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Clinton Praises Slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, calling him a “fallen hero” and praising his improvisational style of diplomacy. She spoke at a ceremony honoring Stevens and others with a Common Ground award, which focuses on conflict resolution, negotiation, and peace building. In her speech Thursday in […]

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US State Department Blasts CNN Report on Stevens’ Diary

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. State Department spokesman Philippe Reines says it is “disgusting” that news channel CNN has reported on the contents of the diary of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, despite objections from the diplomat’s family. CNN said on its website Saturday the public has the right to know what CNN has learned from multiple sources about […]

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US Ambassador to Kenya Resigns

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Kenya has unexpectedly resigned, citing tension with superiors in Washington. Scott Gration released a statement Friday announcing he had submitted his resignation to the Obama administration, to be effective July 28th. In the statement, Gration said his decision stemmed from “differences with Washington regarding my leadership style and certain priorities.” He […]

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US Ambassador to Kenya Resigns

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Kenya has unexpectedly resigned, citing tension with superiors in Washington. Scott Gration released a statement Friday announcing he had submitted his resignation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, to be effective July 28th. In the statement, Gration said “differences with Washington regarding my leadership style and certain […]

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U.S. Ambassador: Iran Should Listen to Turkey, Negotiate on Nukes

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Turkey says he hopes Iran is listening to Turkey’s encouragement for Iran to enter talks on creating a nuclear program dedicated only to peaceful purposes. Ambassador Frank Ricciardone , spoke to VOA earlier this week on the sidelines of a U.S.-Turkish relations conference in Washington. He called Turkey Iran’s “most stable, […]

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US Ambassador to Pakistan to Step Down

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter is to step down later this summer after serving almost two years in the diplomatic post. A U.S. official said Tuesday that Munster had been considering to stay for another year but decided to move on. The official denied speculations that the move was related to a poor relationship […]

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US Ambassador to Pakistan to Step Down

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter is to step down later this summer after serving almost two years in the diplomatic post. A U.S. officials said Tuesday that Munster had been considering to stay for another year but decided to move on. The official denied speculations that the move was related to poor a relationship […]

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US Envoy in Russia Suggests E-Mail, Phone Being Monitored

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. ambassador to Russia has suggested that his e-mail and phone are being monitored, as journalists keep showing up at the locations where he is holding meetings. Ambassador Michael McFaul wrote on Twitter Thursday that he respects the right of the press to go anywhere and ask any question, but asks “do they have […]

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Envoy: Pakistan Not Taking Sides in Afghanistan Peace Efforts

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s new ambassador to the United States, Sherry Rehman, says Islamabad will support Afghan-led peace initiatives but will not align itself with any particular side in the conflict. During a conference in Washington on Wednesday at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Rehman said Pakistan is “not seeking to support, bolster or play strategic games with […]

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US Instates New Ambassador to Russia

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The new U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, officially takes up his duties this Saturday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conducted the swearing-in ceremony for McFaul on Tuesday in Washington. She said his appointment represents “the kind of deeper cooperation and closer ties” with Russia that U.S. President Barack Obama supports. “Now, when President […]

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