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A Canadian company has reapplied for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline that would connect the tar sands oil development in northern Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, the State Department announced Friday.

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State Department conducts press briefing in Spanishupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 17:47:00

Reporters from Spanish-language media peppered a State Department spokesman with questions Thursday on sanctions in Syria, Iran's influence in Latin America and Colombia's decision not to invite Cuba to an upcoming regional summit.

Cruise line: 22 passengers robbed in Mexican seaside resortupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 17:52:00

Twenty-two Carnival Cruise Lines passengers were robbed of valuables and their passports during a shore excursion in the Mexico seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta, cruise officials said late Saturday.

Travel warning: Violence spreading in Mexicoupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 19:05:00

Americans should avoid all but essential travel to all or parts of 14 Mexican states, the U.S. State Department warns as violence has spread.

U.S. has not yet seen charges against Americans held in Egyptupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 13:34:00

The State Department said Thursday it has not received the official document from an Egyptian magistrate laying out charges against the staff of U.S. and international democracy-building groups.

CNNMoney: Keystone Kongress: Gift for TransCanadaupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 13:39:00

The eleventh-hour agreement by Congress to extend the payroll tax cut is a victory for American consumers.

CNNMoney: TransCanada agrees to re-route Keystone pipelineupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 14:14:00

TransCanada says it is willing to reroute the proposed Keystone oil sands pipeline within Nebraska in view of environmental concerns.

State Department evaluating options for controversial pipelineupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 15:34:00

The State Department is considering a variety of options on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, including an alternative route or even not granting permission for the pipeline to be built.

The State Department -- a great place to work?updated: Wed Nov 09 2011 15:12:00

Travel to exotic locations? Learn a new language? Help change the world?

Plans for private contractors to protect U.S. diplomats in Iraq criticizedupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 19:35:00

The State Department came under fire on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for plans to bring in thousands of private contractors to protect diplomats once American troops withdraw from Iraq at the end of the year.

State Department defends handling of Canada oil sands pipelineupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 16:47:00

The State Department said Monday that e-mails it was required to release under a Freedom of Information Act request on a controversial pipeline proposal show only one side of the story and pledged to keep the approval process "transparent."

CNNMoney: U.S. to decide the Keystone XL pipeline's fateupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 16:42:00

The heated discussion over whether to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico is almost over.

Senator: Protect airliners from shoulder-fired missilesupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 18:48:00

Fresh concerns that thousands of highly portable anti-aircraft missiles may be missing in Libya are prompting a new call to protect American jetliners from attack.

Supporters of Iranian resistance group rally at State Departmentupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 18:40:00

Hundreds of supporters of the Iranian resistance group Mujahedin-e Khalq rallied in front of the U.S. State Department in Washington Friday, demanding the United States remove the group from its list of foreign terrorist organizations.

How the government issues travel alertsupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 10:47:00

As riots sweep several British cities, the U.S. State Department is cautioning Americans in the U.K. to avoid areas of civil unrest, monitor local media reports and not engage in any debates that might turn violent.

Uganda youth baseball team denied U.S. visas over age discrepanciesupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 08:15:00

A Ugandan youth baseball team that would have been the first from Africa to play in the Little League World Series was denied visas over players' age discrepancies, the U.S. State Department said.

State Department updates warning to Americans overseasupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 15:40:00

The State Department is warning Americans that al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Iranian opposition group pushes to be removed from U.S. terror listupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 16:26:00

Backers of an Iranian opposition group rallied outside the U.S. State Department on Friday demanding it be removed quickly from the U.S. list of terrorist organizations, pointing to a court ruling issued a year ago that found its rights had been violated.

Tips on traveling with a passportupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 15:57:00

Alison Kosik briefs us on the latest passport protocol in this "On The Go."

EU fight against traffickingupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 15:33:00

The OSCE coordinator for combatting human trafficking outlines challenges and successes in the modern slavery fight.

State Department report ranks countries on human traffickingupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 15:33:00

Human trafficking is flourishing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iran, with little effort by the countries' governments to combat it, the U.S. State Department said Monday.

