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Blinken remembers Colin Powell as ‘beloved’ secretary of State, says he was ‘a huge admirer’

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Powell, who served as secretary of State during former President George W. Bush’s first term,  died Monday at 84 from complications related to COVID-19, his family announced. He was fully vaccinated, but in recent ye...

Blinken says US is prepared to turn to ‘other options’ if nuclear diplomacy with Iran fails

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Washington US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that if diplomatic talks with Iran fail, the United States "is prepared to turn to other options" to prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. He discus...

Blinken, Garland and Mayorkas stress US-Mexico ties as they unveil new security pact

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Three top Biden officials stressed the importance of the US-Mexico relationship Friday and the importance of the new bilateral security arrangement between the two nations alongside their Mexican counterparts in Mex...

Blinken meets with Macron and senior French leaders amid tensions

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Secretary of State Tony Blinken met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and French President Emmanuel Macon in Paris Tuesday amid tensions between the two countries. A senior State Department official de...

Blinken, Mayorkas, Garland to travel to Mexico to discuss ‘security issues’

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The top U.S. officials will visit Mexico City for an in-person meeting on Oct. 8, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Wednesday, but he would not elaborate on whether immigration would be discussed at the m...

Blinken defends US leadership at UN as Biden administration wrestles with foreign policy crises

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended US leadership at the United Nations on Thursday even as he acknowledged that it will take time to repair relations with France, one of America's oldest allies, after misste...

Blinken deletes, replaces tweet vowing US will ‘stand with the people of Hong Kong’

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The original message, shared from Blinken's Twitter account, read: "Beijing should let the voices of all Hong Kongers be heard. The PRC's disqualification of district councillors only weakens Hong Kong's long-term po...

Sen. Joni Ernst leads senators in asking Blinken to designate Taliban as foreign terrorist organization

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The Taliban, a Sunni Islamist nationalist group, recently regained control of Afghanistan after the Biden administration ordered a full withdrawal of the U.S. military from the country following 20 years of war.  "Si...

Hawley says he’ll hold up State and Defense Department nominees unless Blinken and Austin resign

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Washington Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said Tuesday that he will place a hold on "every single civilian nominee" for the State and Defense Departments unless Secretary Antony Blinken and Secretary Lloyd Austin resign...

Blinken admits US doesn’t know who was killed in Kabul airstrike, review ongoing

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., grilled Blinken on the matter during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Afghanistan withdrawal. BLINKEN FACES CONGRESS ON AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL AMID GOP CRITICISM: LIVE UPDATE...

Blinken to face more Afghanistan questions after GOP criticism during House testimony

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Blinken is expected to face more grilling from Republicans on issues including the decision-making behind the American military withdrawal and those still remaining in Afghanistan seeking evacuation when he sits for ...

Hannity torches Blinken congressional hearing: ‘Is it possible for one person to be that stupid?’

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"Where is Mike Pompeo where we need him?" Hannity asked, calling Blinken "so totally and completely and utterly clueless it makes Neville Chamberlain look like Patton in comparison." MULTIPLE GOP CONGRESSMEN DEMAND B...

Blinken grilled on Hunter Biden-FBI report: GOP Rep. Perry says ‘American people ought to know’

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Perry joined "Fox News Primetime" to explain the report and Blinken's response, after regretting the fact the committee's Democratic Chairman Rep. Gregory Meeks, N.Y., cut him off when he attempted to change the subj...

GOP congressman erupts at Blinken during Afghanistan hearing: ‘We don’t need to hear lies’

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Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan, got into a heated exchange with Blinken as the congressman's allotted time to question the secretary of state drew to a close. Mast sla...

Brian Mast on Afghanistan hearing: Is Blinken too arrogant to resign?

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BLINKEN TO FACE GRILLING FROM CONGRESS ON AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL REP. BRIAN MAST: What I lost was a scratch compared to what so many who lost their lives. What I want to know directly is, is he simply too arrogant to...

Blinken acknowledges Americans still stranded in Afghanistan 2 weeks after withdrawal

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Blinken's testimony came two weeks after the completion of the Afghanistan withdrawal.  "So as of the end of last week, we had about 100 hundred American citizens in Afghanistan who told us that they wish to leave th...

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