President Obama answers a question regarding the ongoing situation in the Ukraine, during his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday.
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March 3, 2014 President Obama said that if his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, were truly interested in protecting Russians in Ukraine, then the U.S. would back deploying international monitors to the region.
February 7, 2014 Stephen Kim, who was indicted in 2010 for allegedly revealing top-secret information relating to North Korea, will reportedly serve 13 months in prison as part of the plea deal.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sunday.
January 20, 2014 The main group opposing the Assad regime had issued an ultimatum saying it would pull out unless the invitation to Tehran was revoked.
August 2, 2013 The State Department said it was concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens and interests by al-Qaida.
August 2, 2013 Few details have emerged about the U.S. plan to shut down embassies that would normally be open this Sunday. A senior State Department official says that the U.S. facilities may close for more days, as well. The closures are described as "precautionary steps" taken "out of an abundance of caution."
August 1, 2013 The State Department said it made the decision "'out of an abundance of caution." It said that there is the potential that the closures could extend.
Teresa Heinz Kerry and her husband John, the secretary of state, in February.
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July 9, 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry's wife suffered "seizure-like symptoms" over the weekend. Doctors have ruled out heart attack, stroke, or a brain tumor, the State Department says. Heinz Kerry is 74.
June 10, 2013 According to the news organization, the State Department Inspector General's memo cites cites eight specific examples in which investigations of alleged illegal and inappropriate activity were unduly influenced by other parts of the department.
Popular satirist Bassem Youssef, who has come to be known as Egypt's Jon Stewart, waves as he enters Egypt's state prosecutors office on Sunday.
April 3, 2013 The embassy tweeted a link to Stewart's monologue mocking Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The tweet offended the Egyptians, so the embassy deleted its entire Twitter account. It then restored the feed without the offending tweet.
The U.S. Embassy in central London in 2009.
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February 26, 2013 Beauty vs. security. Some say the two can exist in the same space when it comes to America's embassies.
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Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif speaks during a memorial service in Tripoli for U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three consulate staff killed in Benghazi on Sept. 11.
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December 18, 2012 An independent panel said systematic management failures at the State Department led to inadequate security that left the diplomatic mission vulnerable. Despite those failures, the board found no cause for any disciplinary action.
December 10, 2012 The decision to add Jabhat al-Nusra to the list of foreign terrorist organizations is meant to marginalize extremists who are among the groups working to oust President Bashar Assad. A State Department spokeswoman said the group was an al-Qaida front.
September 24, 2012 In a back-and-forth about CNN's decision to report details from slain Ambassador Chris Stevens' journal, State spokesman Philippe Reines and reporter Michael Hastings let loose with some blue words.
March 28, 2011 In an interview with the BBC, Crowley said that the U.S. is not torturing Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, but felt his treatment undermines U.S. credibility.
February 4, 2011 The ex-ambassador helped create a very unhappy atmosphere at the U.S. embassy in Luxembourg. A State Department inspector general's report also cited financial irregularities at the embassy.
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