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First 2013 Sports Visitor Exchange Program Advancing Disability Rights and Inclusion

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host several programs throughout the year to protect and promote the rights of disabled persons, it was announced today. The United States is committed to improving the rights and inclusion of person with disabilities. The first of its sports […]

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World Press Freedom Day: U.S. Department of State Launches Central America Journalism Security Hub

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Jane Zimmerman traveled to San Salvador on April 29 to participate in the launch of a regional Journalism Security Hub, in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day (May 3). The new hub, established through a Memorandum of Understanding among […]

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Malcolm X

Book Review: Shabazz! ‘Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention’ by Manning Marable

BOOK REVIEW: Malcolm X is still controversial nearly 50 years after his assassination. In examining his life from a multitude of perspectives, author Manning Marable brings the reader close to Malcolm’s thoughts, deeds, leadership, struggles, conflicts, contradictions, and presence — which even today seems to have been larger than life.

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US Department of State

Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking Efforts in the U.S. will be studied by Wildlife and Conservation Experts

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As part of the U.S. efforts to combat illegal trade in wildlife and promote conservation, 13 parks and wildlife ministry officials, field agents, and NGO leaders from across Africa will visit the United States April 22-May 10, 2013. Wildlife trafficking continues to push some protected and endangered species to the brink […]

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Empowering Environmental Leaders – programs engage youth, women, and undeserved audiences

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs programs engage youth, women, and undeserved audiences to address environmental issues in their home communities and empower a new generation of leaders. Through exchange programs, teachers, youth, academics, and emerging leaders gain skills and resources to create positive change for the environment around the […]

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Roland McCook, former N. Ute Chairman

Could National ‘Snow Gratitude’ Ceremonies Extend Future of SnowSports?

ARTICLE: The National Ski Areas Association’s NRDC study said that Colorado and Utah would be losing its snow by the end of the century unless there is an intervention – the East likely earlier. Fortunately, a consensus of the UN’s 192 countries in 2012 identified the key to regenerating Earth: a combination of science/green energy and Ancient Wisdom, especially through the tribes.

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US Department of State

Third Annual 6K Walk for Water kicks off on April 22, 2013 in Washington DC with Earth Day Celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Not letting the recent events in Boston dry up efforts to “walk for water,” The U.S. Department of State will host the third Annual 6K Walk for Water at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 22, as part of the Department’s Earth Day celebrations. Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy […]

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Environmental Cooperation Agreement signed by U.S. and Columbia to Conserve Natural Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The United States and Colombia signed the U.S.–Colombia Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). Together with the Environment Chapter of the U.S.–Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), the ECA will strengthen the ties between the United States and Colombia by creating new opportunities to work together to protect the environment and conserve natural […]

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US Department of State

Eighth Annual Global Women Mentoring Partnership Kicks Off April 24

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Building on seven years of success through women-to-women mentoring, on April 24, 27 emerging leaders from around the world will join Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Leaders at the U.S. Department of State to kick-off the eighth annual Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. This public-private partnership, conducted in coordination with […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. State Dept.: John Kerry Condolence Statement for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

BOSTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made the following statement about the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy: “The entire State Department family joins President Obama in offering our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured in the April 15 attacks in Boston. […]

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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Book Review: Of Slavery and Freedom – ‘Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power’

REVIEW: When the United States of America was just a gleam in our founding fathers’ eyes, the country faced some fascinating dichotomies, including human equality versus inhumane captivity and popular will versus monarchal rule. These battles and several others play out in intimate detail in Jon Meacham’s excellent “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.”

