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RAF Club- The Special Relationship

And I’m confident that it will be Britain and America, as we have done for a century and more, working together as leaders in the international community to help find the answers to these pressing questions. The commitment to that shared future could not be more concrete than the magnificent new Embassy building that is taking shape right now in

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Centenary of U.S. Involvement in World War I

U.S. Embassy London will commemorate the centennial of our nation entering World War I throughout 2017. We invite the public to join us in educational programs, art exhibitions, remembrance activities, and outreach events to honor the sacrifices of the past, to highlight our Special Relationship, and to stand #sidebyside in securing a peaceful future. The centennial of WWI offers opportunities

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Business News, Events & Background Information

Next SelectUSA Summit  –  June 2017 Save the date for the 2017 SelectUSA Summit: June 18-20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Further information is available on the SelectUSA website. Europe Healthcare Startup Investment Mission to the U.S., March 2017 Featuring a 5 day tour through three major American cities with strong healthcare markets, connecting participants to potential partners, customers, and industry leaders.

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President Trump and Prime Minister May’s Opening Remarks

The special relationship between our two countries has been one of the great forces in history for justice and for peace.  And, by the way, my mother was born in Scotland — Stornoway — which is serious Scotland. The White House Office of the Press Secretary 27 January 2017 Original source: Whitehouse.gov President Donald J. Trump: “Thank you very much. 

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U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland

U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland 17 January 2017   The United States’ remains committed to supporting a more peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland.  To this end, we urge all political parties to focus on quickly finding a way forward to the resumption of stable devolved governance.  We also encourage civil society leaders to continue their vital work building a

Our Social Media Explained

We want to have a conversation with you. Find out here how to connect with us online. Twitter   Embassy London – @USAinUK Our oldest and biggest Twitter account. Is what it says it is – a mini USA in the UK. Sharing an eclectic mixture of news and views from across the Embassy, the United States government and the

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Americans Celebrate Christmas with Many Traditions

Christmas, celebrated by most Christians on December 25, commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Americans, like many of the world’s peoples, have developed their own Christmas traditions and observances, and these have changed greatly over time. Today, most Americans blend religious and secular customs with their own family traditions, often incorporating food, decorations and rituals from places they or

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St. Paul’s Thanksgiving Day Service

The annual Thanksgiving Day Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral will take place Thursday, November 24th at 11am. For over a century, St Paul’s has had a special relationship with Americans. In 1903, J. Pierpont Morgan, the famous financier, donated the funds to bring electricity to the Cathedral.   Following World War II, the British people raised funds to build the American

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DS-160 & Uploading a Photograph

Applicants have reported that they are experiencing problems when uploading a photograph to the DS-160. The confirmation photo page indicates that they have not uploaded a photo, even though on the preceding page they have received the message that their photo has successfully been uploaded. If you are experiencing this issue, try the following steps: Record the Application Number Close

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Remembrance Sunday 2016

Remembrance Sunday Remarks, 2016 Lew Lukens, Deputy Chief of Mission Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial November 13, 2016   DCM LUKENS: Lord Lieutenant, Mr. Mayor. Distinguished veterans and members of the armed services. Your families. British friends. Fellow Americans. “Progress is not inevitable.” “It requires struggle and perseverance and discipline and faith.” President Obama spoke those words in London, earlier

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U.S.-UK Alliance & The Future Of The Principled International Order

You see, for decades, the United States and the United Kingdom – and millions of American and British service members – have helped provide the security and uphold the values that have allowed millions upon millions of people around the world to be safe, to raise their children, dream their dreams, and to live lives that are full. Remarks As prepared U.S. Secretary

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Global Entry Enrollment Center to Open in London

U.S. Embassy, London July 27, 2016 025-2016 Global Entry Enrollment Center to Open in London Applicants can begin scheduling interviews now through the GOES website  WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection will open a Global Entry enrollment center at the U.S. Embassy in London for 60 days beginning on September 26. Conditionally-approved Global Entry applicants can now register for an interview

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Readout of the President’s Call With Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom

The White House Office of the Press Secretary July 14, 2016   The President spoke by phone today with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May to congratulate her on her new office. President Obama emphasized that the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom remains strong and will endure and that he looks forward to

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Secretary Kerry’s Call with United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Johnson

