Content Tagged As state_department

2 years 4 months ago

US preparing to restart military aid to Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is developing plans to restart programs that would fund military training and equipment in Yemen, nearly a year after they were shut down due to escalating chaos in the embattled country. While no agreements have been cemented, U.S. defense officials say military assistance, which could...

3 years 4 months ago

State Dept. urges Americans not to go to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Japan at this time. The Asian nation, a close American ally, was struck by devastating earthquakes, a deadly tsunami and is now threatened by possible radiation leaks from several nuclear reactors damaged in the natural...

3 years 9 months ago

US Warns Americans To Be Vigilant When In Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is warning Americans about potential terrorist threats in Europe and urging U.S. citizens to be extra vigilant when they're in public places such as tourist spots and transportation hubs. The State Department on Sunday came out with a travel alert for Europe that advises...

4 years 2 months ago

U.S. couple released by Yemeni tribe

Two U.S. citizens, a husband and wife, taken hostage by Yemeni tribesmen were released on Tuesday a day after they were seized near the capital Sanaa, a Yemeni government official said. "The Americans have been freed and handed over to the mediation committee," a government official told Reuters. ...

4 years 5 months ago

It's confirmed: Haiti body was David Hames

The State Department has confirmed that remains discovered in the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti are those of a Colorado Springs man. David Hames was a videographer working for Compassion International when a massive, 7.0 earthquake reduced the hotel to rubble. Hames is survived by his widow Renee and...

4 years 9 months ago

U.S., Iranian diplomats hold rare 1-on-1 talks

U.S. and Iranian delegates met for rare one-on-one talks as world powers began high-stakes discussions Thursday to demand a halt to Iran's nuclear activities, a U.S. official said. Under Secretary of State William Burns met with Saeed Jalili, Tehran's chief negotiator, according to U.S. spokesman Robert Wood. Western...

4 years 9 months ago

Judge tosses lawsuit over Pueblo chemical weapons

A federal judge has rejected a request from Colorado health officials to set an enforceable deadline for destroying chemical weapons stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch ruled Tuesday that federal law limits the state's authority to set timelines and deadlines for destroying mustard agent stored...

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