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AllAfrica.com
Bound Terrorist Leader Coming On InvitationThe ISIS leader, Ahmed Al-Assir, who was arrested in Lebanon on his to Nigeria
Bound Terrorist Leader Coming On Invitation
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
The ISIS leader, Ahmed Al-Assir, who was arrested in Lebanon on his to Nigeria lately, was coming on the invitation of a foreign company operating in the country, Daily Trust has gathered. Sources in Nigeria's security circles, who spoke to Daily... Read more
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The Tyee
Canada as 'Denier and Outlier': Joe Clark on Harper's Foreign PolicyFormer Prime Minister Joe Clark's warning: 'This outward-reaching country could
Canada as 'Denier and Outlier': Joe Clark on Harper's Foreign Policy
The Tyee / Posted 6 hours ago
Former Prime Minister Joe Clark's warning: 'This outward-reaching country could gradually turn inward.' [Editor's note: "An essential question for citizens of lucky countries is not simply who we are or what we earn, but what we could be. That... Read more
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News.com.au
Meddling leaders 'a diplomatic challenge'breaking news THE head of the foreign affairs department has identified the
Meddling leaders 'a diplomatic challenge'
News.com.au / Posted 8 hours ago
breaking news THE head of the foreign affairs department has identified the involvement of political leaders as a unique diplomatic challenge. AHEAD of the upcoming international leaders summit season... Read more
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Daily Herald
US group urges China to open insurance, securities marketsBEIJING -- An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more acces
US group urges China to open insurance, securities markets
Daily Herald / Posted 9 hours ago
BEIJING -- An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with disasters like the recent chemical... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
US group urges China to open insurance, securities marketsBEIJING (AP) - An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more a
US group urges China to open insurance, securities markets
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 9 hours ago
BEIJING (AP) - An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with disasters like the recent chemical... Read more
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The Evening Sun
US group urges China to open insurance, securities marketsBEIJING (AP) — An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more a
US group urges China to open insurance, securities markets
The Evening Sun / Posted 9 hours ago
BEIJING (AP) — An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with disasters like the recent chemical... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
US group urges China to open insurance, securities marketsBEIJING (AP) - An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more a
US group urges China to open insurance, securities markets
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 9 hours ago
BEIJING (AP) - An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with disasters like the recent chemical... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Are you smart enough to pass India’s civil servant exam? (No.)NEW DELHI, India— On a scale of high-stakes tests, there’s pub trivia, there’s
Are you smart enough to pass India’s civil servant exam? (No.)
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 15 hours ago
NEW DELHI, India— On a scale of high-stakes tests, there’s pub trivia, there’s the SAT, and then there’s the Indian civil services exam. This year’s exam, administered on Sunday, drew nearly a million registrants from around the country. The... Read more
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Daily News
Professionalism, the key to success - Justice MinisterJustice Minister Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakshe yesterday said that Sri Lanka had to
Professionalism, the key to success - Justice Minister
Daily News / Posted 15 hours ago
Justice Minister Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakshe yesterday said that Sri Lanka had to pay a heavy price for departing from well established norms and principles due to lack of professionalism, particularly in the foreign service. He said the government is... Read more
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J Weekly
opinions | Netanyahu’s U.N. choice ‘is an expression of contempt’Benjamin Netanyahu sent a bitter political rival into exile and in the process
opinions | Netanyahu’s U.N. choice ‘is an expression of contempt’
J Weekly / Posted 15 hours ago
Benjamin Netanyahu sent a bitter political rival into exile and in the process he may have both chosen a future successor and added yet another layer to Israel’s international isolation. In the short term, the prime minister removed an irritant from... Read more
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New Kerala
Jonathan Addleton sworn in as mission director to India Ambassador Jonathan Addleton was sworn in on Thursday as the new U.S. Agency
Jonathan Addleton sworn in as mission director to India
New Kerala / Posted 22 hours ago
Ambassador Jonathan Addleton was sworn in on Thursday as the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director to India. Addleton assumes leadership as USAID partners with... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AU Diplomat to Address FSI Ambassadorial Lecture ForumMonrovia — Ambassador Harrison Oluwatoyin Solaja, the Special Representative of
AU Diplomat to Address FSI Ambassadorial Lecture Forum
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Monrovia — Ambassador Harrison Oluwatoyin Solaja, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, is expected to serve as Guest Lecturer at the Ambassadorial Lecture Forum (ALF) of the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Go With Liberian Flag - Ngafuan Commissions Foreign ServicemenThe Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia, H.E. Augustine Kpeh
Go With Liberian Flag - Ngafuan Commissions Foreign Servicemen
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia, H.E. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, has urged three young Liberians, who have now taken assignments in the nation's Foreign Service in Europe to take the Liberian Flag with them everywhere they... Read more
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asianage
This government thinks Modi knows all: Rahul GandhiCongress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged there was “over centr
This government thinks Modi knows all: Rahul Gandhi
asianage / Posted yesterday
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged there was “over centralisation of power” in the Central government blocking the functioning of the entire system and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling promises. “The... Read more
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asianage
This government thinks Modi knows all Rahul GandhiCongress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged there was “over centr
This government thinks Modi knows all Rahul Gandhi
asianage / Posted yesterday
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged there was “over centralisation of power” in the Central government blocking the functioning of the entire system and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling promises. “The... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Mike Huckabee Gets It Wrong On IranIn arguing against the Iran nuclear deal, Republican presidential candidate Mik
Mike Huckabee Gets It Wrong On Iran
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
In arguing against the Iran nuclear deal, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee spins the facts. Huckabee said “no American aircraft would be able to get through” the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system that Iran plans to install.... Read more
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Quartz
Selling US ambassadorships for political gain is risky business in an already risky game - Quartz NOT A PLUM GIG Demonstrators protest outside the US embassy to...
