US State Department

Mircea Geoana pays working visit to Washington, has meeting with Victoria Nuland on agenda

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Senator Mircea Geoana will be paying Saturday through Thursday a working visit to Washington, where he will talk with US officials about the introduction of the 'Romania Gateway' project in the strategy of the US State Department concerning the New Silk Road, according to a release remitted to AGERPRES.

US, Turkey Embroiled in Scandal over CNN 'Spy'

A dispute broke between Washington and Ankara after it was revealed that CNN correspondent Ivan Watson had been harassed by Turkish police on the anniversary of Gezi protests.

US State Department officials dismissed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan's comments that Watson was "an agent" and wanted to "stir up trouble in Turkey".

Albania Arrests Group Smuggling People to US

Albanian police said the four-month investigation was aided by exchanges of information between the office of the prosecutor for serious crimes and US law enforcement agencies.

“Fifteen suspects have been detained while an international warrant has been issued for another one,” the general directorate of police said.

Corruption Hindering Albania’s War on Terror, US Says

“While Albania has the political will to cooperate with countries in the region on counterterrorism initiatives, it lacked the capacity to implement effective controls,” the US State Department said.

“Corruption coupled with a poorly functioning judicial system continued to hinder Albanian efforts in law enforcement,” the report added.

US Embassy in Sofia's Ex-Employee Investigated over 'Mafia Links'

Gregory V. Houston, formerly working for the security of the American Embassy in Bulgaria, was investigated under suspicion of ties to te Bulgarian mafia and illegal activity.

An article in the Newsweek magazine dedicated to a murder of staff at the US Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, surprisingly involves the name of Houston and makes the revelation.

US 'Shows Evidence' of Russian Soldiers in Eastern Ukraine

The US State Department has released photos purportedly showing the presence of Russian soldiers in Eastern Ukraine.

According to US officials, the photos prove that some of the fighters taking part in Ukraine's recent unrest are actually special forces from Russia and even seemed to have Russian insignia, CNN has reported.