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United States Endorses Political Declaration Relating to the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict – United States Department of State Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets Vice President of the United States of America Kamala Harris US Announces Additional Funding to Deliver Ukrainian Grain to World’s Most Vulnerable | Press Release US Joint Statement on High Level Negotiations – US Department of State On November 21, the topic is the cultural influence of Indians on the United States Oman National Day – United States Department of State The United States and Iran: a rivalry that escapes the soccer fields How to watch the USA at the World Cup: schedule, roster and expectations The United States preserves Egyptian history in Bassatine Statement by G7 Foreign Ministers – US Department of State

United States Endorses Political Declaration Relating to the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict – United States Department of State

Today in Dublin, Ireland, the United States joined more than 50 other states in endorsing the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences of the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas. The United States of America thanks the Government of Ireland for their dedication to leading this important effort. We also express our gratitude to all the states, civil society organizations and international organizations that contributed to the negotiation of this Declaration. Protecting civilians from harm associated with military operations is a moral imperative. It is also essential to preserve civil society and restartRead News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets Vice President of the United States of America Kamala Harris

November 19, 2022Bangkok, Thailand Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Vice President of the United States of America Kamala Harris on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meeting of Economic Leaders. The Prime Minister and the Vice President reaffirmed their commitment to deepening US-Canadian relations and discussed progress in implementing the roadmap for a renewed US-Canadian partnership. They discussed the importance of economic ties between our countries and how to further strengthen them in the interest of all our citizens. This includes deepening cooperation on supply chains, critical minerals and clean growth as part of our mutualRead News

US Announces Additional Funding to Deliver Ukrainian Grain to World’s Most Vulnerable | Press Release

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is contributing up to $20 million to the Ukraine Grain Initiative, announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky at the G20 Summit earlier this week, to help feed people around the world facing staggering levels of food insecurity, USAID will provide support through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to facilitate additional shipments of Ukrainian grain under the Black Sea Grain Initiative. Prior to Putin’s invasion, Ukraine was one of the WFP’s main grain suppliers and the world’s fourth largest commercial wheat exporter. The Kremlin’s brutal war with UkraineRead News

US Joint Statement on High Level Negotiations – US Department of State

Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs (Acting) Ximena Fuentes and US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols co-chaired a bilateral high-level political consultative mechanism on November 17 in Santiago, Chile. The high-level dialogue included senior US representatives from the State Department and the National Security Council and senior Chilean representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security. The dialogue reflected the dynamics and strong partnership between Chile and the United States, which was also expressed at the meeting between Presidents Borić and Biden as part of the IXRead News

On November 21, the topic is the cultural influence of Indians on the United States

Colonization of this continent had a cultural impact on its native people – but was the impact of the Native American population on what would develop into American culture? A presentation at the Belle Haven branch of the  Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy Dr.) by Robert Keith Collins, Ph.D. Monday 21 November from 18:30 to 19:30 will explore how and why Native American cultural impact must be understood as a product of cultural exchanges that occurred between different Native Americans and populations, Africans and Europeans and the new economic, fashion and subsistence traditions created in the United States from these interactions.Read News

Oman National Day – United States Department of State

On behalf of the United States of America, I would like to express our warm wishes to the people of the Sultanate of Oman as you celebrate your National Day. We are grateful for our countries’ long history and collaboration and look forward to our continued partnership. We appreciate Oman’s steadfast support in humanitarian issues, including its role in securing the freedom of American citizen Baquer Namazi from Iran. We also recognize the important role played by Oman in working towards a peaceful political solution in Yemen. As you celebrate your National Day, please accept my wishes on this joyousRead News

The United States and Iran: a rivalry that escapes the soccer fields

World Cup match in Qatar will be the second duel in history between Americans and Iranians in football This edition of the World Cup in Qatar will give us the opportunity to see some duels full of competition. In the first phase, the United States and Iran will meet on November 29, at 2 pm, at the Al Thumama Stadium. The game is valid for Group B. A game full of history, mainly off the field. Relations between the United States and Iran are not good, including since 2020 the climate between countries is becoming more tense. At the time,Read News

