The U.S. is also proposing U.N. sanctions in response to North Korea's six ballistic missile launches since September, each of which it says "were in violation of UN Security Council resolutions."
Military hospital ICU resources are at full capacity and the embassy has been forced to "create temporary, on-compound COVID-19 wards," according to a note sent to embassy staff.
The State Department says its updated policy "takes into account the realities of modern families" and advances in reproductive technology.
The Biden administration pledges a foreign policy that delivers to middle-class Americans. Linking up to locales across the country — outside D.C. — could help with that, according to a new report.
"The very fact that we're constantly trying to build that more perfect union is an acknowledgement of our imperfection," Antony Blinken told NPR. "It's in the striving that you really make progress."
"Humility and confidence should be the flip sides of America's leadership coin," Blinken will testify at his Senate confirmation hearing, vowing to work for the "greater good."
The U.S. removed Cuba from its state sponsors of terrorism list in May of 2015.
Mike Pompeo's critics see his trip to Georgia, less than a month before key Senate runoff races, as another example of the secretary of state breaking norms by getting involved in domestic politics.
Blinken served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser under President Obama. The Biden team's announcement came along with a number of other national security picks.
Joe Biden intends to admit 125,000 refugees in his first year. Many will be fleeing religious persecution. While highlighting persecution, President Trump cut refugee admissions to 15,000.
The same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid an unprecedented visit to Israeli settlements, he also announced policies targeting the movement to boycott, divest and sanction the country.
The U.S. "not only has a higher percentage of political ambassadors, but has a higher percentage ... who don't seem to be temperamentally or intellectually suited for the work," says an ex-diplomat.
The department cited regional changes in the coronavirus pandemic, including significant improvements in some areas and declines in public health in others.
Former diplomat Tianna Spears says she was pulled aside 20-plus times crossing from Mexico into the U.S. "One time, I was told not to look at the officer in the eyes when I spoke to him," she says.
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