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2014-10-20

    U.S. Special Envoy to Muslims on Importance of Giving Back
U.S. Special Envoy to Muslims on Importance of Giving Back

“Eid al-Adha reminds us that giving back is also about our personal relationships with each other and our common humanity,” says U.S. Special Representativ...

2014-10-17

    China Visit by U.S. Officials Highlights Trade, Competitiveness
China Visit by U.S. Officials Highlights Trade, Competitiveness

Top U.S. international trade officials conclude a four-day visit to Shanghai and Beijing.

2014-10-17

    U.S. Military’s Ebola Response Making Progress in Liberia
U.S. Military’s Ebola Response Making Progress in Liberia

The U.S. military response to the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia continues to progress, with facilities expected to be fully operational soon, a Pentagon spo...

2014-10-16

    Term Limits Under Threat in Africa, Says State’s Thomas-Greenfield
Term Limits Under Threat in Africa, Says State’s Thomas-Greenfield

“Respecting presidential term limits and constitutions as they are written is crucial for realizing the aspirations of an entire continent and strengthenin...

2014-10-16

    U.S. Increases Aid to West Africa, Urges Other Nations to Do More
U.S. Increases Aid to West Africa, Urges Other Nations to Do More

The United States increases its support to West African nations for fighting Ebola and urges other nations to step up their efforts to address this health ...

2014-10-15

    Obama: Fight Against ISIL Will Be ‘Long-Term Campaign’
Obama: Fight Against ISIL Will Be ‘Long-Term Campaign’

The fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists will be a “long-term campaign,” President Obama says.

2014-10-14

    Burma, U.S. Working Together on Labor Reform
Burma, U.S. Working Together on Labor Reform

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman hosts a meeting to help build support for a joint U.S.-Burma initiative to improve labor conditions in Burma.

2014-10-14

    Japan, South Korea Will Host U.S. Trade Mission in October
Japan, South Korea Will Host U.S. Trade Mission in October

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead 20 U.S. firms on a business-development mission to Japan and South Korea focused on the health care and...

2014-10-14

    Hagel, Chilean Leaders Discuss Deepening Partnership
Hagel, Chilean Leaders Discuss Deepening Partnership

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with government leaders in the Chilean capital of Santiago to discuss deepening the U.S. military partnership with Chil...

2014-10-14

    Hagel Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Partnership with Colombia
Hagel Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Partnership with Colombia

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reaffirms the U.S. commitment to its strategic relationship with Colombia, noting that as the South American nation moves tow...

2014-10-14

    Obama Urges More ‘Robust Commitments’ to Combat Ebola
Obama Urges More ‘Robust Commitments’ to Combat Ebola

President Obama speaks with world leaders on efforts to confront the Ebola epidemic as U.S. public health officials are “rethinking” the way they address e...

2014-10-13

    Reducing Disaster Risk for All Generations
Reducing Disaster Risk for All Generations

Agencies must include all generations in their disaster planning, preparedness and mitigation efforts, say two advisers with USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign...

2014-10-12

Defense’s Kendall Encouraged by U.S.-India Defense Trade Progress

The Defense Department’s undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics October 9 discussed the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative and how i...

2014-10-10

    Kerry: Act Now on the ‘Gathering Storm’ of Climate Change
Kerry: Act Now on the ‘Gathering Storm’ of Climate Change

In a commentary published in the Huffington Post, Secretary of State John Kerry says the world must act now on climate change.

2014-10-10

    USAID’s Shah: Calling All Innovators to Help Fight Ebola
USAID’s Shah: Calling All Innovators to Help Fight Ebola

“Across development, we’re calling on the world’s brightest minds to tackle our toughest challenges” to help fight Ebola, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah sa...

2014-10-09

    Latin American, U.S. Finance Officials Bolster Economic Links
Latin American, U.S. Finance Officials Bolster Economic Links

Finance officials from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru meet with the U.S. treasury secretary in Washington to work on deepening the United States’ economi...

2014-10-09

    World Must ‘Step Up’ Anti-Ebola Effort, Says Secretary Kerry
World Must ‘Step Up’ Anti-Ebola Effort, Says Secretary Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry urges countries around the world to step up even further on the anti-Ebola effort.

2014-10-09

    Energy Will Be Focus of U.S. Trade Policy Mission to Peru
Energy Will Be Focus of U.S. Trade Policy Mission to Peru

A delegation of 15 U.S. companies will visit Lima, Peru, November 4–5 on a renewable-energy and energy-efficiency trade policy mission.

2014-10-09

    Hagel to Attend Ministers’ Conference on South America Trip
Hagel to Attend Ministers’ Conference on South America Trip

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will attend the 11th Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas during a six-day, three-country trip to Latin Americ...

2014-10-09

    U.S., Partners Opening Doors to Education
U.S., Partners Opening Doors to Education

“With Brazil, South Africa, Poland, the United States, and many government and nongovernment partners exploring this area, we see an opportunity for us all...

2014-10-08

    USAID Challenges Innovators to Improve Ebola Tools, Neonatal Care
USAID Challenges Innovators to Improve Ebola Tools, Neonatal Care

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah announces "Fighting Ebola" as the latest USAID Grand Challenge for Development, and international partners in the Saving Liv...

2014-10-08

    Efforts Expand to Improve Environment Along U.S.-Mexico Border
Efforts Expand to Improve Environment Along U.S.-Mexico Border

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces another $8.6 million in grants to support U.S.-Mexican collaboration on environmental health along their...

2014-10-08

    U.S. Labor Dept. Reports on Global Problem of Child Labor
U.S. Labor Dept. Reports on Global Problem of Child Labor

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez releases the 13th edition of the Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.

2014-10-07

    Ambassadors Show Support for Ukraine on Visit to Kyiv, Odesa
Ambassadors Show Support for Ukraine on Visit to Kyiv, Odesa

U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE Daniel Bear joins 34 other OSCE ambassadors in a visit to Kyiv and Odesa to show unwavering support for Ukraine’s unity and ter...

2014-10-07

    Indonesia on Path to Cleaner, More Sustainable Growth
Indonesia on Path to Cleaner, More Sustainable Growth

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake and USAID Assistant Administrator Eric Postel say a “zero deforestation” commitment by four of the world’s larges...