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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 U.S. President, 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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U.S.'s North Korea envoy to visit Japan, South Korea next week

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said..
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In 'clear warning', Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

Hundreds of members of China's People's Armed Police could be seen conducting exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State Department expressed concern that they could be..
Reuters - Published

Videos for United States Department of State

Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy [Video]Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy

The United States and Iran could be moving toward a partnership to stabilize Afghanistan as President Trump seeks to remove U.S. troops and end America's longest war, according to sources that told..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:35Published

Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong border [Video]Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong border

Hundreds of members of China's People's Armed Police (PAP) continued to conduct exercises on Friday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Chinese paramilitary are massing near Hong Kong [Video]Chinese paramilitary are massing near Hong Kong

Images have emerged of hundreds of armored vehicles and members of a Chinese anti-terrorism force gathered across a bridge from Hong Kong. It underlines legal experts who say that Beijing may be..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong [Video]Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

Hundreds of members of China's People's Armed Police conducted exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State Department expressed concern that they could be deployed across..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Trump ties China trade deal to Hong Kong protest [Video]Trump ties China trade deal to Hong Kong protest

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was "deeply concerned"..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

U.S. Gov't Warns Travelers About Hong Kong [Video]U.S. Gov't Warns Travelers About Hong Kong

The US State Department is warning travelers to exercise "increased caution" in Hong Kong amid ongoing protests. Pro-democracy demonstrators have crippled the city's airport for days. The pro-democracy..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

State spox grilled over A$AP Rocky's liberation [Video]State spox grilled over A$AP Rocky's liberation

State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus was asked on Thursday why top U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien was sent to Sweden during rapper A$AP Rocky's assault trial, to which she replied,..

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U.S. calls China 'thuggish regime' for singling out diplomat [Video]U.S. calls China 'thuggish regime' for singling out diplomat

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus on Thursday called China a "thuggish regime" for disclosing personal details and a photograph of a U.S. diplomat who met with leaders of Hong Kong's..

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U.S. believes son of Bin Laden is dead: official [Video]U.S. believes son of Bin Laden is dead: official

The United States believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, according to an official. Matthew Larotonda..

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North Korea launches two missiles: South Korea [Video]North Korea launches two missiles: South Korea

The South Korean military said that North Korea has launched two short-range missiles, nearly a week after firing two other missiles. That was intended to put pressure on the joint military exercises..

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U.S. To North Korea: Knock Off The 'Provocations,' Please [Video]U.S. To North Korea: Knock Off The 'Provocations,' Please

Reuters reports the United States on Thursday urged North Korea to refrain from further provocations. The warning came after the communist country test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

U.S. urges North Korea to stick with diplomacy [Video]U.S. urges North Korea to stick with diplomacy

The United States on Thursday urged North Korea to refrain from further provocations after the communist country test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles and said it still hoped for a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

North Korea fires suspected missiles into ocean [Video]North Korea fires suspected missiles into ocean

North Korea fired at least two projectiles early on Thursday from an area near Wonsan, on North Korea's eastern coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Iran Must Release Seized Ship And Crew [Video]Iran Must Release Seized Ship And Crew

Iran must immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and its crew, reports Reuters. This is according to a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Thursday. “The United States strongly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Beachgoers try to rescue stranded pilot whales [Video]Beachgoers try to rescue stranded pilot whales

After a pod of whales washed up on the shores of a Georgia beach, dozens of beachgoers helped push them back to deeper waters. Up to 50 pilot whales swam into the shallow waters surrounding St Simons..

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U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief [Video]U.S. slaps sanctions on Myanmar's army chief

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

S-400s arrive in Turkey as it braces for U.S. sanctions [Video]S-400s arrive in Turkey as it braces for U.S. sanctions

The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system were delivered to NATO member Turkey on Friday a development set to escalate tensions with the United States. Emily Wither reports.

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In a snub to China, Taiwan's leader visits U.S. [Video]In a snub to China, Taiwan's leader visits U.S.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from “overseas..

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Why Turkey’s S-400 missile purchase angers the US [Video]Why Turkey’s S-400 missile purchase angers the US

A delivery of Russian S-400 air defence systems are expected to arrive in Turkey any day now despite the U.S. warning it would face sanctions if it didn't cancel the deal. Emily Wither reports.

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United States Building Maritime Security Coalition For Gulf [Video]United States Building Maritime Security Coalition For Gulf

According to Reuters, a senior U.S. State Department official on Monday said that the United States is building a coalition with its allies to protect Gulf shipping lanes by having “eyes on all..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

India Rejects U.S. Report On Attacks On Minority Muslims [Video]India Rejects U.S. Report On Attacks On Minority Muslims

According to Reuters, India on Sunday rejected a U.S. State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the..

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U.S. Human Trafficking Report Downgrades Saudi Arabia & Cuba [Video]U.S. Human Trafficking Report Downgrades Saudi Arabia & Cuba

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, the US State Department released its annual human trafficking report, demoting both Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum US..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Trump ties China trade deal to 'humane' Hong Kong resolution after troop buildup worry

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tied a U.S. trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was "deeply concerned"..
Reuters - Published

U.S. 'deeply concerned' by reports of China paramilitary movement near Hong Kong

The United States is "deeply concerned" about Chinese paramilitary movement along the Hong Kong border, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday, while warning that continued erosion of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. issues travel advisory for Hong Kong, urges caution

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday issued a travel advisory for Hong Kong, urging "increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest."
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Chinese reports on U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong 'have gone from irresponsible to dangerous': State Department

Official Chinese media reports about a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement "have gone from irresponsible to dangerous" and must stop, U.S. State Department..
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State Department suspends employee with white nationalist links

The U.S. State Department has suspended a foreign affairs official assigned to its energy bureau, a department source said on Thursday, a day after his links to a white nationalist group were revealed.
Reuters - Published

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