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United States Department of State

United States federal executive department responsible for foreign affairs

The United States Department of State (DOS), commonly referred to as the State Department, is a federal executive department responsible for carrying out U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Established in 1789 as the nation's first executive department, its duties include advising the President of the United States, administering the nation's diplomatic missions, negotiating treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and representing the U.S. at the United Nations.

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The unusual rebuke from Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley comes amid scrutiny ofΒ Trump's decision to fire the State Department's inspector general.
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The United States on Thursday warned China against imposing a new national security legislation on Hong Kong, saying a high-degree of autonomy and respect for..
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The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the "contours" of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of..
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The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the 'contours' of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of..
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The wife of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is at the center of an investigation into whether a State Department employee was assigned to do household tasks.
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President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia,..
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged he recommended the inspector general be fired because he was "undermining" the State Department.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked him to fire the State Department's inspector general and defended his right to terminate..
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President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

President Donald Trump may have fired the State Department's inspector general because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia, Democratic..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

A senior U.S. envoy left for Doha and Kabul on Sunday to press Taliban and Afghan government officials to open peace talks that the United States hopes will..
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U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad headed for Doha and Kabul on Sunday for talks with Taliban representatives and senior Afghan..
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The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday the State Department inspector general may have been fired because he..
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The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday the State Department inspector general may have been fired because he..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Monday the State Department inspector general may have been fired because he..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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