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Afghan women receiving better medical care thanks to coalition investment

22 May 12:01 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 22, 2017) � Afghan mothers bringing new lives to their nation have access to better medical care thanks to coalition investment at the Kabul Women�s Hospital.read more »

Thousands Of Migrants Rescued On Mediterranean In A Single Day

22 May 09:10 | World

Nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which also reported that more than a dozen rescue operations were under way in the area.read more »

Fact Sheets: Supporting Saudi Arabia's Defense Needs

20 May 10:50 | World

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 20, 2017 Today, in a significant expansion of the more than seven-decade long security relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the President and Secretary Tillerson attended a signing ceremony for almost $110 billion worth of defense capabilities to be conveyed via Foreign Military Sales Letters of Offer and Acceptance and a Memorandum of Intent to support Saudi Arabia's defense needs. read more »

DA NANG, Vietnam (May 18, 2017)

20 May 05:36 | U.S. News

Capt. Stanfield Chien, mission commander of Pacific Partnership 2017, receives a wreath from Da Nang locals during the departure ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and aims to enhance regional coordination in such as medical readiness and preparedness for manmade and natural disasters. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chelsea Troy Milburn (Released) 170518-N-SF984-025read more »

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 16, 2017)

20 May 05:36 | U.S. News

Sailors conduct flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the western Pacific. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rebecca Sunderland (Released) 170516-N-YA681-012read more »

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 18, 2017)

20 May 05:36 | U.S. News

Sailors retract a refueling line from a French navy Panther anti-submarine helicopter assigned to the Cassard-class anti-air frigate FS Jean Bart (D615) during flight quarters aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71). Ross is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price (Released) 170518-N-FQ994-341read more »

All 101 announcements from Google I/O ‘17

19 May 15:00 | World

It’s been a busy three days here in Mountain View, as more than 7,000 developers joined us at Shoreline Amphitheatre for this year’s Google I/O. From AI to VR, and everything in between, here’s an exhaustive—we mean that—recap of everything we announced. read more »

Build with G Suite

19 May 13:00 | World

Today wraps our annual Google I/O conference. Thousands of developers from around the world gathered to learn about our latest developer products and share best practices, including how to build next-gen business applications using G Suite. In case you need it, here’s a list of the various developer tools you can use to customize app your G Suite experience at your organization.1. Build and deploy custom apps using App Maker App Maker is a low-code, application development tool in G Suite that helps developers quickly build and deploy custom apps securely. It comes with built-in templates, a drag-and-drop UI and point-and-click data modeling. Plus, you can customize your app to connect with a wide range of APIs using Apps Script. App Maker is currently available as part of an Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business read more »

The winners of the 2017 Google Play Awards are ...

19 May 12:00 | World

Whether it’s an app that teaches kids to code or provides assistance to refugees, or a game that lets you explore future lifeforms, the high-quality apps and games on Google Play touch lives of people across the globe. During a special Google Play Award ceremony tonight at Google I/O, we honored 12 apps and games that give their fans delightful and memorable experiences. With more than 85 billion apps and games downloaded on Google Play over the past year, these were some of the experiences that captured our imagination. Congrats to this year’s winners! Standout IndieGames from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics and overall polish. read more »

Newest graduates ready to tell Afghan Army story

19 May 09:23 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 18, 2017) � The newest group of Afghan Army public affairs specialists are ready to tell their soldiers� stories after their graduation here Tuesday.read more »

CARTAGENA, Spain (May 16, 2017)

19 May 05:05 | U.S. News

Lt. Anna Mansueti, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8, conducts dive training with Spanish navy forces off the coast of Cartagena, Spain. U.S. 6th Fleet is headquartered in Naples, Italy, and conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Benjamin Fernandez (Released) 170516-N-NO901-001read more »

Glastonbury Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Tax Offenses Related to Kickback Scheme

18 May 13:34 | U.S. News

New Haven News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newhaven/news/press-releases/glastonbury-man-pleads-guilty-to-conspiracy-and-tax-offenses-related-to-kickback-scheme

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Android enterprise security gets smarter and stronger with Google Play Protect and Android O

18 May 12:00 | World

Enterprise customers need intelligent security tools to protect their data as part of a successful mobile deployment.Android is built with enterprise security in mind, from the platform to the security services that now check 50 billion apps a day. Yesterday at I/O we took another step and introduced Google Play Protect, an always-on set of security services that are designed to provide more peace of mind to IT managers, employees and all users. We also previewed new security and management features in Android O that give enterprise customers additional app and data protections. read more »

Step inside the Forbidden City with precious artworks from the Palace Museum on Google Arts & Culture

18 May 10:00 | World

For nearly 500 years—from 1420 to 1912—the Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors. Among its most illustrious inhabitants was the Qianlong Emperor, a patron of Confucian arts and culture who, during his 50-year reign in the 18th century, amassed the most important collection of artwork in Chinese history. read more »

