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Press Releases: Third Anniversary of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity

20 Feb 08:34 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 20, 2017 Three years ago, thousands of Ukrainians came together on the Maidan, Kyiv's central square, to demand that their voices be heard. Braving subzero temperatures and violence by security forces, these Ukrainians peacefully called on their government to recognize their choice to join Europe. Ukraine has made remarkable progress since then, but much work remains to bread more »

Press Releases: Recent Killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo

19 Feb 17:27 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 19, 2017 The United States is deeply concerned by video footage that appears to show elements of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo summarily executing civilians, including women and children. Such extrajudicial killing, if confirmed, would constitute gross violations of human rights and threatens to incite widespread violence and instability in an already fread more »

Press Releases: Venezuela: Political Prisoners Should be Released Immediately

18 Feb 09:17 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 18, 2017 President Trump called on Venezuela on February 15 to release opposition leader and political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez. Lopez was sentenced last year to nearly 14 years in prison on the specious charges of inciting anti-government protests in 2014. The Venezuelan Supreme Court denied his appeals on February 16. The Venezuelan government continues to arrest and iread more »

Press Releases: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the New U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay

17 Feb 15:18 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 17, 2017 The Department awarded Caddell Construction Co., LLC of Montgomery, Alabama the construction contract for the new Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay. The new Embassy complex will be constructed on the existing 14-acre Embassy site. The multi-building complex will include a chancery, Marine security guard residence, support annex, and facilities for the embassy community. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.read more »

Press Releases: Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Southeast Asia and Australia

17 Feb 09:27 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 17, 2017 Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, Ambassador Susan Jacobs, will visit Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Australia from February 17-March 1. Special Advisor Jacobs will meet with government leaders and non-governmental organizations to discuss the Hague Abduction and Hague Adoption Conventions. She also will explore ways the United States can collaborate with these countries to better protect the interests of children.read more »

Press Releases: Joint Troika Statement Supporting African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Peace Process in Sudan

17 Feb 08:41 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 17, 2017 The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. Begin Text: The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) expresses its continued support for the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) peace process, led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. In support of the AUHIP-brokered Roadmread more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson's Meeting with Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi

17 Feb 06:16 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 17, 2017 The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met for the first time with Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi. Secretary Tillerson and Minister Wang noted the recent call between leaders and discussed efforts to advance bilateral cooperation while addressing differences in a constructive manner. Secretary Tillerson also highlighted the increasiread more »

President Donald J. Trump Nominates R. Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor

16 Feb 15:19 | World

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate R. Alexander Acosta for the position of Secretary of Labor. Mr. Acosta is currently Dean of Florida International University Law School. Mr. Acosta has had a long and distinguished career in public service. He has served in three Presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed positions, including as a member of the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Acosta was the first Hispanic to hold the rank of Assistant Attorney General and went on to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Since 2013, Mr. Acosta has also served as Chairman of U.S. Century Bank, the largest domestically owned Hispanic community bank in Florida. “Throughout his career, Alex Acosta has been a passionate advocate for equal opportunity for all Americans,” said President Trump. “His extensive experience has tremendously impressed me and my team and makes us confident that he will lead the Dread more »

Press Releases: Terrorist Attack in Baghdad

16 Feb 12:45 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2017 We condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrible terrorist attacks carried out by ISIS targeting a car dealership in Baghdad, Iraq today. It is estimated that nearly fifty people were killed and many more injured. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and friends, and wish a full and quick recovery to those injured. These acts of masread more »

Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with Members of Congress

16 Feb 12:23 | World

Roosevelt Room 10:53 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for being here.  I had a lot of good discussions this morning.  I'm negotiating a lot of contracts that are saving billions and billions of dollars for the American people and for all of us, and I'm very proud of it. You know, the F-35 fighter jet, the Air Force One program, which was totally out of control and now it's back where it's supposed to go, and many other things.  In addition, I had a very good phone call this morning about a major plant that's moving back into the United States.  We'll be talking about it soon.   And what I do have is a little free time at about 12 o'clock.  So I don't think the press will want to show up, but I think I'll have a press conference probably at 12 o'clock in the East Room.  We had a little time in between things.  So if read more »

Press Releases: U.S.-ROK-Japan Foreign Ministerial Joint Statement on the Situation in North Korea

16 Feb 12:05 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2017 Today the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Yun Byung-se, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, met in Bonn. The Ministers condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s February 12, 2017 ballistic missile test, noting North Korea’s flagrant disregard for multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions that expressly prohibit itread more »

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield To Travel to The Gambia