U.S. State Department warns those involved in Gaza protest flotillaupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 21:36:00

The U.S. State Department on Friday ramped up its warnings urging Americans not to join other activists in a flotilla, expected to sail soon, aimed at challenging Israel's maritime blockage of the Gaza strip.

State Department blasted over private contractor managementupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 12:22:00

The State Department came under sharp criticism Monday over how it hires and monitors thousands of private contractors.

U.S. designates Chechen group in North Caucasus as terrorist entityupdated: Thu May 26 2011 21:41:00

The United States has added Caucasus Emirate, a Chechen group based in North Caucasus, to its list of terrorist groups, and authorized an award of up to $5 million for information leading to the location of its leader, the State Department announced Thursday.

Computer glitch voids green card lottery resultsupdated: Sat May 14 2011 12:57:00

Tens of thousands of would-be immigrants to America are sure to be disappointed after a computer glitch prompted the State Department to invalidate results of the most recent green card visa lottery.

U.S. State Department condemns 'odious' Ugandan anti-gay billupdated: Thu May 12 2011 15:51:00

The State Department Thursday condemned a proposed bill in the Ugandan parliament that could make engaging in homosexual acts a capital offense punishable by death. The bill may be debated Friday by the Ugandan parliament.

U.S. Embassy resumes normal operations in Egyptupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 07:46:00

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has resumed normal operations and the State Department is lifting the "ordered departure" status for its non-emergency staff there, according to a travel alert issued Thursday.

Defiant U.S. ambassador rebuked for faith-based writing asks to resignupdated: Sat Apr 16 2011 22:47:00

The U.S. ambassador to Malta has submitted his resignation, just over a week after he was called out in a State Department report for allegedly devoting time to writing about religion at the expense of his official duties.

CNNMoney: U.S. issues passports to thousands of tax cheatsupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 13:12:00

The State Department is issuing passports to people who collectively owe billions of dollars in back taxes -- and can't do anything about it, according to a Congressional watchdog agency.

State Department prepares for government shutdownupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 16:41:00

If you are an American traveling abroad during the government shutdown and you need help from the local U.S. Embassy for an emergency, you'll still get it.

Report tracks 'dramatic changes' sweeping the Mideastupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 14:19:00

The latest assessment of human rights by the United States is critical of the records of Middle Eastern governments, including those of allies like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and adds that it will take "years" before the impact of the wave of unrest across the region is understood.

State Department warns foreign reporters in Libyaupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 11:02:00

The Libyan government -- which has denied access to its country as security forces brutally crack down on opponents -- says it will regard foreign journalists who have crossed its borders as "terrorist collaborators," the U.S. State Department said in a statement Thursday.

State Department says Egypt's talks not broad enoughupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 20:15:00

The State Department took a more critical stance Monday on negotiations that Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman is holding with members of the opposition.

Americans evacuating Egyptupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 11:00:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks with foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty about American citizens evacuating Egypt.

Americans urged to leave Egypt while charters availableupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 11:00:00

With a rapidly deteriorating situation on the streets of Cairo, the U.S. State Department is urging Americans who want help getting out of Egypt to "take advantage of U.S. government charter flights while they are available."

American vows to stay in Egyptupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 23:08:00

An American teacher in Egypt says he has no plans to leave despite the protests.

Foreigners scramble to get out of Egypt as protests turn violentupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 23:08:00

American citizens who want to leave Egypt on a U.S. government flight should report to the airport as soon as the nightly curfew ends, according to official Twitter messages from the Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Out of Egypt: Governments bring citizens away from uprisingupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 18:51:00

As Egypt's president for the last 30 years announced he won't stand for re-election and hundreds of thousands of Egyptians filled streets and squares to demand his resignation, countries around the world scrambled to get their citizens out of the north African nation.

Exodus from Egyptupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 14:12:00

The U.S. State Department is trying to get thousands of Americans out of Egypt as protests there continue.

Evacuations ramp up as Egypt protests continueupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 14:12:00

Hundreds of evacuees streamed out of Egypt aboard aircraft Monday, seeking to escape the continued unrest across the country.

