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Malawi defends decision to ask Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador

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The government of Malawi has defended its decision to invite the former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson to become the country's official cannabis ambassador following a backlash over his conviction for rape in...

Senate confirms Cindy McCain as Biden’s ambassador to UN food agency

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Washington The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Cindy McCain as the US ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, securing a longtime Republican ally of President Joe Biden for a spot in his admin...

Biden’s pick for US ambassador to China backs increasing security assistance to Taiwan

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President Joe Biden's pick to be US Ambassador to China called for a continued commitment to the longstanding "One China" Policy but defended the United States' right to increase security assistance to Taiwan amid B...

State Department closed investigation into allegations of racism and sexism against former US ambassador to UK shortly before Trump left office, document shows

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The State Department bureau that oversees discrimination and harassment complaints quietly closed its investigation into allegations of racist and sexist behavior by former President Donald Trump's then-ambassador t...

Taliban names spokesman as Afghanistan’s ambassador to UN

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A letter from Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi sent to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres first confirmed the news, and Reuters first reported it. Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen told Fox...

French Toast: France torches Australia, US over submarine deal as ambassador recalled

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Jean-Pierre Thebault delivered his comments as he left his residence in the pandemic locked down capital of Canberra. "This has been a huge mistake, a very, very bad handling of the partnership," Thebault said, expla...

Jan Hecker, German ambassador to China, dies just a few weeks into his posting

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The German Ambassador to China, Jan Hecker, has died suddenly at 54, after only a few weeks in his position, according to a statement posted on the German Embassy to China's website on Monday. Hecker had worked as ...

US ambassador accuses Blinken of leaving hundreds of Afghan women behind to die in botched evacuation

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Among those at greatest risk under Taliban rule are women, who make up roughly half the country’s population and were severely oppressed during the Islamist group’s previous time in power in the late 1990s, according...

Former Afghanistan ambassador to US Roya Rahmani: Afghan women ‘in a state of panic’

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"What we are hearing is that the sense of panic is growing exponentially, because there [are] multiple threats that the Afghans are facing, particularly Afghan women and Afghan girls. They are the ones that will be l...

Biden nominates former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan

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NAACP WARNS BIDEN OVER RAHM EMANUEL RUMORS "As mayor, he oversaw increased economic development that revitalized the city and helped solidify its status as a global hub of culture and commerce," the White House said ...

Obama-era Afghanistan ambassador has ‘grave questions’ about Biden’s ‘ability to lead’ US

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In an interview over the weekend, former Afghanistan Ambassador Ryan Crocker questioned the president’s leadership capabilities amid the Taliban's swift takeover of the country.   Crocker, who has served as a diploma...

Former Afghan ambassador to US shares message to veterans devastated by Taliban insurgency

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Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan war have become demoralized and are struggling with their mental health as the Taliban rapidly seized territory throughout the Middle Eastern nation, Fox News reported. "You made...

James Hormel, first out gay US ambassador, dead at age 88

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James Hormel, the first out gay person to serve as a US ambassador and a San Francisco philanthropist, has died at the age of 88. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced Hormel's passing. Hormel served as US...

Biden sees worst record of confirmed ambassador appointees in recent history

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Biden carries the worst record for the number of confirmed appointees in recent history and has not seen a single ambassador instated eight months into his presidency. There is growing concern that the president is t...

Biden set to announce three new ambassador picks, including two top donors

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President Joe Biden is announcing a new round of ambassador picks, which includes two top donors to his 2020 presidential campaign. The President will nominate Scott Miller, an LGBTQ rights activist and philanthropi...

Biden poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Australia

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Washington President Joe Biden is poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy to serve as ambassador to Australia, three people familiar with the search process told CNN, in one of the highest-profile envoy selections yet by...

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