16 Feb 11:35 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2017 Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will travel to The Gambia, February 17–19, to attend the inauguration of President Adama Barrow on February 18. During her trip, the Assistant Secretary will meet with President Barrow and other Gambian officials. Be sure to follow the Assistant Secretary on Twitter @AsstSecStateAF for more updates throughout her trip. read more »

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

16 Feb 10:55 | US Politics and Govt

This morning, Vice President Mike Pence hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for breakfast at the Vice President's Residence at the Naval Observatory. The two leaders reaffirmed the special relationship between the United States and Israel and underscored the unbreakable bond between our two countries. The Vice President reiterated the United States' unwavering commitment to Israel's security and pledged to work with Prime Minister Netanyahu to address the shared challenges we face throughout the Middle East, including the threats posed by Iran and its proxies as well as ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorist organizations. The two leaders discussed ways that the United States and Israel can work more closely together on critical issues such as cyber security, intelligence cooperation, and energy.  They also agreed to work together against one-sided actions against Israel at the United Nations and other international forums, as well as boycotts tread more »

Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary of State Patricia Haslach Travels to Indonesia

16 Feb 10:39 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2017 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Patricia Haslach will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia, February 20–23, where she will meet with representatives from the American Chamber of Commerce, international financial institutions, and government and private sector officials to discuss ways to further enhance U.S.-Indonesia bilateral trade and investment. While in Jakarta, the Acting Assistant read more »

Press Releases: Meeting on Yemen

16 Feb 08:00 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 16, 2017 The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: On February 16, Secretary Rex Tillerson met with counterparts from the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and United Arab Emirates, in addition to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, to discuss the current situation in Yemen and how the international community can work together to strengthen cooperation to resolve the conflict. The Secretary underscored the Uread more »

Joint Readout of Meeting Between President Donald J. Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

15 Feb 20:39 | US Politics and Govt

Today, President Donald J. Trump welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Oval Office and reaffirmed the special relationship and unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel. The tremendous strength of the United States-Israel relationship is reflected in the close partnership between our governments, and also in the ties that connect the peoples of Israel and the United States. Our deep-rooted political, military, economic, and social ties reflect our shared values, strategic interests, and dynamic economic and trade relationship. In today's meeting, President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed that there will be no daylight between the United States and Israel. The President underscored the United States' unwavering commitment to Israel's security, and that his Administration will safeguard and strengthen the overall security relationship. The President and Prime Minister agreed on the need to counter the threatread more »

Press Releases: On the Occasion of Lithuania's National Day

15 Feb 18:38 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 15, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, it is my pleasure to congratulate Lithuania on the 99th anniversary of its independence. Lithuania is a stalwart champion of democracy, free markets, and human rights. Our friendship with the Lithuanian people is based on our shared embrace of these values as demonstrated by Lithuania’s strong contriread more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Bonn, Germany

15 Feb 18:27 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This will be his first official trip as Secretary of State. While in Bonn, Secretary Tillerson will participate in several G-20 sessions as well as bilateral meetings. Secretary Tillerson will also meet with counterpartread more »

Press Releases: U.S. Entrepreneurs Travel to Latin America and the Caribbean for YLAI Reverse Exchange Program

15 Feb 13:24 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 15, 2017 Thirty-four Young Leaders of the Americans Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellowship hosts from businesses and civil society organizations across the United States have been selected to participate in the Reverse Exchange program, a new component of YLAI. This year, the U.S. Fellowship hosts will travel to 21 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to collaboratively implement entread more »

Expanding Fact Checking at Google

15 Feb 13:00 | Media

Over the years we’ve heard from Google News users that our efforts to label stories ranging from local to satire to user-generated have helped expand their view of what is happening in the world. Last October we added a new Fact Check tag to help people find news stories that have been fact checked, so they can understand the value of what they’re reading. Soon after, we introduced the tag in France and read more »

By Washington’s teeth! U.S. presidential history, now on Google Arts & Culture

15 Feb 12:00 | US Politics and Govt

Did you know that the Bush Family has a favorite taco recipe, which First Lady Barbara Bush described as “loved by all who love Mexican food”? Or that George Washington’s dentures were not made of wood as is popularly thought, but actually from human and cow teeth as well as ivory? Or how about that, to celebrate his Inauguration, Theodore Roosevelt received a lock of president Lincoln’s hair as a gift?No, we’re not presidential scholars; we’re just excited for Presidents’ Day! Today, as a follow-up to our Ameread more »

Did you know...Google Search now has easy-to-find fun facts?

