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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 ...

2014-04-14

    Kerry to Meet with Foreign Ministers on Ukraine Crisis
Kerry to Meet with Foreign Ministers on Ukraine Crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Ukrainian, Russian, European Union and Swiss counterparts in Geneva April 17 to discuss ways to resolve the ri...

2014-04-14

    U.S. Officials Working to Help Developing Nations Boost Trade
U.S. Officials Working to Help Developing Nations Boost Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah meet with government ministers, development bank officials and others to discus...

2014-04-13

    U.S. Urges Increased Support for Global Food Security Program
U.S. Urges Increased Support for Global Food Security Program

The secretaries of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State urge nations around the world to expand their support for the Globa...

2014-04-12

    Hagel, Mongolian Defense Minister Agree to Deepen Ties
Hagel, Mongolian Defense Minister Agree to Deepen Ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Mongolia Defense Minister Dashdemberel Bat-Erdene sign a joint vision statement designed to deepen a decadelong defe...

2014-04-11

    Treasury Announces New Sanctions Related to Ukraine
Treasury Announces New Sanctions Related to Ukraine

The Treasury Department announces new designations for sanctions related to the crisis in the Ukraine.

2014-04-11

    Human Trafficking Is Moral, National Security Issue, Kerry Says
Human Trafficking Is Moral, National Security Issue, Kerry Says

Combatting human trafficking is both a moral imperative and a national security issue, says Secretary of State John Kerry.

2014-04-11

    U.S. Supports U.N. Peacekeeping in Central African Republic
U.S. Supports U.N. Peacekeeping in Central African Republic

The United States commends the U.N. Security Council for approving plans to send 12,000 peacekeepers to the strife-torn Central African Republic.

2014-04-11

Author Robert Service on ‘Putin’s Czarist Folly’

Russian foreign policy under Vladimir Putin displays a “gross lack of foresight,” says Robert Service, a professor of Russian history at St Antony’s Colleg...