Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee …

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The 2020 U.S. Election is just a few days away!

The 2020 U.S. Election is just days away!  Election day is November 3, 2020! Remember, U.S. embassies and consulates are NOT polling places. This means that you should not come to the Embassy in London or the Consulates in Belfast or Edinburgh on November 3 to cast your vote. Click here to visit our website  for information about using international airmail, the Federal …

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Information for U.S. Citizens in the UK (Coronavirus – COVID-19)

The information on this page was correct as of October 22, 2020 at 11:15 BST. U.S. State Department – Level 3: Reconsider travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19 and exercise increased caution due to terrorism The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.   For information on what you can do to …

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Joint Press Statement of the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The U.S., the UK, the EU, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees will bring the international community together this month to address the Rohingya crisis. At a virtual conference, they will urge countries to increase assistance for Rohingya refugees, host communities, and internally displaced people in Myanmar, more than three years since the latest …

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U.S. advances freedoms, sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific

The United States and its international partners stand for a free and open rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region. During an October 6 Quad Ministerial, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with representatives of three key partner nations and expressed strong support for basic freedoms and national sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific.

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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the United States-United Kingdom Special Relationship Economic Working Group Meeting

President Trump sees the United States-United Kingdom Special Relationship as a beacon for prosperity and the rule of law internationally.  This alliance—unlike any other—continues to shine on both sides of the Atlantic for those who seek out the liberty of free market capitalism as the best path to that prosperity.   The White House Statements …

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Ambassador Johnson’s remarks at the Launch of the Mayflower Autonomous Vehicle

Because as we embark on this new era of marine exploration together it is clear to the world that in America and Britain and in countries like our old friend and partner, the Netherlands the pioneering spirit of the Mayflower really does live on!   Ambassador Johnson Plymouth #Mayflower400 September 16, 2020   Four centuries after …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy United Kingdom – August 28, 2020

U. S. Embassy London August 28, 2020   Location Central London, United Kingdom Event Scheduled and pop-up demonstrations as well as counter-protests are being planned for August 29 to September 1, 2020 across the United Kingdom. The majority will be focused in central London but may occur without warning in cities throughout the UK or …

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U.S. Bombers & Allied Aircraft Integrate to Fly Over All 30 NATO Nations in a Day

  U.S. Bombers & Allied Aircraft Integrate to Fly Over All 30 NATO Nations in a Day #WeAreNATO News Release Headquarters United States European Command In a unique spin on regularly recurring Bomber Task Force (BTF) missions in Europe, six U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers will fly over all 30 NATO nations in …

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Remarks by President Trump Announcing the Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors, and begin cooperation across the board and on a broad range of areas, including tourism, education, healthcare, trade, and security. The White House August 13, 2020 Foreign Policy Oval Office 10:51 A.M. EDT THE …

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State Department releases Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act Report

The Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act Report is one-time report to Congress on the property restitution record of countries that endorsed the Terezin Declaration in 2009. The Terezin Declaration is a non-binding statement endorsed by 47 countries that seeks to resolve remaining Holocaust-era property restitution issues. The JUST Act was signed into law …

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U.S. European Command Force Posture Policy Press Conference: Secretary Esper’s Opening Statement

Today the Secretary of Defense announced an update to the status of our U.S. European Command Force Posture review as a part of the department’s continued efforts to implement the National Defense Strategy.  Following the decision from the President in early June to reduce our force footprint in Germany, the Secretary provided direction to the …

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Secretary Pompeo Travels to the U.K. to Discuss Transatlantic Partnership on Global Priorities

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to London, UK, from July 20-22, 2020. During his time in London, Secretary Pompeo will meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to discuss global priorities, including coordination on COVID-19 recovery and issues related to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).  He will also discuss the ongoing negotiations for a U.S.-UK Free …

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United States Applauds Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Condemnation of Syrian Regime Use of Chemical Weapons

The United States is applauding the Executive Council of the world’s chemical weapons watchdog, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), for its adoption today of a decision that condemns Syria’s use of chemical weapons.

