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  • Seattle protests influence John Kerry trade speech venue

    Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry he'd be better off avoiding the city to deliver a major trade speech because of ongoing protests over Arctic drilling that have drawn hundreds of activists on land and sea. Port of Seattle spokesman...
  • Hillary Clinton urges State Department to speed up release of emails

    Hillary Clinton urges State Department to speed up release of emails
    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, as her decision to spurn administration rules and use a private email address continued to dog her...
  • Cuba establishes banking relationship in US, furthering ties

    Cuba has established a banking relationship in the U.S., clearing another major obstacle to the countries re-establishing diplomatic relations, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. The official refused to identify the bank, though news...
  • US: Myanmar legislation on birth control 'dangerous'

    The U.S. says legislation on population control approved by Myanmar's parliament is dangerous and could undermine the democratic hopes of minority groups. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke voiced deep concern Tuesday over the bill. He said it...
  • State Department seeks 2016 release of Hillary Clinton's email

    WASHINGTON About 55,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's State Department email would be made public in January under an agency proposal. The email, handled on Clinton's private server and provided to the agency in December by the former secretary of state,...
  • Ramadi joins lengthening list of Pentagon misstatements on Iraq

    WASHINGTON After days of insisting against all evidence that the key Iraqi city of Ramadi was not under Islamic State control, American military officials finally acknowledged Monday that the city had fallen to the militants. But senior officials at...
  • US claims that Ramadi is a mere setback are 'delusional,' experts say

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration Monday called the fall of the capital of Iraq's Anbar province to the Islamic State a temporary setback that Iraqi forces would reverse with U.S. support. Experts dismissed that assessment as ludicrous. "'Delusional,'...
  • U.S., Cuba to hold 4th round of talks next week

    The United States and Cuba plan Thursday to hold their next round of talks aimed at re-establishing diplomatic relations and reopening embassies. As in previous talks, Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, will...
  • U.S. rushes new weapons to Iraq to blunt Islamic State advance

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State group on Friday took control of the provincial government center of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest province, and appeared to be in control of most of the city in a major defeat for the Iraqi government. Islamic...
  • US: Trade pact best leverage to improve Vietnam human rights

    Vietnam's desire to be in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact is the best leverage Washington has to press for improved human rights there, a senior U.S. official said. Tom Malinowski, the State Department's point man on human rights, told...
  • US, Cuba announce new round of diplomatic talks

    The U.S and Cuba say they will hold a new round of talks next Thursday in an attempt to remove barriers to the reopening of embassies in Washington and Havana. The talks will be held in Washington, the State Department and Cuba's Foreign Ministry...