United States Department of State

United States federal executive department responsible for foreign affairs

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The United States Department of State (DOS), commonly referred to as the State Department, is the federal executive department that advises the President and conducts international relations. Equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries, it was established in 1789 as the nation's first executive department. The current Secretary of State is Mike Pompeo, who ascended to the office in April 2018 after Rex Tillerson resigned.

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The deployment by Russia of air force planes and personnel in Venezuela over the weekend is a "reckless escalation of the situation," the U.S. State Department..
Credit: Reuters - Published 13 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Russia to "cease its unconstructive behavior" by supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a phone call..
Credit: Reuters - Published 18 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Russia to "cease its unconstructive behavior" by supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a phone call..
Credit: Reuters - Published 18 hours ago

The United States reserves the right to take action against any person helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions on energy shipments, a State Department official said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

The United States reserves the right to take action against any person helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions on energy shipments, a State Department official said on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

We need more State Department nominations from the Trump administration and more confirmations from Congress. National security is at stake.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 6 days ago

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - The Trump administration's move to end five-year visitor visas for Cubans has left residents of the island angry and frustrated..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

Advisories and other essential information for international travel is provided by the State Department on its travel.state.gov web site.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

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