DCM Yael Lempert’s Memorial Day Remarks at Brookwood American Cemetery

DCM LEMPERT: It is an honor and a privilege to be invited to speak here today as, together, on this Memorial Day , we remember the men and women who have served our nation in all conflicts, in all eras. Today, a grateful nation honors the proud patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice. We remember those 468 …

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Myths and Facts: Resettling Syrian Refugees

November 25, 2015 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC   Myth: All Syrian refugees are dangerous. Fact: 2,234 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States since October 1, 2010 (the beginning of fiscal year 2011), and only after the most extensive level of security screening of any category of traveler to …

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On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC 25 November 2015 Today we celebrate the many stories of courageous and bold action to end gender-based violence— the nuns helping people escape sex trafficking, the men in Argentina teaching boys in football clubs to treat women with respect, the businesswomen in Detroit raising money to …

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The ‘Why’ keeps Silicon Valley

As Britain gathered to #WalkTogether in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun convened a cohort of leading young entrepreneurs in the UK to a morning discussion. In the splendor of the Winfield House Gold Room, Ambassador Barzun quipped that the alliance of youthful disrupters, innovators and …

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United States. Condemns Attacks in Kabul

We strongly condemn the series of insurgent attacks in Kabul yesterday. These attacks resulted in hundreds of casualties and at least 44 deaths, including children, and demonstrate again the insurgency’s complete disregard for the lives of innocent Afghans. Such actions have no justification. We again call upon the Taliban, other Afghan militant groups, and anyone …

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Trafficking in Persons (TIP)

7 July 2015 Kerry on 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report “[That is] why this TIP Report needs to be read as a call to action. Governments need to strengthen and enforce the laws that they have on the books, and prosecutors must take pride in turning today’s traffickers into tomorrow’s prisoners.The private sector also needs to be a part of this effort by blowing the …

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DoD – China’s Land Reclamation Has Broad Consequences

By Terri Moon Cronk, DoD News, Defense Media Activity China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea could have far-reaching U.S. security and economic consequences by disrupting international rules and norms that have supported the global community for decades, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command said today. In a security forum panel discussion in Aspen, …

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress. The reports, now in their 39th year, are available at State.gov/humanrightsreports and HumanRights.gov/reports . Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. government policy and foreign assistance. …

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Interested in studying at a U.S. university? Come to USA College Day!

USACollegeDay – the largest U.S. university fair in the UK is on 25-26 September in London. If you are considering undergraduate study in the US, USA College Day is not to be missed! At College Day you will have the opportunity to speak with over 180 exhibitors representing universities in the US and educational service …

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Carter Urges Peaceful Resolution of South China Sea Disputes

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity The United States will continue to remain the principal security power in the Pacific region for decades to come, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Hawaii today. The secretary also urged countries to work toward a peaceful resolution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea …

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Investing in the USA

Updated 14 May 2015 Investing in the USA President Obama announced theSelectUSA initiative to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the …

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Innovative and Useful U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool

16 April 2015 When you think of business and investment opportunities in the United States, where’s the best place to start? America is made up of 50 states plus territories and each location has its own unique economic profile. The U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool, a combined effort of the Harvard Business School and the U.S. …

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U.S. Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt and Destroyer Winston S. Churchill To Visit Portsmouth

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) are scheduled to pull in to Portsmouth, U.K., for the first port visit …

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State’s Biswal on New Silk Road Post-2014

Remarks by Nisha Desai Biswal Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs U.S. Department of State The Woodrow Wilson Center Washington, D.C. As Prepared Thank you Michael for the gracious introduction. It is an honor to speak at the Woodrow Wilson Center, an institution that serves an important and thoughtful role in shaping …

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2015: The Year to Launch and Scale in the United States

The United Kingdom and Ireland are both home to flourishing tech startups looking for the right opportunities to grow globally.  The United States is the logical target for their expansion, especially given its 320 million consumers, free trade agreements with 20 other markets, and massive market for technology purchases. So how can  SelectUSA , the U.S. …

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Senior Officials on Kerry’s Meetings in Islamabad, Pakistan

MODERATOR: Okay, so I know it’s late. This is a background briefing reading out the Secretary’s meetings this evening. We will not make this a marathon. We’ll just give a quick overview. QUESTION: Let’s make it a very short sprint. MODERATOR: Excellent. We’ll just give a quick overview and take a few questions — QUESTION: …

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Nominate someone to attend a screening of Selma at the U.S. Embassy

We are offering two tickets to attend a screening of Selma at the United States Embassy in London. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The screening will be on 22nd January …

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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the London Conference on Afghanistan

