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Topic - Michael Mcfaul
Two homosexual U.S. ambassadors and their partners have settled into their posts in Australia and the Dominican Republic — both nations that ban gay marriages.
U.S. embassies around the world are conducting most diplomatic services in the second week of the partial government shutdown, although some ambassadors note they are not doing "business as usual."
Expulsion of U.S. and Venezuelan embassy officials is a game of diplomatic roulette that started under Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.
The U.S. Embassy in the Egyptian capital issued impassively worded warnings to Americans in Egypt and promptly closed its doors Wednesday afternoon, only three days after reopening the diplomatic compound that was shuttered last week because of a terrorist threat.
The U.S. ambassador in Moscow this week demanded that Russia surrender fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, whose attorney said Tuesday that his client might file a lawsuit if Russia denies his request for political asylum.
The White House criticized Russia on Friday for allowing National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to meet with human rights activists, calling it a "propaganda platform" for the man who seeks to avoid prosecution for leaking classified information about secret U.S. electronic surveillance programs.
Michael McFaul, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, was summoned Wednesday by the nation's foreign ministry for questioning about a spy debacle that heated this week.
The first meeting between John F. Kerry as the new secretary of state and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov could be dominated this week by the emotional issue of Americans adopting Russian children, after an explosive exchange between Russian lawmakers and the U.S. ambassador in Moscow.
The chaotic end of Algeria's hostage crisis at a natural-gas plant in the Sahara on Thursday highlights the broad front on which Islamic extremists can strike back against France's military intervention in Mali.
The dispute between the U.S. ambassador to Russia and the Russian Foreign Ministry is no laughing matter, but it is becoming the butt of jokes in Moscow.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of world-renowned conductor Riccardo Muti performed in Russia on Wednesday for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Moscow's relentless criticism of U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul reached a new height this week when the foreign minister accused him of arrogance.
The U.S. ambassador to Haiti has been drawn into a controversy over whether President Michel Martelly, a former pop singer in Miami, is a U.S. citizen and ineligible to hold the office he won last year.
A Russian prankster posted a fake Twitter message Sunday, implying that U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul in Moscow was claiming voter fraud in Russia's presidential election even before the polls closed.
As he hones his presidential campaign theme, Vladimir Putin is accusing the United States of working to weaken Russia and push it back into the chaos that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.
, our first ambassador to Russia (who later became our fifth president [sic!]), stands just outside of the entry to our embassy," Mr. McFaul said of U.S.-Russian relations.
"The new reality for us during the government shutdown is that we are not conducting business as usual in our diplomacy," he said on Twitter.