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World 21 Jun 2017 | 6:10 AM

U.S. State Department questions Gulf motives on Qatar boycott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department bluntly questioned on Tuesday the motives of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for their boycott of Doha, saying it was "mystified" the Gulf states had not released their grievances over Qatar.

World 05 May 2017 | 4:22 AM

U.S. State Department seeks social media checks in tough new visa rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of State has proposed tougher questioning of visa applicants believed to warrant extra scrutiny, according to a document published Thursday, in a push toward the "extreme vetting" that President Donald Trump has said is necessary to prevent terrorist attacks.

World 02 Jun 2016 | 5:43 AM

U.S. State Department says part of archived briefing video was deliberately cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Part of a U.S. State Department briefing video about secret U.S.-Iran nuclear talks was deliberately deleted at the request of an unknown official before it was posted to an online archive, the department said on Wednesday.

World 03 Mar 2016 | 1:18 PM

U.S. gives immunity to State Department staffer who set up Clinton email server - WashPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has given immunity from prosecution to a State Department employee who helped set up and manage the private email server Hillary Clinton used for her work as secretary of state, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

World 03 Dec 2015 | 1:19 PM

New questions about U.S. Defense Department task force in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Department of Defense officials in Afghanistan spent nearly $150 million (100 million pounds) on private “villas,” even though they could have saved millions of dollars by staying at bases, a U.S. government watchdog said.

Nation 18 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Tawau gold mine inspected by Natural Resources Department

KOTA KINABALU: Officials from the Sabah Natural Resources Department have inspected the gold mining operations in Tawau amid calls by environmentalists for transparency.

World 26 Apr 2019 | 10:14 AM

Pompeo aims to lift State Department morale with 'ethos' statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hopes to boost morale at the State Department with an "ethos" statement that some former officials viewed with scepticism, partly because an early draft had language they saw as an admonition not to leak to the media.

World 05 Apr 2019 | 5:00 AM

Under pressure, U.S. Justice Department defends handling of Mueller report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday defended its handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report examining contacts between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia as it faced increased pressure to make the document public.

World 28 Oct 2017 | 5:12 AM

U.S. State Department names Russian defence, intel firms under sanctions law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday named 39 Russian defence- and intelligence-related entities under a new sanctions law, belatedly taking a step to enforce legislation passed overwhelmingly by Congress.

World 29 Sep 2017 | 9:33 AM

U.S. Justice Department, FBI resist lawmaker demands for 'Trump dossier' files - officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI are resisting demands from a Republican lawmaker to hand over documents about a former British spy's dossier on purported Russian support for Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, because the FBI has its own open criminal investigation, officials said.