What’s next for Google payment and loyalty experiences

18 May 09:00 | World

Thousands of apps and millions of stores accept Android Pay, a simpler and more secure mobile payment experience. Android Pay is now available in 10 markets, with more coming soon, including Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. And in addition to our already announced Visa and Mastercard partnerships, we’ll soon enable a streamlined mobile checkout experience for PayPal users.The newest ways to pay with GoogleYesterday, we announced the Google Payment API, which lets people pay in app or online with any verified credit or debit card saved to their Google Account, via products like Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. read more »

Top inspector: petroleum quality fights corruption

18 May 06:11 | U.S. News

CAMP GAMBERI, Afghanistan (May 18, 2017) � U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John F. Sopko visited the headquarters of Train, Advise, Assist Command � East at Gamberi to observe fuel quality control procedures.read more »

Conflict-Related Child Deaths Hit New High In Afghanistan

17 May 09:03 | World

Deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) has urged parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm.read more »

2017-05-17 10:04:23 (m4.7) Near Coast of Venezuela 10.9 -62.2 (29192)

17 May 06:22 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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KNMH repairs, upgrades near completion

16 May 14:14 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 16, 2017) � Thirty days after an attack on patients and medical staff at Kabul National Medical Hospital, a majority of the reconstruction work is complete.read more »

Fact Sheets: Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance

15 May 14:44 | US Politics and Govt

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 15, 2017 On January 23, 2017, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum reinstating the 2001 Presidential Memorandum on the “Mexico City Policy,” and directing the Secretary of State to implement a plan to extend the Mexico City Policy to “global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies.” Secretary Tillerson has approved a plan, called “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance,&rdread more »

Afghan wounded warriors head to Invictus Games Toronto 2017

13 May 13:25 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 12, 2017) � With unbreakable spirits on full display, 51 wounded Afghan warriors participated in the final team selection trials here for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.read more »

Your IMF Update: IMF Policy Paper

13 May 07:11 | Business

International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund: New item in your series of interest.read more »

BALTIC SEA (May 9, 2017)

12 May 01:34 | U.S. News

Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) 2nd Class Kyle Brown, right, mans the electric plant control operator while Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Rockim Evans mans the propulsion and auxiliary control operator in the central control station aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) during a damage control training exercise. Carney is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, conducting its third patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones (Released) 170509-N-ZE250-037read more »

NATO coalition commits $390 million for Afghan forces

11 May 2017 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 18, 2016) � A board of NATO partner countries reaffirmed their commitments to the Afghan National Army this week, approving about $390 million for projects advancing the wellness and capabilities of the Afghan force.read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Japan

9 May 2017 | Business

International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund: New item in your series of interest.read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Spain

9 May 2017 | Business

International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund: New item in your series of interest.read more »

Your IMF Update: IMF Policy Paper

9 May 2017 | Business

International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund: New item in your series of interest.read more »

Inspector general class grads will boost anti-corruption efforts

9 May 2017 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 9, 2017) � The newest class of inspectors general here will give the Afghan government�s anti-corruption and accountability efforts another boost, as they ready themselves to inspect the Afghan military.read more »

International Criminal Court May Investigate Migrant-Related Crimes In Libya

9 May 2017 | World

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has told the United Nations Security Council that her Office is considering launching an investigation into alleged migrant-related crimes in Libya, including human trafficking.read more »

Nearly 5,500 Graduates to Receive Degrees from Mizzou

8 May 2017 | World

University officials will award an honorary degree to Pat Jones, CAFNR alumna, conservationist, ‘mother’ of the Katy Trail read more »

Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer -- #45

8 May 2017 | World

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  1:13 P.M. EDT   MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  I want to thank Sarah for standing in for me on Friday.  She did a great job.  I missed you all tremendously.  (Laughter.)  Now that I realize that we can do that a little more I'll spend a little more time at the Pentagon.    I moved this up a little bit -- I appreciate your flexibility today so that the pool has enough time to cover the Vice President and Secretary Shulkin as they welcome Honor Flight our veterans to Washington on the anniversary of VA Day.  The Vice President is hosting more than 120 veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War as part of National Military Appreciation Month, and Public Service Recognition Week, highlighting the Trump administration’s commitment to our military and public service. Also today, the Vice President, Secread more »

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8 May 2017 | Christchurch Earthquake

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 3, 2017)

5 May 2017 | U.S. News

Lt. Cmdr. Ben McCarty, second from left, reenlists Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Nikki Duffy on the yardarm of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71). Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price (Released) 170503-N-FQ994-198read more »

Middle East Peace Effort Lacks Progress On Political Front

2 May 2017 | World

The lack of progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is impeding Palestine's development, according to a new report, which also reiterates the international community's commitment to a two-state solution in the region.read more »

TF Southwest assumes Helmand advisory mission

1 May 2017 | U.S. News

CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan � The U.S. Marine Corps unit Task Force Southwest assumed command of an advisory mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan from the U.S. Army unit Task Force Forge during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Shorab, April 29, 2017.read more »