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US State Department

U.S. Professional Fellows Program Helping to Create Collaborative Solutions with Emerging Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs welcomes 220 emerging leaders from 44 countries and territories to the United States for intensive month-long fellowships designed to broaden their professional expertise in governance, media, and economic empowerment and promote the Department’s goal of empowering young people globally. They […]

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US Department of State

Support for G-8 Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative announced by United States to the tune of $10 Million

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today at the G-8 Foreign Ministers meeting in London, the United States joined G-8 partners in support of the United Kingdom’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, and reaffirmed its commitment to work with the international community to strengthen global coordination and individual countries’ capacity to prevent sexual violence; promote justice and accountability; […]

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US State Department

A Healthy Start for Children: Scaling Up Nutrition in Guatemala

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On April 3, Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security Jonathan Shrier and Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Paul Weisenfeld hosted Guatemalan Minister of Health Jorge Villavicencio, other Government of Guatemala officials, private sector representatives and a panel […]

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US and Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission to Hold Fourth Working Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. John P. Holdren and Russian Minister of Education and Science Dimitry Livanov will co-chair the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission (BPC) Working Group on Science and Technology Cooperation on April 4, 2013 in Moscow. Established […]

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US Department of State

Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012 signed into law by Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — President Obama yesterday signed into law the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, S. 2318. This new legislation enhances the ability of the United States to bring to justice major fugitives and provides the U.S. Government with an additional tool to combat transnational organized crime. […]

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US State Department

US Welcomes Historic Outcome of the Arms Trade Treaty Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased that the United Nations General Assembly has approved a strong, effective and implementable Arms Trade Treaty that can strengthen global security while protecting the sovereign right of states to conduct legitimate arms trade. The Treaty adopted today will establish a common international standard for the national […]

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The Particle at the End of the Universe

Photons and Bosons and Quarks, Oh My! – Book Review: The Particle at the End of the Universe

BOOK REVIEW: As science reveals more about our place in the universe, sentient beings are ecstatic about Sean Carroll’s “The Particle at the End of the Universe” and its view of what might be called the blueprints of reality.

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US Department of State

Rev. Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand named International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month for April 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has selected Reverend Uesifili Unasa of New Zealand as April’s International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month. Throughout April, Rev. Unasa will be recognized on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ International Exchange Alumni website for his dedication to New Zealand’s Pasifika and other marginalized […]

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U.S. Department of State

U.S. and United Arab Emirates Hold Third Economic Policy Dialogue in Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the conclusion of the U.S.–UAE Economic Policy Dialogue (EPD), on March 27 in Abu Dhabi. The U.S. delegation was led by Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose […]

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US Department of State

UN Human Rights Council 22nd Session Key U.S. Outcomes

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) underscored the importance of robust engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with a diverse range of countries from all regions of the world to address urgent human rights concerns. This was the first session of the United […]

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US State Department

Ambassador William R. Brownfield and Delaware Attorney General Biden to Sign a Partnership Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), will travel to Wilmington, Delaware to sign a partnership agreement with Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, III on Tuesday, March 26. The Delaware Attorney General’s Office will join the more than 50 state […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. Observes World Water Day 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State recognized the “World Water Day” (March 22, 2013) with the following statement from John Kerry, Secretary of State: “Global growth and climate change are placing ever greater stress on our planet’s most precious shared resource: Water.” Over the next 10 years many countries will experience […]

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US Department of State

The U.S. Department of State has designated Ansar al-Dine as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State has designated Ansar al-Dine (AAD) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As […]

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US State Department

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative Report Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Over the last 13 years, governments, major multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations have worked together in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative, in an effort to make sure that when companies extract resources in some of the most difficult places on earth, they take tangible steps to minimize […]

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U.S. Department of State

New Mobile App helps US Dept. of State Connect with Possible Foreign Service Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment has announced the release of DOSCareers, a new mobile “app.” This app educates and engages aspiring Foreign Service candidates and others seeking to familiarize themselves with diplomatic careers. The DOSCareers app offers essential information right […]

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U.S. Department of State

United States announces Support for the Arms Trade Treaty that advances global security and respects national sovereignty

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — According to the U.S. Department of State, “The United States looks forward to working with our international partners at the upcoming conference from March 18-28 to reach consensus on an Arms Trade Treaty that advances global security and respects national sovereignty and the legitimate arms trade.” We supported and actively participated […]

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U.S. Department of State

New U.S. Embassy Dedicated in Dakar, Senegal occupying a 10-acre site near Pointe des Almadies

