State Department

money brain

Dump Your Bank and Join a Credit Union Instead

If your bank is taking too much of your hard-earned cash in fees, all while denying you decent interest rates on your checking and savings accounts, it may be time to switch to a credit union.
Gina Ragusa

Trump's Failure to Hire People Is Doing Serious Damage

The understaffing of his administration is going to have long-term consequences, experts warn—we just won't know what those consequences will be.
Mark Hay
sonic attack

Canada Is Pulling Diplomats’ Families From Cuba Over Mysterious ‘Acquired Brain Injury’

This follows concerns of “sonic attacks” against US and Canadian diplomats on Cuban soil.
Tracey Lindeman
climate change denial

A Secretary of State Pompeo Would Be Bad for Climate Issues

Secretary of State hopeful, Mike Pompeo, considers climate action the work of “radical environmentalists.”
Sarah Emerson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Huge Amount of Deadly Fake Booze Was Confiscated from Resorts in Mexico

Regulators seized 10,000 gallons of tainted alcohol from a local supplier after raiding dozens of resorts and nightclubs across Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Mike Pearl
Impact Equality

American Musical Ambassadors Offset the Negative Trump Brand Abroad

From Papua New Guinea to Ghana, from Croatia to Vietnam -- cultural ambassadors are sent by the US State Department to facilitate cultural exchange through music and other art forms.
Emily Weitz

Sports Diplomacy in the Age of Trump

Facing growing tensions with U.S. allies, threats of drastic budget cuts, and an "America First" agenda, the U.S. Sports Diplomacy Division faces some of its biggest challenges ever.
Anya Alvarez
The VICE Guide to Right Now

You Need a Superhuman Memory to Fill Out Trump's New Visa Survey

Some applicants will have to provide 15 years of detailed info on travel, residency, and employment—plus their social media handles and email addresses.
Drew Schwartz
American Isolationism

One Nation, Ostracized

The Paris Climate Agreement is as much about international diplomacy as it is about the environment.
Jason Koebler
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump backs away from border wall demand, North Korea conducts live-fire military exercises, Arkansas carries out back-to-back executions, and more.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Might Make Tourists Hand Over Their Phones and Passwords

The White House is considering new "extreme vetting" measures for anyone who visits the US.
Drew Schwartz

A State Department Employee Allegedly Took Gifts from Chinese Spies

Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, is charged with lying to the feds about passing intel in exchange for everything from a computer to slippers.
Allie Conti