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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 President of the United States, 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. indicts Maduro for 'narco-terrorism' [Video]

U.S. indicts Maduro for 'narco-terrorism'

The U.S. government on Thursday brought drug trafficking charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several others, accusing them of trying "to flood the United States with cocaine,"..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:47Published
Maduro hit with U.S. 'narco-terrorism' charges [Video]

Maduro hit with U.S. 'narco-terrorism' charges

The U.S. government on Thursday brought drug trafficking charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several others, accusing them of trying "to flood the United States with cocaine,"..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:17Published
State Department Instructs Americans 'Do Not Travel Abroad' [Video]

State Department Instructs Americans 'Do Not Travel Abroad'

The State Department issued the Level 4 travel advisory on Thursday, telling Americans in certain terms: do not travel.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published
Italy passes China's coronavirus death toll [Video]

Italy passes China's coronavirus death toll

A total of 427 deaths were registered in Italy over the past 24 hours, bringing the total nationwide tally to 3,405 since the outbreak surfaced on Feb. 21. China has recorded 3,245 deaths since early..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:46Published
Pompeo hits back at China for booting U.S. journalists [Video]

Pompeo hits back at China for booting U.S. journalists

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he regretted China's decision to rescind the press credentials of more U.S. journalists and hoped Beijing would "reconsider." Gavino Garay has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:28Published
Exclusive: White House ordered classified coronavirus meetings [Video]

Exclusive: White House ordered classified coronavirus meetings

The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, an unusual step that has restricted information and hampered the U.S. government’s response..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:47Published
State Department Reports Around 2 Million False Tweets About The Coronavirus [Video]

State Department Reports Around 2 Million False Tweets About The Coronavirus

An unpublished State Department report found roughly 2 million tweets spreading false information about the coronavirus. According to Business Insider, the conspiracy theories spread after the outbreak..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Dow suffers 5-day dive on coronavirus fears [Video]

Dow suffers 5-day dive on coronavirus fears

Most of the U.S. stock market fell for a fifth straight session Wednesday, though the Nasdaq ended higher, as the latest coronavirus headlines kept investors on edge. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published
Coronavirus risk in U.S. still 'low': CDC [Video]

Coronavirus risk in U.S. still 'low': CDC

Capt. Jennifer McQuiston with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said that as many as 250 Americans will be evacuated from China's Hubei province, the epicenter of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published
Americans under quarantine at CA air base [Video]

Americans under quarantine at CA air base

Henry Walke with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spoke to reporters about the 178 evacuees from Wuhan, China, who are now under quarantine at California's Travis Air Force Base. "We are..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published
Delta, American suspend all U.S.-China flights [Video]

Delta, American suspend all U.S.-China flights

Delta and American Airlines decided on Friday to temporarily suspend all remaining U.S.-China flights after the U.S. State Department elevated a travel advisory over concerns about the coronavirus...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published
Delta Airlines To Suspend All U.S.-China Flights [Video]

Delta Airlines To Suspend All U.S.-China Flights

Delta Air Lines Inc said Friday it will temporarily suspend all remaining U.S.-China flight. The decision comes after the U.S. State Department elevated a travel advisory over concerns about the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
U.S. travel warning for China now as high as Iraq [Video]

U.S. travel warning for China now as high as Iraq

A new U.S. State Department travel advisory raised the warning for China to the same level as Iraq and Afghanistan as confirmed cases worldwide surpass SARS. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:55Published

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