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, in an important symbol of America’s commitment to an enduring friendship with Senegal, U.S. Ambassador to the Republics of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, Lewis Lukens, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Dakar. Occupying a 10-acre site near Pointe des Almadies, the $181 million multi-building complex provides a centralized location for the […]

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U.S. Department of State

Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media at 2013 Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the 2013 Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, March 13-17. The theme of the enrichment seminar is Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media. This seminar will explore the important role that activism plays in advancing social issues in the United […]

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U.S. Department of State

U.S. Embassy in Kabul and Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sign Agreement to Support Counter Narcotics

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Stephen G. McFarland and Afghan Foreign Deputy Minister Jawid Ludin signed agreements allocating $249 million for joint programs in counternarcotics, rule of law and law enforcement. The funds will support key programs that aim to achieve shared goals toward better governance in improving the administration of justice […]

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U.S. Department of State

US Announces New Sanctions for Iran Sanctions Act and the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the United States imposed sanctions on Greek national Dr. Dimitris Cambis and Impire Shipping for disguising the Iranian origin of crude oil by concealing the control of a vessel by the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC). The United States also imposed sanctions on Kish Protection and Indemnity Club (Kish P&I), […]

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a thousand satellites

Kids Urge Ban on Trashing Space to Save Dads and Forests

OPINION: For the last two hundred million years up until 1970, our ‘home’ looked like this beautiful blue planet from Apollo 17 with three satellites orbiting it. Today, earth is shrouded with about 1,100 satellites, most for cell phone companies, and a half a million pieces of trashed ones, and most dangerous of all, some dumped nuclear waste. Together they are blocking the critical sunlight that Man and Nature need to happily thrive.

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U.S. Department of State

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report for 2013 Submitted

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State submitted the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report for 2013 to Congress on March 4, 2013. The two-volume report offers a comprehensive assessment of the efforts of foreign governments to reduce illicit narcotics production, trafficking and use, in keeping with their international obligations under UN treaties. The […]

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Rule and Ruin book

Book Review: ‘Rule and Ruin’ by Geoffrey Kabaservice

REVIEW: A newcomer to American politics would write off the Republican Party as a gang of xenophobic, racist, theocratic, misogynistic, fiscally irresponsible war-mongers. In “Rule and Ruin,” Geoffrey Kabaservice explains how and why this happened.

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U.S. Department of State

First Meeting of the Japan – U.S. Comprehensive Dialogue on Space: Joint Statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the United States of America and the Government of Japan at the conclusion of the First Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Comprehensive Dialogue on Space. Begin Text: Pursuant to their shared goal of advancing bilateral space cooperation as declared by their leaders, […]

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U.S. Department of State

Internet Freedom Fellows for 2013 welcomed to Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State welcomes the 2013 Internet Freedom Fellows to Washington, D.C. March 10 -13. This program, in its third year, is sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and brings online journalists, and human rights activists from across the globe to meet with fellow […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

U.S. Recognizes International Women’s Day on March 8

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made the following statement regarding International Women’s Day: “On March 8, 2013, the United States joins people around the globe in honoring women and celebrating their contributions toward building a more peaceful, just, and prosperous world. The State Department, which has been led by […]

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U.S. Department of State

Tech@State: Internet Freedom Conference to be hosted by US Department of State

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will host a symposium focusing on the use of technology to enhance and expand Internet Freedom at the Tech@State: Internet Freedom conference March 8-9, 2013. Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) Michael Posner and Interim Dean of the GWU Law School Professor Gregory […]

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U.S. Department of State

International Women in Action: Mentoring the Next Generation of Global Women Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State will bring 85 women and men from 57 countries to the United States March 4-22, 2013, for “Women in Action,” a special initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program. This initiative will provide a forum for global leaders across sectors to discuss supporting the next generation […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry

On International Women’s Day, U.S. Secretary Kerry will Honor 10 ‘Women of Courage’

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Friday, March 8, Secretary of State John Kerry will honor 10 extraordinary women with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. First Lady Michelle Obama will join Secretary Kerry and the awardees as a special guest at the 3 p.m. ceremony in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the […]