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2016   The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby: Secretary Kerry spoke by telephone today with newly appointed U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to offer his congratulations. The Secretary and Foreign Secretary Johnson agreed that the U.S.-U.K. special relationship is as essential as ever, and they pledged to work closely

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Atlas Corps Seeks Emerging Global Leaders

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 6- to 18-month professional fellowship in the United States. All Fellows will be placed at a leading social change organization in the United States. Individuals in the nonprofit/NGO sectors with 2 to 10 years of experience, a college degree,

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to visit London, 25 June 2016

U.S. Department of State Travel Announcement for Secretary Kerry Travel to Rome, Brussels, and London, June 25-27, 2016 Secretary Kerry will travel to Rome, Italy, June 25-27. The Secretary plans to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. They plan to discuss a range of issues including Syria, developments in the region and efforts to advance a two state solution. The

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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 24, 2016 Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom to discuss the outcome of yesterday’s referendum on membership in the European Union, in which a majority of British voters

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State Department On the United Kingdom – European Union Referendum

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 24, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY:  Earlier today, I spoke to British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond regarding yesterday’s referendum in the United Kingdom. The citizens of the U.K. have made their decision and we will of course respect it. I want to emphasize that although the U.K. will be leaving the

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Statement by President Obama on the UK Referendum

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 24, 2016   PRESIDENT OBAMA: The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision.  The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring, and the United Kingdom’s membership in NATO remains a vital cornerstone of U.S. foreign, security, and economic policy.  So too

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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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 leaders in the entrepreneurship

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TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the Embassy to sign condolence book

U.S. Embassy London Grosvenor Square, UK 14 June 2016   Earlier today TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visited the Embassy to sign our condolence book for victims of the Orlando, Florida, shootings:   Here is the condolence message from TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall:   Condolence message from TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of

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U.S. Embassy London Launches #NationalParksContest Photo Competition

U.S. Embassy, London June 01, 2016 023/16 @USAinUKPress   The U.S. Embassy in London is launching a photo competition to celebrate the National Parks Service centennial. The contest will launch June 1 and final submissions are due on the centennial anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, August 25, 2016. Photos can be submitted via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using

College Day 2016

Do you advise students interested in studying in the America?  Fulbright and EducationUSA have the resources you and your students need for U.S. university admissions. Now is a great time to get started on the admissions process before the autumn: early bird booking for our advisor training conference in September is open, and students can sign up for a USA

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Memorial Day weekend 2016 at Cambridge American Cemetery

When you go home:  Tell them for us and say “For your tomorrow  We gave our today”. John Maxwell Edmonds The Cambridge American Cemetery honours the competence, courage and sacrifice of the Americans who, as part of the ‘friendly invasion’, served in the UK during World War II. Interpretive displays, photographs, film and interactive kiosks in the extensive Visitor Center

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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 past

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Cultural Connections in Wales

Other Online Resources Cadw: Days Out in Wales North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History Swansea University Milne Collection  (one of the largest collections of literature on the American Civil War in the UK) Swansea University Texas Partnership (ongoing collaboration & partnership with several universities in Texas) Wales and the USA Wales International  Welsh and Successful

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

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F-22s Deploy to Europe

News Release Headquarters, United States European Command Media Operations Division Stuttgart, Germany Release: 16-08 11 April 2016 The U.S. Air Force has deployed F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 11, to conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft. The F-22s are deployed from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida,

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Global Entry to Benefit Travelers from Northern Ireland

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 destination for Northern Ireland business

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Cultural Connections in London

The following sites of interest are all in or around London and the City of London. Other areas of interest include : Cultural Connections in Scotland Cultural Connections in Northern Ireland Cultural Connections in Wales Grosvenor Square History of the U.S.-UK Relationship   All Hallows by the Tower Church Located near the Tower of London, All Hallows is the oldest Church

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Secretary Kerry’s Meeting with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Secretary Kerry met in London this morning with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. The two ministers discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria and the progress being made in Geneva by UN task forces — one to develop the modalities of a cessation of hostilities and the other to ensure the sustained and unimpeded delivery of humanitarian assistance to besieged areas.

