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Member Of Putin's Advisory Council On Human Rights: 'I Consider This An Invasion' Of Ukraine

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — The strategic southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appeared firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists Thursday, and Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of the nation’s security council as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict. 631 more words

News

Family Stunned Over Minnesota Man's Alleged Ties To ISIS

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. 448 more words

News

NVC mail arrives after two months and a water bath.

So this piece of National Visa Center FINALLY arrived at our mail box here in Taza, Morocco.  It was printed June 24th but it took until August 27th to arrive here – thank you Morocco during Ramadan!   123 more words

Morocco

DiploMutt observes National Dog Day with John Kerry

DiploMutt wants the Twitterverse to know: He appreciates his master.

Secretary of State John Kerry’s yellow Labrador, Benjamin F. Kerry, “tweeted” an affectionate photo with the nation’s top diplomat in honor of the 10th annual… 42 more words

Talkers

Increased Violence Leads State Department To Issue Advisory For Americans Traveling To 1861

“Events are developing quickly in 1861 and the potential for widespread violence is high, so we recommend that all citizens planning to visit that year exercise abundant caution and make proper arrangements.” 164 more words
United States

Reporter: State Department unsure why there's 'confusion' over US ISIS strategy

No, it wasn’t “sorority hipster” Marie Harf running the State Department’s press briefing today, but rather spokesperson Jen Psaki. That didn’t prevent some confusion among the press, though. 304 more words

Media

Enbridge says Line 3 oil sands pipeline won’t need new presidential permit

By the end of 2016, Enbridge Inc. pipeline expects to bring into service projects that will open up approximately 1.7 million barrels per day of incremental crude oil capacity. 741 more words

Policy & Environment