15 Feb 12:00 | Media

Did you know a cat can’t chew big pieces of food because their jaw can’t move sideways? Or that hamsters got their name from the German word “hamstern” which means to hoard? And how do we know this? Starting today on Google Search, you can find fun facts about living creatures from around the world, making you the most interesting person at the dinner party or the reigning champ at trivia. Head to Google, ask for a fun fact about something (think plants, animals, fruits and veggies), and ta-da! A trivia tidbit is delivered right at the top of your search results. For the animal lovers out there, fun facts might be man’s (new) best friend. It might surprise you to learn that dogs have three eyelids to help protect and keep their eyesread more »

Press Releases: On the Occasion of Kosovo's National Day

14 Feb 16:15 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 14, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, it is my pleasure to congratulate the citizens of Kosovo on the ninth anniversary of your independence as you celebrate this February 17. The United States values its strong friendship with Kosovo based on mutual aspirations for stability, peace, and prosperity for all of our citizens. We applaud the progress the peoread more »

Press Releases: Sports Envoys Maia and Alex Shibutani Visit the Republic of Korea

14 Feb 12:35 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2017 American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani will visit Seoul, Republic of Korea from February 20-21 as Sports Envoys for the U.S. Department of State. As Sports Envoys, the brother-and-sister team will meet with Korean youth in advance of the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. In their role as Sread more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Bonn, Germany

14 Feb 12:04 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Bonn, Germany, February 15-17 to participate in the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. This will be his first official trip as Secretary of State. While in Bonn, Secretary Tillerson will participate in several G-20 sessions as well as bilateral meetings. Secretary Tillerson will also meet with counterpartread more »

Press Releases: Six-Year Anniversary of the House Arrests of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard

14 Feb 12:00 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2017 This week marks the six-year anniversary of the detention without formal charges of former senior Iranian officials and 2009 presidential election candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, as well as Mousavi’s wife and women’s rights advocate Zahra Rahnavard. They all remain under house arrest in the Islamic Republic of Iran. We call for the immedread more »

U. of I. News: Does Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch fit the Scalia mold?

14 Feb 10:13 | SciTech

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Press Releases: Background Briefing on an Announcement From the Treasury Department

13 Feb 19:43 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Senior Administration Officials Via Teleconference February 13, 2017 MODERATOR: Great. Thank you and thank you all for joining us. Today’s call will be on background. For your situational awareness, not for reporting purposes, we have three senior administration officials joining us today on the call. For reporting, they will be known as a senior administration official. Again, for your situational awareness, our Senior Administration Official Number One is [name and title]. Our Senior Administration Official Number Two, [name and title]. And our Senior Administration Officialread more »

Press Releases: Acting Under Secretary Bruce Wharton Travels to Poland and the Czech Republic

13 Feb 12:45 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2017 Ambassador Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, will travel to Warsaw, Poland, and Prague, Czech Republic, February 15-18, 2017. In Warsaw, Ambassador Wharton will meet with U.S. Embassy staff and attend and deliver remarks at a Department of State-sponsored TechCamp and the Digital Communication Network’s “Rockit” Digital read more »

Press Releases: On the Occasion of Serbia's National Day

13 Feb 08:57 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 13, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, it is my pleasure to congratulate and extend best wishes to the people of Serbia as you celebrate your national day on February 15. The United States and Serbia share a long history of friendship and cooperation and a commitment to work together toward an even brighter, more prosperous future for our countries. Serbiread more »

Press Releases: 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

13 Feb 08:44 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2017 Fifty years ago, on February 14, 1967, the Treaty of Tlatelolco opened for signature. This landmark Treaty led to the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean, the first agreement to prohibit nuclear weapons in a populated area. It paved the way for other similar zones that now cover 114 countries in four other regions of the globe, as read more »

Press Releases: On Recent Events in Tripoli

10 Feb 16:35 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 10, 2017 The United States notes with serious concern reports that numerous tactical vehicles from an organization claiming to be the “Libyan National Guard” have entered Tripoli. This deployment has the potential to further destabilize the already fragile security situation in Tripoli. Libya should work to build a unified national military force under civilian coread more »

Press Releases: Enbridge Line 67 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Released

10 Feb 09:16 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 10, 2017 The State Department is today releasing the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for the proposed Enbridge Line 67 oil pipeline expansion project. The Department of State is reviewing an application submitted by Enbridge Energy, L.P. for a Presidential Permit that would, if issued, authorize Enbridge to supplement its existing pipeline authorization and increase the flow of crude oil through its exread more »

Press Releases: 2017 P3 Impact Award Applications Are Now Open

9 Feb 13:00 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 9, 2017 The U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), along with Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, have opened the application process for the fourth annual read more »

Election Outcome Boosts Confidence In Business Climate

9 Feb 11:15 | U.S. News

Nearly 80 percent of the respondents to the seventh annual McDonald Hopkins Business Outlook Survey believe U.S. business conditions will improve this year, compared to 44 percent in 2016.read more »

