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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven

Vice President Joe Biden met today with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to discuss bilateral relations; European and global security issues; cooperation on counterterrorism and countering violent extremism; energy and the environment; and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). The two leaders agreed that bilateral relations were excellent and discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation on […]

Press Releases: Submission of the U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Climate change is the defining challenge of our generation, and the United States is committed to playing a leading role in the global effort to address it. I was in Beijing with President Obama last November when he outlined the United States’ ambitious post-2020 greenhouse gas emissions target alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping. At a […]

Readout of the President’s Call with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

President Obama spoke today with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  The President emphasized the importance of timely, credible, and peaceful elections that respect the DRC's constitution and protect the rights of all DRC citizens.  The President noted that President Kabila’s legacy as a leader who brought the DRC out […]

Press Releases: EducationUSA Network Launches New Web Platform

The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network has revamped its web presence for international students, U.S. higher education professionals, and foreign governments and institutions at to prepare American and international students for today’s global economy and better promote U.S. higher education abroad. The interactive platform helps engage and inform international audiences about U.S. higher […]

President Obama Grants Commutations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama granted commutations of sentence to the following 22 individuals: • Terry Andre Barnes – East Moline, IL Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; supervised release violation (distribution of cocaine base) (Southern District of Iowa) Sentence:  246 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 25, 2005) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence […]

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Officials Announce DoD’s ‘Freedom Award’ Semifinalists

DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Defense Department office, has selected 150 employers as semifinalists for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, ESGR officials said today. The Freedom Award is DoD’s highest honor for employers that provide extraordinary support to […]

Expanded Use-or-lose Leave Law Set to Expire Soon

DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, troops should plan to carry no more than 60 days of leave into fiscal year 2016, defense officials recently announced. […]

Carter Details ‘Force of the Future’ at Syracuse University

By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke with students, faculty and leaders at Syracuse University in New York this morning, describing his vision and plans for building the “Force of the Future.” The secretary visited the university on the second day of his first official […]

Coalition Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 31, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. “The strategy has not changed,” said Col. […]

USNS Comfort Deploys In Support of Continuing Promise 2015

From a U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet News Release NORFOLK, Va., March 31, 2015 – U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is set to deploy from Norfolk, Virginia, this week to Central and South America and the Caribbean from April through October in support of Continuing Promise 2015, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. […]

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