Tag : State Department

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Blinken Proposes a Foreign Policy Not ‘Disconnected From Our Daily Lives’

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken used his first major address on Wednesday to rally a domestic constituency for President Biden’s foreign policy...
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Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi’s Killing, Fearing Relations Breach

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WASHINGTON — President Biden has decided that the price of directly penalizing Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is too high, according to senior...
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Biden Speaks With Saudi King; Unclear if Khashoggi Killing Was Discussed

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WASHINGTON — President Biden held his first call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, but the official White House description of it made...
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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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Tough Sanctions, Then a Mysterious Last-Minute Turnabout

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WASHINGTON — In early December, an Israeli billionaire named Dan Gertler made an unusual request to the Treasury Department. A mining magnate who had been...
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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...