How to watch the USA at the World Cup: schedule, roster and expectations

Can I watch World Cup on Amazon Prime? There are several other ways to watch the World Cup even if you don’t have cable or satellite TV. Use a streaming service like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video: These services offer live streaming of the World Cup on their platforms. Where to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 for free? Free Ways to Watch FIFA World Cup In addition to games broadcast on Fox Sports, fans can watch some World Cup games for free on Peacock, plus watch replays of every soccer match for free on Tubi. Who will broadcast theRead News

The United States preserves Egyptian history in Bassatine

United States Preserves Egyptian History at BassatineU.S. Embassy & Partners restore historic Karaite Jewish cemetery Cairo – The United States Embassy in Cairo, in partnership with the American Center for Research in Egypt (ARCE) and representatives of American and Egyptian Jewish organizations, today opened the newly restored burial sites of Lichaa and Menasha in Cairo, the only remaining part of Egyptian Karaite. Jewish cemetery (the Bassatine Cemetery) and one of the oldest operational Jewish cemeteries in the world. As part of the United States Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the United States Department of State awarded a grant of $150,000Read News

Statement by G7 Foreign Ministers – US Department of State

The following text of the statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the High Representative of the European Union. About the launch of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union, condemn in the strongest terms another insolent launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. (ICBM) was carried out on 18 November 2022 by the DPRK. ThisRead News

North Korea calls UN Guterres “US puppet” after launch

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s foreign minister called U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “a puppet of the United States” as she criticized the U.N. chief for joining U.S.-led condemnation of the North’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier issued a statement strongly condemning North Korea’s ICBM launch on Friday and reiterating his call for the North to “immediately refrain from taking any further provocative actions.” Guterres’ statement came after the United States and other countries issued similar criticisms of the North’s ICBM test that showed the potential to strike anywhere in the continental United States. “IRead News

FACTSHEET: Vice President Harris launches new initiatives to strengthen US-Philippines alliance

The United States and the Philippines enjoy an alliance and partnership based on deep historical, economic, and cultural ties and our shared democratic values. The United States and the Philippines stand together as friends, partners, and allies. Now and always, the US commitment to the defense of the Philippines is firm, and we are committed to strengthening our economic and investment relationship. The Vice President’s trip to the Philippines reaffirms the bilateral alliance and will foster cooperation on a range of issues, including: advancing clean energy, addressing the climate crisis, promoting inclusive growth and innovation, increasing access to quality educationRead News

US APEC 2022 Results – United States Department of State

The United States of America congratulates Thailand for successfully hosting the APEC year despite ongoing economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war against Ukraine. During 2022, the United States worked with APEC economies to strengthen supply chain resilience and facilitate trade, build a more open digital economy, level the playing field and open markets in the region, advance women’s economic empowerment, and promote sustainable economic growth. Vice President Harris’ participation in the APEC economic leaders’ meeting underscored the US commitment to economic cooperation in the region. She reviewed US goals for our 2023 APEC host year and announcedRead News

The United States and Qatar: A Strategic Partnership for Peace and Security Development – US Department of State

The United States and Qatar: Strategic Partnerships Advancing Peace and Security For more than 50 years, the United States and Qatar have enjoyed a close partnership. This partnership was further deepened in January when the White House welcomed the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the first Gulf leader to visit Washington since President Biden took office, and the President appointed Qatar as a major non-NATO ally. As Qatar prepares to host the FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2022, the United States and Qatar are committed to expanding close interagency cooperation to ensure a safe and successfulRead News

Soccer is skyrocketing in the United States

The popularity of soccer has grown rapidly in the United States over the past three decades. Soccer is now the fourth most popular sport in the United States, behind soccer, basketball, and baseball. Thirty-one percent of Americans say they are soccer fans, an all-time high, according to a 2019 Gallup poll. Between 1990 and 2017, the number of Americans who named soccer their favorite sport increased sevenfold. So why are more Americans playing and watching soccer? World Cup provides a spark Caroline Foscato, president and co-founder of the Soccer Unity Project, a Boston-based youth soccer nonprofit, said the United States’Read News