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Joint U.S. and U.K. Readout of Call Between U.S. Secretary of Defense Esper and U.K. Defense Secretary Wallace

U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace spoke yesterday with U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, who visited Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall. They emphasized the continued importance of the two nations’ collaboration and friendship as we face challenges and opportunities together both now and in the future. Joint U.S. and U.K. …

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State Department releases 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report

Now in it’s 20th year,  the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement …

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Country Reports on Terrorism 2019 Released

U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism . The …

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Designation of Additional Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions

Designation of Additional Chinese Media Entities as Foreign Missions PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JUNE 22, 2020 Over the past decade and particularly under General Secretary Xi Jinping’s tenure, the CCP has reorganized China’s state propaganda outlets disguised as news agencies and asserted even more direct control over them. He has stated “Party-owned media …

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Hong Kong

We, the Foreign Ministers of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the High Representative of the European Union underscore our grave concern regarding China’s decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Hong Kong Media Note Office of the Spokesperson June 17, …

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U.S.-UK Technology Safeguards Agreement

 This Technology Safeguards Agreement ensures proper handling of sensitive technology in line with our long-term partnership as Missile Technology Control Regime founding members. U.S.-UK Technology Safeguards Agreement Media Note Office of the Spokesperson June 17, 2020 On June 16, 2020, the United States and the United Kingdom concluded the Agreement on Technology Safeguards Associated with …

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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Treasury and State Sanctions on the Assad Regime

Today, at President Donald J. Trump’s direction, the Department of the Treasury and Department of State announced important sanctions designations on individuals and entities actively supporting the murderous and barbaric Assad regime in Syria. Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Treasury and State Sanctions on the Assad Regime The White House Foreign Policy June 17, …

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Fiscal Transparency Report 2020 released

On June 15, the United States recognizes the importance of fiscal transparency by governments around the world with the launch of the 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report. The 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report can be accessed at www.state.gov/2020-fiscal-transparency-report Fiscal transparency is a critical element of effective public financial management, helps build market confidence, and underpins economic sustainability. It …

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The United States Condemns Maduro’s Latest Step to Rig the Next Venezuelan Election

The United States Condemns Maduro’s Latest Step to Rig the Next Venezuelan Election PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 15, 2020   Free elections are the path out of Venezuela’s deep political crisis.  Unfortunately, on June 12, the Maduro regime-controlled Supreme Court continued to manipulate the Venezuelan Constitution by illegally naming a …

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On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the United States government, I congratulate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State June 13, 2020   On behalf of …

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State Department releases International Religious Freedom Report 2019

The Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. …

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United States Designates Key Iranian Shipping Entities Under Proliferation Authority as Tehran Continues To Expand Proliferation Sensitive Activities

Today, sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its Shanghai-based subsidiary, E-Sail Shipping Company Ltd (E-Sail) have come into effect.   United States Designates Key Iranian Shipping Entities Under Proliferation Authority as Tehran Continues To Expand Proliferation Sensitive Activities PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 08, 2020 Today, …

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World Oceans Day 2020

The ocean covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, supports billions of livelihoods worldwide, and provides more than half the oxygen we breathe through phytoplankton. The oceans are under a lot of pressure from illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and unsustainable fishing practices, marine debris and plastic litter, bycatch, and derelict fishing gear. #WorldOceansDay …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy London, United Kingdom – June 03, 2020

U. S. Embassy London June 03, 2020   Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy London, United Kingdom – June 03, 2020 Location:  Central London, Edinburgh, Belfast – United Kingdom Event:  Numerous demonstrations are being planned for June 3 to 7, 2020 across the United Kingdom.  The majority of the demonstrations will be focused in central London.  Several …

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Resisting China’s Aggression in the South China Sea

For more than seven decades, the United States-United Kingdom Special Relationship has been a cornerstone of global peace and security. Our alliance is steeped in shared values of openness and the rule of law, including a firm commitment to freedom of the seas. London and Washington have long championed a maritime order based on international …

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PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation

The State Department is required by the Hong Kong Policy Act to assess the autonomy of the territory from China. After careful study of developments over the reporting period, I certified to Congress today that Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were …

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Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY …

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U.S. cracks down on COVID-19 scams

Let’s be clear: There is no vaccine yet to prevent COVID-19. But there are swindlers around the world trying to cash in on COVID-19 fears with bogus prophylactics and cures. They steal money from their victims and spread misinformation, says Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s San Antonio …

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The United States Condemns Attempts by PRC-Affiliated Actors to Steal American COVID-19 Research

  The United States Condemns Attempts by PRC-Affiliated Actors to Steal American COVID-19 Research PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 14, 2020 The United States condemns attempts by cyber actors and non-traditional collectors affiliated with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to steal U.S. intellectual property and data related to COVID-19 research, as announced in a May 13, 2020 warning by the Federal Bureau …

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Britain and America rebuilt a world in ruins… and together we’ll do it again

This op-ed by Ambassador Johnson appeared in the May 07, 2020 edition of The Sun newspaper . AMBASSADOR JOHNSON:  Seventy-five years ago, the streets of Britain and America were filled with war-weary citizens celebrating the end of the long and terrible conflict in Europe. Sadly, we cannot hold street parties this year, but coronavirus will not stop us coming together in our homes and on our …

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Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing, April 23, 2020

