Blinken stresses ‘unshakable’ US commitment to Ukraine in call with Russian counterpart

Blinken stresses ‘unshakable’ US commitment to Ukraine in call with Russian counterpart

This post was originally published on this siteSecretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday in what a State Department spokesperson said was an effort to de-escalate the heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine.In a statement…

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Blinken to travel to Ukraine and Germany this week

Blinken to travel to Ukraine and Germany this week

This post was originally published on this siteSecretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Ukraine and Germany this week as the Russian threat toward Ukraine continues to loom.

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Blinken calls for ‘peaceful’ resolution to crisis in Kazakhstan

Blinken calls for ‘peaceful’ resolution to crisis in Kazakhstan

This post was originally published on this siteSecretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Kazakhstan’s top diplomat on Thursday and called for a “peaceful, rights-respecting resolution” to deadly and violent protests in the country while also raising concern…

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Blinken to appoint 2 veteran officials in effort to help Afghan girls and women

Blinken to appoint 2 veteran officials in effort to help Afghan girls and women

This post was originally published on this siteWomen in Afghanistan are increasingly bearing the brunt of the humanitarian crisis after the exit of U.S. military forces in August.

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Blinken warns Republicans against blocking US envoy nominations

Blinken warns Republicans against blocking US envoy nominations

This post was originally published on this site US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Tuesday that continued Republican opposition to the nomination of ambassadors in the Senate risked undermining American foreign policy. A handful of Republicans have been blocking the nomination of many envoys in a US Senate...

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U.S. weighs grim options if nuclear talks with Iran collapse

U.S. weighs grim options if nuclear talks with Iran collapse

This post was originally published on this siteIran and world powers are due to resume talks next week, but prospects are bleak and the U.S. and its allies are weighing a grim set of choices if talks fail.

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Blinken Says Qatar To Act as US Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan

Blinken Says Qatar To Act as US Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan

This post was originally published on this site By Humeyra Pamuk and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The United States and Qatar signed an accord on Friday for Qatar to represent U.S. diplomatic interests in Afghanistan, an important signal of possible future direct engagement between Washington and the Taliban after two decades...

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Blinken vows to solve ‘Havana syndrome’ mystery

Blinken vows to solve ‘Havana syndrome’ mystery

This post was originally published on this site US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday pledged to “get to the bottom” of so-called “Havana syndrome,” which some allege could be caused by Russian microwave attacks. Seeking to assure concerned US diplomats that the government was taking the puzzling affliction...

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Democrats press Biden admin to lift embassy ban on discussing gay marriage

Democrats press Biden admin to lift embassy ban on discussing gay marriage

This post was originally published on this siteMore than 60 House Democrats are calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to lift the State Department’s blanket ban on U.S. diplomats lobbying for gay

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