United States-Australia-Japan Joint Statement on Communications Support

We, President Biden, Prime Minister Albanese, and Prime Minister Kishida, today reaffirmed our commitment to work together with Indo-Pacific partners to meet their needs for high-quality, sustainable infrastructure. At the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) event at the G20 Summit, we announced that the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) will, subject to final approvals, provide USD50 million each. and credit guarantee for the Export Finance Australia (EFA) financing package provided to support Telstra’s acquisition of Digicel Pacific. This project reflects our commitment to building a stronger Pacific region through investmentsRead News

China adopted the consensus reached in talks with the United States, the ministry said

BEIJING, Nov 17 (Reuters) – China will adopt key consensus measures decided in talks between President Xi Jinping and U.S. counterpart Joe Biden, the Asian nation’s commerce ministry said on Thursday. Healthy and stable development for China and the United States economic and trade cooperation will benefit both countries and the world, ministry spokesman Shu Jueting said at a regular press conference in the Chinese capital. Referring to the discussions held at a summit of the G20 group in the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, Shu added that the two countries should work together and create conditions for economic andRead News

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Delivers APEC Ministerial Meeting to the United States – United States Department of State

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you very much, Don, to you, to Deputy Prime Minister Jurin. Thank you for today’s meeting, but I am very grateful for Thailand’s hospitality and wonderful leadership over the past year. The United States is pleased to serve as the host of APEC in 2023 as part of our long-term commitment to the Asia-Pacific region. Don, you set the bar very high. We will do our best. But we really appreciate everything you’ve done and we’re determined to continue the momentum you’ve helped us generate this year. Our annual theme for U.S. hosts is of “Creating aRead News

Global Methane Pledge: From Moment to Momentum – US Department of State

This fact sheet is published jointly by the United States and the European Union as co-hosts of the Global Methane Pledge. Unprecedented Momentum for Keeping 1.5°C Within Reach while Advancing Energy Security, Food Security, and Sustainable Development Meeting the Global Methane Pledge (GMP) target of reducing anthropogenic methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 below 2020 levels is the fastest way to reduce near-term warming and is necessary to maintain a temperature limit of 1.5°C within reach. Achieving this goal will lead to significant gains in energy security, food security, health and development. In the year since its launchRead News

The road from Ecuador to the United States

Massive migrations In Ecuador, people talk about “waves” of migration to describe periods when the number of people who migrated was greater. The first of these great migrations – and the most unknown to the generations of the last thirty years – was the one that began in the 1960s. According to the researchers who studied the country’s migration patterns, the Ecuadorian population began to migrate to the United States when the sale of the Panama Hat, which was made in Austro, fell. The second “wave”, which is the most clearly visible in the country, began in the mid-1990s andRead News

Japan-US Extended Deterrence Dialogue – United States Department of State

The Government of the United States and the Government of Japan held a bilateral meeting of the Extended Deterrence Dialogue (EDD) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan from the 15th to the 16th of November. of November 2022 The EDD, established in 2010, serves Washington and Tokyo. in the traditional way of discussing ways to maintain and strengthen the extended deterrence, which is the basis of the Japan-U.S. Treaty. The U.S. side hosted by Ms. Alexandra Bell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Department of State, and Mr. Richard Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary ofRead News

FBI director ‘very concerned’ about Chinese ‘police stations’ in US

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The United States is deeply concerned about the Chinese government setting up unauthorized “police stations” in U.S. cities for possible influence operations, the director said on Thursday. from the FBI, Christopher Wray, to lawmakers. Safeguard Defenders, a human rights organization based in Europe, released a report in September revealing the presence of dozens of Chinese police “gas stations” in major cities around the world, including New York. Republicans in Congress have demanded answers from the Biden administration about their influence. The report said the stations were an extension of Beijing’s efforts to pressure some ChineseRead News

Joint Statement from the First Meeting of the Comprehensive Dialogue between the United States and France – US Department of State