U.S. trials of the COVID-19 have been going on and have been approved in the United States, Germany, UK, and China. That’s big news. And we’re — a lot of trials are going on. We have a lot of great, brilliant minds working on this, both from the standpoint of a vaccine and therapeutics.   …

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Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing, April 14, 2020

America is continuing to make critical progress in our war against the virus. Over the weekend, the number of daily new infections remained flat nationwide. Flat. Hospitalizations are slowing in hotspots like New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Louisiana. This is clear evidence that our aggressive strategy to combat the virus is working and that …

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Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad, April 06, 2020

Briefing With Dr. William Walters, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Operations, Bureau of Medical Services; Acting Assistant Secretary Alice Wells, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ian Brownlee, Bureau of Consular Affairs On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad SPECIAL BRIEFING DR. WILLIAM WALTERS …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

The White House April 04, 2020 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 4:15 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: It’s a busy time. Very busy time. And let me begin by again expressing our support, solidarity, and love for the people of our great country. We’re fighting for you and we’re enduring all of this together. And …

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SelectUSA Investment Summit Rescheduled to June 2021

SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT RESCHEDULED June 6-9, 2021 Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.   Given the uncertainty facing a large number of public events around the world due to the progression of COVID-19, the SelectUSA Investment Summit has been rescheduled to take place on June 6-9, 2021, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. More details including …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

Secretary Pompeo’s remarks including on Venezuela, repatriation of American citizens, Honduras, COVID-19 humanitarian assistance followed by Q&A.   Remarks MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE Press Briefing Room Washington, D.C. March 31, 2020   SECRETARY POMPEO:  Well, good morning, everyone.  It’s great to see you all.  I hope everybody’s keeping safe, healthy.  I want to talk about two important topics today.  …

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FACT SHEET: The United States is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad.  As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID are providing an initial investment of nearly $274 million in emergency health …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

  Remarks President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing The White House March 18, 2020 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:06 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. I would like to begin by announcing some important developments in our war against the Chinese virus. …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Remarks to the Press

As you all know, the Trump administration continues to put an enormous amount of energy into combating the Wuhan virus and protecting the American people.  We’re highly engaged here at the State Department on that critical mission.  I’ll talk about that a bit and happy to take some questions as well about what we’re doing …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force

  Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing The White House Healthcare March 15, 2020 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 5:15 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Beautiful day outside. And I think we have some great things to talk about. I’ll start by discussing the …

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Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present within the United Kingdom, excluding overseas …

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President Donald J. Trump Has Taken Unprecedented Steps To Respond To The Coronavirus And Protect The Health And Safety Of Americans

Together we are putting into policy a plan to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against coronavirus to save lives in America and the world. America will get it done! President Donald J. Trump White House Fact Sheet March 11, 2020   RESTRICTING TRAVEL FROM IMPACTED AREAS: President Donald J. Trump is taking further …

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Statement by Spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus: New Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis Response

Today in Turkey, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Kelly Craft, announced $108 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria in response to the ongoing crisis caused by Assad regime, Russian, and Iranian forces.  This includes nearly $56 million from the State Department’s Bureau of Population…

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Press Briefing by Vice President Pence and Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force

The White House Press Briefings March 04, 2020   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 5:28 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT:  We just completed another meeting of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.  It’s been a very busy and productive day here at the White House. President Donald Trump has no higher priority than the …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab

The Secretary and Foreign Secretary also spoke about preparations to launch negotiations on a robust U.S.-UK free trade agreement. They discussed the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak and the measures the United States and the UK are taking to help combat the outbreak in coordination with international partners U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson READOUT …

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Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present …

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Interview with Special Representative for Syria Engagement & Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador Jeffrey

Interview with Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador James F. Jeffrey with Deniz Kilislioglu of NTV (Turkey) Interview Ankara, Turkey February 12, 2020   Question:   You have done with all your meetings with Turkish officials, and we know that it is a mess, a [loop].  We …

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Urgent Information for Visa Applicants Regarding Novel Coronavirus

Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation

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Save the date for the 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The next SelectUSA Investment Summit returns to the Washington Hilton on June 1-3, 2020. The 2020 Investment Summit will build on the success of 2019, including a return of the SelectUSA Tech program, Industry Row, and the dynamic mobile networking app. Topics ranging from infrastructure to workforce development will once again feature prominent industry experts …

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Designation of IRGC Commander Shahvarpour for Gross Human Rights Violations During Protests

Yesterday, the Department of State designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour, Khuzestan Province’s Vali Asr Commander, for his involvement in gross violations of human rights against protestors during the November protests in Mahshahr, Iran.

