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2014-12-20

    Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation‘
Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation‘

President Obama imposes a wide-ranging trade ban on the Russian-annexed Crimea Peninsula, with an executive order that bars exports of key U.S. goods and s...

2014-12-19

    Coalition Will Defeat ISIL, Military Commander Says
Coalition Will Defeat ISIL, Military Commander Says

The strength of the 40-nation-plus coalition fighting ISIL/Daesh ultimately will defeat the terrorist group, the commander of coalition military operations...

2014-12-19

    China, U.S. Achieve Key Trade Outcomes at Chicago Meeting
China, U.S. Achieve Key Trade Outcomes at Chicago Meeting

The United States and China achieve “key outcomes” during the 25th meeting of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade in Chicago.

2014-12-19

    Reintegration Programs Support West African Ebola Survivors
Reintegration Programs Support West African Ebola Survivors

Programs in Sierra Leone and Liberia that focus on community reintegration of Ebola survivors are working well, a report finds.

2014-12-18

    Honoring Contributions of Migrants on International Migration Day
Honoring Contributions of Migrants on International Migration Day

“Today on International Migrants Day, it is important that we reflect on the contributions migrants make to societies throughout the world, and the challen...

2014-12-18

    Chinese, U.S. Officials Work Toward Stronger Economic Ties
Chinese, U.S. Officials Work Toward Stronger Economic Ties

Top U.S. and Chinese officials highlight the importance of stronger China-U.S. economic ties during commerce and trade meetings in Chicago

2014-12-18

    U.S. Stands with Pakistanis, Afghans Against Taliban
U.S. Stands with Pakistanis, Afghans Against Taliban

The United States condemns the deadly Taliban attack on a Pakistani school and remains committed to bringing stability to the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, ...

2014-12-18

    Research Documents Fast-Warming Arctic with Global Implications
Research Documents Fast-Warming Arctic with Global Implications

A new report shows the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on Earth, a trend that has broad effects beyond the Arctic on global security, ...

2014-12-17

    Obama Acts to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay
Obama Acts to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay

President Obama designates Alaska’s Bristol Bay, a pristine coastal area in the heart of one of the world’s most productive fisheries coast, as off-limits ...

2014-12-17

    Obama Charts New Course on Cuba Policy
Obama Charts New Course on Cuba Policy

In a televised address, President Obama announces the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in relations with Cuba and to further en...

2014-12-17

    New Recommendations Aim to Combat Illegal Fishing, Seafood Fraud
New Recommendations Aim to Combat Illegal Fishing, Seafood Fraud

A presidential task force on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing issues its recommendations to fight illicit fishing practices and better protect c...

2014-12-16

    Diplomats Say South Sudan’s People Deserve Peace
Diplomats Say South Sudan’s People Deserve Peace

U.S. officials call for warring parties in South Sudan to recommit to the ceasefire declared in January and focus on the needs of the people.

2014-12-16

    Peace a Prerequisite to Mideast Prosperity, Kerry Says in London
Peace a Prerequisite to Mideast Prosperity, Kerry Says in London

The United States and its partners in the region and around the world will continue to work for a peaceful, stable Middle East, Secretary of State John Ker...

2014-12-16

    Kerry, Rice Call on South Sudan’s Leaders to Set Aside Dispute
Kerry, Rice Call on South Sudan’s Leaders to Set Aside Dispute

After months of delay and false pledges, South Sudan’s leaders must return to negotiations, make necessary compromises and finally end their conflict witho...

2014-12-16

    Secretary-General Tells Ukrainian PM, ‘NATO Stands with You’
Secretary-General Tells Ukrainian PM, ‘NATO Stands with You’

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discusses the alliance’s efforts to support Ukraine with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at NATO headqua...

2014-12-16

    Obama: Afghan Combat Mission Ends, but Commitment Endures
Obama: Afghan Combat Mission Ends, but Commitment Endures

While the combat mission in Afghanistan is ending, the U.S. commitment to the nation will continue, President Obama says.

2014-12-16

    Western Hemisphere Shore Bird Now Protected Under U.S. Law
Western Hemisphere Shore Bird Now Protected Under U.S. Law

The rufa red knot is the latest addition to the list of migratory birds that enjoy special protection under U.S. law.

2014-12-16

    North American Energy Chiefs Affirm Shared Vision for Continent
North American Energy Chiefs Affirm Shared Vision for Continent

North America’s energy ministers meet to expand the continent’s leadership in energy, strengthen North American energy security and support shared economic...

2014-12-15

    More Nations to Receive Tuberculosis-Fighting Drug
More Nations to Receive Tuberculosis-Fighting Drug

The U.S. Agency for International Development signs an agreement with Janssen Therapeutics to accelerate progress in the fight against antibiotic-resistant...

2014-12-15

    U.S. Agency Picks 1st Nominees for Innovation Challenge on Ebola
U.S. Agency Picks 1st Nominees for Innovation Challenge on Ebola

USAID selects the first nominees for awards for innovations in fighting Ebola.

2014-12-15

    Kerry Affirms U.S. Support for Colombia’s Quest for Peace
Kerry Affirms U.S. Support for Colombia’s Quest for Peace

The United States stands with Colombia, Secretary of State Kerry says in Bogotá, Colombia, and hopes “2015 can be the year that brings the Colombian people...

2014-12-12

    No Single Country Can Solve Climate Change, Says Secretary Kerry
No Single Country Can Solve Climate Change, Says Secretary Kerry

The time to act on climate change is now, Secretary of State Kerry says in Peru. “We must work together, rich nations and developing nations as well, to av...

2014-12-12

    U.S. to Help Cameroon with Anti-Terrorism Training
U.S. to Help Cameroon with Anti-Terrorism Training

The head of the United States Africa Command says the United States will step up support for Cameroon’s efforts to fight the Nigerian terrorist group Boko ...

2014-12-12

    New Partnership Aims to Combat Human Trafficking
New Partnership Aims to Combat Human Trafficking

A new partnership between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and TravelCenters of America seeks to combat human trafficking by identifying and elimin...

2014-12-12

    All Nations Must Act on Climate Change, Kerry Says in Peru
All Nations Must Act on Climate Change, Kerry Says in Peru

Climate change is one of the greatest threats now facing humanity, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Lima, Peru, December 11.