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# state-department - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking'

The US State Department said it was no longer willing to shoulder “the very disproportionate share of the burden”.

# state-department - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

The US State Department has issued a terror travel alert for Europe

It warned American citizens of credible information showing planned attacks by Isis and Al-Qa’ida this Christmas.

# state-department - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Now the FBI is taking a look at Hillary Clinton's emails

Clinton has been criticised for her decision to use a personal email server while secretary of state.

# state-department - Friday 9 January, 2015

Moving on: US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba

it’s part of the moves to normalise ties between the two countries.

# state-department - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Released from years of 'hard labour': Two Americans imprisoned by North Korea are being allowed home

Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been held for for two years and seven months, respectively.

# state-department - Saturday 26 July, 2014

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

# state-department - Friday 24 January, 2014

From The42 US athletes cautioned on team gear outside Olympic venues Threat

US athletes cautioned on team gear outside Olympic venues

The warning for American athletes not to advertise their nationality is due to security concerns.

# state-department - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

US condemns car bomb in Belfast

The 59kg homemade bomb, which partially exploded in Belfast city centre, had the potential to do massive damage.

# state-department - Friday 9 August, 2013

US evacuates staff from Pakistan over "specific threats"

All non-emergency staff have been ordered out of the US embassy in Lahore because of the threat.

# state-department - Friday 2 August, 2013

Worldwide travel alert issued for US citizens over 'unspecified Al Qaeda threat'

Earlier the State Department announced it would be closing an unspecified number of embassies around the world this Sunday as a precautionary step.

US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns

The United States would not specify the threat or say which embassies will be closed.

# state-department - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'

The US State Department said that reports of a meeting being scheduled “aren’t accurate”.

# state-department - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Senior US official quits over damning Benghazi report

The report into the attack on the US consulate in Libya on 11 September was scathing, finding evidence of major security failures and mismanagement.

# state-department - Monday 3 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pic: Hillary Clinton and Meryl Streep are BFFs Friends 4eva

Pic: Hillary Clinton and Meryl Streep are BFFs

Is this the best selfie ever taken? Probably.

# state-department - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Hillary Clinton calls killing of David Black "outrageous and cowardly act"

The US Secretary of State praised the swift efforts of the PSNI in trying to bring the perpetrators to justice.

# state-department - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Condemnation after Pakistan child rights activist (14) shot in head

Malala Yousafzai led a campaign for the right to education for children. She was shot in the head on her school bus.

# state-department - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Children subjected to prostitution in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny - report

A US State Department report released yesterday has sparked calls for greater awareness of human trafficking that is happening here in Ireland.

# state-department - Thursday 13 October, 2011

US citizen charged with spying for Assad regime in Syria

The 47-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with acting in the US as an unregistered agent of a foreign government.

# state-department - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Wikileaks accuses Guardian newspaper of exposing unredacted cables

WikiLeaks said the disclosure had jeopardised the “careful work” it was doing to redact and publish the cables. The paper denied any wrongdoing.

# state-department - Sunday 17 July, 2011

After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia

It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years

# state-department - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Thousands of would-be US immigrants disappointed after botched lottery is rerun

Some 22,000 foreigners who were chasing the American dream and thought they’d won a coveted green card in May were left disappointed.

# state-department - Saturday 14 May, 2011

US authorities charge six people with aiding Pakistani Taliban

Three of those charged with aiding the Pakistani Taliban are US citizens, including two imams at mosques in Florida, while three are at large in Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban was behind yesterday’s double bombing in north-western Pakistan which killed 80 people.

# state-department - Friday 13 May, 2011

Would-be US immigrants left disappointed by glitch that invalidates visa lottery results Visa Lottery This post contains videos

Would-be US immigrants left disappointed by glitch that invalidates visa lottery results

The US state department blamed a technical glitch and said the lottery will have to take place again, disappointing thousands who thought they’d won a chance at a much-coveted entry into the United States.