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Dr. Shubhalaxmi Vaylure of India honored as the International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has selected Dr. Shubhalaxmi Vaylure of India as International Exchange Alumni Member of the Month for March 2013. Throughout March, Dr. Shubhalaxmi’s dedication to building greater environmental awareness in India will be recognized on the International Exchange Alumni website, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ […]

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Innovation in Arms Control Challenge Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance announced the winners of the first Innovation in Arms Control Challenge. This Challenge, which received interest from more than 500 potential solvers, sought creative ideas from the general public to use commonly available technologies to support arms control […]

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U.S. Department of State

US State Department Releases Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in response to TransCanada’s May 2012 application for the Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Canada to Nebraska. The document is a draft technical review of potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed Project, including: impacts […]

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U.S. Department of State

U.S. Government Assistance in Support of Free, Fair, and Peaceful Elections in Kenya

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — For 50 years, Kenya has been a stalwart and reliable partner in a strategically important but volatile region. As the economic powerhouse and transport hub of East Africa, Kenya’s stability is crucial to the security and economic prospects of its neighbors. The success of Kenya’s upcoming presidential, parliamentary and local elections […]

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U.S. Delegation to the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the U.S. Delegation attending the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to be held March 4 through 15, 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Head […]

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U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs launched the Smart Traveler Day campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of the estimated 65 million U.S. citizens who travel abroad annually. The most important way we do this is by providing U.S. travelers with the information they need to avoid problems in their travels. Today, the Department […]

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Suzy Chaffee

How Moms Can Help Reduce Women and Children’s Violence by 50 Percent

OPINION: What if we had the power to reduce the roots of violence by 50% – including one in three women raped world-wide – through a simple diet shift and planting fruit trees in schools? Thanks to UN’s One Billion Rising, women joined with enlightened men, world leaders and stars, like Ann Hathaway and Jane […]

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U.S. Department of State

American Music Abroad: Hip Hop Group Audiopharmacy to Tour Southeast Asia

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced that San Francisco-based hip hop group “Audiopharmacy” will tour Southeast Asia and the Pacific as part of the American Music Abroad program. With roots in hip hop, Audiopharmacy fuses live instrumentation and global musical styles, making for an […]

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U.S. Department of State

U.S. and Afghanistan Announce $18.2 Million in Good Performers Initiative Awards for Provincial Counter Narcotics

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On February 12, 2013, Afghanistan’s Minister for Counter Narcotics Zarar Moqbel Osmani and U.S. Embassy’s Coordinating Director for Rule of Law and Law Enforcement Ambassador Stephen G. McFarland announced $18.2 million in Good Performers Initiative (GPI) awards. GPI awards are given to provinces that achieved or retained poppy-free status, reduced net […]

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U.S. Department of State

U.S. State Department to Engage Science and Engineering Diaspora Networks in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. /eNewsChannels/ — The Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary (STAS), in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland, will host an event on Networks of Diasporas in Engineering and Science (NODES), an initiative that seeks to support diaspora knowledge networks in science and engineering fields, on February 14, 2013 in […]

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U.S. Department of State

American Athletes Barry Larkin and Olympian Natasha Watley Promote Life Skills for Indian Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin and Olympian Natasha Watley will travel as sports envoys to India from February 12-18. Working with Major League Baseball and USA Softball, this trip marks the Department’s first joint baseball and softball program […]

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U.S. Department of State

U.S. Imposition of Nonproliferation Sanctions Against Foreign Entities and Individuals

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the U.S. Department of State announced the imposition of nonproliferation sanctions on several foreign entities and individuals under multiple U.S. authorities. Pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA), a determination was made to impose sanctions on: two Belarusian entities [TM Services Limited (TMS) and Scientific and […]

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US State Department Contributes an Initial $171 Million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased to announce an initial contribution of over $171 million toward the 2013 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This year’s initial contribution funded through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, will support UNHCR efforts worldwide. This funding includes support […]

