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World Feb 23U.S. may move embassy to Jerusalem as early as May 2018
Two Trump administration officials say the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence. The officials say Congress is being notified of the impending move on Friday.
Nation Feb 06State Department misses climate report deadline
The State Department had until January 1 to submit the report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Trump administration has committed to staying in that treaty despite moving to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
World Feb 01U.S. says Syria may be making new types of chemical weapons
The Trump administration says Syrian President Bashar Assad's government may be developing new, more sophisticated chemical weapons.
World Jan 30Putin: U.S. took ‘hostile step’ in publishing Russia list
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the Trump administration made a "hostile step" when it published a list of Russian businessmen and politicians as part of a sanctions law against Moscow.
Nation Jan 26U.S. hits Ukraine separatists, Russia officials with sanctions
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Friday it will punish 21 people and nine companies with sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.
World Jan 24U.S. says 4 Americans killed, 2 wounded in Taliban attack on Afghanistan hotel
The department had previously confirmed that multiple Americans were killed and injured, but had declined to give an exact figure until family members could be properly notified.
World Jan 23Americans killed, injured in attack on Kabul hotel, State Department says
Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, the State Department said Tuesday.
Politics Dec 23AP report: U.S. officials say lethal weapons headed to Ukraine
Ukraine will soon have more lethal American-made weapons to help it fight Russian-backed separatists.
Nation Dec 20U.S. slaps 5 Russians with sanctions over human rights
WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on five Russians, including the leader of Chechnya, under a U.S. human rights law that has been a major irritant between Washington and Moscow.
Politics Nov 16U.S. opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at UN to banning it
Although it may seem counterintuitive — who wouldn’t want to condemn Nazis? — State Department officials said that free speech protections and other problems with the resolution make it impossible for America to support the document.