Selling US ambassadorships for political gain is risky business in an already risky game
Quartz / Posted 2 days ago
- Quartz NOT A PLUM GIG Demonstrators protest outside the US embassy to... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
DFA partners with TFC to spread overseas absentee voting awareness(L-R) Comelec's Ms. Bella Ranes, Overseas Voting Secretariat Vice Chairman Edga
DFA partners with TFC to spread overseas absentee voting awareness
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 2 days ago
(L-R) Comelec's Ms. Bella Ranes, Overseas Voting Secretariat Vice Chairman Edgardo Castro and Undersecretary Rafael Seguis, ABS-CBN Global's Ailene Averion, Allie dela Cruz and Lawrence Reyes/ Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA –... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Nawaz Sharif for strengthening of bilateral ties with KazakhstanASTANA/ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday called for further str
Nawaz Sharif for strengthening of bilateral ties with Kazakhstan
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
ASTANA/ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday called for further strengthening of bilateral ties between Pakistan and Kazakhstan through enhanced cooperation in diverse areas, particularly trade, energy and infrastructure connectivity for... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
What the blowup between North and South Korea may really have been about(William Johnson is a retired U.S. Air Force Officer and a retired Foreign Serv
What the blowup between North and South Korea may really have been about
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 2 days ago
(William Johnson is a retired U.S. Air Force Officer and a retired Foreign Service Officer. The opinions expressed are his own.) After midnight on Tuesday morning, North and South Korea ended a military standoff that began last week, when the two... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Inside the North & South Korea standoffOPINION: Bill Johnson looks at what the blow up between North and South Korea
Inside the North & South Korea standoff
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
OPINION: Bill Johnson looks at what the blow up between North and South Korea may really have been about. After midnight on Tuesday morning, North and South Korea ended a military standoff that began last... Read more
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iol.co.za
Lion kills guide in Zim parkIndependent MediaCecil with a lioness in Hwange National Park before he was kil
Lion kills guide in Zim park
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
Independent MediaCecil with a lioness in Hwange National Park before he was killed by an American hunter last month. A lion in the same park has attacked and killed a guide. Picture: Brent Staplecamp Harare - A guide who was escorting tourists... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Foreign Service Academy Graduates 107 DiplomatsAbuja — No fewer than 107 foreign service officers of the Ministry of Foreign A
Foreign Service Academy Graduates 107 Diplomats
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Abuja — No fewer than 107 foreign service officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who participated in the 21st Regular Course of the Foreign Service Academy, have graduated. Foreign Service Academy, situated in Lagos State was established in... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Kurt Volker to speak at Baker CenterFormer NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker will share with the University of Tennessee
Kurt Volker to speak at Baker Center
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Former NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker will share with the University of Tennessee community his approach to addressing global issues from Iran to Russia and more. Volker, an expert in U.S. foreign policy and national security policy, will speak at 5:30... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
On a Trip to Petra - 'World's Most Magnificent Old City'Petra, for those who haven't heard of it before, is one of the Seven Wonders of
On a Trip to Petra - 'World's Most Magnificent Old City'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Petra, for those who haven't heard of it before, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is located some 200 kilometers from Amman, the Jordanian capital. I had always wanted to visit Petra, right from the first time I heard of it. You too... Read more
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The Washington Times
Robert Douglas, Maryland Republican, enters race to replace Democratic Sen. Barbara MikulskiA second Maryland Republican has entered the race to fill the U.S. Senate being
Robert Douglas, Maryland Republican, enters race to replace Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
A second Maryland Republican has entered the race to fill the U.S. Senate being vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Richard J. Douglas, a lawyer who lives in Prince George’s County, announced his candidacy on Monday by noting Republican Gov.... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Panelists to discuss proposed Iran nuclear pactConfused over the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran? The Jewish Federation
Panelists to discuss proposed Iran nuclear pact
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Confused over the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran? The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando on Monday is planning a community forum to discuss the issue. The speakers will be U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and Matthew Kroenig, an expert on... Read more
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Business Standard India
