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  • Missing Clinton emails likely to raise new questions

    The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said. The...
  • Leahy heads US Senate delegation to Cuba ahead of embassies

    A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators was in Cuba on Friday to meet with top government officials and others to discuss rapprochement between the two countries. The United States and Cuba announced on Dec. 17 they would move to restore diplomatic ties...
  • Amid new engagements, US tags Cuba, Iran as rights abusers

     Amid new engagements, US tags Cuba, Iran as rights abusers
    The United States on Thursday tagged Iran and Cuba as serial human rights abusers even as the Obama administration accelerates attempts to improve relations with both countries. Days before the resumption of nuclear talks with Tehran and weeks before...
  • Kerry off to Vienna for Iran nuke talks as deadline looms

    With next week's deadline for an Iran nuclear deal fast approaching, Secretary of State John Kerry headed back to the talks in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, this time leaning on crutches. On his first overseas trip since breaking his leg earlier this...
  • US urges China to free family members of US-based journalist

    The State Department is urging Chinese authorities to release family members of a Washington-based Radio Free Asia journalist who have faced harassment in apparent retribution for his reporting. Shohret Hoshur (SHOH-ret HO-shur), a U.S. citizen, works...
  • State Dept.: 15 emails missing from Clinton cache

    The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said Thursday....
  • U.S. sharply criticizes Iran's human rights record on eve of nuclear talks

    U.S. sharply criticizes Iran's human rights record on eve of nuclear talks
    On the eve of talks to conclude a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration Thursday identified the Tehran government as one of the world’s worst abusers of human rights. In its annual report on human rights around the world, the...
  • After lauding ties with China, US lists the rights abuses

    After heralding U.S. ties with China this week, the State Department shed light Thursday on an issue that got little public attention during the high-level talks in Washington: human rights. Repression of activists in China was routine, and tens of...
  • Burundi: 100 students seek refuge at US embassy in capital

    About 100 university students in Burundi are in the U.S. embassy's parking lot seeking refuge amid the country's political turmoil, an embassy statement confirmed Thursday. The students had been camping at a construction site adjacent to the embassy...
  • A look at countries cited in human rights report

    The Obama administration tagged Iran and Cuba among serial human-rights abusers in its annual report on government mistreatment of its citizens, even as it works toward some sort of rapprochement with both. It also listed numerous other countries where...
  • State Department issuing visas again after database glitch

    The State Department is issuing passports and visas again at overseas diplomatic missions after encountering a significant problem with a computer database earlier this month. Spokesman John Kirby says 45,000 visas were finalized Monday, a third of those...