State Department relocating people identified in WikiLeaks releasesupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 18:21:00

The State Department says it has helped relocate a number of people in other countries who, it says, could be in danger because their names have appeared in diplomatic cables revealed by Wikileaks.

U.S. says diplomat was roughed up in Vietnamupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 15:25:00

The United States lodged a "strong protest" with Vietnamese authorities after its diplomat was manhandled by police, the State Department said.

U.S. OKs return of diplomatic families to Saudi Arabiaupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 13:16:00

Citing a continued improvement in the security climate in Saudi Arabia, the United States has authorized the return of all family members to U.S. diplomatic outposts in the oil-rich monarchy.

U.S. diplomat: 'Grueling' effort to patch up international tiesupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 20:43:00

A senior State Department official conceded Wednesday that, "This was a rough week for American diplomacy."

WikiLeaks threat sparks massive review of diplomatic documentsupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 14:28:00

The threat of publication of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables by a muckraker website has prompted a massive review of documents at U.S. embassies around the world, a U.S. official says.

WikiLeaks release could damage diplomatic relations, former envoy saysupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 21:51:00

Diplomatic cables expected to be released soon by WikiLeaks could contain highly sensitive information that reveals U.S. negotiating positions, secret intelligence and other confidential matters, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia told CNN.

Google redraws the Nicaraguan borderupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 17:25:00

Google Maps has retraced the border between two Central American countries after a territory dispute developed.

Travel alert issued for U.S. citizens in Europeupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 09:47:00

The United States issued a general travel alert for Americans in Europe on Sunday amid concerns that al Qaeda or related groups plan attacks similar to the 2008 massacre in the Indian city of Mumbai.

State Department issues travel alert over Quran burningupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 19:14:00

The U.S. State Department on Thursday issued a travel alert, cautioning Americans of "the potential for anti-U.S. demonstrations in many countries" over plans by a pastor of a small church in Gainesville, Florida, to burn Qurans on Saturday.

Imam behind Islamic center project hasn't returned to New Yorkupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 14:14:00

The State Department learned Friday that the imam behind the controversial Park51 Islamic community center project has not returned home after a State Department-sponsored tour in the Middle East.

Are Iraqi forces really ready?updated: Thu Aug 26 2010 13:09:00

Recent attacks raise major concerns about long-term stability in Iraq. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Afghan women, kids battle drug addictionupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 02:01:00

Inside an Afghan drug treatment center, CNN's Jill Dougherty meets women and children battling addiction.

Afghan women, children turn to drugsupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 02:01:00

The 18 women sit cross-legged on metal beds, wearing long, loose dresses and nightgowns, their heads completely covered with shawls. They do not want us to see them. Some of them are holding babies in their laps.

State Department warns against travel to Russiaupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 16:38:00

The State Department on Tuesday issued a travel warning for Russia because of wildfires and hot weather in the Moscow region and surrounding areas.

State Department renews travel warning to Mexicoupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 10:45:00

The U.S. State Department has renewed a travel warning for Mexico due to drug-related violence, particularly in the northern border areas.

Passport dispute strands lacrosse teamupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 07:03:00

The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team and Washington are at an impasse over passports. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Iroquois lacrosse team still caught in bureaucratic netupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 07:03:00

The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team is still being denied entry into the United Kingdom, even after the U.S. State Department granted the players a waiver to travel under their own passports Wednesday.

Thousands of sex offenders receive U.S. passportsupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 20:06:00

Thousands of registered sex offenders have received U.S. passports, including at least 30 federal employees, according to a Government Accountability Office report obtained by CNN.

Report: Passports issued to sex offendersupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 20:06:00

Report finds over 4,000 instances of passports issued to registered sex offenders. CNN's Abbie Boudreau reports.

Diplomats feel their way, blazing uneasy trail along digital highwayupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 18:00:00

Sometimes foreign policy isn't best digested 140 characters at a time.

