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Former Senior Libyan Intelligence Officer and Bomb-Maker for the Muamar Qaddafi Regime Charged for T

22 December, 2020 | Exclude, Press Releases

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs Monday, December 21, 2020   Today, Attorney General William Barr, Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Michael Sherwin, announced new charges against a former Libyan intelligence operative, Abu Agela Mas’ud Kheir ...
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Member of “The Dark Overlord” Hacking Group Extradited From United Kingdom to Face Charges in St. Lo

18 December, 2019 | Policy, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

A United Kingdom national appeared today in federal court on charges of aggravated identity theft, threatening to damage a protected computer, and conspiring to commit those and other computer fraud offenses, related to his role in a computer hacking collective known as “The Dark Overlord,” which targeted victims in the St. Louis, Missouri, area beginning ...

Peace through sports at the 2019 Military World Games

12 November, 2019 | Press Releases

More than 100 nations and 10,000 participants took part in the 2019 Military World Games that wrapped up October 27 in Wuhan, China. The United States sent 17 teams with over 280 athletes and staff to the games. The goal of the military games is “to create friendly relations between members of the Armed Forces,” ...

Celebrating Veteran’s Day

11 November, 2019 | Events, Press Releases

Every year on November 11, Veterans Day, Americans honor veterans of the U.S. armed forces. The federal holiday coincides with celebrations held in other countries to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.
Ambassador Daniel B. Smith (left) led the panel discussion between historians Seth Rotramel, Lindsay Krasnoff, Charles Hawley and Thomas Faith at the State Department. (State Dept.)

The unsung, heroic U.S. diplomats of World War I

7 November, 2019 | Press Releases

U.S. diplomats worked behind the scenes in World War I to help alleviate suffering and bring an end to the war. One former and three current historians of the State Department’s Office of the Historian brought those stories to life during a panel session called “In the Diplomatic Trenches: Department Heroes Alleviate Suffering During World ...
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In photos: The Berlin Wall

7 November, 2019 | Press Releases

By: Sait Serkan Gurbuz – Nov 5, 2019 A barbed-wire barrier that became a 155-kilometer network of concrete walls, the Berlin Wall divided democratic West Berlin from Soviet-controlled East Berlin from 1961 until 1989. Despite the Communist regime’s claim that the heavily guarded wall was a defensive measure, it effectively prevented East Germans from seeking freedom in the ...
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5G: Who can you trust?

31 October, 2019 | News, Press Releases

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

28 October, 2019 | News, Press Releases

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 ...

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

24 October, 2019 | News, Press Releases

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

23 October, 2019 | News, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

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 ...

Buzz Aldrin’s Son Comes to the UK to Inspire Students

16 October, 2019 | News, Press Releases

It was an out-of-this-world honor to welcome Dr. Andy Aldrin, son of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, to the Embassy! He came to the UK to inspire students interested in STEM-related careers. We asked Andy Aldrin what went through his mind as a young boy watching his dad walk on the moon. (Spoiler: it might not be ...
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Why is America concerned about 5G?

3 October, 2019 | Press Releases

Next year, fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology will begin to form the backbone of future economies and public services. It will touch every part of our lives, from cellphones to self-driving cars, to critical services such as electrical grids and water systems. “With all of these services relying on 5G networks, the stakes for safeguarding these ...
Girls Who Code team that created the Meals on Wheels app: (left to right) Seren Chapin, Teaghen Sweckard, Georgia Wages, Shelbi Kovar, Addysen Sweckard (© Krista Sweckard)

Coding in Wyoming: Girls’ app helps feed the needy

2 October, 2019 | Press Releases

It began with building a bionic hand for class. That led to a group of high school girls in Wyoming creating an app that makes it easier to hand out pre-made meals for the elderly in the community. In the process, the students won the Congressional App Challenge for their state, a prestigious award for ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle to Arrive in Portsmouth

18 April, 2019 | Press Releases

U.S. Embassy, London April 18, 2019 016/19 @USAinUKPress   Contact ENS Angelica Brooks, Public Affairs Officer Email: The Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Portsmouth, England on April 26, 2019 at 11am. Eagle will moor up for 5 days at South Railway Jetty and will be open ...
Fishackathon 2016

U.S. Embassy Press Release – Fishackathon

19 April, 2016 | Press Releases, Science & Tech

U.S. Embassy, London April 19, 2016 008/16 @USAinUKPress   The U.S. Embassy is organizing a Fishackathon, April 22-24. The London offices of The Economist will serve as the host venue. The Fishackathon is a U.S. Department of State initiative, launched in 2014 around Secretary Kerry’s Our Ocean conference to develop usable solutions to address worldwide overfishing. The hackathon brings together computer ...
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Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)

15 March, 2016 | Non Immigrant Visas, Press Releases

In accordance with the agreement signed between the United States and China to extend visa validity, beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports will be required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application via a website every two years, ...

Halifax Man Arrested In Movie Leaks Investigation

10 April, 2015 | Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

U.S. Embassy, London April 10, 2015 005-2015 @USAinUKPress Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)   LONDON — A joint investigation between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the City of London Police, and the Motion Picture Association of America led to the arrest of a man suspected ...
City of London Police Commissioner Adrian Leppard and ICE London Attaché Matthew Etre sign the official memorandum of understanding.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Partners with City of London Police on Intellectual Proper

26 March, 2015 | Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

U.S. Embassy, London March 20, 2015 004-2015 @USAinUKPress   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) LONDON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (I) and the City of London Police signed an official memorandum of understanding Tuesday to further strengthen collaboration on cases involving intellectual property crime. Over ...
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HSI-led probe leads to arrest of 2 UK men allegedly linked to pre-release leak of The Expendables 3

1 December, 2014 | Policy, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

LONDON – Two men from northern England have been arrested by authorities in the United Kingdom after a probe initiated by Los Angeles-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) linked the pair to the pre-release leak earlier this year of The Expendables 3. The suspects, a 36-year-old man ...
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United States and United Kingdom Law Enforcement Share Forfeited Proceeds

16 October, 2014 | News, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

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 ...

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

6 February, 2014 | Exclude, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

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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