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The US government is warning citizens against traveling to Hong Kong amid protests and ‘violent clashes’

"Most have been peaceful," the US State Department said, "but some have turned confrontational or resulted in violent clashes."
Neo Nazis, alt-right, and white supremacists encircle and chant at counter protesters at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 11, 2017.

State Department confirms alleged leader of white-nationalist group is an employee, won’t say if he’ll be fired

The State Department confirmed to INSIDER that the man is an employee but would not say whether the allegations affected his status.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with President Donald Trump

The State Department denied more than 5,300 visas to Mexican nationals because they are poor

More than 5,300 Mexican nationals were denied visas because they were considered "public charges" dependent on the US government for support.
Indian security forces guard a deserted street during restrictions in the Kashmir region on Monday.

2 weeks ago Trump casually offered to mediate the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. Now the situation is blowing up, he’s nowhere to b...

Tensions over Kashmir are at a boiling point after India revoked a constitutional provision that gave the border state quasi-independence on Monday.
The US State Department classifies Brazil as a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution in its travel advisories.

The risk of traveling to every country in South America, according to the US State Department

Here are the travel advisories for every country in South America, ranked from least to most risky based on the State Department's designation levels.
US and Chinese delegations, led by Trump and Xi, at their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019.

Trump cut a deal with China to mute US support for Hong Kong protests in exchange for progress in the trade war, report says

According to the Financial Times, President Donald Trump made the offer at the last G20 summit. Shortly after, China and the US reopened trade talks.

‘Uber Eats with Guns’: Mike Pompeo accused of having his taxpayer-funded security detail pick up his Chinese food and walk his dog

Congressional investigators told CNN that Democrats "on a key House congressional committee" have begun probing the allegations against Pompeo.

The State Department says there hasn’t actually been an ‘uptick’ in US citizen deaths in the Dominican Republic

So far this year at least eight US tourists have died from apparent natural causes while staying at all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican.
An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman

Trump administration dodges questions on calls for a UN probe of tanker attacks as it struggles to convince allies of Iran’s guilt

The Trump administration has been dodging inquiries into whether it would support an independent inquiry into the recent oil tanker attacks.
A Rainbow flag and an American Flag.

Some US embassies are still flying LGBTQ pride flags despite Trump administration advisory against it

Several embassies also honored pride month and other LGBTQ celebrations in other ways, including lights and statements.