Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Travels to Europe

12 May, 2021 | News, Policy, Press Releases

In London, [Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry] will meet with representatives of the UK Government, who will host COP26 this November in Glasgow. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Travels to Europe MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 12, 2021   Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry will travel to Rome, London, and Berlin, ...

World Press Freedom Day

3 May, 2021 | News, Policy, Press Releases

Tomorrow, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day.  Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, and hold governmental officials accountable.  The United States advocates for press freedom ...

G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting and the Secretary’s Travel to Ukraine

30 April, 2021 | Press Releases

U.S. Department of State G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting and the Secretary’s Travel to Ukraine Press Statement Ned Price, Department Spokesperson April 30, 2021 Secretary of State Antony Blinken is attending the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting in London, United Kingdom, May 3-5, 2021. The Secretary has said wherever the rules for international ...
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Statement by Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology on SolarWinds and Mi

19 April, 2021 | News, Policy, Press Releases

The Biden Administration convened two Unified Coordination Groups (UCGs) to drive a whole of government response to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange incidents. Due to the vastly increased patching and reduction in victims, we are standing down the current UCG surge efforts and will be handling further responses through standard incident management procedures. 

Holding Russia To Account

15 April, 2021 | NATO, News, Policy, Press Releases

Today, we announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections. We have engaged Russian authorities to share our concerns about their actions and the steps we are taking in response. The President is ...

World Water Day

22 March, 2021 | News, Press Releases

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 22, 2021 Water is an invaluable resource that we rely on for nearly everything we do. Reliable access to water underpins health, economic opportunity, and security in every country, and ensuring global access to safe and adequate water for basic needs is now more important than ...
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Maintaining Permanent Residence Status during COVID-19

18 March, 2021 | Consular Affairs, Press Releases

U.S. immigration law assumes that a person admitted to the United States as an immigrant will live in the United States permanently once they’ve become a lawful permanent resident (LPR). The current Presidential Proclamations restricting travel to the United States from the United Kingdom do not apply to LPR’s who have valid status. Therefore, if ...

G7 Statement on Hong Kong Electoral Changes

15 March, 2021 | Press Releases

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 12, 2021 Begin Text: We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in expressing our grave concerns at the Chinese authorities’ decision fundamentally to erode democratic ...

Joint US-UK Statement on Suspension of Large Civilian Aircraft Tariffs

5 March, 2021 | News, Press Releases

03/04/2021 WASHINGTON – The United States and the United Kingdom today released a joint statement announcing a four-month suspension of tariffs related to the ongoing large civilian aircraft dispute. “The United Kingdom and the United States are undertaking a four-month tariff suspension to ease the burden on industry and take a bold, joint step towards ...

U.S. Sanctions and Other Measures Imposed on Russia in Response to Russia’s Use of Chemical Weapons

3 March, 2021 | Events, News, Press Releases

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS ACT SANCTIONS Today, the Secretary of State determined that the Government of the Russian Federation has used a chemical weapon against its own nationals, in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. As a result, the following sanctions will be imposed (full or partial waivers are noted below) after the 15-day Congressional ...

United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

19 February, 2021 | Events, News, Press Releases

“Climate change and science diplomacy can never again be “add-ons” in our foreign policy discussions. Addressing the real threats from climate change and listening to our scientists is at the center of our domestic and foreign policy priorities.” PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE February 19, 2021 7:49 A.M. EST On January 20, ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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: Angelica.B.Brooks@USCG.mil 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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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 ...
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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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