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US Embassy in Sofia is Accepting Online Fee Payments for certain Adult Passport Renewal Applications

Effective June 5, 2022, the US Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria is accepting online fee payments for certain adult US passport renewal applications. Paying online allows you to send your application via courier service to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person. Please see the Embassy's Passport Renewal page to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.

Blinken in Kyiv to back Ukraine as Putin stares down West

The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday to choose "a peaceful path" as the top U.S. diplomat paid a solidarity visit to Ukraine amid invasion fears.

"I strongly, strongly hope that we can keep this on a diplomatic and peaceful path, but ultimately, that's going to be President Putin's decision," Blinken said at the U.S. embassy.

US President Biden spoke with Leaders from the Bucharest Nine including President Radev

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke yesterday with the Bucharest Nine (B9) - NATO Allies group part of the eastern flank, to underscore the United States' commitment to Transatlantic security and the U.S.'s sacred commitment to NATO's Article 5.

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Oct. 16, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident.

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.