Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. An Al-Qaeda affiliated Sunni militant group claimed responsibility. They made it clear that this bombing was linked to the war in Syria. Show More Summary
Government spending is being cut in many areas since sequestration kicked in but spending on liquor by US embassies has grown substantially during President Obama's tenure. The Washington Times reports that the State Department's liquor...Show More Summary
You've probably heard the scuttlebutt about the U.S. allegedly "closing" its embassy at the Vatican. It's a lie. In fact, the State Department is merely moving the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See to a facility that includes our embassy in Italy. Show More Summary
Thirty-year-old Japanese diplomat Shinya Yamada is accused of embezzling US$260,000 and torching the Japanese embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Serious allegations. Leave it to the Japanese media to use a stupid pic. Read more...
Nothing says Christmas like existential angst, does it? For the 16th year, the Norwegian Embassy is decorating the massive tree at Union Station as a gift to the American people. In the past, the tree has featured Norwegian flags and traditions. This year, the theme is Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — 700 delightfully, perversely dark […]
Sanna Kangasharju poses at the Sauna Society in Washington DC. Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Finland in Washington DC Finland loves saunas. Luckily for me, my mom’s best friend married a Finn and I have a Finnish boyfriend, so I’ve been able to sweat it out on my visits to the Nordic nation. Show More Summary
Come celebrate Christmas at the Philippine Embassy while helping to raise funds to assist victimes of typhoon Haiyan. Canberra’s local Filipino community will be hosting its annual Christmas celebration tomorrow in the grounds of the Philippine Embassy while there’ll also be a fundraising drive to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alistair [...]
Hundreds of Egyptians call for the expulsion of Qatar's ambassador, accusing Qatar of interference in internal affairs.
Lost in the conservative freakout over the State Department's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See (The Vatican!) into a building that's closer to the Vatican is the fact that, aside from being obvious retribution for exposing...Show More Summary
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) took a great big pandering swing at President Obama this week when he suggested that the decision to move the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See (The Vatican!) closer to the Vatican was actually some sort of retribution for Catholic opposition to the Women's Preventive Care mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary
India's largest real estate developer Lodha Group said Friday it has bought Canada's embassy building in London's prime Mayfair district for around $530 million. The seven-storey Canadian High Commission in Grosvenor Square, known as...Show More Summary
Ironically, the process of moving the embassy from its current location to the compound at the U.S. Embassy to Italy began under Jeb's brother, President George W. Bush. The post Jeb Bush: Obama’s Decision To Move Vatican Embassy Is All About Obamacare Retaliation appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The normally measured and thoughtful former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush issued one of his more baseless attacks against President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday in a tweet he will surely come to regret.
The Obama administration plans to shut down the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican and relocate offices onto the grounds of the much larger American Embassy in Italy. In the wake of the attack in Benghazi, Libya, the move is justified primarily on the grounds of enhanced security, John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter wrote. Show More Summary
The U.S. is moving its stand-alone Vatican embassy into a bigger compound that’s also home to the American embassy to Italy. Why? In a word, savings: The State Department estimates it’ll keep another $1.4 million in its coffers annually once the shift is complete, according to the Washington Post. Show More Summary
Current U.S. Mission to the Holy See (L), Future U.S. Mission to the Holy See (R) [State Department image/ Public Domain] In the last days, there's been a frightening amount of misinformation and rumor mongering out there about the moving of the U.S. Show More Summary
The United States is moving its embassy in the Vatican to a larger compound that also houses the U.S. embassy to Italy for security purposes. The Vatican has downplayed any diplomatic issues that may have factored into the decision,Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the organization tasked with electing and reelecting Republican senators, has issued a petition that states "President Obama plans to close the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican." The problem: The NRSC’s claim is misleading. The organization says the move is "the latest anti-religion pursuit of this Administration, a […]
By Dan Merica and Eric Marrapodi, CNN Washington (CNN) - When the State Department announced it was moving its Vatican embassy to a compound shared with the U.S. Embassy in Italy, some former ambassadors and conservative American Catholics were outraged. Former ambassadors to the Holy See said moving that embassy would diminish the stature of […]