U.S. Department of State

Why does the State Department make it hard to adopt children from other countries?

Adoption from other countries is down 80 percent since its peak. Why do we make this hard? America is pro-adoption; the State Department should be, too.<p>The State Department’s current anti-adoption polices are preventing Americans from becoming parents by opening their hearts and homes to orphans …

Sean Spicer

Glendale street renaming, traffic scofflaws catch eyes of readers this week

Re: The recent story about the Glendale City Council’s approval of a plan to rename a portion of Maryland Avenue as Artsakh Street.<p>Artsakh is a small geographical region in the south Caucasus mountains commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh. Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) is a disputed ethnic “island,” an …

City Politics

Fentress Architects to design USA Pavilion for World Expo 2020 in Dubai

Colorado-based Fentress Architects has been selected to design the USA Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo to be held in Dubai, the first Middle Eastern …


These Are American's Dream Travel Destinations, New Study Finds

If given the opportunity to plan your perfect vacation, where would you go? Would you stay domestic or pursue an international excursion?<p>If you chose …


Judge: Mich. cafe owner won’t be deported

Ibrahim Parlak has been facing deportation for more than a decade but will now be allowed to stay in the U.S.


UNA-USA and U.S. Department of State Announce 2018-19 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Scott Peters of Utah as the 2018-2019 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. Mr. Peters was …

United Nations

Former military contractor from Arizona found guilty of theft of government property

An ex-government contractor was found guilty of stealing U.S. property from a military base. Michael Gilbert would ship items from the base to …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Blueprints for 3D-printed guns will soon hit the web

Defense Distributed owner Cody Wilson, who infamously debuted the world’s first 3D-printed gun in 2013, will begin publishing blueprints for more advanced 3D-printed guns, <i>CNET</i> reports. <b>The blueprints will be free for anyone to download and be available from August 1.</b> The U.S. Department of State had …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

The Washington Post launches The Cyber 202 Live series

On Friday, July 20, The Washington Post will host leaders from the cybersecurity sector for the inaugural Cyber 202 Live event. Speakers will discuss the most pressing cyber threats facing the United States, how the government and private sector are working together to combat them and what is being …

National Security

The USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Unveils National PartnersIn Landmark Public-Private Partnership, the U.S. Department of State selects PAVILION USA 2020 Consortium to Support the Development,...

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Expo 2020 Dubai — the next World’s Fair — may be two years away, but plans and preparation are well under way for the USA Pavilion. Recently, the U.S. Department of State announced that Big Things Group, leading the consortium Pavilion USA 2020, was …

Public-Private Partnership

New Approaches for U.S.-Africa Trade Aired At Annual Agoa Forum

New Approaches for U.S.-Africa Trade Aired At Annual Agoa ForumGovernmental officials from Africa and the United States, along with Ministers and …


Download PDO: English Language Programs for Android by Georgetown University

The English Language Fellow Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) Event App allows you to connect with the English Language Fellows in your program cycle …


Judge denies agent's request to remove tracking device

A federal agent accused of sexually assaulting three women in Wisconsin must continue to wear a monitoring device.<p>A Waukesha County judge Monday …


Grad Students & Early Career Scientists: Apply for NAS Mirzayan Fellowship by Sept. 7

If you’re a graduate student or within five years of receiving your PhD, and you’re interested in learning about science and technology policy in …


U.S. State Department employee guilty of making child porn using Canadian children

An employee with the U.S. Department of State has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography using several children in Canada.<p>The U.S. Attorney’s …

U.S. Dept. of State

Mich. Muslim mother sues over sons' immigration delay

Dearborn mother has spent 2 years awaiting decision, according to suit filed by CAIR-MI


Turkish army conducts eighth round of patrol in Manbij

The Turkish military completed its eighth round of patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij on July 2 as part of a deal with the United States.

Middle East

Celebration High School alumna to teach Malaysian kids English on Fulbright scholarship

Former Central Florida student Sarah Stellwag is headed to Malaysia next year on the prestigious Fulbright scholarship to teach English to local …

High School

Former State Department employee pleads guilty to production of child pornography

A former State Department employee pleaded guilty Monday to the production of child pornography, prosecutors said.<p>Skydance MacMahon, 44, of Alexandria was a digital media administrator at the Foreign Services Institute of the U.S. Department of State in Arlington when he conspired to create more …

U.S. Dept. of State

Thousands Of Child Porn Images Made By Alexandria Man: Prosecutor

The man worked for the State Department at the time he reportedly produced and shared child porn.<p>ALEXANDRIA, VA—An Alexandria man who previously …

U.S. Dept. of State

Militant Leadership Monitor - December 2013 Issue

The December Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras. The first focuses on the recent announcement by eastern …

Free Syrian Army

PH fully in line with anti-trafficking standards – U.S. State Dep’t

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Philippines retained Tier 1 ranking in the U.S. Department of State's 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report unveiled by …

Ivanka Trump

The BAC Returns to National College of Arts in Pakistan

The Boston Architectural College (BAC), led by Director of Historic Preservation Eleni Glekas, just returned from another trip to Pakistan. Not an …


Former Milton Academy faculty member faces rape charges

A former faculty member of Milton Academy authorities say has been living in Southeast Asia will appear in Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham this …


Mexico’s Elite Are Demanding More Armored Cars

7:00 PM 06/26/2018<p>Mexico’s rich are demanding more armored luxury cars than ever before in response to record high rates of violent crime, Reuters …

Conservative View

Drew Nelson

As Director, International Affairs for EDF’s US Climate and Energy Program, Drew is focused on understanding how best to work with governments and …

Natural Gas

Hezbollah Claims Main Twitter, Facebook Accounts Shut Down

<p>The main Twitter and Facebook accounts representing terrorist group Hezbollah were reportedly shut down over the weekend.</p> <div> </div>

Conservative View

Guatemala asks U.S. for migrant protections due to volcano fallout

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan migrants to the United States should receive temporary protection from deportation because of recent volcanic eruptions in their home country, Guatemalan officials said on Monday.<p>President Jimmy Morales said on Twitter he had instructed his Foreign Ministry to …

Latino News

YPG has agreed to ‘depart Manbij,’ says US

The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which is seen by Ankara as a terrorist organization and an offspring of the outlawed Kurdistan …

Middle East

Dallas hotel hosts event to help make getting your passport easier

Getting a passport can be kind of a beating. Maybe that's why only 40 percent of Americans have one. But an event being staged at a Dallas hotel will …