The State Department announced that it would release emails belonging to Hillary Clinton, starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Continue reading
Dozens are dead after three attacks on three continents. In Tunisia, a gunman opened fire at a hotel. In Kuwait, a suicide bomber attacked one of the capital’s largest Shiite mosques. And in France, a man rammed a car into gas canisters at a gas plant, injuring two. According to the State Department, there is no indication the events were tactically coordinated. William Brangham reports. Continue reading
Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. Attacks largely at the hands of the Islamic State and Boko Haram raised the number of terror acts by more than a third, nearly doubled the number of deaths and nearly tripled the number of kidnappings. Continue reading
State Department officials under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton moved quickly when aides to Bill Clinton asked them in March 2010 to approve plans for the former president to address clients of a British bank under investigation for violating international sanctions. Within four days, the department’s ethics office signed off on the request — as it did for hundreds of others from the former president during his wife’s four-year tenure leading the agency. Continue reading
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Iran and six world powers broke off nuclear negotiations ahead of schedule Friday to allow members of the Iranian delegation to attend the funeral of their president’s mother, as a senior Russian official suggested that the sides were close to a deal. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget plan for next year that effectively breaks tight budget limits on military spending while promising a familiar roster of big cuts to social programs such as food stamps and Medicaid. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The State Department’s internal watchdog has found that many department employees are not preserving emails for the public record as required by the government.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.
WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration escalates economic sanctions on Russia and weighs military support to Ukraine, it has revved up a less noticed but far broader campaign to wean Central and Eastern Europe off a deep reliance on Russian energy. Continue reading