The U.S. could reenter the cultural and educational body several years after it pulled out of the group citing an "anti-Israel bias" and other concerns.
The man who inspired the novel and the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, was released late Friday evening from prison after the Rwandan government commuted his sentence.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken called off his trip to China after the discovery of a Chinese "surveillance" balloon over the U.S. It's the latest setback in an increasingly fraught relationship.
Brink has served as the U.S. ambassador to Slovakia since 2019. She has more than two decades of experience in the Foreign Service, including stints in Georgia and Uzbekistan.
With the changes, "we don't have to lie to get our passports. We can just be ourselves," said Dana Zzyym, an intersex person who has fought for more gender options on U.S. passports.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov huddled on the sidelines of Arctic Council meetings in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The department says the new advisories will "better reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's science." Americans are urged not to travel to nearly 80% of countries around the globe.
The war between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi military has created what the U.N. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
The announcement follows the revelation of a massive cyberattack against numerous government agencies as well as a number of private companies. Russian intelligence is widely believed responsible.
The new rules reduce the maximum validity of U.S. business and tourist visas held by party members and their families from 10 years to one month. China calls the action part of a "Cold War mentality."