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Statement by the Department of Defense

At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the …

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Trump Highlights Progress During Thanksgiving Visit to Troops in Afghanistan

President Donald J. Trump highlighted the sacrifices and grit of U.S. service members fighting against extremism by visiting Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, for Thanksgiving. The president also met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the U.S. Air Force headquarters on the base. He then spoke to more than a thousand service members at a hangar on …

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Pompeo: Modern slavery has no place in the world

Human trafficking remains a pressing, dire issue that the U.S. government is committed to eradicating. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced that the U.S. Department of State will invest an additional $25 million in the Program to End Modern Slavery, a targeted effort to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking in specific countries or …

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5G: Who can you trust?

Emerging 5G wireless networks will change the world. New interconnected applications will revolutionize businesses, improve infrastructure and transform personal communications. These new applications will be central to our lives, so keeping all this data secure is more important than ever. But how can you protect against violations of your privacy? What about stolen business secrets …

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Statement from the President on the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.  He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization in the World.  The United States has been searching for Baghdadi for many years.  Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the …

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Religious freedom around the world

The United States will always fight for religious freedom across the globe. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo notes that more than 80 percent of people live where religious freedom is suppressed or denied entirely. “Religious freedom is a foundational American value,” Pompeo said at the 2019 Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom. “It is a universal and unalienable …

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U.S. Announces $1.21 Billion to Support Blue Economy

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach announced the United States’ 23 new commitments valued at 1.21 billion dollars to promote sustainable fisheries; combat marine debris; and support marine science, observation, and exploration. The primary focus of Our Ocean conferences is for invitees to announce significant, new voluntary actions …

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The United States and the United Kingdom Host 16th International Strategic Trade Controls and Border Security Conference in Edinburgh

The United States and the United Kingdom are hosting the 16th International Strategic Trade Controls and Border Security Conference in Edinburgh October 22-24, 2019. This conference brings together more than 200 export control and border security practitioners from 85 partner countries involved in dual-use and conventional arms policy, licensing, and enforcement to promote the development …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding Turkey’s Actions in Northeast Syria

I will soon be issuing an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria.  Likewise, the steel tariffs will be increased back up to 50 percent, the level prior to reduction in May.  The United …

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World Travel Market (WTM) and Travel Forward 2019

Taking place from November 4-6, 2019 at the ExCel Conference Center in London, World Travel Market (WTM) and Travel Forward will gather over 60,000 visitors with travel suppliers, tour operators, media, technology providers, and technology buyers from around the globe. WTM will also be celebrating 40 years in 2019! The Commercial Service UK is working to promote the U.S. …

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Readout of U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s Visit to London, United Kingdom

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited London where he reaffirmed the vital and strategically important defense relationship between the two nations in bilateral engagements with Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Dominic Raab, and National Security Adviser and Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill. U.S. …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Lord Mayor’s International Trade Dinner

Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you today grateful that that special relationship exists and grateful to say that the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom has never been stronger. The White House Remarks Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Lord Mayor’s International Trade Dinner Guildhall London, United Kingdom   …

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Esper Travels to Stuttgart, London and Paris

Throughout his trip, Secretary Esper will meet with key leaders to reaffirm defense relationships and conduct bilateral and multilateral meetings with senior officials.   U.S. Department of Defense Advisory September 3, 2019 Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper embarks Wednesday, Sept. 4, to visit Stuttgart, London and Paris to meet with U.S. and ally leaders. …

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The Trump Administration Is Establishing the United States Space Command to Advance American Interests and Defend Our Nation

When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space. President Donald J. Trump   The House House Fact Sheet August 29, 2019   ESTABLISHING SPACE COMMAND: Today, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the Secretary of Defense …

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Johnson of the United Kingdom in Working Breakfast at G7 Summit

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Johnson of the United Kingdom in Working Breakfast at G7 Summit The White House Statements & Releases Biarritz, France August 25, 2019   Hotel du Palais Biarritz, France 8:21 A.M. CEST PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody. We’re having a very good meeting — a very good …

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U.S. oil boom breaks records

The U.S. produced an average 12.2 million barrels of crude oil per day in April. That marked the first time monthly oil production surpassed 12 million barrels per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Secretary Pompeo on U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

The United States will not remain party to a treaty that is deliberately violated by Russia. Russia’s noncompliance under the treaty jeopardizes U.S. supreme interests as Russia’s development and fielding of a treaty-violating missile system represents a direct threat to the United States and our allies and partners. The United States greatly appreciates the steadfast …

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Statement from the Press Secretary on President Trump’s call with Prime Minister Johnson

The White House Office the Press Secretary July 29, 2019   President Donald J. Trump spoke with Prime Minister Boris Johnson last Friday in their first official communication since the Prime Minister took office. They discussed the importance of continuing to strengthen the special relationship between the United States and United Kingdom. Specifically, they agreed …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab

State Department Readout Office of the Spokesperson July 25, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today to discuss key global priorities, including countering Iran’s attempts to expand its nuclear program and strengthening the NATO Alliance. Source U.S. State Department  

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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director to Visit United Kingdom

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier arrives in the United Kingdom this week to advance U.S.-UK science and technology ties, marking his first international visit as director.

