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Czech Prez Bans US Envoy From Castle

Andrew Schapiro questioned Milos Zeman's plan to attend Moscow event

(Newser) - The US ambassador to the Czech Republic recently suggested it would be "awkward" if the country's president headed to a World War II remembrance in Moscow, as most EU leaders are skipping it over Russia's meddling in Ukraine. To show exactly what he thinks of the unsolicited... More »

Knifed US Envoy Leaves Hospital

'I feel pretty darn good, all things considered,' Mark Lippert says

(Newser) - Mark Lippert has escaped his "deserved punishment [representing] warmonger United States" and his "knife shower of justice." The 42-year-old US ambassador to South Korea was discharged today from the Seoul hospital where he's been recuperating after a knife attack last week at the hands of a... More »

N. Korea Hails 'Knife Shower of Justice' on Ambassador

State says attack on Mark Lippert was 'deserved punishment for warmonger US'

(Newser) - North Korea doesn't usually go out of its way to congratulate anyone from South Korea on anything, but today it praised the pro-North activist who allegedly attacked US Ambassador Mark Lippert with a knife yesterday, Yonhap reports. The dispatch from the state's Korean Central News Agency sent out... More »

Slashed US Ambassador Needed 80 Stitches

Seoul suspect chucked concrete at Japan ambassador in 2010

(Newser) - US Ambassador Mark Lippert is in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife , South Korean police and US officials say. The State Department condemned the attack, which happened at a performing arts center... More »

US Ambassador in South Korea Injured in Attack

Mark Lippert was sliced with razor by assailant

(Newser) - The US ambassador in South Korea was injured today by an assailant wielding a razor, reports CNN . The injuries to Mark Lippert were not life-threatening. He was reportedly sliced on the face and hand, and authorities say that a suspect is in custody. The 42-year-old was about to deliver a... More »

Caroline Kennedy Reveals How Much She's Worth

Between $250M and $500M, according to newly filed documents

(Newser) - Caroline Kennedy is rolling in the Benjamins—a lot more of them than previously believed, according to newly released documents. Fresh off her nomination to become the next ambassador to Japan , Kennedy was required to file financial information with the US Office of Government Ethics. What the paperwork reveals: a... More »

Al-Qaeda Yemen: Kill US Envoy, Get $160K in Gold

Terror group also offers $23K for killing any US soldier

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen has announced that it will pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the US ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country. An audio tape produced by the group's media arm, the al-Malahem Foundation, and posted on militant websites... More »

CIA Played Central Role in Benghazi Response

Intelligence officials offer most detailed account yet

(Newser) - The CIA played a bigger role in the response to the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi than was previously known, say US intelligence officials, rebutting media claims that the agency was slow to send help. Security agents were on the scene in 25 minutes, taking charge of evacuations, the Washington ... More »

US Ambassador to Libya Killed in Attack

Protesters attacked Benghazi consulate over alleged anti-Muslim film

(Newser) - The American ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, was killed last night in a mob attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. Facing protesters irate over a film that ridiculed the prophet Mohammed, Stevens had gone to the consulate with other employees to evacuate staff, reports the AP . High-ranking Libyan officials... More »

'Differences' With Obama Drive Out Kenya Envoy

J. Scott Gration, a longtime Obama adviser, had called it his 'dream job'

(Newser) - The US ambassador to Kenya resigned today, citing "differences with Washington regarding my leadership style and certain priorities." Former Air Force Major General J. Scott Gration didn't give any more specific reason for his departure, but it comes on the heels of a recent dustup with Nairobi,... More »

Obama's Iraq Nominee Withdraws Over Affair Emails

McGurk steps aside to avoid confirmation fight

(Newser) - President Obama's nominee for ambassador to Iraq has withdrawn his nomination amid controversy over his affair with a Wall Street Journal reporter . Brett McGurk said he was stepping aside because Iraq urgently needs a new ambassador. Six of the nine Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wrote to... More »

Syria Kicks Out Diplomats

As Putin heads to China to discuss their partnership with Assad

(Newser) - Syria kicked out diplomats from 11 countries today, in response to those same 11 countries booting Syrian ambassadors in the wake of the Houla massacre. The ousted countries include the US, Britain, France, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, and Canada, CNN reports, though the US ambassador had already... More »

Russia Launches Twitter War on US Ambassador

Twitterverse battle does little damage

(Newser) - Russia is unleashing its latest weapon in a standoff with the US: Twitter. A barrage of critical tweets attacked US ambassador Michael McFaul for his "unprofessional" speech to Moscow economic students concerning the two nations. An "ambassador's job is to improve bilateral ties, not to spread blatant... More »

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