Sunanda K Datta-Ray: The gains from Modi's UAE visitThe only gain from the Prime Minister's jaunt seems to be a temple in that coun
Sunanda K Datta-Ray: The gains from Modi's UAE visit
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
The only gain from the Prime Minister's jaunt seems to be a temple in that countryThe only gain from the Prime Minister's jaunt seems to be a temple in that countrySome years ago I was appointed to... Read more
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FOX News
Critics say new State Department guidelines meant to 'chill' employee speechTougher State Department rules governing federal workers' speech -- covering ev
Critics say new State Department guidelines meant to 'chill' employee speech
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
Tougher State Department rules governing federal workers' speech -- covering everything from their congressional testimony to tweets -- have critics warning of a chilling effect that could be a way to put officials on notice as Congress probes the... Read more
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Aljazeera
US visa regulation flaws allow for embassy corruptionHo Chi Minh, Vietnam - In what the prosecutors had dubbed "one of the largest
US visa regulation flaws allow for embassy corruption
Aljazeera / Posted 7 days ago
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - In what the prosecutors had dubbed "one of the largest bribery schemes involving a foreign service officer in the history of the United States", last week a court in Washington DC sentenced 44-year-old Michael T Sestak to 64... Read more
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iol.co.za
S Korea shells North after rocket attackPretoria - The South Korean Ambassador to South Africa, Choi Yeon-Ho, has calle
S Korea shells North after rocket attack
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
Pretoria - The South Korean Ambassador to South Africa, Choi Yeon-Ho, has called North Korea’s firing on a South Korean military unit on the western section of the inter-Korean border “a flagrant violation of the 1953 Armistice agreement”. According... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
A first: Overseas voter registration set to reach 1M, says DFAMANILA - The voter registration has surpassed the 600,000 mark with a little ov
A first: Overseas voter registration set to reach 1M, says DFA
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 8 days ago
MANILA - The voter registration has surpassed the 600,000 mark with a little over two months left before the registation period ends, the Department of Foreign Affairs-Overseas Voting Secretariat said. "At the current pace of registration, the 2016... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Last Chiefs Practice Honors Servicemen(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Chiefs fan Adam Halter has been in the United States Marine C
Last Chiefs Practice Honors Servicemen
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 8 days ago
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Chiefs fan Adam Halter has been in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years, but is still able to catch some of their games while overseas. "It's always good to see a little piece of home," said Halter. Wednesday, service men... Read more
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New Kerala
Craig L. Hall takes over as new US Consul General in Kolkata Craig L. Hall took up his assignment as U.S. Consul General in Kolkata on Wed
Craig L. Hall takes over as new US Consul General in Kolkata
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
Craig L. Hall took up his assignment as U.S. Consul General in Kolkata on Wednesday. Immediately before coming to Kolkata, he served as the Deputy Political Counselor in U.S. Embassy in... Read more
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The Daily Texan
International Relations and Global Studies Department should have its own career services programMany students choose liberal arts majors as stepping stones for law school or g
International Relations and Global Studies Department should have its own career services program
The Daily Texan / Posted 9 days ago
Many students choose liberal arts majors as stepping stones for law school or graduate school. However, some students want to start their careers in their particular fields right after graduation. This is especially true among students majoring in... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
An ignoble end for Indonesian diplomats – Djoko Susilo Published: 19 August 2015 8:09 AM President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has just su
An ignoble end for Indonesian diplomats – Djoko Susilo
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 9 days ago
Published: 19 August 2015 8:09 AM President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has just submitted his list of new ambassador candidates to the House of Representatives, which is expected to interview them by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Daily Press BriefingWashington, DC — August 12, 2015 Index for Today's Briefing EGYPT/CROATIA DE
Daily Press Briefing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Washington, DC — August 12, 2015 Index for Today's Briefing EGYPT/CROATIA DEPARTMENT CHINA/RUSSIA SWITZERLAND/IRAN IRAN/RUSSIA UKRAINE TRANSCRIPT: 2:06 p.m. EDT MR TONER: Hey, everyone, welcome to the State Department. Happy Wednesday. Just... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ambassador Cohen's Take on Babangida, Corruption, Oil MoneyFormer US Assistant Secretary of State on African Affairs Ambassador Herman Coh
Ambassador Cohen's Take on Babangida, Corruption, Oil Money
