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2014-04-22

    Can We End Global Hunger?
Can We End Global Hunger?

Hunger and undernutrition are costly in human terms and economically. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, hunger and ...

2014-04-22

    June Conference to Focus on ‘Our Ocean’
June Conference to Focus on ‘Our Ocean’

The U.S. Department of State will host an international meeting in June to consider the challenges threatening the world’s oceans. Pollution, overfishing a...

2014-04-22

    Students, Teachers Invited to Join Virtual Field Trip to Mars
Students, Teachers Invited to Join Virtual Field Trip to Mars

The Mission Mars Virtual Field Trip will take place on April 25. Teachers and students from around the world are invited.

2014-04-22

    U.S. Increases Financial Support for Ukraine
U.S. Increases Financial Support for Ukraine

The Obama administration announces a new package of assistance totaling $50 million to help Ukraine pursue political and economic reform and strengthen the...

2014-04-22

    U.S. Ship Explores Mysteries of Gulf of Mexico
U.S. Ship Explores Mysteries of Gulf of Mexico

A U.S. ship is exploring the mysteries of the Gulf of Mexico, and the world is invited to come along.

2014-04-21

    Supporting Open, Inclusive Internet at Brazil Forum
Supporting Open, Inclusive Internet at Brazil Forum

A U.S. delegation is headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to attend a global forum on the future of Internet governance and to work towards an open and inclusive I...

2014-04-21

    Strengthening Nuclear Security Sustainability
Strengthening Nuclear Security Sustainability

"Since the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit, Centers of Excellence have been recognized as an important part of the global nuclear security architecture," Bonn...

2014-04-21

    Obama Trip Focuses on U.S. Ties, Interests in East Asia
Obama Trip Focuses on U.S. Ties, Interests in East Asia

President Obama travels to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines April 22–29.

2014-04-20

    Secretary Kerry: Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery
Secretary Kerry: Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

"When we embrace our common humanity and stand up for the dignity of all people, we realize the vision of a world that is freer and more just a world — fre...

2014-04-18

    U.S. Service Members Climb Honduran Mountain to Deliver Supplies
U.S. Service Members Climb Honduran Mountain to Deliver Supplies

U.S. service members make a 10-kilometer hike to deliver 1,400 kilograms of food and supplies to families in the mountain village of Picacho, Honduras.

2014-04-17

    Commerce Secretary Says U.S. Seeks to Boost Economic Ties in Asia
Commerce Secretary Says U.S. Seeks to Boost Economic Ties in Asia

Greater economic engagement is among the Obama administration’s priorities in its effort to “rebalance” U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific region, says U...

2014-04-17

    Kerry, Foreign Ministers Reach Accord on Ukraine
Kerry, Foreign Ministers Reach Accord on Ukraine

Noting that diplomacy requires willing partners, Secretary of State John Kerry says the four-nation talks in Geneva reached an accord to end the tensions a...

2014-04-17

    Mexican Innovators Earn Grants for Development Work
Mexican Innovators Earn Grants for Development Work

Four Mexican entrepreneurs win grants from USAID’s Innovation Fund for the Americas to tackle development challenges.

2014-04-17

    U.S. Trade Mission to Turkey Will Explore Health Care Sector
U.S. Trade Mission to Turkey Will Explore Health Care Sector

Commerce Department official Arun Kumar will lead 17 U.S. companies on a trade mission to explore health care opportunities in Turkey May 4–8.

2014-04-17

South Korea, U.S. Discuss Ways to Deter North’s Provocations

South Korea and the United States agree to bolster efforts to deter North Korean provocations that undermine regional stability.

2014-04-16

    El Salvador, U.S., Mexico Partner to Help Farmers Grow Cacao
El Salvador, U.S., Mexico Partner to Help Farmers Grow Cacao

The governments of the United States, Mexico and El Salvador establish a partnership to increase cacao production in El Salvador as an alternative source o...

2014-04-16

    NASA Helps Build Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World
NASA Helps Build Better Soybeans for a Hot, Dry, Hungry World

A NASA study shows shows soybean plants can be redesigned to increase crop yields while requiring less water and helping to offset greenhouse gas warming.

2014-04-16

    Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Shows Reduced Emissions
Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Shows Reduced Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces that total greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. sources fell 3.4 percent in 2012 as compared to 2011 level...

2014-04-15

    USAID Unveils New Model of Development to End Extreme Poverty
USAID Unveils New Model of Development to End Extreme Poverty

“USAID is forging high-impact partnerships to harness innovation and scale meaningful results to end extreme poverty” through a new model of development, s...

2014-04-15

    Report Urges Prompt, Aggressive Action on Climate Change
Report Urges Prompt, Aggressive Action on Climate Change

Greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise and the world’s governments have not done enough to reduce those emissions, but researchers say there is st...

2014-04-15

    Education Secretary Listens, Learns at Summit on Teaching
Education Secretary Listens, Learns at Summit on Teaching

“Whether large or small, highly decentralized or not, countries share a common desire to create a high-quality education system that prepares all children ...

2014-04-15

    NATO Leader Emphasizes Defense Cooperation
NATO Leader Emphasizes Defense Cooperation

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the Ukraine crisis has amplified the need to strengthen cooperation between NATO, the European Union and ...

2014-04-15

    Russian Aircraft Flies near U.S. Navy Ship in Black Sea
Russian Aircraft Flies near U.S. Navy Ship in Black Sea

An unarmed Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flies near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12.

2014-04-15

    Tonga, Nevada Create Partnership
Tonga, Nevada Create Partnership

The Kingdom of Tonga and the Nevada National Guard create the newest relationship in the U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

2014-04-14

    NATO Leader to Russia: De-escalation Starts on the Ground
NATO Leader to Russia: De-escalation Starts on the Ground

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen details Russia's broken promises, interference, escalation and smokescreen in Ukraine, and calls on Russia to ...