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, Cardiff, 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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David S. Cohen at the Royal United Services Institute

11 June, 2014 | Business, News, Policy, Press Releases

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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Ambassador Barzun Accepts Thank-You Letters From Families Of Missing UK Sailors

22 May, 2014 | Former U.S. Ambassadors, Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

May 22, 2014 U.S. Embassy, London 011-14 @USAinUKPress Ambassador Matthew Barzun met this afternoon with families and friends of the four missing British sailors, his second such meeting this week. The group presented him with letters of thanks to President Obama and the U.S. Coast Guard for resuming the search for the sailors, missing in ...
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U.S. Delegation to the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade

13 February, 2014 | Events, 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 | 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 | 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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Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition

18 October, 2011 | Press Releases, U.S. & United Kingdom

Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition U.S. Embassy Press Release 18 October 2011   Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition: Panel Concludes U.S.-UK Treaty Balanced and Fair The Extradition Panel, appointed by the United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Theresa May in September 2010 to review the UK’s extradition practices, has ...
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