Victoria Nuland http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29223/all en U.S. says will investigate embassy blast in Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said it is working with Turkish officials to investigate a deadly explosion outside the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday.</p> <p>"We are working closely with the Turkish national police to make a full assessment of the damage and the casualties, and to begin an investigation," department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ankara Victoria Nuland Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:15:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743048 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S., Turkish staff struck by debris in Ankara embassy blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Several U.S. and Turkish staff at the U.S. embassy in Ankara were struck by debris from a suicide bombing that killed one Turkish guard on Friday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ankara Politics Victoria Nuland War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:31:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743419 at http://www.globalpost.com Security upgrades at Ankara embassy saved lives: US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/security-upgrades-at-ankara-embassy-saved-lives-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US officials said tightened security at the American embassy in Ankara had helped save lives Friday when a bomber wearing a suicide vest attacked a checkpoint killing a Turkish guard.</p> <p>A Turkish woman journalist has been seriously hurt and two local security guards were shaken up in the attack.</p> <p>"One of our direct-hire local guards was killed. We offer our deepest condolences to his family," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.</p> <p>The bomber had struck the first checkpoint on the embassy perimeter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/security-upgrades-at-ankara-embassy-saved-lives-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations Politics Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front Victoria Nuland War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743565 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry to meet Canadian FM in first bilateral talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-meet-canadian-fm-first-bilateral-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold his first bilateral talks Friday, as he welcomes his Canadian counterpart John Baird to the State Department.</p> <p>He will also meet with a delegation sent to the United States to represent South Korean president-elect Park Geun-Hye, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told journalists on Thursday.</p> <p>Among the issues likely to be discussed between Kerry and Baird is the controversial $7 billion Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline, which is still awaiting a green light from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-meet-canadian-fm-first-bilateral-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations John Kerry Keystone Pipeline Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749421 at http://www.globalpost.com US urges 'zero-tolerance' on ransom demands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/us-urges-zero-tolerance-ransom-demands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Friday urged all nations to refuse to pay for the release of hostages, amid reports that Al-Qaeda linked militants in Mali have amassed millions of dollars in ransoms.</p> <p>In an interview with French television aired Friday, former US ambassador to Mali, Vicki Huddleston, said as much as $89 million could have been paid out in ransom payments from 2004-11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/us-urges-zero-tolerance-ransom-demands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hostage taking Mali Politics Victoria Nuland War AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750556 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ US confirms N.Korea gave warning before nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-us-confirms-nkorea-gave-warning-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea warned the United States before proceeding with its third nuclear test, the State Department said Tuesday, without specifying how much notice Washington had received.</p> <p>"We were advised," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters, adding that Washington had again told Pyongyang at the time it opposed such plans.</p> <p>jkb-sst/jm</p> Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:30:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753788 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea warned US before nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/n-korea-warned-us-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>North Korea warned the United States before carrying out its third nuclear test, the State Department said Tuesday, without specifying how much notice Washington was given.</p> <p>"The DPRK did inform us at the State Department of their intention to conduct a nuclear test," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. "We were advised."</p> <p>She stressed Washington had again told North Korea, also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in the "strongest terms" that it opposed such plans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/n-korea-warned-us-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:15:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753811 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry to visit Europe, Mideast on first trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/kerry-visit-europe-mideast-first-trip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit nine countries in Europe and the Middle East starting Sunday as he undertakes his first foreign trip as top diplomat, the State Department said Tuesday.</p> <p>Kerry will visit Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar through March 6, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/kerry-visit-europe-mideast-first-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations John Kerry John Kerry Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:46:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760242 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Russia investigates adopted boy's death in U.S. