Tag : Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates

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On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Vaccine Queue

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WASHINGTON — In the best of times, working at the United States Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, was always difficult: Pollution, poor electricity, unreliable internet service...
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Blinken, Without Leaving Home, Tries to Mend Fences With Allies Abroad

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Behind the jokes, however, there is frustration. Mr. Blinken and President Biden say the United States faces a herculean challenge in restoring bonds with key...
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Seeking Fresh Start With Iraq, Biden Avoids Setting Red Lines With Iran

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After a rocket attack that killed an American contractor in December 2019, the United States blamed Kataib Hezbollah, and bombed five of its bases. That...
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To ‘Re-engage the World,’ Biden Looks to Win Over U.S. Diplomats First

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WASHINGTON — Pledging to rebuild international alliances and bolster the United States’ moral standing, President Biden on Thursday outlined plans to “re-engage the world.” But...
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Biden Will Restore U.S. Relations With Palestinians, Reversing Trump Cutoff

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will restore diplomatic relations with the Palestinian Authority, more than two years after President Donald J. Trump effectively ended them....
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Mike Pompeo Leaves State Department With a Dubious Legacy

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In Europe, Mr. Pompeo is credited with helping to strengthen NATO as a bulwark against Russia, including through increased military spending. Alexander R. Vershbow, a...
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Strong Views and ‘Close to the Boss’: How U.S. Envoy Reshaped a Conflict

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Previous administrations, he said, had struggled merely to bring the Palestinians to the bargaining table. Waiting for the Palestinians to agree to talks before moving...
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Trump Refuses to Demand Political Appointees Resign

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WASHINGTON — The White House has so far declined to ask for the resignations of its ambassadors and other political appointees, potentially delaying a turnover...
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Trump Warns Iran of Retaliation After Attacks on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

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WASHINGTON — President Trump warned Iran on Wednesday that he would hold it accountable “if one American is killed” in rocket attacks in Iraq that...
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1998 U.S. Embassy Bombing Victims Are Assured Equal Compensation in Deal With Sudan

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WASHINGTON — Victims of the 1998 bombings of two United States Embassies in East Africa will soon receive up to $485 million in compensation as...