Parents of American killed in Israel in 2003 visit State Departmentupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 18:08:00

The parents of Rachel Corrie, an American killed by Israeli forces seven years ago, visited the State Department Wednesday as they continue to seek justice in their daughter's death.

State Department: 17 nations have offered help in oil disasterupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 20:06:00

The State Department said Monday that 17 foreign countries and four international bodies have offered equipment, expertise and other assistance to respond to the Gulf oil disaster.

Surgery no longer a requirement for changing gender on passportupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 22:07:00

The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday a new policy that no longer requires passport applicants seeking a gender change to have undergone sexual reassignment surgery.

State Department, embassies anxious over possible leaks of cablesupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 15:29:00

Officials at the State Department and diplomats at U.S. Embassies around the world are biting their nails as they await an investigation into claims by an Army intelligence analyst that he downloaded 260,000 classified State Department diplomatic cables and gave them to the whistleblower site Wikileaks.

Money Magazine: Secret 4: get your finances in orderupdated: Tue May 18 2010 08:22:00

Lorenzo New spent 15 years working in the mortgage industry, his last stint at a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers. By 2007 the business was changing, "and my blood pressure was through the roof," he says.

U.S. extends travel warning to Mexicoupdated: Fri May 07 2010 03:39:00

The U.S. State Department on Thursday extended a travel warning that had been issued for Mexico because of the region's high level of drug and gang violence.

State Department mum on Gulf oil spill aid offersupdated: Wed May 05 2010 08:48:00

The State Department has refused to provide details of which countries have offered assistance with the oil spill off the Louisiana coast.

Haiti denies charges dropped against American missionariesupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 22:46:00

Haiti's top prosecutor on Friday denied reports that charges have been dropped against nine of the 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping children after a devastating earthquake hit the nation in January.

State Department criticizes Iran for persecuting religious minoritiesupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 02:10:00

The State Department condemned Iran's persecution of religious minorities on Friday following the Iranian authorities' detention of Baha'is and Christians in recent months.

What to do if disaster hits your tripupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 22:26:00

Earthquakes. Rogue waves. Tsunamis. Flooding. Landslides. From Machu Picchu, Peru, to Madeira, Portugal, travelers have been socked with one natural disaster after another in recent weeks.

CNNMoney: Safe sailingupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 13:52:00

The devastating earthquakes in Chile and Haiti are poignant reminders that we need to take precautions before traveling abroad. Here are top tips on how to keep safe when visiting a different country.

State Department: U.S. working to prevent child trafficking in Haitiupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 21:33:00

The United States will work with the Haitian government and with international and private aid groups to protect Haitian children who might be at risk because they were orphaned or separated from their parents by the earthquake, the State Department said Thursday.

State Department failed to confirm terror suspect's visaupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 01:49:00

It is one of several unconnected dots -- the State Department failed to determine that Christmas bombing suspect Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab had a U.S. visa until after he nearly set off explosives on a U.S.-bound airplane.

State Department changing how visa information handled, source saysupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 00:15:00

The State Department on Thursday is directing its embassies around the world to include information on whether a person has a U.S. visa when they send special cables to Washington containing information on potentially suspect individuals, CNN has learned.

U.S. visa lapsesupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 00:15:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty looks at how a terror suspect was able to hold onto his visa despite warnings to agencies.

American subcontractor for U.S. company detained in Cubaupdated: Sat Dec 12 2009 18:23:00

An American citizen has been detained in Cuba for the past week, the U.S. State Department said Saturday.

Recession boosts global human trafficking, report saysupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 17:37:00

The global financial crisis has increased the worldwide trade in trafficked persons, says a State Department report released in June.

Report finds big flaws with new U.S. Embassy in Iraqupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 08:04:00

The State Department's Inspector General's Office is criticizing both a private contractor and U.S. government officials for "considerable construction deficiencies" in the new U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

Report calls for more oversight of student exchange programsupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 23:40:00

Youth exchange programs receiving U.S. State Department grants are suffering from insufficient oversight and attention from the federal government, according to an inspector general's report released Thursday.

