Conservative foreign policy experts are pushing back against reports that Trump appointees at the State Department are unduly scrutinizing the records of career U.S. Foreign Service officers assigned to United Nations posts.
The State Department is spending over $1.2 million on a “Go Viral” festival in Kazakhstan.
The U.S. embassy and consulate in Kazakhstan released a funding opportunity last week, seeking applications for a nonprofit to run future festivals and events that are modeled on South by Southwest and TED talks. The most recent festival held over the weekend featured sessions on climate change and “fake news.”
The United States is calling on Russia to immediately release more than 150 individuals who human-rights groups have identified as unjustly imprisoned for their political or religious beliefs.
The U.S. Embassy in China on Friday sent out an alert to Americans traveling abroad that they needed to seek medical attention immediately if they start to experience similar symptoms shared by U.S. staffers in China and Cuba.
The latest American employee evacuated from a U.S. consulate in China after suffering from mysterious neurological symptoms is accusing State Department officials of failing to inform him and others about another employee’s similar health concerns until a month after the other staffer was evacuated.
Employees at the American consulate in Guanzhou, China have fallen ill and exhibited symptoms similar to those displayed by U.S. workers in Cuba, who in 2016 also heard strange noises.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department voiced outrage on Tuesday over the Syrian government’s assumption of the presidency of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament for the next month, saying Damascus lacked credibility to preside over the body because of its use of chemical weapons.