The State Department has been deeply shaken by the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry, as revelations that President Donald Trump enlisted diplomats to dig up dirt on a political rival threaten to tarnish its reputation as a nonpartisan arm of U.S.
By Ben Fox, Matthew Lee, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
A former State Department contractor sentenced to life in prison is asking for a new trial because of what he says is newly discovered evidence.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The moment the nomination was received by the Senate on Monday afternoon, Esper was required to step out of his role as acting defense secretary — a job he has held since June — until he is confirmed as the…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
War in Yemen has killed at least 10,000 people and endangered millions more. Now questions are being raised on Capitol Hill and inside the State Department about U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition, and whether Saudi Arabia and the United…
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump ripped into Attorney General Jeff Sessions, telling Hill.TV that Sessions has failed him on everything from the Russia probe to border enforcement. Also, the State Department reported that the number of terror attacks…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons called on President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday to withdraw its nominee for a key State Department position over his "lack of empathy" for immigrants.
More than 70 positions, including ambassadors to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, remain open in the State Department, while several positions have nominees but await confirmation from the White House. Usually dominated by career diplomats, the Trump administration has overwhelmingly put…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The State Department said Wednesday it would begin revoking passports of registered child sex offenders and will require them to apply for a new one that carries a "unique identifier" of their status.
By News Desk and Associated Press
Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner will lead the Tuesday briefing. Watch live starting around 2 p.m. EST on this page.
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