U.S. State Department

US Won't Prosecute Hostage's Families Who Pay Terrorist RansomsIn a softening of longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution — part of a broad review of U.S. hostage guidelines that will be released Wednesday.
Federal Judge Orders State Department To Release Clinton Emails MonthlyA federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to release batches of Hillary Rodham Clinton's email correspondence from her time as the nation's top diplomat every 30 days starting on June 30.
State Department Plans No Review Of Undisclosed Clinton Foundation DonationsThe State Department said Thursday it has no plans to review previously undisclosed donations to a branch of the Clinton Foundation that some say raise questions about potential conflicts of interest during former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's time in office.
State Dept. Official Charged With Soliciting MinorA U.S. State Department official was set to appear in court Wednesday following his arrest in Washington, D.C., on a charge of soliciting a minor.
Bergdahl Swap Increases Opposition To Obama's Promise To Close GuantanamoPresident Barack Obama's goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five Taliban detainees for the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.
Clinton To Jewish Committee: US Needs To Be 'Tough' In Iran Nuclear TalksFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was "personally skeptical" that Iran would agree to a comprehensive deal to remove its nuclear weapon capabilities but said the Obama administration faced a promising opportunity that required it to "give diplomacy space to work."
Greenwald Blasts Clinton 2016: 'They'll Probably Have A Gay Person After Hillary To Do The Same Thing'The former Guardian journalist who helped publish former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks last year took a series of scathing shots at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the possibility of her 2016 presidential run
Russian Foreign Minister: Moscow 'Respects' Results Of Eastern Ukraine's ReferendumThe Kremlin on Monday said Ukraine's government should engage in a dialogue with the eastern parts of the country following the controversial referendums where about 90 percent of voters said they backed their regions' sovereignty.
Obama Defends US Process On Keystone XL President Barack Obama is defending the lengthy process the U.S. is using to decide whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
Tighter Security At Some US Missions Over al-QaidaSecurity forces closed roads, put up extra blast walls and increased patrols Sunday near some of the more than 20 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington had ordered closed for the weekend following warnings of a possible al-Qaida attack.
Ex-State Dept. Aide Gets 1 Year for Taking Bribe A former security officer with the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service has been sentenced to a year in prison for accepting gifts in exchange for helping a Jamaican musician gain a U.S. visa.
CBS News: U.S. State Department Cover-Ups Range From Prostitution Charges to Drug RingsUncovered documents show the U.S. State Department may have covered up allegations of illegal behavior ranging from sexual assaults to an underground drug ring.
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