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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom

The White House, Office of the Press Secretary The President spoke by phone today with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom to discuss Syria and the upcoming London Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region, which the Prime Minister will co-host with other world leaders on February 4.  President Obama reiterated the commitment of the United States to

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Freedom of Information in the U.S.A. (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act, As Amended is the legislation which provides for the release by U.S. government departments and agencies of certain categories of information on request. Since its original enactment in 1966 more than 500,000 requests have been filed by members of the public, reporters, and companies. Foreign citizens may also file requests. Similarly the Department of Justice

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An Overview of U.S. Holidays

The United States, like other nations, sets aside a number of days each year to commemorate events, people or public occasions. These holidays typically are marked by a general suspension of work and business activity, and by public and/or religious ceremonies. [See: Holidays observed by the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in the UK] Technically, the United States does not celebrate

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Cultural Connections in Northern Ireland

The following list of cultural connections is in the greater Northern Ireland area. Other areas of interest: Cultural Connections in Scotland Cultural Connections in London Cultural Connections in Wales   Ulysses S. Grant Ancestral Homestead U.S. President and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant’s ancestors’ lived in this cottage. The cottage has been restored to include a Civil War exhibit

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Statement in Response to July 25 Sunday Times Article on the Release of Al-Megrahi

U.S. Embassy London Press Office Statement in Response to July 25 Sunday Times Article on the Release of Al-Megrahi   The United States strongly and consistently opposed in all its exchanges with Scottish and British officials the release or transfer under any scenario of convicted PanAm 103 bomber Abdelbasset al-Megrahi. The August 12, 2009 letter to Scottish First Minister Alex

Global Entry 2015

U.S. Citizens: Your Opportunity to Enroll in Global Entry for Expedited Immigration Clearance at U.S. Airports

If you travel regularly to the United States and would like to speed through airport immigration controls upon arrival, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a special opportunity for U.S. citizens in the United Kingdom to enroll in Global Entry.  Global Entry is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection travel facilitation program that expedites clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush at the National September 11 Memorial in New York

Memorial Day Holiday Honors American War Dead

The Memorial Day holiday celebrated by Americans on the last Monday of May represents for many the unofficial beginning of summer. Many will travel over the long holiday weekend to seek out friends and family, beaches and amusement parks. But most will pause at some point to recall the holiday’s true purpose: honoring those who died defending their nation. Memorial

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Veterans Day Honors Those Who Served in U.S. Military

November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, and parades, ceremonies and tributes to veterans are planned in small towns and large cities throughout the country to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. “American veterans deserve our deepest appreciation and respect,” said President Obama. “Our nation’s servicemen and women are our best and brightest, enlisting in

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Global Entry: Travel to the USA just got easier

We have some good news! Travel to the USA just got quicker and easier thanks to the newly rolled out Global Entry Program. For UK passport holders, it will mean being able to sidestep the lines at Customs and Passport control and enter the USA via automatic kiosks. Britons will also be eligible for  TSA Pre✓® at security, which means you will no

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Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel to Travel to the United Kingdom for Meeting of Counter-ISIL Coalition

Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 23, 2015 Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to London, United Kingdom, October 27-29, for a meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition Communications Working Group. He will co-chair discussions with government officials and technology partners to strengthen collaboration in the fight against ISIL. The

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Carter, U.K. Counterpart Discuss the Way Ahead in 21st Century

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity   Today’s discussions of defense matters and ways to deepen the U.S. and U.K. partnership come at a critical time for British defense planning, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in London during a joint press conference with his U.K. counterpart. On the secretary’s final day of his five-day trip to Europe,

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Columbus Day Commemorates Explorer’s Arrival in New World

Columbus Day is the annual U.S. commemoration of explorer Christopher Columbus’ landing in the New World (at San Salvador Island, also known as Waitling Island, today part of the British Bahamas) on October 12, 1492. Columbus was not the first European to cross the Atlantic successfully. Viking sailors are believed to have established a short-lived settlement in Newfoundland sometime in

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Labor Day Marks Appreciation of America’s Workers

Labor Day, celebrated in the United States on the first Monday of each September, is the nation’s official commemoration of its workers’ contributions to national strength, prosperity and well-being. It also marks for millions of Americans the unofficial end of summer. America’s labor force is 154.4 million people strong, or about two-thirds of the working-age population. Men make up slightly

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Cards of Introduction to the U.K. House of Commons

American citizens wishing to watch a House of Commons debate can apply to the Embassy for a card of introduction – one of only four provided daily for Embassy use by courtesy of the Speaker’s Office at the House of Commons – but may find that the cards are booked several weeks ahead. Without a card of introduction, a wait

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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 associated with

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U.S. Independence Day a Civic and Social Event