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-2-russia-investigates-adopted-boys-death-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 3-year-old may have been badly beaten -Russian officials</p> <p>* U.S. says law enforcement investigating Texas death</p> <p>* Case could inflame adoption dispute with Washington (Adds State Department comments)</p> <p>By Sonia Elks</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Russian investigators have opened an inquiry into the death of an adopted 3-year-old boy in the United States in a case that could aggravate a row with Washington over adoptions in Russia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-2-russia-investigates-adopted-boys-death-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corruption in Russia Politics Sergei Magnitsky Social Issues Victoria Nuland Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:45:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760634 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. sending low-profile delegation to Chavez funeral http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/us-sending-low-profile-delegation-chavez-funeral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Mar 7 (EFE).- The U.S. State Department announced Thursday that two politicians and the U.S. charge d'affaires in Caracas will represent President Barack Obama's administration at the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.</p> <p>The delegation will be comprised of former Massachusetts Congressman William Delahunt, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York and diplomat James Derham, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said at her daily press briefing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/us-sending-low-profile-delegation-chavez-funeral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations Politics Venezuela Victoria Nuland War Agencia EFE Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:31:32 +0000 Agencia EFE 5776600 at http://www.globalpost.com US delays award for Egyptian woman over Twitter remarks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/us-delays-award-egyptian-woman-over-twitter-remarks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In an embarrassing about-turn, the US Thursday said it would delay giving a prestigious award to an Egyptian activist to check reports she had made anti-American and anti-Semitic remarks.</p> <p>Samira Ibrahim was to have been honored Friday along with nine other women with the International Women of Courage Award at a glittering event to be hosted by top US diplomat John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/us-delays-award-egyptian-woman-over-twitter-remarks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:01:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776649 at http://www.globalpost.com US cancels award for Egyptian after incendiary tweets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/us-cancels-award-egyptian-after-incendiary-tweets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Just hours before a high-profile ceremony, the United States Friday canceled an award to an Egyptian activist after learning she had praised the 9/11 attacks and the killing of Israelis.</p> <p>Samira Ibrahim was to have been honored along with nine other women at the International Women of Courage Award hosted by top US diplomat John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama.</p> <p>But in an embarrassing failure for the State Department's vetting process, it was revealed Ibrahim had sent some anti-American and anti-Semitic remarks on her prolific Twitter account.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/us-cancels-award-egyptian-after-incendiary-tweets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:01:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777530 at http://www.globalpost.com US cancels award for Egyptian after incendiary tweets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/us-cancels-award-egyptian-after-incendiary-tweets-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Just hours before a high-profile ceremony, the United States Friday canceled an award to an Egyptian activist after learning she had praised the 9/11 attacks and the killing of Israelis.</p> <p>Samira Ibrahim was to have been honored along with nine other women at the International Women of Courage Award hosted by top US diplomat John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama.</p> <p>But in an embarrassing failure for the State Department's vetting process, it was revealed Ibrahim had sent some anti-American and anti-Semitic remarks on her prolific Twitter account.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/us-cancels-award-egyptian-after-incendiary-tweets-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:02:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5777535 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry to make first Asia trip in mid-April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/kerry-make-first-asia-trip-mid-april <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry will make his first trip to Asia as America's top diplomat in mid-April, an official announced Thursday, with North Korea expected to top the agenda.</p> <p>Kerry will travel to South Korea, Japan and China after first attending a meeting of G8 foreign ministers in London on April 10 and 11, said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.</p> <p>He plans to "discuss the full range of bilateral, multilateral and regional issues as well as our economic cooperation and the environment," she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/kerry-make-first-asia-trip-mid-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations International relations John Kerry Politics Technology Victoria Nuland AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:00:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784150 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia accuses US of meddling after 'witch hunt' remarks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/russia-accuses-us-meddling-after-witch-hunt-remarks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moscow on Saturday accused Washington of interfering in its domestic affairs after the State Department compared searches of Russian non-governmental organisations to a "witch hunt."</p> <p>The Russian foreign ministry referred to remarks by State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, who said earlier this week that Washington continued to provide financing to some of Russia's embattled rights groups.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a 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