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Remarks by President Trump on the 75th Commemoration of D-Day

Seven decades ago, the warriors of D-Day fought a sinister enemy who spoke of a thousand-year empire.  In defeating that evil, they left a legacy that will last not only for a thousand years, but for all time — for as long as the soul knows of duty and honor; for as long as freedom …

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Meet with U.S. Companies at Infosecurity Europe

The U.S. Commercial Service will be supporting U.S. exhibitors at Infosecurity Europe, the leading European trade exhibition for the rapidly growing market for IT and Cyber Security. About 140 U.S. companies will be exhibiting at Infosec19 and showcasing the latest in information security solutions and products. Infosecurity Europe features: over 400 exhibitors with the most …

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EducationUSA Interactive: The EducationUSA Academy 

Do you want to study in the U.S.? Would you like to experience life as an America college student? Gain an insider’s perspective on higher education in the United States while also getting the opportunity to experience and enjoy campus life during your school holidays!  If you are an international high school student (ages 15-17), …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks to Traveling Press En-route to Baghdad, Iraq

So the reason we’re going is you’ve all seen the reports that there have been escalating – information that indicates that Iran is escalating their activity. I wanted to go to Baghdad to speak with the leadership there, to assure them that we stood ready to continue to ensure that Iraq was a sovereign, independent …

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Previewing the Secretary’s Upcoming Trip to London, UK and other Countries

 In London, Secretary Pompeo is very honored to be delivering this year’s Margaret Thatcher Lecture at the Center for Policy Studies. In his remarks, the Secretary is going to discuss the Special Relationship that binds the United States and the United Kingdom in a relationship that has indelibly contributed to the prosperity, security, and freedom …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the U.S. Army War College

The world has changed. The geopolitical circumstances have certainly changed. New weapons, new technology, the methods of warfare are different. But what has – fundamentally has not changed and will not change is the massive need for leadership, both military and civilian, both here at home and abroad. Leaders’ defining qualities haven’t changed much either. …

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Department of State Submits 2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

The U.S. Department of State submitted the 2019 edition of the annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) to Congress today. This two-volume, Congressionally-mandated report assesses foreign governments’ efforts to reduce illicit drug production, trafficking and use, as well as their work to counter drug trafficking-related money laundering. 

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State Department’s Foreign Policy Strategy and FY 2020 Budget Request

Thanks for the opportunity to discuss the administration’s FY 2020 budget.  It’s designed around the National Security Strategy to achieve our foreign policy goals. The request for $40 billion for State Department and USAID puts us in position to do just that. Testimony Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Opening Statement Before the House Committee on …

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Crimea is Ukraine

In the Crimea Declaration of July 25, 2018, the United States reaffirmed its refusal to recognize the Kremlin’s claims of sovereignty over Crimea. The United States also condemns Russia’s illegal actions in Crimea and its continued aggression against Ukraine. Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2019 Five years ago, …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Ambassador Johnson: The United States is clear: We stand side by side with the United Kingdom in condemning Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Salisbury. The U.S. is determined to hold Russia accountable.   Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019   The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary …

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NATO Defence Ministers meet in Brussels

NATO News 13 February 2019   NATO Defence Ministers are meeting today to begin two days of talks on pressing security challenges, including Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Ministers will discuss efforts to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, and review NATO missions in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and the maritime area. Burden-sharing …

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A Look at the U.S. Strategy for Iran

Iran’s malign behavior in the region is a direct and significant threat to the United States’ economic and strategic interests and to the American people, and risks triggering a wider conflict The White House National Security Council February 13, 2019 The core objective of President Trump’s Iran Strategy is the systemic change in the Islamic …

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U.S. aid will help feed Venezuelans

To address this ongoing crisis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced $20 million in aid in initial humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans, on top of the $140 million in humanitarian and development aid for surrounding countries to support the more than 3.6 million Venezuelans who have fled Maduro’s tyranny.