The United States celebrates its Independence Day on July 4, a day of patriotic celebration and family events throughout the country. In the words of Founding Father John Adams, the holiday would be “the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance. … It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games,

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Attorney General Lynch Delivers Remarks at Magna Carta Commemoration Ceremony in Runnymede

U.S. Department of Justice Press Release London (Remarks as Prepared for Delivery) Thank you, Secretary [Philip] Hammond, for that kind introduction.  Your Excellencies, distinguished colleagues, honored guests – it is a pleasure to be here this morning, and a great privilege to join you all at this important commemoration. Eight hundred years ago, on the grounds of Runnymede, King John

Halifax Man Arrested In Movie Leaks Investigation

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 of leaking top hit movies,

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 Property Care

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 the past decade, the two

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

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 visit of their deployment, March

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

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs 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 visit of their deployment, March 22.

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Carter: U.S., U.K. Maintain Strong Security Ties

By Claudette Roulo,DoD News, Defense Media Activity   The security ties between the United States and the United Kingdom are enduring and exceptional, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today in a joint news conference with British Defense Secretary Michael C. Fallon. For 200 years — since the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, ending the war of 1812 — service

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Welcome to our new website !

Welcome to our new-look website !  Our new web address is https://uk.usembassy.gov We hope you will like the new look and will find navigating the site easier. The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The sections

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Fact Sheet: U.S.-United Kingdom Cybersecurity Cooperation

16 January 2015 The White House Office of the Press Secretary The United States and the United Kingdom agree that the cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges that our nations face.  Every day foreign governments, criminals, and hackers are attempting to probe, intrude into, and attack government and private sector systems in both

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Department of Defense European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) Announcement

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 in Europe at RAF Lakenheath

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HSI-led probe leads to arrest of 2 UK men allegedly linked to pre-release leak of The Expendables 3

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 from Upton, and a 33-year-old

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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 between the United States Drug

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The Electoral College

As prescribed in the U.S. Constitution, American presidents are elected not directly by the people, but by the people’s electors. The Electoral College was created by the framers of the U.S. Constitution as an alternative to electing the president by popular vote or by Congress. Each state elects the number of representatives to the Electoral College that is equal to

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Former President William J. Clinton

Clinton Presidential Materials Project Documents issued by the White House during President Clinton’s administration can be accessed at the National Archives and Records Administration’s Clinton Presidential Materials Project. The project’s primary mission is the preservation of the Presidential records, personal and donated papers, and memorabilia of the Clinton Administration. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

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States of the Union

States of the U.S. There are fifty (50) states and Washington D.C.The last two states to join the Union were Alaska (49th) and Hawaii (50th). Both joined in 1959. Washington D.C. is a federal district under the authority of Congress. Local government is run by a mayor and 13 member city council. Washington DC is represented in Congress by an

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Military Leaders Meet in London for First Time Since WWII

11 June 2014 U.S. Embassy, London June 11, 2014 015-14 @USAinUKPress (Released by the MoD) The Combined Chiefs of Staff (CCS) from the US and the UK met to discuss long-term strategic challenges the respective armed forces can expect to face together in the future. General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the heads of

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Fact Sheet: Overview of U.S. Contributions to Peace and Security in Europe

June 06, 2014 The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Europe is an indispensable partner with which the United States tackles key global security challenges, and advancing transatlantic peace and security has stood at the heart of U.S. foreign policy for more than a century.  The United States works hand-in-hand with our European allies and partners

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

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 the Atlantic since last the

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Ambassador Barzun Meets with Friends and Family of “Cheeki Rafiki” Sailors

20 May 2014 U.S. Embassy, London May 20, 2014 010-14 @USAinUKpress   On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Ambassador Matthew Barzun met in his office with families and friends of the four missing British sailors. He listened to their concerns, and joined them in welcoming the news that the search has been resumed. The United States Coast Guard is resuming the

U.S. Air Force Culture & Language Center Prepares General Officers for Deployment

U.S. Embassy, London April 15, 2014 009-14 @USAinUKpress By Jodi L. Jordan Air Force Culture and Language Center Outreach Team MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Three Air Force general officers will soon assume command in key overseas assignments, and they’ll come to those jobs with a deeper understanding of cross-cultural concepts, thanks to the Air Force Culture and Language

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UK Delegation from London visits U.S. Aircraft Carrier in Mediterranean

