America’s love for Notre Dame

America’s love for Notre Dame By  Sherry L. BrukbacherLauren Monsen – Apr 17, 2019 U.S. soldiers fill the pews of Notre Dame Cathedral on April 16, 1945, during a memorial service for U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt. (© Morse/AP Images) Notre Dame de Paris, one of the most iconic structures in the world, has always had a special place …

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President Donald J. Trump to Withdraw the U.S. from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

White House February 1, 2019 President Donald J. Trump to Withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty   “Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement, so we’re going to terminate the agreement. We’re going to pull out.” President Donald J. Trump RESTORING ACCOUNTABILITY TO ARMS CONTROL: President Donald J. Trump is …

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Remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State on INF Treaty

Department of State Press Briefing Room, Washington, DC February 1, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. At the core of President Trump’s foreign policy are a few very, very simple truths. The security of the American people must be our greatest consideration, the agreements into which we enter must serve American interests, and countries must be held …

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G5 Sahel : Statement from Thomas P. Bossert, U.S. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

“The meeting today to discuss the G5 Sahel Joint Force was productive and timely. There have been more than 870 attacks this year in the Sahel. It’s time to coordinate the effective eradication of ISIS and al-Qaida forces and end human trafficking and slavery.  As part of the longstanding U.S. commitment to stabilizing the region, …

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Remarks to NATO-Ukraine Commission

Brussels, Belgium, March 31, 2017 Thank you for the opportunity to represent the United States at this important meeting on Ukraine. Three years ago, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine shook the very foundations of security and stability in Europe. Today, Russia’s ongoing hostility and occupation is compromising our shared vision of a Europe that is whole, …

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Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and United States Leaders’ Statement on the situation in Aleppo

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 07, 2016 Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and United States Leaders’ Statement on the situation in Aleppo   A humanitarian disaster is taking place before our very eyes. Some 200,000 civilians, including many children, in eastern Aleppo are cut off from food …

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Press Release: Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC September 28, 2016 The United States welcomes the interim report of the Joint Investigation Team on the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The Team’s interim findings corroborate Secretary Kerry’s statement in the days following the tragedy that MH17 was shot …

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Meet 5 U.S.-based groups helping displaced Syrians

The need is tremendous and historic. Even as the U.S. government steps up its assistance, many U.S.-based groups are providing relief to millions of Syrians forced to leave their homes since the conflict in that country began more than five years ago. Meet five U.S. nongovernmental organizations doing their part. Mercy Corps Syrian girls relax …

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Joint Statement by Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Expanded Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL / Daesh

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 21, 2016 The Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Counter-ISIL (Da’esh) Coalition Small Group, Military Coalition and members that have made major non-military contributions met today in Washington at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to …

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Obama: Counter-ISIL Campaign Accelerates

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 — The campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has accelerated, President Barack Obama said yesterday at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency. Obama spoke to the press after a meeting of the National Security Council at the intelligence facility to review progress being made against all stripes of terrorist. In February, the president ordered the national …

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Second Anniversary of Russia’s Attempted Annexation of Crimea

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs   Washington, DC March 15, 2016 Today, as Russia’s occupation of Crimea enters its third year, we reaffirm our commitment to a united, sovereign Ukraine. The United States does not recognize Russia’s “referendum” of March 16, 2014 or its attempted annexation of Crimea, which …

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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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