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Edition of August 17, 2018

American Citizens: Register to Vote in the Midterm Elections! | Business is Booming for UK Investment in the U.S. | NYTimes Praises London’s Restaurant Scene

As we approach the U.S. midterm elections on November 6, we encourage all American citizens in the UK to register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot – find out more details here!

Four trillion dollars. That’s how much foreign businesses invested in the United States in 2017 – a new record.  And the UK is the top investor in the U.S., which means more jobs and prosperity for both our countries.

Not only is business booming in America, entrepreneurs like Palestinian-American Ahmad Ashkar are making a global impact by helping refugees at the same time.  We are inspired by Ahmed’s falafel business in Washington, DC, that donates meals for refugees for every meal sold.  Creative solutions like this embody the American spirit!

Looking for a delicious meal this weekend?  The New York Times’ Robert Draper recently experienced the restaurant revolution in London and provides a glowing review of the UK’s foodie scene.


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President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal in May and said the U.S. would reimpose sanctions on Iran after a 180-day wind-down period.

Edition of August 10, 2018

U.S. Reinstates Sanctions Against Iran | U.S. Welcomes ‘A New Day’ in Colombia | Department of Labor Releases July Jobs Report

This week President Donald J. Trump announced the reimposition of sanctions on Iran and said the United States is “fully committed to enforcing all our sanctions.” The administration is working with all parties to deny Iran all paths to a nuclear weapon.

In Bogota, a presidential delegation witnessed the inauguration of Colombia’s new president, Iván Duque Márquez, which “seals the emergence of Colombia as a strong democratic partner for the United States.”

In Washington, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta presented the Department of Labor’s July 2018 Employment Situation report. Since the President’s election, 3.9 million jobs have been created.



The flag-draped remains of 55 U.S. servicemen who served in the Korean War return home
The flag-draped remains of 55 U.S. servicemen who served in the Korean War return home

Edition of August 05, 2018

Vice President Pence Welcomes Remains of Korean War Soldiers | Secretary of State Pompeo Outlines Vision for Indo-Pacific Region | Ambassador Johnson Calls on U.S. Citizens to Register to Vote

This week in Honolulu, Vice President Mike Pence welcomed home the flag-draped remains of 55 U.S. servicemen who served in the Korean War.

In Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined his vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Finally, NASA and its commercial partners Boeing and SpaceX are making significant progress to launch astronauts into space from American soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.


As the Economy Booms, It’s Time for a Pledge to America’s Workers
As the Economy Booms, It’s Time for a Pledge to America’s Workers

 Edition of July 27, 2018

President Trump Delivers Big Win on Trade | America Supports the Iranian People | Poll Shows Brits See U.S. as Closest Ally

In Washington, President Donald J. Trump declared America “open for business” and said American-made products are a “global status of unrivaled excellence.” The President also made a “Pledge to America’s Workers” to create a national strategy to provide affordable and relevant training.

Meanwhile in California, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a gathering of Iranian Americans at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that he shared their hope to “one day see Iranians in Iran enjoying the same quality of life that Iranians in America enjoy.”

Finally, President Trump has delivered a big win on trade, reaching a deal with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to open a new phase in U.S.-EU trade relations in which both sides win and work together for global prosperity.


Edition of July 20, 2018

President Trump and PM May Reaffirm Special Relationship at Chequers | NATO Allies Pledge to Step Up Defense Spending at Brussels Summit | New U.S. Supercomputer is Fastest on Planet

Happy Friday! President Donald J Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made their way to the United Kingdom last week to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Her Majesty the Queen after President Trump convinced European allies in Brussels to increase their commitment to NATO.

In a stunning example of public-private partnership, a team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and American companies IBM and Nvidia Corporation built Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, at a federal laboratory in Tennessee.

And, on this day 49 years ago, NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon after President Kennedy announced that the United States would put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.


Ambassador Barzun is welcomed back to the U.S. Embassy as he unveils his official portrait
Ambassador Barzun is welcomed back to the U.S. Embassy as he unveils his official portrait

Edition of June 28, 2018

Fourth of July at the White House – U.S. Committed to Mid-East Peace – Next Generation of Scientist

President Donald J Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are gearing up to host the Fourth of July Celebration at the White House.

In other news, the White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Special Reprsentative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and regional tour demonstrates US commitment to peace in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, USAID attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) as a Special Award Organization to recognize students with innovative projects that could advance USAID’s ability to meet current and future development challenges. Over the last five years, USAID has provided honorable mention and monetary awards to 61 students.



Edition of June 21, 2018

Embassy Documentary – Iran Sanctions – Far East

The Embassy’s exclusive, behind-the-scenes documentary series “Inside the American Embassy” will air on Channel 4 starting Monday, June 25, at 10:00 p.m. – don’t miss it!
President Trump’s re-imposed sanctions on Iran are having an immediate impact as foreign companies are pulling back from doing business there.

