisco Consulate by Sept. 2

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/31/2017 at 4:00pm
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The State Department has told Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco, CA, by September 2. Yes, in only two days. The order also stated Russia must close a chancery in Washington, D.C., and a consular annex in New York City.

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Trump’s science envoy, a Hillary Clinton appointed UC Berkeley prof, resigns.

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/24/2017 at 4:00pm
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The dramatic resignation of the Obama-era holdovers from President Trump’s administration continue, as a UC Berkeley professor who was the science envoy for the State Department officially gave his notice.

A prominent UC Berkeley energy professor resigned his post with the U.S. State Department on Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s...

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U.S. Will Ban Citizens From Traveling to North Korea

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/21/2017 at 3:30pm
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The United States already had strict regulations regarding tourism to North Korea, but after the death of Otto Warmbier, the State Department has decided to ban it completely.

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