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Statement by the Department of Defense

2 January, 2020 | News, Press Releases

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 ...

U.S. produces more energy. Two words explain how. [infographic]

12 December, 2019 | Press Releases

In the 1970s, Americans faced long lines at gasoline pumps. Today, the U.S. is a net oil and petroleum exporter. How did this happen? Two words: technology and innovation. Modern technology means more oil and gas can be extracted from the same wells. It’s called hydraulic fracturing, or  fracking . Frackers pump water and chemicals down ...
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Remarks by President Trump in a Working Lunch with 2 Percenters

5 December, 2019 | Press Releases

The Grove Hertfordshire, United Kingdom 2:20 P.M. GMT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  These are eight countries, plus us — plus the United States — that are fully paid.  They met the goal of 2 percent.  We call them the “2 percenters.”  Someday, we’ll raise it to 3 percent and 4 percent, maybe.  ...

Europe Must Put Security First With 5G

3 December, 2019 | Press Releases

Sec Pompeo: It’s urgent that trustworthy companies build these 21st-century information arteries. Specifically, it’s critical that European countries not give control of their critical infrastructure to Chinese tech giants like Huawei, or ZTE.

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, News, 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 ...

The China Challenge

5 November, 2019 | Press Releases, Speeches

MR MURDOCH: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here with you tonight to honor a man of many, many achievements and titles: Captain Pompeo, Editor Pompeo, Chief Executive Pompeo, Representative Pompeo, Director Pompeo, Secretary Pompeo, Senator Pompeo. (Laughter and applause.) President Pompeo. (Laughter and applause.) That’s really for the speech in 2025. I’m sorry. (Laughter.) ...
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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 ...

International Religious Freedom U.S. Embassy Event

30 October, 2019 | News, Press Releases

The United States celebrates Religious Freedom Day on October 27 each year, commemorating the passing of the Religious Freedom Act of 1998. This week, Ambassador Johnson hosted a reception on International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Embassy, co-sponsored by the Foreign Office. The Minister of State for the Commonwealth, the United Nations, and South Asia, ...

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 ...

Religious freedom around the world

25 October, 2019 | News, Press Releases

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 ...

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

15 October, 2019 | News, President of the United States, Press Releases

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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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab

8 October, 2019 | Press Releases

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Secretary Raab discussed the intention of the United States and the United Kingdom to negotiate an ambitious free trade agreement after the United Kingdom departs the European Union. They also discussed ...
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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 ...
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Sanctions Announcement on Iran

20 November, 2018 | Near East & North Africa, Policy, Press Releases

The United States today sanctioned an international network by which the Iranian regime and Russia are providing millions of barrels of oil to the Assad regime in exchange for the movement of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, and for onward transfer to terrorist organizations such as Hamas and ...
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Attorney General Sessions Delivers a Statement on Behalf of the United States at the London Illegal

11 October, 2018 | News, Policy, Political Affairs, Press Releases

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. ...

UK Delegation Gears Up For 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

18 June, 2018 | Business, Press Releases, U.S. Embassy London

The U.S. Embassy London announced today that the UK delegation heads to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 20-22, 2018. The Investment Summit, hosted by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. economic development organizations to facilitate foreign direct investment in the ...
Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

21 June, 2016 | Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

U.S. Embassy, London June 21, 2016 025/16 @USAinUKPress 2016 GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT, JUNE 22-24, PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. For the event, delegates from the UK will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers and ...
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, ...
Global Entry 2015

Global Entry to Benefit Travelers from Northern Ireland

11 March, 2016 | Belfast, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

Press Release U.S. Consulate General Belfast, Northern Ireland March 11, 2016 A new initiative launched by United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will allow pre-approved, U.K. passport holders to gain expedited clearance upon arrival in the United States.    Speaking about the initiative, Consul General Daniel Lawton said: “The United States is a popular ...
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United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program

21 January, 2016 | Press Releases, U.S. Embassy London, Visa Waiver Program

The United States today began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) welcomes more than a million passengers arriving to the United States every day and is committed to facilitating legitimate travel while maintaining the highest standards of security ...
The Global Entry program streamlines US border controls for for UK citizens

Announcing the expansion of Global Entry Frequent Traveler Program to UK Citizens

3 November, 2015 | Belfast, Edinburgh, Press Releases

U.S. Embassy, London November 03, 2015 018-2015    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner (CBP) R. Gil Kerlikowske, U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun and Director General of the Border Force Sir Charles Montgomery announced the expansion of Global Entry to UK citizens today at the World Travel Market. Global Entry allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, ...

U.S. Deposits Instruments of Ratification for the 2005 Protocols

28 August, 2015 | Press Releases

ISN Press Statement August 28, 2015 U.S. Deposits Instruments of Ratification for the 2005 Protocol to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation and the 2005 Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf Today, the United States ...
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Department of Justice Announces Major Computer Hacking Forum Dismantled

15 July, 2015 | News, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

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 ...

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

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

U.S. Embassy, London March 20, 2015 003-2015 @USAinUKPress  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 ...
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Department of Defense European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) Announcement

8 January, 2015 | Policy, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations.  These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually.  The Department of Defense also announced the first F-35 basing ...
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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 ...
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U.S. Delegation to the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade

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

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 ...

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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DHS News Release Re Sentencing of British Sex Offender

30 January, 2014 | Exclude, Press Releases

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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