Press Releases: 2017 P3 Impact Award Applications Are Now Open

9 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 9, 2017 The U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), along with Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society , have opened the application process for the fourth annuaread more »

Press Releases: 2017 P3 Impact Award Applications Are Now Open

9 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 9, 2017 The U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), along with Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society , have opened the application process for the fourth annuaread more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

9 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 8, 2017 The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: This afternoon Secretary Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary of Mexico Luis Videgaray. Secretary Tillerson and Foreign Secretary Videgaray said they look forward to working together on the essential relationship between our two countries. They had a constructive conversation on a range of U.S.-Mexico collaboration including law enforcement, migration, and securead more »

Press Releases: The United States Congratulates Somalia on the Conclusion of its Electoral Process

8 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 8, 2017 The United States congratulates the people of Somalia on the successful conclusion of their national electoral process. We congratulate Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on his selection as the next President of the Federal Government of Somalia and look forward to working closely with him and a new government. We commend the Somali Security Forces and the African Union Mission read more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson's Phone Calls With Foreign Minister of Australia Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea Yun Byung-se

7 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 7, 2017 The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: The Secretary spoke on Monday with his counterparts from three of America's closest allies: Australia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. In each conversation, he underscored his determination to work closely together on regional and global priorities. Secretary Tillerson reiterated the Administration's intent to strengthen our military alliances, our economic read more »

Press Releases: Renewal of the Charter for the Advisory Committee for Historical Diplomatic Documentation

7 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 7, 2017 The Advisory Committee for Historical Diplomatic Documentation has renewed its charter for a period of two years. The Advisory Committee will continue to make recommendations to the Historian and the Department of State on all aspects of the Department’s program to publish the Foreign Relations of the United States series as well as on the Department’s responsibility under statute (22 USC 4351, et seq.read more »

Press Releases: Haiti's Presidential Inauguration

7 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 7, 2017 The United States congratulates President Jovenel Moïse on his inauguration as the 58th president of Haiti, following an extended electoral period and the additional challenge of recovery from Hurricane Matthew. The Haitian people deserve to have democratically elected leaders. Today’s inauguration of a democratically elected president allows Haiti to returread more »

ABOTA Defends Federal Judge From Attacks By President Trump

7 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

The American Board of Trial Advocates, a non-partisan organization consisting of an equal balance of plaintiff and defense lawyers, opposes the direct and personal attacks made by President Donald J. Trump about U.S. District Senior Judge James L. Robart.read more »

Press Releases: University Partners Selected for 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

7 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 7, 2017 The U.S. Department of State and its implementing partner, IREX, have selected 38 colleges and universities from across the United States to host the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders this summer. These institutions have designed programs that will empower 1,000 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa and their peers in the United Stread more »

Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand

6 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand spoke on the telephone today.  The two leaders affirmed the close friendship and bilateral partnership between the United States and New Zealand. The two leaders discussed regional issues, including challenges to regional peace and security, and the President affirmed to the Prime Minister the U.S. commitment to strong and active engagement in Asia. President Trump expressed appreciation for New Zealand's significant contributions to international peace and security concerns. read more »

Press Releases: On the Death of Former DRC Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi

3 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC February 3, 2017 The United States reiterates its sincerest condolences to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo following the recent passing of former Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi. While this is a difficult period and a time of mourning in the DRC, it is also a moment for unity. We urge the Congolese people to come together and honor Tshisekedi’s memory by conread more »

Press Releases: Waitangi Day

3 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 3, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I would like to send our best wishes to the people of New Zealand as you commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on February 6. The United States and New Zealand have a long history as friends and partners working together to address the world’s challenges – promoting stabilityread more »

Press Releases: Sports Envoy Chloe Kim Visits the Republic of Korea

3 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 3, 2017 American snowboarder Chloe Kim will travel to Seoul and Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, February 8-10, as a read more »

Press Releases: Senior Administration Officials on an Announcement From the Treasury Department on Iran

3 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Special Briefing Senior Administration Officials Via Teleconference February 3, 2017 MODERATOR: Great. Thank you, Jon, and thank you all for joining us. Welcome to today’s call on the Treasury announcement. For your situational awareness and not for reporting purposes, we have three senior administration officials on this call. This call is on background. It is embargoed until the end of the call. Again, for your situational awareness, our first senior administration official is [Senior Administration Official One]. Our second senior administration official, SAO Number Two, is [Senior Administread more »

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson's First Day as Secretary of State

2 Feb 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 2, 2017 The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner: On his first day at the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a number of introductory calls to key allies and partners. In addition to his meeting with Germany’s Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Secretary Tillerson also spoke by phone with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and the Prime Miniread more »

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