In other news, the Pentagon said Operation Ulchi Freedom Guardian would not take place, while Washington and Pyongyang continue to discuss denuclearization following President Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore last Tuesday.
Meanwhile, ten years ago the United States led the international community in recognizing via the UN Security Council that wartime rape is not just a human rights issue but a public health and security issue we cannot afford to ignore. The United States reaffirmed its committment towards this cause during the fourth International Day to Eliminate Sexual Violence.


Edition of June 07, 2018

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Trump-Abe meet – Carbon Capture – Good news on Job Numbers

President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe met yesterday to discuss topics ranging from trade to North Korea ahead of the G7 summit in Canada.

The 240th Composite Supply Company is keeping it “so fresh and so clean clean” in Poland that ‘Outkast’ (Atlanta-based Hip Hop group) would be proud.

Did you know that carbon dioxide emissions can serve a useful purpose? The process of carbon capture is reducing dangerous pollution and increasing global oil production.


Edition of May 31, 2018
Memorial Day – Winfield House website – International Religious Freedom Report
President Trump honors fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day.
After two years in the making we are proud to announce the launch of the Winfield House website that provides 3 D views of representational rooms and highlights the collection inside as well as shares the history of the house.
Finally, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo puts religious freedom at the heart of U.S. human rights agenda

Edition of May 25, 2018
Manchester One Year On – Job availability – China cuts car tariffs
Eagle Express 25 May 2018In a recent Gallup poll 67% of Americans are feeling positive about job prospects under President Trump which is the highest percentage 17 years of Gallup polling.

US and China moves towards détente with China’s cuts to car tariffs.

Secretary of State Mike Pompep communicated his commitment to fight Russian meddling in 2018 congressional midterm US elections.

The United States provides the biggest international donation in the fight against Ebola in Congo.

Lastly, as an American child Mister Rogers taught us so much about friendship, honesty, and love but he also engaged kids about gun violence.


Edition of May 18, 2018
North Korea Summit – U.S. Embassy in Israel transition – President Trump’s Ramadan message – U.S. Armed Services Day

China has urged its ally North Korea to proceed with an historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump.

In recognition of the historic transition of the U.S. Embassy in Israel’s official move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, we take a look back at the 70 year friendship in photos.

President Trump delivered a heartfelt message to American Muslims to commemorate the holy month of Ramadan which is determined by the sighting of the new moon which began May 15, 2018.

Lastly, in honor of U.S. Armed Services Day this Saturday, we want to wish America’s oldest man and WWII veteran Richard Overton a happy birthday who turned 112 and shared some advice for life.

 Ambassador Johnson Lays A Wreath on Islay for WW1
Ambassador Johnson Lays A Wreath on Islay for WW1

Edition of May 11, 2018
Ambassador Johnson Lays A Wreath on Islay for WW1 – President Trump Ends Flawed Iran Nuclear Deal – First Lady Melania Trump’s Initiative for Children
We kicked off the week with First Lady Melania Trump announcing her initiative BE BEST focused on three pillars: promoting well-being, managing social media use, and tackling opioid abuse to build a brighter future for our children and the nation.

President Trump ended U.S. participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

The President also proudly welcomed home three Americans released after capitivity by North Korea ahead of the June 12 summit between him and the North Korean Presdent Kim Jong Un.

Finally, check out this analysis of the sucesses and challenges of the Administration’s by, with, and through model to partner with local forces to achieve our national security objectives.


Edition of May 4, 2018
President Trump to Visit UK on July 13 – Ambassador Johnson Answers Your Questions Live on Twitter Next Week – 100-Year-Old American Flag Returns to Scotland

A Hundred-Year-Old Handmade American Flag Flies Home...to Scotland
A Hundred-Year-Old Handmade American Flag Flies Home…to Scotland

Happy Friday! The Eagle Express is back – every Friday morning, we’ll be bringing you the latest updates on U.S. foreign policy, interesting articles on global events by key thinkers and commentators, and news on what’s happening at the U.S. Embassy.

We hope you enjoy the content – please keep in touch and let us know what kind of articles and information you’d like to see.

This week, President Trump made his first visit to the State Department to officiate the swearing-in ceremony for the 70th Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who wants the State Department to get its “swagger back.”

After next week’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, career CIA officer Gina Haspel could make history by becoming the first female CIA director.

Courtesy of the Smithsonian, Old Glory has proudly returned home to the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland in celebration of the honor, respect and fortitude its inhabitants displayed toward American servicemen 100 years ago during World War I.

The White House honors everyday Americans who acted in extraordinary ways.  Although we are 125 days away from action on the gridiron, it doesn’t mean we can’t be excited and inspired by one-handed American football linebacker Shaquem Griffin.

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