U.S. calls purported sex tape 'doctored' and 'smear campaign'updated: Thu Sep 24 2009 19:46:00

A videotape on a Russian Web site allegedly showing a State Department employee having sex with a prostitute is a "smear campaign" meant to discredit the man, a State Department spokesman said Thursday.

Congresswoman: U.S. ties with Xe, formerly Blackwater, must endupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 22:58:00

A member of Congress Friday called on the State Department to stop doing business with Xe, the North Carolina-based security company formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide.

Hip Hop diplomacyupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 09:13:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty looks at how the U.S. State Department is using hip hop's global appeal as a diplomatic tool.

Oversight of exchange student programs gets a boostupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 17:34:00

The State Department said Thursday it is setting up a free telephone number that foreign exchange students can use to report problems such as those recounted in a recent CNN report.

Exchange student abuseupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 17:34:00

Foreign exchange students face abuse in U.S., Drew Griffin reports. State Department admits it failed.

Exchange students live American nightmareupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 20:28:00

They came from around the world hoping to spend a high school year immersed in the culture and joys of America.

Exchange student nightmareupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 20:28:00

As CNN's Drew Griffin explains, some foreign exchange students face abuse in the U.S.

Recession boosts global human trafficking, report saysupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 15:11:00

The global financial crisis has increased the worldwide trade in trafficked persons, says a State Department report released Tuesday.

Audit finds Blackwater didn't pay for contract infractionsupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 12:44:00

The State Department failed to seek $55 million in penalties from the American security firm once known as Blackwater for not properly complying with its security contract for protecting diplomatic personnel in Iraq, an audit shows.

State Department sponsors TED conferenceupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 10:14:00

Some of the world's top minds came together recently to encourage a crowd of nongovernmental organizations, government and diplomatic groups to think globally in terms of economic, political and environmental policies.

Ex-State official, wife accused of spying for Cubaupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 23:50:00

A 72-year-old former State Department employee and his 71-year-old wife have been arrested and charged with illegally aiding the government of Cuba for nearly 30 years, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

Clinton orders review of State Department security after arrestsupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 22:47:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday she has ordered a review of security and vetting procedures that let a State Department employee suspected of spying for Cuba slip through the cracks.

Cuba, U.S. to resume talks on migration, mail serviceupdated: Sun May 31 2009 17:19:00

Cuba has agreed to resume talks with the United States over migration and mail service between the two countries, two senior State Department officials said.

Benefits proposed for same-sex partners of U.S. diplomatsupdated: Sun May 24 2009 08:41:00

The U.S. State Department wants to extend the same benefits to partners of gay and lesbian American diplomats as their heterosexual counterparts enjoy, according to a notice that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is preparing to send out to employees.

State Department: Non-Americans making $3 to $4 a dayupdated: Sat May 16 2009 14:20:00

The State Department has revised a report that erroneously pegged the salaries of some non-Americans working abroad at U.S. embassies and other places at less than $1 per day.

Blackwater era ending in Iraqupdated: Thu May 07 2009 10:35:00

The troubled Blackwater era ends in Iraq on Thursday as another firm takes over the once-dominant company's security services contract in Baghdad.

Source: Firm to take over Blackwater/Xe's Iraq contractupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 01:34:00

Herndon, Virginia-based Triple Canopy has been awarded the security services contract in Baghdad, a State Department source told CNN Tuesday.

Blackwater founder, CEO resignsupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 14:56:00

Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater Worldwide security firm, announced Monday he has resigned as head of the company, recently renamed Xe.

U.S. presses Iran for information on missing FBI agentupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 14:15:00

The State Department called on Iran on Friday to pony up any information it has on a former FBI agent who vanished there last year.

U.S.: Chinese targeted religious groups before Olympicsupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 21:37:00

The Chinese government increased its harassment of religious minorities before the Olympic Games, according to a U.S. State Department report released Friday.

U.S. embassy staff asked to leave Yemenupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 08:22:00

The U.S. State Department on Thursday recommended that all non-emergency staff and their families at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen leave the country after an attack on the building that killed 11 people, including one American.

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