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U.S. Department of State

Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Hosts The Fulbright Experience: Reaching Out to All People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will host “The Fulbright Experience: Reaching Out to All People with Disabilities,” a public forum on international higher education opportunities and the challenges for people with disabilities and in the deaf community, on February 12, 2013, at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative […]

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U.S. Department of State

Over 100 International Exchange Students Participate in Civic Education Workshop in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs welcomes 115 international high school exchange students representing more than 30 countries to Washington, D.C., for a week-long Civic Education Workshop from February 10 – 16. Participants in the Civic Education Workshop were selected from current Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and […]

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U.S. Department of State

Brazil and Basketball: Youth Sports Visitor Program features 14 teenage athletes

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces that 14 teenage athletes—seven boys and seven girls—and two coaches from Brazil will travel to the United States for a basketball exchange February 6-18. The young players are a part of the São Paulo Shooting Stars, a Consulate São […]

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s Farewell Remarks to U.S. State Department Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On February 1, 2013, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, made the following remarks to State Department employees as part of her farewell to the post she accepted during President Obama’s first term in office (transcript follows): DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: Good afternoon, everyone. Madam Secretary, four years ago, I stood on […]

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U.S. Department of State

WEAmericas Small Grants Launch to recognize final awardees for Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, and Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Walmart Leslie Dach will recognize the final awardees for $1.5 million in grants through the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative during a ceremony on February 4, […]

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Deadly Spin book

Deadly Spin: Propaganda Practices in the USA

ARTICLE: Wendell Potter, formerly a propagandist for various avaricious and venal corporations, ‘fesses up and reveals the prevarication, lying, deception, and obfuscation of the industries that pick your pocket every day. His ‘Deadly Spin’ opens the playbook used by corrupt companies, insufferable industries, and the GOP.

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U.S. Department of State

TechWomen Gather in Jordan To Collaborate, Code, and Connect with American women mentors from the greater Silicon Valley area

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ — Fusing technology with efforts to empower women and girls, the U.S. Department of State announced today that participants of TechWomen will meet in Jordan from February 1-10 to collaborate and connect through workshops and visits with local organizations. An innovative public-private partnership, TechWomen pairs emerging women in technology from the […]

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U.S. Department of State

Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall welcome ensembles of the Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM)

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State has announced that ensembles of the Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM) will travel to three cities in the United States from February 3-15, 2013 for performances and cultural exchange with American youth orchestras. The Afghan National Institute of Music reflects a modern Afghanistan, in which […]

TOPICS: Music, Newsdesk, State: District of Columbia, Story Index, US Government News, World: Afghanistan
 
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U.S. Secretary Clinton to Announce Launch of Up to $86.5 Million in Public-Private Partnerships

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Thursday, January 31, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will celebrate the global impact of public-private partnerships created under her tenure and launch four new initiatives valued at up to $86.5 million, at the U.S. Department of State. These new initiatives include: efforts to advance women’s clean energy entrepreneurship; […]

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US Secretary Clinton and Leaders from Thirteen Organizations Sign ‘Declaration of Learning’ on Historic Treaty of Paris Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Wednesday, January 30th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and leaders of thirteen government agencies and NGO’s will sign the “Declaration of Learning” on the historic Treaty of Paris desk in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State. The signing formally announces their partnership as members of […]

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U.S. and West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop Announced in Accra

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State and the Government of Ghana will be co-hosting a West African Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop in Accra, January 29 – 31. Thomas Dukes, Senior Advisor to the Coordinator for Cyber Issues will lead the U.S. interagency delegation and provide opening remarks along with Ambassador Cretz and […]

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U.S. Department of State and Women’s National Basketball Association Announce Full-Court Press to Empower Women and Girls through Sports

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The U.S. Department of State, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will build on their long-time partnership to elevate efforts worldwide to empower women and girls through sports. Today, Tamika Raymond, Nykesha Sales, and Becky Bonner will travel to Ukraine to engage underserved girls in […]

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Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Sponsors the Liberia National Police Mobile Training Teams Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As a part of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement’s (INL) Liberia National Police (LNP) Mobile Training Teams Project, INL provided funding for twenty LNP officers, including four female training officers, to travel to the United States from January 16 to February 5, 2013 to participate in a customized […]

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U.S. Publications, Inc. announces updated Criminal Tracker! App for iPhone and iPad

DETROIT, Mich. /eNewsChannels/ — Criminal Tracker!, by U.S. Publications, Inc., is newly upgraded and improved making it even easier for its users to quickly track criminals and sex offenders in real time within a 40-mile radius. Criminal Tracker! is user friendly and just a few clicks provide complete and current criminal profiles and photos.

