U.S. Sharply Curtails Visa Services in Russia

Citing staffing cutbacks ordered by the Kremlin, the embassy said that documents would be issued only in Moscow, and that processing would take six months. 73 more words

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Diplomats Break Ice With North Korea Over Its Weapons Program

North Korea’s foreign minister rarely speaks with his counterparts in Asia, but he did so on Monday amid concerns over the country’s weapons programs.

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Iraqi Embassy in Kabul Attacked After Suicide Blast Destroys Gate

An incursion by armed assailants was the third coordinated attack to take place in the Afghan capital over the last few weeks.

Published: July 31, 2017 at 05:30AM… 70 more words

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Putin, Responding to Sanctions, Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats

President Vladimir V. Putin announced that 755 American diplomats would be expelled from Russia by Sept. 1 in response to the new law passed in Congress last week expanding sanctions against Russia. 73 more words

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Russian Seizes 2 U.S. Properties and Orders Embassy to Cut Staff

It was the government’s first retaliatory steps against proposed new American sanctions against Russia.

Published: July 28, 2017 at 05:30AM

World By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

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The Desperation of Our Diplomats

Why is Trump hollowing out the State Department?

Published: July 28, 2017 at 05:30AM

Opinion By ROGER COHEN

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Aqsa Mosque Dispute Strains Israeli-Jordanian Alliance

Jordan barred an Israeli Embassy security officer from leaving the country as Palestinians continued to protest Israeli security measures at the mosque.

Published: July 24, 2017 at 05:30AM… 70 more words

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