On Monday, 31 March, the Defense Attaché Office (DAO) London hosted a group of 8 Distinguished Visitors from London on a trip to the USS TRUMAN (CVN 75) which was conducting flight operations in the Mediterranean. The group included Labour MP Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Air Commodore Gary Waterfall, Royal Air Force Typhoon Force Commander and

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Fact Sheet: U.S.-EU Cyber Cooperation

26 March 2014 The White House Office of the Press Secretary The United States and the European Union work in close coordination on cyber-related issues both bilaterally and in multilateral fora. This cooperation is founded on our shared values, our interest in an open and interoperable Internet, and our commitment to multistakeholder Internet governance, Internet freedom, and protecting human rights

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U.S. Delegation to the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade

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 Justice Judith Garber, Principal

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

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 a 3-month-old infant and

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U.S. Mission Breaks Ground for New Embassy in London

U.S. Embassy, London November 13,  2013 @USAinUKPress 032-13 Today, in an important symbol of our enduring friendship with the United Kingdom, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Matthew W. Barzun, Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Lydia Muniz, and Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council broke ground on the new U.S. Embassy in the Nine Elms neighborhood in

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Winston Churchill Honored at U.S. Capitol

More than 70 years after he delivered a speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, Winston Churchill is being honored again at the U.S. Capitol with the installation of a bust of his likeness in the National Statuary Hall. Churchill is one of only a very few foreign dignitaries to be so honored. The bust, sculpted by Oscar

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Joint statement by European Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso after the G8 Summit in Lough Erne (UK) on 17-18 Jun

Lough Erne, 18 June 2013 European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso represented the European Union at this year’s G8 summit chaired by UK Prime Minister Cameron in Lough Erne. As a G8 member, the European Union actively contributed to the discussion of all items on the agenda. The two Presidents made the following

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Partnering with State, Local Authorities to Support Int’l Criminal Justice Sector Assistance

Fact Sheet, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC 09 May 2013   Partnering with State and Local Authorities to Support International Criminal Justice Sector Assistance For the past three years, the U.S. Department of State has made a sustained effort to recruit state and local law enforcement, corrections officials, prosecutors, and judges to participate in our criminal justice assistance programs

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Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Annual Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Service

December 21, 2011 AG HOLDER: Thank you, Mr. [Frank] Duggan.   It is an honor to stand with you, and a privilege to thank you for the work that you – and the other members of the Families of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 – have led in your search for healing, for answers, and for justice. On behalf

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Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition

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 concluded that the U.S.-UK treaty

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Open Skies Civil Aviation Partnerships

Open Skies Partnerships: Expanding the Benefits of Freer Commercial Aviation 29 March 2011   “Work to ‘democratize’ aviation continues to allow millions more Americans the opportunity to fly to international destinations each year and for countless foreign tourists to visit our country.” — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton The United States has pursued a policy of Open Skies civil

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U.S. Letter Regarding Continued Detention of Megrahi

26 July 2010 The July 25 Sunday Times article, “Revealed: US double-talk on Lockerbie,” included leaked excerpts of the August 12, 2009 letter from U.S. Embassy Chargé Richard LeBaron to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.  The article does not accurately reflect the strong and consistent opposition of the U.S. government to the release or transfer under any scenario of convicted

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President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron in Joint Press Availability

20 July 2010 Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom in Joint Press Availability 1:58 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Please have a seat.  It is my great pleasure to welcome Prime Minister Cameron on his first visit to the White House as Prime Minister. We have just concluded some excellent discussions —

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United States Announces Winner of New London Embassy Design Competition

 U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Louis B. Susman, and Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Adam Namm, announced today that KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has won the design competition for the New London Embassy. [See: High-resolution images and video] KieranTimberlake’s design met the goal of creating a modern, welcoming, timeless, safe and energy efficient embassy for

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Lincoln Bicentennial

Abraham Lincoln 12 February 1809 – 15 April 1865 In 2009 people throughout the world will mark the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America. The story of his life and its tragic end is a familiar one, but perhaps not so well known are his connections with the United Kingdom.

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U.S. Takes First Steps Toward Embassy Relocation

Meeting the challenge of providing a modern, open and secure American diplomatic facility in London, the U.S. State Department today signed a conditional agreement with the real estate developer Ballymore to acquire a site in the Nine Elms Opportunity Area in Wandsworth for the construction of a new Embassy. “This has been a long and careful process,” said Ambassador Robert

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