U.S. State Department http://www.kunc.org en Seeking Energy Independence, Europe Faces Heated Fracking Debate http://www.kunc.org/post/seeking-energy-independence-europe-faces-heated-fracking-debate While watching the turmoil in Ukraine unfold, you may feel as though it has little to do with the United States, but the conflict is stirring a contentious debate in Europe over a topic familiar to many Americans: fracking.<p>Much of the continent depends on Russian natural gas that flows through pipelines in Ukraine. European countries are asking themselves whether to follow the U.S. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:13:00 +0000 54496 at http://www.kunc.org Seeking Energy Independence, Europe Faces Heated Fracking Debate Kerry Will Travel To Kiev Amid Escalating Crisis http://www.kunc.org/post/kerry-will-travel-kiev-amid-escalating-crisis <strong>This post was updated at 8:00 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Secretary of State John Kerry, who has described Moscow's military intervention in the Crimea an "incredible act of aggression," will travel to Ukraine's capital on Tuesday to meet with the country's embattled government.<p>U.S. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 13:29:02 +0000 Scott Neuman 54389 at http://www.kunc.org Kerry Will Travel To Kiev Amid Escalating Crisis Typhoon Haiyan: How To Help http://www.kunc.org/post/typhoon-haiyan-how-help The <a href="http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2013/11/11/state-department-works-bring-relief-typhoon-victims" target="_blank">State Department announced Monday</a> that it is "cooperating with the Philippines Typhoon Disaster Relief Fund established by <a href="https://mgive.org/" target="_blank">The mGive Foundation</a>, a U.S. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 51818 at http://www.kunc.org Typhoon Haiyan: How To Help State Department Renews Global Terrorism Alert http://www.kunc.org/post/state-department-renews-global-terrorism-alert The U.S. State Department <a href="http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_4787.html">has renewed its global terror alert</a>, following the attack in Nairobi, Kenya, by a group claiming to be part of the Somalia-based al-Shabab.<p>Because of the "continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence" toward Americans, <a href="http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_4787.html">the State Department said</a>, U.S. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:34:00 +0000 50044 at http://www.kunc.org High-Level Meeting Set Between Kerry, Iranian Counterpart http://www.kunc.org/post/high-level-meeting-set-between-kerry-iranian-counterpart Secretary of State John Kerry plans to meet his Iranian counterpart this week for the highest-level face-to-face between Washington and Tehran in six years.<p>The meeting with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and representatives of five other world powers — Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany — would come as newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits the United Nations in New York. The talks would center on Iran's nuclear program.<p>Rouhani, seen as a relative moderate compared to Iran's hardline clerics, said Monday that he would use the U.N. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:28:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 49949 at http://www.kunc.org High-Level Meeting Set Between Kerry, Iranian Counterpart