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Former US Assistant Secretary of State on African Affairs Ambassador Herman Cohen has written his second book: The Mind of the African Strongman: Conversations with Dictators, Statesmen and Father Figures. Cohen had earlier brokered the... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Child advocate coordinator relishes job’s challenges"I hope I made a difference, but it was time to do something different," he sai
Child advocate coordinator relishes job’s challenges
Altoona Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
"I hope I made a difference, but it was time to do something different," he said as he settled into his new and "different" job. Aiello is the first coordinator of an effort to bring a child advocate program to Blair County. In some ways, his new... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Atul Keshap sworn in as US envoy to Sri LankaIndian-American Atul Keshap has been sworn in as the US ambassador to Sri Lanka
Atul Keshap sworn in as US envoy to Sri Lanka
Sunday Observer / Posted 12 days ago
Indian-American Atul Keshap has been sworn in as the US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives. "American people want to partner with the people of Sri Lanka as they forge a diverse, prosperous, unified, reconciled and democratic nation," Keshap told... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Sri Lanka News | ObserveOnline.lkIndian-American Atul Keshap has been sworn in as the US ambassador to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka News | ObserveOnline.lk
Sunday Observer / Posted 12 days ago
Indian-American Atul Keshap has been sworn in as the US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives."American people want to partner with the people of Sri Lanka as they forge a diverse, prosperous, unified, reconciled and democratic nation," Keshap told... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
U.S. official in Vietnam sentencedWASHINGTON — A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to more tha
U.S. official in Vietnam sentenced
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON — A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for accepting more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for visas for entry into the U.S. Michael Sestak, a former U.S. foreign service officer,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Cubans cheer U.S. flag rising over embassyHAVANA -- Jubilant crowds waved U.S. flags and chanted "Long live the United St
Cubans cheer U.S. flag rising over embassy
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
HAVANA -- Jubilant crowds waved U.S. flags and chanted "Long live the United States" as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Cuba on Friday after a half-century of often-hostile relations. Secretary of State John Kerry... Read more
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Salon.com
Former US foreign service officer sentenced in visa fraudWASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to mor
Former US foreign service officer sentenced in visa fraud
Salon.com / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for accepting more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for visas for entry into the U.S Michael T. Sestak, a former U.S. foreign service... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Former US foreign service officer sentenced in visa fraudWASHINGTON (AP) - A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to mor
Former US foreign service officer sentenced in visa fraud
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for accepting more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for visas for entry into the U.S Michael T. Sestak, a former U.S. foreign service... Read more
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Independent
Mark Regev: The one-man Israeli defence force who is set to become ambassador to BritainNow the man who has come to be known as the most prominent official voice in de
Mark Regev: The one-man Israeli defence force who is set to become ambassador to Britain
Independent / Posted 13 days ago
Now the man who has come to be known as the most prominent official voice in defence of Israel and its conduct during the conflict with the Palestinians is due to arrive in Britain as his country’s ambassador to the UK. Mr Regev, the spokesman for... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Former US foreign service officer sentenced in visa fraudWASHINGTON (AP) - A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to mor
Former US foreign service officer sentenced in visa fraud
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for accepting more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for visas for entry into the U.S Michael T. Sestak, a former U.S. foreign service... Read more
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NBC 15 Mobile
National News - WPMI Local 15Former US foreign service officer sentenced in visa fraud August 14, 2015 17:5
National News - WPMI Local 15
NBC 15 Mobile / Posted 13 days ago
Former US foreign service officer sentenced in visa fraud August 14, 2015 17:51 GMT WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for accepting more than $3 million in bribes in exchange... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
U.S. and Cuba aren't prisoners of past, says John Kerry in HavanaChildren look out a window from inside the newly opened U.S. Embassy, at the en
U.S. and Cuba aren't prisoners of past, says John Kerry in Havana
Crain's New York Business / Posted 13 days ago
Children look out a window from inside the newly opened U.S. Embassy, at the end of a flag raising ceremony, in Havana. John Kerry, the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Cuba since 1945, told guests at the reopened American embassy in Havana... Read more
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