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2015-01-24

    State’s Jacobson: U.S.-Cuba Talks Are ‘Important’ Step
State’s Jacobson: U.S.-Cuba Talks Are ‘Important’ Step

The State Department's Roberta Jacobson says her talks in Havana mark an “important step forward” in restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, but noted th...

2015-01-23

    U.S., Asia Prosperity Is Inseparable, Says Ambassador Russel
U.S., Asia Prosperity Is Inseparable, Says Ambassador Russel

“America’s prosperity and Asia’s prosperity are inseparable,” Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel says in a blog post on the importance of America’s economic...

2015-01-23

    Hagel Calls New Japanese Defense Minister Nakatani
Hagel Calls New Japanese Defense Minister Nakatani

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls Japan’s new defense minister, Gen Nakatani, to congratulate him on his appointment and to express hope for continued gr...

2015-01-22

    U.S. Official Says We Can Do More to Protect Journalists
U.S. Official Says We Can Do More to Protect Journalists

Protecting journalists and protecting democracy is a responsibility we cannot afford to ignore, Assistant Secretary of State Douglas Frantz says in a blog ...

2015-01-22

    Obama Seeks Authorization for Use of Force Against ISIL
Obama Seeks Authorization for Use of Force Against ISIL

In his State of the Union address, President Obama calls on Congress to authorize the use of military force against the terrorist group ISIL, also known as...

2015-01-22

    Letter by Homeland Security Chief on Illegal Migration into U.S.
Letter by Homeland Security Chief on Illegal Migration into U.S.

In view of recent changes to U.S. government policy on immigration and Cuba, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson says: “It is still the case that ou...

2015-01-22

    Hagel Discusses Alliance Progress with South Korean Counterpart
Hagel Discusses Alliance Progress with South Korean Counterpart

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo to discuss recent progress made in strengthening the alliance between their n...

2015-01-20

    Ending Labor Discrimination a Priority for Mexico and U.S.
Ending Labor Discrimination a Priority for Mexico and U.S.

The United States translates words into deeds with a grant aimed at helping Mexico implement its far-reaching labor-reform law.

2015-01-20

    General: Terrorism, Russian Aggression Threaten European Security
General: Terrorism, Russian Aggression Threaten European Security

Terrorism and Russian aggression are two distinct threats to European security, according to the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking in Ro...

2015-01-20

    Innovation Is Transforming the Fight Against Ebola
Innovation Is Transforming the Fight Against Ebola

As the Ebola epidemic has evolved, so too has the response by the United States, Administrator Rajiv Shah says in a blog post on how innovation has transfo...

2015-01-15

    NATO Chief Says Terrorism Must Be Fought in Different Ways
NATO Chief Says Terrorism Must Be Fought in Different Ways

There are many different types of terror and democratic nations must use many defenses against them, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says.

2015-01-15

    Voice of Freedom Won’t be Muzzled, Say Obama, Cameron
Voice of Freedom Won’t be Muzzled, Say Obama, Cameron

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say bolstering economies and standing up to terrorism and international aggression are critical to...

2015-01-14

    Combating Modern Slavery: The ‘3P’ Paradigm
Combating Modern Slavery: The ‘3P’ Paradigm

A State Department official says every person can take action to help eliminate human trafficking.

2015-01-14

    Educational Ties Enhance U.S.-Pakistan Relations
Educational Ties Enhance U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Exchange programs strengthen ties between the United States and Pakistan, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan write...

2015-01-14

    Kerry Expresses Support for U.N., Russian Peace Efforts in Syria
Kerry Expresses Support for U.N., Russian Peace Efforts in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed support for U.N. efforts to halt the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as well as for Russia’s bid to...

2015-01-14

    U.S. Justice Dept. Aims to Recover Alleged Bribes, Help Hondurans
U.S. Justice Dept. Aims to Recover Alleged Bribes, Help Hondurans

The U.S. Department of Justice seeks to recover approximately $1.5 million in bribes paid to a Honduran official by seizing U.S. real estate allegedly boug...

2015-01-14

    CDC Director ‘Confident’ World Can Reach Zero Ebola Cases
CDC Director ‘Confident’ World Can Reach Zero Ebola Cases

Speaking at a meeting with public health officials and lawmakers January 13 in Washington, Dr. Tom Frieden, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro...

2015-01-13

    U.S. Offers Ukraine Up to $2 Billion in Loan Guarantees for 2015
U.S. Offers Ukraine Up to $2 Billion in Loan Guarantees for 2015

The United States is working with international partners to ensure that Ukraine has the support it needs as it moves forward with reforms aimed at restorin...

2015-01-13

    U.S., Pakistan Review Economic, Security and Stabilization Goals
U.S., Pakistan Review Economic, Security and Stabilization Goals

Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistani National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz outline the progress their countries have made through cooperation on pro...

2015-01-13

    New U.S. Troops Arriving in Eastern Europe
New U.S. Troops Arriving in Eastern Europe

U.S. Army troops resume land-forces training with allied and partner forces as 75 Stryker combat vehicles arrive in Eastern Europe.

2015-01-12

    U.S. Political Debates Show Importance of Foreign Policy Issues
U.S. Political Debates Show Importance of Foreign Policy Issues

Ambassdor Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, recaps top foreign policy challenges and cites the intense debate that accom...

2015-01-12

    USAID Helps Haiti Build Disaster Resilience After 2010 Quake
USAID Helps Haiti Build Disaster Resilience After 2010 Quake

USAID's Tim Callaghan, who served as the head of the agency's Disaster Assistance Response Team in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, recalls the interna...

2015-01-09

    Healthy Soils Are Focus of U.S. Soil Year Celebration
Healthy Soils Are Focus of U.S. Soil Year Celebration

The U.S. Department of Agriculture kicks off a year of events that will celebrate the U.N.’s International Year of Soils.

2015-01-09

    Feed the Future: Progress in the Goal of Ending Hunger
Feed the Future: Progress in the Goal of Ending Hunger

U.S. officials review the progress in ending global hunger since the launch of the Feed the Future initiative.

2015-01-08

    U.S. Lays Out Welcome Mat for International Investors
U.S. Lays Out Welcome Mat for International Investors

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker encourages companies from around the world to attend the SelectUSA Investment Summit in March.