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The president’s State of the Union speech: Why it matters

The speech to a joint session of Congress is an opportunity for the president to review the past year’s accomplishments and preview his agenda for the coming year. But the speech at the U.S. Capitol every January or February also illustrates U.S. democracy in action. It is the only other time that all branches of …

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Busting myths about the INF Treaty

The United States on February 2 suspended its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because of Russia’s material breach of the treaty and its refusal to dismantle its intermediate-range, ground-launched cruise missile. U.S. officials say that Russia has responded with a barrage of lies and obfuscations but has made no move to come back …

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Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

The White House Office of the Press Secretary February 2, 2019 BACKGROUND BRIEFING BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES (INF) TREATY   Via Teleconference 9:15 A.M. EST SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Good morning.  Thank you for adjusting to our slight delay this morning.  It was a typical Washington reaction to snow. By now, …

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Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

The United States has fully adhered to the INF Treaty for more than 30 years, but we will not remain constrained by its terms while Russia misrepresents its actions.  We cannot be the only country in the world unilaterally bound by this treaty, or any other.  We will move forward with developing our own military …

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President Donald J. Trump to Withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement, so we’re going to terminate the agreement. We’re going to pull out The White House February 01, 2019 RESTORING ACCOUNTABILITY TO ARMS CONTROL: President Donald J. Trump is taking decisive action to hold Russia accountable for its violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Violations must have …

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Readout of Vice President Pence’s Meeting with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt of the United Kingdom

The White House Statements & Releases January 24, 2019 Vice President Mike Pence met today with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt of the United Kingdom.  The Foreign Secretary updated the Vice President on the status of preparations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union and both reaffirmed a mutual desire for a U.S.-UK bilateral …

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Attorney General Sessions Delivers a Statement on Behalf of the United States at the London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018

London United Kingdom Thursday, October 11, 2018 Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Foreign Secretary, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies‎, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of President Donald Trump, I would like to express our nation’s sincerest appreciation to Her Majesty’s Government for hosting this important conference, and for the leadership of the Royal family. …

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Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act Sanctions on Russia

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 8, 2018   Following the use of a “Novichok” nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, the United States, on August 6, 2018, determined under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 …

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom in Joint Press Conference

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRIME MINISTER MAY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Chequers Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom   1:52 P.M. BST PRIME MINISTER MAY: Well, good afternoon. And I’m pleased to welcome the President of the United States to Chequers today on his first official visit to the United Kingdom. No …

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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Today’s topics:  U.S. Women at the Olympics /  Blue energy / U.S. Army ‘Mad Scientist’ program / China human rights / Helping Libya against ISIL U.S. Women at the Olympics 10 August 2016 U.S. women a major force at the Olympics For the second straight Olympics, women athletes outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic team, 292 to 262. In fact, the 2016 Team …

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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 03 August 2016

Today’s topics:  Happy birthday State Department / Past Olympians / Murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet / North Korean missile launch / Anti-ISIL Efforts in Libya and Iraq Sporting Greats of Past Olympics 02 August 2016 U.S. Olympic standouts: A look back in photos     As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro bring us new heroes from around the world, we’re taking …

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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Today’s topics:  Scotland holiday closure / Free State of Jones / Millennial voting / Gymnastics at Rio Olympics / Munich attack / Restoring vision /  DoD on Counter-ISIL Efforts Scotland Holiday The U.S. Consulate-General in Edinburgh , Scotland, will be CLOSED on Monday, 01 August 2016 for the Scottish Summer Bank Holiday . The Consulate will re-open the next business day, on Tuesday 02 …

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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 21 July 2016

Today’s topics: Cuba update / Turkey / Solar power / Telehealth / Carter on counter-ISIL fight Cuba 1 Year On 20 July 2016 A year of strengthening Cuba-U.S. ties  Though separated by just 140 kilometers of water, the United States and Cuba have endured strained relations for more than half a century. In 2015, the two countries began to chart a new …

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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Today’s topics: Secretary Kerry Meets PM Theresa May, UK’s Johnson / Iraq Pledging / Anti-ISIL update / U.S. Elections FAQs Secretary Kerry Meets PM Theresa May, UK’s Johnson   Secretary Kerry traveled to London, 18–19 July where he attended multilateral meetings on Yemen and Syria.  He also met with U.K Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 …

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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Today’s topics:  Iraq Campaign update / South China sea territorial claims / THAAD  deployment in South Korea / NATO Warsaw summit /   NATO Summit Summary 09 July 2016 Landmark NATO Summit in Warsaw draws to a close   NATO’s Summit in Warsaw concluded on Saturday (9 July 2016), following two days of decisions to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, and plans to …

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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 11 July 2016

Today’s topics: Farnborough International Airshow  / Treasury’s Lew travel to UK / South China Sea / Open Disclosure Law changes Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) The Farnborough International Airshow 2016 is a biennial international trade fair for the aerospace industry to demonstrate both civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors.  The show was first …

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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Today’s topics:  SelectUSA 2016 summit / Kerry with Angelina Jolie Pitt on refugees / Alert for possible N. Korea missile launch / Silicon Valley / Security networks SelectUSA2016 This years’ SelectUSA summit will be held in Washington D.C., on 19-21 June 2016.  This Summit is the highest-profile event promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the …