Iran Urged To Halt Executions Of Minors

1 May 2017 | World

At least 90 people on death row in Iran are under the age of 18, human rights experts said, urging authorities to abide with international law and immediately stop these executions.read more »

Task Force Southwest assumes Helmand advisory mission

1 May 2017 | World

CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan � The U.S. Marine Corps unit Task Force Southwest assumed command of an advisory mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan from the U.S. Army unit Task Force Forge during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Shorab, April 29, 2017.read more »

ANA soldiers complete medical training course

30 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

CAMP SHORABAK, Afghanistan � More than 60 soldiers with the Afghan National Army 215th Corps graduated from a Helmand Regional Military Training Center medical training course April 26, 2017.read more »

Rota Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

28 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Members of Rota, Spain's Jewish community were invited aboard Naval Station Rota to commemorate the National Holocaust Days of Remembrance hosted by the installation's Diversity Committee April 27.read more »

Afghanistan Casualties Remain High In First Quarter

28 Apr 2017 | World

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has urged all parties to the conflict to take immediate and concrete measures to better protect civilians from harm, as the latest data for 2017 shows continued high numbers of civilian casualties.read more »

BREMERTON, Wash. (April 26, 2017)

27 Apr 2017 | World

Sailors assigned to the Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) return home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton after an extended underway. Connecticut is the second of the Navy's three Seawolf-class submarines, designed to be faster and quieter than their Los Angeles-class counterparts. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray (Released) 170426-N-UD469-053read more »

KEY WEST, Fla. (April 26, 2017)

27 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

A trainer with the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program works with Constellation, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, during training in Truman Harbor at Naval Air Station Key West. The program is in Key West to maintain the mobility of its expeditionary Marine Mammal System to detect and mark the location of mine-like objects on the ocean bottom. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S. and foreign naval vessels. U.S. Navy photo by Trice Denny (Released) 170426-N-QE668-074read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 26, 2017)

27 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) bring shoring to the site of a simulated hull breach during a damage control training exercise while participating in Flag Officer Sea Training. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting its third patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones (Released) 170426-N-ZE250-455read more »

Press Releases: Regional Symposium To Combat Recruitment and Radicalization to Violence in Prisons

26 Apr 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 26, 2017 The State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), hosted a regional symposium in Zagreb, Croatia, April 25–26, on efforts to address and counter prison radicalization. Many countries throughout the Balkans have reported cases of individuals being radicalized while incarcerated and governread more »

Press Briefing by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke on the Executive Order to Review the Designations Under the Antiquities Act

25 Apr 2017 | World

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  5:11 P.M. EDT MS. WALTERS:  Hello, everyone.  As you guys knows, we're going to go through an EO for tomorrow.  The speaker this evening is Secretary Zinke.  This is embargoed until 9:00 p.m.  It is on the record, so everything discussed here will be on the record.  The embargo is until 9:00 p.m. tonight. Again, this falls underneath Kelly's issue area, so if you have any additional follow-up questions, please reach out to Kelly Love.  For those of you on the phone, there will be a handout during this session, so if you would like the handout please email Kelly as well, and we will get it to you. With that, I'll turn it over. SECRETARY ZINKE:  So I'll read this and then I'll answer some questions.  Tomorrow, the President will come to the Department of Interior, to my office, and read more »

List of Foreign Ambassadors Who Participated in Credentialing Ceremony

25 Apr 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Below is a list of the foreign ambassadors who participated in the credentialing ceremony at the White House with the President yesterday: His Excellency Meshal Hamad M.J. Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar His Excellency Erzhan Kazykhanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan His Excellency Njabuliso Busisiwe Sikhulile Gwebu, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Swaziland His Excellency Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez, Ambassador of the United Mexican States His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan His Excellency Hynek Kmonicek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic His Excellency Frederic Edem Hegbe, Ambassador of Togolese Republic His Excellency Akillino Harris Susaia, Ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia Her Excellency Lalla Joumala Alaoui, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco His Excellency Pedro Morenes Eulate, Ambassador of the Kingdomread more »

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 24, 2017)

24 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) participate in a damage control training exercise. Ross is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price (Released) 170424-N-FQ994-043read more »

2017-04-23 01:52:19 (m4.7) Near Coast of Venezuela 10.8 -62.3 (29192)

22 Apr 2017 | World

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: NEAR COAST OF VENEZUELAread more »

ANA warehouse and logistics capabilities continue to evolve

22 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 12, 2017) � Leadership from the Afghan National Army toured the warehouses of Afghan Union Transportation and Logistics here last week, alongside an advisory team from Resolute Support.read more »

MoD expands accountability system to 203rd brigades

21 Apr 2017 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 21, 2017) � The Afghan National Army enrolled thousands of service members in the Personnel Asset Inventory system recently, reducing the amount of �ghost soldiers� and ensuring troop accountability.read more »

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