Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to France, Sudan, Tunisia, and Nigeria

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 13, 2017 Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to France, Sudan, Tunisia, and Nigeria from November 14-21. In Paris, the Deputy Secretary will advocate for the Minnesota-USA 2023 Expo Bid and hold bilateral meetings. He will then travel to Khartoum, where he will ...
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Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (#YTILI) Fellows is now open!

Are you a young European entrepreneur looking to taking your commercial or social venture to the next level? The U.S. Department of State and the German Marshall Fund are proud to announce that the application window for the next generation of Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (#YTILI) Fellows is now open! YTILI brings young European ...
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It’s World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 2016 LEADERSHIP. COMMITMENT. IMPACT. December 1, 2016   Thirty-five years ago, since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, we have made tremendous progress to address HIV/AIDS in Africa and around the world with far greater urgency and action. However, there is still much work to be done. On World AIDS Day 2016, ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump after meeting

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                         November 10, 2016 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP AFTER MEETING   Oval Office 12:36 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I just had the opportunity to have an excellent conversation with President-elect Trump. It was wide-ranging. We talked about some of the ...
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Get a sneak peek at the new African-American history museum [video]

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open September 24 in Washington, but wherever you are, you can take an early look now. The newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution has nearly 3,000 objects and 12 exhibitions, along with 183 videos, to tell the story of America through the African-American lens. President Obama will deliver remarks at the dedication ceremony. ...
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‘Welcome to Jupiter!’ NASA’s Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

The Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit on Tuesday at 5:54 am, French time, after a journey of five years and three billion kilometers. The first space mission to operate a solar-powered spacecraft at Jupiter and the farthest solar powered spacecraft from Earth, Juno will seek to determine the planet’s atmospheric composition, particularly whether it ...
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Gay Pride 2016: “Stronger than Hate !”

In the spirit of love and tolerance, we were proud to march today in the #MarchédesFiertés2016. The group Inter-LGBT, defender of LGBTQ+ rights and organizer of the pride march, dedicated this year’s march to the victims of the tragedy in Orlando last month. Representatives of the U.S. Embassy wore black armbands in homage of our ...
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240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America: Our singers and musicians

Our Guest of Honor : Carole King Since writing her first Number 1 hit, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” at age 17, Carole King has arguably become the most celebrated singer/songwriter of all time. Born in Brooklyn, King had her first Top 40 hit as a recording artist in 1962, but it was her 1971 solo ...
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Gastronomy celebrates the Franco-American Friendship !

For the 240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, Ambassador Jane D. Hartley hosted a number of the best French chefs, bakers, MOFs and artisans to cater the event. As a demonstration of French-American friendship, French cuisine served as its own kind of ambassador, representing the links that bring the two ...
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240th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America – The Constitutions

Three documents integral in the foundation of the United States were on display in the Ambassador’s residence thanks to the kind help of the Blois-Agglopolys Library and the agglomerate community of Blois. It contains the original and rare Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America (Philadelphia, 1781) ; the first French edition of the Constitutions ...
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African-American History Month 2016 in France : The Roots of American Music

The U.S. Embassy presented US soprano Nicole Taylor and pianist Daniel Ernst in a series of musical performances and interactive pedagogical concerts incorporating historical information about the birth, development, preservation of Negro spirituals in 19th and 20th century America. Learning and singing songs together, the artists engaged  youth, women groups and general audience in Paris, ...
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