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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 20 June 2016

Today’s topics: World Refugee Day /  LGBTI/ Arms Control/ Defense World Refugee Day, June 20 20 June 2016 These celebrities and leaders stand #WithRefugees. Will you join them? What do actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Scarlett Johannson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and supermodel and former refugee Alek Wek have in common? They all are taking part in a U.N. video to show their solidarity to help the …

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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Today’s topics:     Condolences for Orlando Shootings / The meaning of LGBTI / Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Prepcom / Ukraine energy diversification /   Condolences for Orlando Shootings The U.S. Embassy joins all those worldwide in expressing their condolences to the families and victims of the horrific Orlando shootings. If you would like to leave …

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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 13 June 2016

Today’s topics:     Orlando shootings / Automated passport control at U.S. airports / upcoming U.S. Supreme Court rulings / DoD’s “Force of the Future”   Orlando Shootings (Updated 14 June 2016)      Condolence message from TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall 14 June 2016                         13 June 2016 Orlando Shooting Renews Focus on How to Identify, Stop Extremist Attacks    Attacks like Sunday’s …

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U.S. Policy Update for Friday 10 June , 2016

Today’s topics:    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II / LGBT/ Muhammad Ali Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 9 June 2016 On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Secretary John Kerry:  On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer our best wishes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and all the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and …

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U.S. Policy Update for 06 June 2016

Today’s topics:   U.S.–China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED)  / Ramadan /  Russia /  Economy /   Ramadan 05 June 2016 The White House Office of the Press Secretary Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan As another new moon heralds the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslims across the United States and around the world. 05 June 2016 On …

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U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 03 June 2016

Today’s topics:     Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 / US-EU eHealth project / DoD’s carter to Shangri-La conference / Clean Energy Ministerial / New Foreign Relations books digitized /   Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 The Country Reports on Terrorism are submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f (the “Act”), which …

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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 01 June 2016

Today’s topics:     NATO’s Warsaw summit  / Announcing third “Our Ocean” conference / Preview of Strategic&Economic Dialogue with China / Asia Security Summit   NATO 31 May 2016  NATO Secretary General previews Warsaw Summit in speech at Warsaw University    At the Warsaw Summit, the Alliance will also seek a new level of cooperation with its partners, especially the European Union, on issues such as …

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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Today’s topics:     Memorial Day / Failed North Korea missile  launch / UN Peacekeepers / Life in Fallujah under ISIL   Memorial Day Holiday 30 May 2016 Remarks by President Obama on Memorial Day, 2016 28 May 2016 President Obama’s Weekly Address: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes In this week’s address, President Obama solemnly reflected on the meaning of Memorial Day and recognized …

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U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 27 May 2016

Today’s topics:     Embassy  & Consulate Closure /  Memorial Day / G7 in Japan /  DoD Budget Uncertainty   Embassy & Consulate Holiday Closure The U.S. Embassy in London, and our our Consulates-General in   Belfast and in  Edinburgh will be CLOSED on Monday, 30 May 2016 for the U.S. Memorial Day / UK Spring  Bank holidays. In an emergency involving a …

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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 26 May 2016

Today’s topics:    Return of Nadiya Savchenko / Silk as a Biodegradable plastic /  DoD HQ Restructuring / New  terrorist designations / Countering Violent Extremism /   Nadiya Savchenko 26 May 2016 Analyst: Savchenko Release Shows Russia Wants Negotiations (VOA News)  Russia’s release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, exchanged for two Russian servicemen, was welcomed by rights groups and supporters. They maintain her …

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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Today’s topics:     Vietnam /  Hiroshima / World Humanitarian Summit / Vietnam 24 May 2016 Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam President Obama: Xin chào!  (Applause.)  Xin chào Vietnam!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  To the government and the people of Vietnam, thank you for this very warm welcome and the hospitality that you have shown to me …

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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Today’s topics:    Combating Wildlife trafficking in Vietnam / Criminal Justice Reform / DoD, NATO on death of Mullah Mansur / Antiquities trade   Stoppping Illegal Trade in Antiquities 24 May 2016 Stopping the Black Market in Antiquities    Terrorists in Syria don’t just take sledgehammers to ancient temples and sculptures at cultural heritage sites they have overrun: They sell them. …

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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 23 May 2016

Today’s topics:  Death of Taliban leader / Obama in Vietnam / China / Turkey’s constitutional amendment / Ukraine battles financial crime / Russian oppression / Satellite tech in climate research   White House on Death of Taliban Leader 23 May 2016 Statement by the President on the Death of Taliban Leader Mansur Today marks an important milestone in our longstanding effort to bring peace and prosperity to …

