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Late Action on Virus Prompts Fears Over Safety of U.S. Diplomats in Saudi Arabia

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WASHINGTON — Inside the sprawling American Embassy compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a coronavirus outbreak was spreading. Dozens of embassy employees became sick last month,...
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Trump’s New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

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The intelligence finding that Russia was most likely paying a bounty for the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan has evoked a strange silence from...
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U.S. Halts High-Tech Exports to Hong Kong Over Security Concerns

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration placed new restrictions on U.S. exports of defense equipment and certain high-technology products to Hong Kong on Monday, in response...
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A Reckoning With Race to Ensure Diversity for America’s Face Abroad

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WASHINGTON — Tianna Spears dreamed for years of becoming an American diplomat. She quit in January after two, and says she will never return to...
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Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill Troops, U.S. Intelligence Says

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WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan...
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Russian Criminal Group Finds New Target: Americans Working at Home

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A Russian ransomware group whose leaders were indicted by the Justice Department in December is retaliating against the U.S. government, many of America’s largest companies...
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U.S. Used Missile With Long Blades to Kill Qaeda Leader in Syria

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WASHINGTON — American Special Operations forces used a specially designed secret missile to kill the head of a Qaeda affiliate in Syria this month, dealing...
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Pompeo’s Human Rights Panel Could Hurt L.G.B.T. and Women’s Rights, Critics Say

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WASHINGTON — Inside the State Department, the definition of human rights is up for debate. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an evangelical Christian, created a...