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  • US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

    03/28/2019 6:25:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/19 | John Solomon
    While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted. The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy...
  • US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

    03/26/2019 5:55:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/26/19 06:00 PM EDT | JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted. The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy...
  • US to withdrawal all remaining personnel from venezuela embassy this week (Venezuela live thread)

    03/11/2019 9:03:29 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 160 replies
    The U.S. will withdraw all remaining personnel from @usembassyve this week. This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in #Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on U.S. policy.
  • White House sought military strike against Iran

    01/14/2019 1:50:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Rappler ^ | January 14, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    <p>The White House demanded that the military draft plans for strikes on Iran after attacks in Iraq last year, sparking concern at the Pentagon and State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, January 13.</p> <p>The report said the move came after a mortar attack launched by an Iran-linked group on the Baghdad diplomatic quarters home to the US embassy in September. No one was hurt by the shells, which landed in an open lot.</p>
  • US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat...

    10/15/2018 8:02:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    US embassy in Australia apologizes for sending out email with photo of cat dressed like Cookie Monster The U.S. embassy in Australia apologized on Monday after it accidentally sent out a photo of a pajama-clad cat dressed like the Cookie Monster. The embassy in Canberra sent out an email invitation titled “meeting” to an unknown number of recipients, the BBC reported. Attached to the email was a photo of a cat wearing blue pajamas to look like “Sesame Street” character Cookie Monster. The text next to the photo read “cat pyjama-jam.” U.S. mission to Australia spokesman Gavin Sundwall told the...
  • Russia suspected of conducting ‘acoustic’ attacks on U.S. embassy personnel in Cuba

    09/11/2018 3:31:25 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 24 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/11/18 | USA Features
    U.S. intelligence officials now say they suspect Russia is responsible for attacks on U.S. embassy and diplomatic personnel in Cuba that caused some hearing loss and brain damage. The attacks began in late 2016 and continued, off and on, into 2018, and have caused a major rift in U.S.-Cuban relations.
  • State Dept. Confirms Mortar Attack Near U.S. Embassy in Iraq

    09/06/2018 6:46:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/6/18 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon there was a mortar attack near the United States embassy in Iraq on Thursday.A video captured a series of sixteen explosions which can be seen lighting up the night sky.U.S. officials confirmed a series of explosions near the U.S. embassy in the Green Zone in Baghdad."We are closely ‎following reports of possible explosions outside of the Green Zone in Baghdad," a State Department official said on background.The embassy has not been impacted and U.S. staff are taking appropriate safety precautions and prioritizing the safety of Americans on the ground."‎The security and safety...
  • Shots fired at US embassy in Turkey

    08/20/2018 9:55:25 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 5 replies
    Gunshots have been fired at the US embassy in Ankara but caused no casualties, Turkish and American officials said, amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies.
  • U.S. Embassy in Ankara has not made statement regarding pastor Andrew Brunson: official

    08/13/2018 7:30:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/13/2018
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Ankara has not put out a statement regarding pastor Andrew Brunson, an embassy official told Reuters on Monday, after a report on social media cited the embassy as saying he would be released from house arrest by Aug. 15. The case of Brunson, an evangelical Christian being tried by a Turkish court, is one of a series of disputes that lies at the heart of deteriorating ties between the two NATO allies.
  • Suspected Russian spy found working at US embassy in Moscow [ Trump Admin caught her ]

    08/02/2018 5:15:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    theguardian ^ | August 2, 2018 | Nick Hopkins
    US counter-intelligence investigators discovered a suspected Russian spy had been working undetected in the heart of the American embassy in Moscow for more than a decade, the Guardian has learned. The Russian national had been hired by the US Secret Service and is understood to have had access to the agency’s intranet and email systems, which gave her a potential window into highly confidential material including the schedules of the president and vice-president. The woman had been working for the Secret Service for years before she came under suspicion in 2016 during a routine security sweep conducted by two investigators...
  • Witnesses report huge blast at US embassy in Beijing

    07/25/2018 11:42:53 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 65 replies
    News.com.au ^ | July 26 | Stephanie Bedo
    SMOKE is blanketing Beijing after a huge blast hit the US embassy in China’s capital. Witnesses have reported a large explosion as dozens of officials swoop on the area.
  • Two Countries Refuse To Take Back Deportees – Trump Makes Them Immediately Regret It

    07/12/2018 9:32:58 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Red Right Videos ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tori McNabb
    And this is how it’s done, folks. It’s now being reported that the Trump administration isn’t fooling around when it comes to nations not wanting to take in their own citizens who decide disrespect our nation by coming here illegally. The Department of Homeland Security has now announced that the administration has hit some government officials from Burma and Laos with visa sanctions as punishment for both countries’ refusal to take back their own citizens that the U.S. was caught in our nation illegally and is in the process of trying to deport. The U.S. embassy in Rangoon, Burma, has...
  • As Haiti Burns, Never Forget: White People Did That