Thank you very much, all of you, for being here. And thank you for the privilege of being part of this very important conference. And I want to thank Prime Minister Cameron for hosting and, you, President Ghani for cohosting this effort. We saw each other in Brussels. You’ve been on a whirlwind tour, and …

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Wales Summit – NATO’s Changing Role in Afghanistan

NATO’s mission in Afghanistan has been the Alliance’s largest and one of its longest-running military operations, with 50 coalition countries contributing a peak of 140,000 troops over a 13-year campaign.  The United States, together with NATO Allies and partners, support a sovereign, stable, unified, and democratic Afghanistan and will continue our partnership with Afghanistan based …

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U.S. Embassy Media Note: CBRN Security Assistance for Ukraine

On June 30, the United States and Canada hosted a “Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological (CBRN) Security Assistance” meeting at the High Commission of Canada in London to discuss Ukraine’s existing CBRN assistance needs. Several members of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (Global Partnership), including Ukraine, other …

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David S. Cohen at the Royal United Services Institute

U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs LONDON – Good afternoon.  It is a pleasure to join you today to discuss the intersection of transnational organized crime and illicit finance, and to join the conversation about what we can and should be doing to combat this threat. I would especially like to thank the Royal …

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U.S. Air Force Culture & Language Center Prepares General Officers for Deployment

U.S. Embassy, London April 15, 2014 009-14 @USAinUKpress By Jodi L. Jordan Air Force Culture and Language Center Outreach Team MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Three Air Force general officers will soon assume command in key overseas assignments, and they’ll come to those jobs with a deeper understanding of cross-cultural …

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UK Delegation from London visits U.S. Aircraft Carrier in Mediterranean

On Monday, 31 March, the Defense Attaché Office (DAO) London hosted a group of 8 Distinguished Visitors from London on a trip to the USS TRUMAN (CVN 75) which was conducting flight operations in the Mediterranean. The group included Labour MP Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Air Commodore Gary Waterfall, Royal Air …

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Mary Wilson of The Supremes Sings at Wychwood House

On Wednesday, 26 February 26 2014 singing legend Mary Wilson of The Supremes fame sang a set to invited guests at the the Embassy’s Wynchwood House residence. Guests included Baroness Lawrence, Baroness Benjamin and were invited to honor Black History Month. Mary was presented with a cake to mark her upcoming birthday. Photos of the event are on Flickr .   …

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U.S. Delegation to the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade

13 February 2014 U.S. Embassy, London February 11, 2014 005-14 @USAinUKpress   The following are the members of the U.S. Delegation attending the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade: Anthony West, Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (Head of Delegation) Cindy Chang, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of …

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US-UK Law Enforcement Agency Cooperation Results in Arrest of Child Sex Offender

U.S. Embassy, London February 06, 2014 @USAinUKPress 004-14   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) News Release   LOS ANGELES — An Antelope Valley landscaper is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court Tuesday afternoon following his arrest on federal child pornography charges for allegedly generating sexually explicit images of …

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DHS News Release Re Sentencing of British Sex Offender

U.S. Embassy, London January 30, 2014 @USAinUKPress 003-14   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) News Release British sex offender sentenced for distributing images of child sex abuse to the United States LONDON – A United Kingdom citizen was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for sexually abusing children …

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Mars: Latest Results from an Ever-Changing Planet

Dr. Richard Zurek, NASA’s Chief Scientist for the Mars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, stopped by Embassy London on January 17 at the end of a week-long conference at Oxford University on Mars atmospheric research. Dr. Zurek provided an overview of Mars research past, present, and future to an audience of embassy staff, their …

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World Cup Warm-Up: U.S. Embassy 5 – 2 MPs

To celebrate, the U.S. Embassy in London played a selection of UK MPs with the Embassy running out winners 5-2. The match was officiated by renowned non-retired referee Dermot Gallagher. Members of Parliament in attendance included – Alistair Burt, Stephen Hepburn, Ian Murray, Russell Brown, Karl McCartney, David Burrowes, Greg McClymont, Paul Farrelly, Steve Rotheram, …

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USTR Official’s Top Five Things to Know About T-TIP

USTR Official’s Top Five Things to Know About T-TIP  03 Dec 2013 This blog post by Dan Mullaney, assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East at the Office of the United States Trade Representative , was published on the State Department website on November 15. There are no republication   restrictions for use by U.S. embassies. …

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New London Embassy Design Competition Exhibit Officially Opens

26 May 2010 New London Embassy Design Competition Exhibit Department of State, Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC The New London Embassy design competition exhibit officially opened today at the headquarters of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. The exhibit celebrates the completion of the design competition to select the architect for the …

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