The following joint statement was released by the Governments of the United States and France at the first meeting of the US-France Comprehensive Dialogue on Space. In accordance with their common goal of advancing bilateral space cooperation as stated by their leaders, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of France held their first meeting of the Comprehensive Dialogue on Space in Paris on November 10, 2022. This meeting was co-chaired by representatives of the Executive Office of the National Space Council of the President and the National Security Council for the United States, and byRead News

Waiver of US Citizen Kyaw Htay Oo – United States Department of State

We welcome the release of the U.S. citizen. Kyaw Htay Oo in a Burmese prison, where he was wrongly detained for more than 14 months. We extend our deepest gratitude to our partners and allies who joined us in pressuring the Burmese military regime to release him. We also welcome the release of a number of political prisoners and other foreign prisoners and we continue to call for the release of the many thousands of political prisoners who remain in Burma. The safety and security of Americans around the world is one of my top priorities as Secretary of State,Read News

United States and Ecuador Sign Open Skies Agreement – United States Department of State

Undersecretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Juan Carlos Holguin signed the Open Skies Agreement between the two countries on November 16. Open Skies Air Transport agreements establish legal frameworks for international air transport to facilitate the growth of an efficient market-based international civil aviation system. This bilateral Open Skies Agreement allows for the expansion of passenger and cargo flights between Ecuador and the United States, thereby promoting increased travel and trade and ultimately driving high-quality job opportunities and economic growth. Both sides have been applying the terms of the agreement since the end ofRead News

Addressing US Visitor Visa Wait Times – United States Department of State

The State Department is committed to facilitating legal travel to the United States while ensuring national security. Many US visa applicants are required by US law to appear in person. However, local restrictions during the pandemic in public places such as our consular sections abroad reduced our ability to see visa applicants. This reduced the number of visa applications the Department could process. Now that most countries have lifted restrictions, ninety-six percent of our embassies and consulates can offer regular visa services. A combination of pent-up demand over the past two years combined with normal seasonal demand has led toRead News

France urges US to change ‘Made in America’ electric car policy

The rise of electric cars may push up gas prices. However, using the fundamental economic principle as a basis, an increase in the price of a certain commodity is possible if it has a low supply but a high demand. Gas prices will rise if demand is higher than supply. Will Germany ban gas cars? This means that it would be impossible to sell combustion engine cars by then. BERLIN: Germany’s government does not agree to European Union plans to effectively ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines by 2035, Finance Minister Christian Lindner said on Tuesday. WhichRead News

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai at Joint Press Briefing – US Department of State

SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good evening. It is a great pleasure to be back in Bangkok. I visited in August, and I know that Vice President Harris is very much looking forward to arriving and representing the United States in the coming days. We have just logged a significant number of diplomatic miles on this trip. I arrived in Bangkok via Sharm El-Sheikh, Phnom Penh and Bali, where I joined President Biden for COP27, the US-ASEAN and East Asia summits, and of course the G20. In each of these meetings, including here in APEC, the United States leads with diplomacy to deliver onRead News

The United States and Uruguay hold the first annual bilateral inter-ministerial dialogue – United States Department of State

Building on an already strong bilateral partnership, the United States and Uruguay yesterday convened the first Bilateral Inter-Ministerial Dialogue (ABID) aimed at strengthening cooperation in key areas of mutual interest. Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols led the American delegation, and Secretary of State Francisco Bustillo led Uruguay. ABID emphasized the strong commitment of both countries to strengthen and expand the current close cooperation on a range of issues, including bilateral trade and investment, promotion of regional and global security, addressing climate change, supporting democracy and promoting equality and inclusion. The talks focused on the importance ofRead News

KCarl Smith: Voting machines make America more like…

Become an 1819 Member Basic Member $ 10.99 1819 Club Member behind Premium Member month $ 18.19 behind month $ 50.99 behind month On Tuesday, November 8, we voted in the first nationwide mid-term election since the stolen presidential elections in 2020. We previously covered the roles of voting machines, early voting, postal voting and ‘ballot collection’ in 2020, but little has changed. Election integrity experts, largely unable to get rid of these cheating methods, advised us to try to overwhelm the cheaters by voting in person and on election day, rather than voting early or by mail in statesRead News