    07/10/2018 3:50:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 236 replies
    The Root ^ | July 9, 2018 | Michael Harriot
    On Saturday, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti warned American citizens, volunteers and missionaries in Haiti to stay in place and hunker down after angry demonstrators attempted to get past a barricade and security guards at a Port-au-Prince hotel. CNN reports that American Airlines, JetBlue and the Spirit Airlines (whose official slogan is: “We’re like a Greyhound bus with wings”) canceled all flights to Haiti following unrest in the country related to rising fuel prices, corruption and widespread poverty. When comparing them side-by-side, the story of the American Revolution ain’t got shit on the history of Haiti. For black people, Haiti...
  • US embassy warns Americans in London to 'keep a low profile' during Trump visit

    07/10/2018 1:15:29 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/10/18
    Americans in the UK have been warned to “keep a low profile” during this week’s visit of their president, Donald Trump, as the US embassy in London says demonstrations against the event could turn violent. On Tuesday, officials said the demonstrations would probably be focused on the centre of the UK capital, despite the fact that Trump is spending only a short time there, but added others had also been planned over the three days from Wednesday. “Be aware of your surroundings [and] exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent,” the US embassy...
  • US Embassy in Haiti requests more Marines, security personnel amid violence

    07/10/2018 1:33:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | John Bowden
    The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti has requested additional security personnel including Marines as the Haitian capital has been gripped by days of protests over a government plan to raise fuel prices and cut food subsidies, according to multiple reports. A request made by the embassy includes a Marine Security Guard Augmentation Unit consisting of about 13 Marines and other personnel to reinforce existing embassy security, CNN reported Tuesday. The request has been approved by Trump administration officials, the network added. Staff at the embassy have been instructed to shelter in place by State Department officials, and a travel advisory...
  • State Department advises Americans in Haiti to avoid airport amid unrest

    07/10/2018 12:12:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Bowden - 07/10/18 | John Bowden - 07/10/18
    The State Department on Tuesday warned U.S. citizens to avoid the international airport in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince amid continuing political unrest. "Due to the security situation, U.S. government personnel continue to shelter in place and U.S. citizens are advised to do the same. If you attempt to go to the airport, exercise extreme caution and only do so if the route is open," reads a travel advisory on the State Department's website. The department said road blocks and disruptions on roadways have been reported. "Do not travel to the airport unless you have a confirmed airline ticket. Contact the...
  • Trump envoy’s remarks ignite outrage in Germany

    06/10/2018 9:46:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/18 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump’s top envoy in Germany has found himself in the middle of a diplomatic firestorm less than a month after being sworn in. In an interview from his office in Berlin with the right-leaning Breitbart News, Richard Grenell made an acknowledgement unusual for a diplomat: he wanted to “empower other conservatives throughout Europe.”“I absolutely want to empower other conservatives throughout Europe, other leaders. I think there is a groundswell of conservative policies that are taking hold because of the failed policies of the left,” Grenell said, adding that it was “an exciting time” to be serving as ambassador. The...
  • Trump’s Right Hand Man in Europe Rick Grenell Wants To ‘Empower’ European Conservatives

    06/03/2018 5:46:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    BERLIN, Germany: Trumpian U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has expressed great excitement over the wave of conservatism in Europe, saying he wants to “empower” leaders of the movement. At a sit-down interview at his official residence in Berlin with Breitbart London, Ambassador Grenell said: “There are a lot of conservatives throughout Europe who have contacted me to say they are feeling there is a resurgence going on.” “I absolutely want to empower other conservatives throughout Europe, other leaders. I think there is a groundswell of conservative policies that are taking hold because of the failed policies of the left,”...
  • MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: ‘Appalling’ How U.S. Moved Embassy to Jerusalem

    05/16/2018 7:22:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 70 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 15, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell said it was "appalling" that the U.S. moved its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem without obtaining any concessions from Israel. Mitchell expressed astonishment at the Trump administration placing the blame for violence solely on Hamas, who instigated riots along the border in Gaza. White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah on Monday did not call for Israel to soften its response to the riots, leading Mitchell to decry the administration’s support for Israel. "I've never seen anything like that," Mitchell said. "Even the strongest supporters of Israel in administrations Republican and Democratic would at that point...
  • Pastor Hagee Gives Benediction at Opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: ‘Israel Lives

    05/15/2018 9:51:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/15/2018 | Penny Starr
    The final prayer spoken at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday thanked God but also touched on the historic and biblical significance behind President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognize the capital of Israel by moving U.S. diplomatic headquarters from Tel Aviv to the “city on the hill.” The Rev. John Hagee, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and national chairman of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), gave the benediction following the dedication ceremony that included remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Trump advisors Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve...