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Special US Envoy in Iraq for Talks on Islamic State

06 October 2015 VOA News (This article originally appeared on the Voice of America website) The special U.S. envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Islamic State) is in the Iraqi capital for talks on the coalition’s support of Iraqi-led efforts to degrade and defeat the terrorist group. Retired Marine General John Allen arrived in Baghdad on ...
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United States Announcements at Our Ocean 2015

October 5, 2015 Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC At Chile’s 2015 Our Ocean conference, the United States committed to a series of concrete actions to protect precious ocean areas and marine resources, continuing last year’s momentum. •    The United States is moving to protect waters of historic and national importance by initiating the creation of ...
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Remarks at the Opening of the 2015 Our Ocean Conference

Remarks at the Opening of the 2015 Our Ocean Conference October 5, 2015 Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Valparaiso, Chile Thank you very much and good morning to all of you, and let me begin by thanking our very, very generous hosts.  President Michelle Bachelet, thank you very much, and my colleague and friend, ...
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On the move: Diasporas connect the world

6 October 2015 If the world’s migrants themselves constituted one nation, they would be the fifth largest at more than 232 million. With ties to both their homelands and their new countries, they are a force for global development, cultural understanding and innovation. From October 11 to 17, the State Department is marking Global Diaspora Week to highlight ...
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State Department Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Today at the UN General Assembly event on the humanitarian emergency in Iraq, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall announced that the United States is providing more than $56 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who have been affected ...
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