TOPICS: Apple, iPhone and iPod, Business, Newsdesk, State: Michigan, Story Index
 
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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis (USAID)

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today in Ankara, Turkey, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg announced that the United States is providing an additional $10 million in humanitarian assistance in response to urgent needs resulting from the brutal conflict in Syria. This new funding will supply […]

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Holocaust by Bullets: U.S. Department of State Marks U.N. International Day of Commemoration for Victims of the Holocaust

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Interim Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Ambassador Mike Kozak will host a screening of the documentary “Holocaust by Bullets,” Monday, January 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the George C. Marshall Conference Center East Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. This event will mark the […]

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U.S. Terrorist Designations of the Abdallah Azzam Brigades

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State designated the Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. The Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB), a militant organization based in both Lebanon […]

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U.S. Terrorist Designation of Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Department of State designated Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani (better known as Abu Maryam al-Zahrani) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. Abu Maryam al-Zahrani is a senior member of al-Qa’ida, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Abu Maryam al-Zahrani is a Saudi citizen […]

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U.S. Department of State Launches First Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Program of 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, with the arrival of 12 young female basketball players and two coaches from Senegal, the U.S. Department of State launched its first Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative program of the year. This initiative engages women and girls from every region of the world, ranging from Brazil to Iraq […]

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U.S. Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary James A. Baker, III to Host the Launch of the U.S. Diplomacy Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Friday, January 25th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and guest of honor former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III will host the Launch of the United States Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. Diplomacy Center, a new state-of-the-art museum and education center, will dedicate […]

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The United States and United Kingdom Joint Statement on the Global Positioning System (GPS)

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, the United States and United Kingdom issued a joint statement regarding Global Positioning System (GPS) Intellectual Property which affirmed their commitment to ensuring that GPS civil signals remain perpetually free and openly available for users worldwide. GPS has become an international positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) service that has fostered […]

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U.S. Nomination of Poverty Point State Historic Site to UNESCO World Heritage List

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States is pleased to announce the nomination of Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana for inclusion on the World Heritage List. This unique site features a vast, integrated complex of earthen monuments constructed more than 3,000 years ago by a vanished people […]

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Holocaust-Era Looted Art Return Act is Commemorated on 70th Anniversary by U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the following press statement: This month we commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Inter-Allied Declaration against Acts of Dispossession Committed in Territories under Enemy Occupation and Control, known as the London Declaration of January 5, 1943. Beginning with the London Declaration, the United […]

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President Obama yesterday signed into law the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, S. 2318

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program announced. President Obama yesterday signed into law the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, S. 2318. This new legislation enhances the ability of the United States to bring to justice major fugitives and provides the U.S. Government with an additional […]

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United States Hosts the G8 Roma-Lyon Group on Counterterrorism and Counter-crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — From January 15 to January 17, the United States will host the Group of Eight Roma-Lyon Group meeting in Washington. These important meetings aim to better align G8 counterterrorism and anti-crime policies. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Brian Nichols and the […]

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U.S. Department of State Encourages Recruitment to the Foreign Service Through Video

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — As part of an effort to continue to attract smart, dynamic, capable people into the Foreign Service, the Department of State is releasing a new one-minute trailer and an accompanying short video that showcases the faces and stories of the amazing men and women who have helped make the world a […]

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U.S. Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis in 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The United States stands resolutely with the Syrian people facing dire humanitarian conditions every day as a result of the brutal, ongoing violence that has engulfed the country and spread beyond its borders. In 2012, U.S. contributions of humanitarian assistance for Syria totaled $210 million. Life-saving food, medical treatment, blankets, and […]

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