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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Today’s topics:     Libya Ministerial / Syrian update / Oregon / DoD on Asia-Pacific & Counter-ISIL / Iraq offensive against ISIL / Memorial Day weekend   Libya 16 May 2016 Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the Libya Ministerial, Vienna, Austria   “As the communique that we produced earlier makes clear, it is imperative to put the international community’s full weight behind the Government of National …

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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 09 May 2016

Today’s topics:     UK School visits / Stonewall uprising & LGBT rights / New EUCOM commander / U.S. and Europe / Kerry’s Upcoming London trip / Obama on the economy   UK School Visits 09 May 2016  School Talks on the U.S.    Deb MacLean, a Press Officer of the U.S. Embassy in London, visited several UK schools over the …

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U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 29 April 2016

Today’s topics:     Embassy Closure /  Airstrike on hospital in Syria / Vietnam War symposium / Malaria / Holocaust museum   UK Bank Holiday Closures The U.S. Embassy in London and our Consulates General Belfast and Edinburgh , will be closed, on Monday, 2nd May 2016, for the UK Bank holiday .  Offices will re-open  on Tuesday, 3rd May. U.S. …

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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 28 April 2016

Today’s topics:     Jazz / 2016 Olympics / Climate Change / ISIL / POTUS travels   Jazz 27 April 2016 The USA is still a birthplace for jazz greats   Rock, rap and hip-hop may rule the charts, but jazz, with roots in the spirituals of African-American slaves, is still America’s gift to the world. “There is no better example of democracy than a jazz …

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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Today’s topics:    U.S. Elections / White House news / Climate change Capacity-Building Initiative / U.S. $20 bill / DoD’s Dunford on countering Extremism   U.S. Elections 26 April 2016  The rise of the independent voter     The United States has two major political parties: Democratic and Republican. Ask an American voter which one she or he sides with, and the most …

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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 25 April 2016

Today’s topics:     Obama-Cameron press conference / Paris Climate Change Agreement / State Dept news / South Sudan peace process / DoD News   President Obama in London 22 April 2016 Remarks by the President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron in Joint Press Conference : We are so bound together that nothing is going to impact the emotional and cultural and intellectual affinities between our two countries. So …

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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Today’s topics:     Obama’s London trip / Boston Marathon / British Defense Procurement Minister visits U.S. / Kansas /  State Dept travel   President Obama’s London Trip 19 April 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom   As part of the President’s upcoming travel to the United Kingdom, First Lady Michelle Obama will join President Obama for a private lunch hosted by …

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U.S. Policy Update for Friday, 15 April 2016

Today’s topics:    President Obama’s London trip / Foreign Aid / Anti-ISIL efforts /  Zika virus /  new VOA Director   President Obama’s London Trip 16 March 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom   “The President will then travel to the United Kingdom, where he will be received by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle for a private lunch.  …

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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Today’s topics: Washington D.C.  / Blinken on WMD / White house press brief including London trip / Kerry at Pacific Council   White House News 12 April 2016 Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 4/12/2016 ( London trip, Panama Papers, Brexit, Brazil’s President Rousseff, IMF and economy): “Well, we’ll obviously have more to say about this later in the week as we …

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Remarks by the President at Islamic Society of Baltimore

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 03, 2016 THE PRESIDENT:  Well, good afternoon.  And, Sabah, thank you for the wonderful introduction and for your example — your devotion to your faith and your education, and your service to others.  You’re an inspiration.  You’re going to be a fantastic doctor.  And I suspect, Sabah, your …

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Carter Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women

By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able …

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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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Department of Justice Announces Major Computer Hacking Forum Dismantled

As Part of Coordinated Law Enforcement Efforts in 20 Countries, United States Charges 12 Defendants in Connection with Computer Fraud Conspiracy (This press release originally appeared on the  U.S. Department of Justice website ) The computer hacking forum known as Darkode was dismantled, and criminal charges have been filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere against 12 individuals …

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DoD’s Carter: Rebalance Continues America’s Historic Role in Asia-Pacific

28 May 2015 (This article originally appeared on the Department of Defense website ) By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. DoD News Defense Media Activity America’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific is a continuation of its pivotal role over the past 70 years in helping ensure prosperity in the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday. Speaking …

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United States and United Kingdom Law Enforcement Share Forfeited Proceeds

U.S. Embassy, London October 16, 2014 018-14 @USAinUKPress   In 2005, United Kingdom (UK) authorities began a financial investigation targeting a Dubai, UAE-based money laundering network  after drug investigations determined that the organization was providing illicit financial services to multiple, otherwise unrelated, Drug Trafficking Organizations throughout Europe.  This effort evolved into a bilateral joint investigation …

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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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