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Joint Statement on the US-Turkey Strategic Mechanism – United …

The governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Turkey released the text of the following statement as part of the US-Turkey Strategic Mechanism. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu held the fourth meeting of the US-Turkey Strategic Mechanism on January 18, 2023 in Washington, DC. Under the auspices of the strategic mechanism, Deputy State Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland also met with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal. The parties held an extensive dialogue in many areas of bilateral cooperation and emphasized the importance of our partnership as NATO allies.Read News

FAA shutdown: US airline regulators blame contractor for travel chaos

US aviation security officials say a bug that caused travel chaos at airports last week was actually caused by a contractor deleting files on a key computer server used by pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the worker “inadvertently deleted files” in the Notice to Air Missions (Notam) database. The system alerts pilots to potential hazards on flight routes. They are required to check it before flights. Lawmakers have promised to look into the matter. More than 11,000 flights were delayed and at least 1,300 were canceled on January 11 after the Notam system was shut down the dayRead News

United States and Cuba resume law enforcement dialogue…

On January 18, 18-19, U.S. officials and Cuba met in Havana to discuss topics of mutual interest in law enforcement issues under the U.S.-Cuba Law Enforcement Dialogue. This type of communication strengthens the national security of the United States through better coordination of international law, which helps the United States to protect U.S. citizens. better and bring foreign criminals to justice. These negotiations strengthen the United States’ ability to fight organized crime by increasing cooperation on a wide range of law enforcement issues, including human trafficking, drug and other criminal cases. Better law enforcement cooperation is in the best interestRead News

The United States National Cemetery in Mexico City points to a complicated history

Where is the biggest ww2 graveyard? Avold, France, near the border with Germany. It is the largest American WWII military cemetery in Europe. Nearly 10,500 American servicemen and women rest here among the rolling woods of eastern Lorraine. Are soldiers really buried in Normandy? In all, 80,000 German soldiers are buried in Normandy. Just inland from Isigny sur Mer, La Cambe is the largest and most visited of the German military cemeteries. More than 21,200 young men are buried here, their names engraved on dark stones stuck in the ground. Where is the largest military cemetery? » Largest National Cemetery:Read News

Departmental Press Briefing – January 19, 2023 – United States Department of State

MR PATEL: Good afternoon, everyone. good thursday So as you can see, we have a special guest this morning to talk about the new Welcome Corps program we launched. So with me, I have Assistant Secretary Julieta Noyes from our Office of Populations, Refugees and Migration. At the top he has some thoughts he’d like to share with you and then he has time for a couple of questions, and then we’ll continue with the rest of the briefing. ASSISTANT SECRETARY NOYES: Thank you, Vedant. MR PATEL: – the floor is yours. ASSISTANT SECRETARY NOYES: Thank you, Vedant. Hey everyone.Read News

The United States has launched a program that allows individual refugee ‘sponsorship’

The United States is launching a new program that will allow groups of people and organizations in the United States to “sponsor” refugees seeking refuge in the country, a move that has been welcomed by rights groups as a positive step. On Thursday, the US State Department announced the establishment of the “Welcome Corps”, which will allow the general public to help defray the resettlement costs of refugees arriving through the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP ). Groups of at least five people must raise a minimum of $2,275 per sponsored refugee. Sponsoring groups, open to U.S. citizens or permanentRead News

‘Welcome Corps’ to allow Americans to secretly sponsor US refugees

The Biden administration on Thursday announced a new program to allow thousands of American citizens to directly sponsor refugees financially, an effort to increase the United States’ ability to accept more people seeking protection from overseas. In a statement, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken described the program, dubbed the Welcome Corps, as “the boldest innovation in refugee resettlement in four decades.” “By launching the Welcome Corps, we build on a proud tradition of providing shelter and demonstrate the spirit and generosity of the American people as we pledge to welcome refugees in need of our support,” Blinken said. AccordingRead News

The US has a new nuclear proliferation problem: South Korea

U.S. President Joe Biden attends a joint news conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on May 21, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. On January 11, 2023, President Yoon said that if North Korea’s nuclear threat continues to rise, his country will pressure the United States to redeploy nuclear weapons in the South, or else it may build its own nuclear arsenal. (White House Photo / Cameron Smith, via Wikimedia Commons) Last week, Seoul formally put its nuclear option on the table for the first time since 1991. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said the country would consider building itsRead News

US to send Stryker combat vehicles to Ukraine for first time as part of $2.5 billion defense package

The Pentagon on Thursday announced a $2.5 billion security package in Ukraine, including for the first time Stryker armored vehicles and more Bradley fighting vehicles that could be used against any potential Russian offensive in Ukraine this spring. The package, released a day before an international coalition meets in Germany to discuss more aid to Ukraine, is the second largest ever announced by the United States. The United States has now committed $26.7 billion to Ukraine in security aid since the start of the war nearly a year ago. “The United States also continues to rally the world to supportRead News

The US is hitting the debt ceiling, prompting the Treasury to take extraordinary measures

The debt ceiling drama, explained in 2 minutes The United States hit the debt ceiling set by Congress on Thursday, forcing the Treasury Department to begin taking extraordinary measures to keep the government paying its bills and increasing pressure on Capitol Hill to avoid a catastrophic default. The battle lines for the high-stakes fight have already been set. Hard-line Republicans, who have a huge hold on the House because of the party’s slim majority, have demanded that lifting the borrowing limit be tied to spending cuts. The White House responded that it will not offer any concessions or negotiate onRead News

Why it’s so important for the United States to avoid population decline

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. This week’s worldwide question: How will future generations pay to care for the present? Check out these stories from this week: They are all part of the same human story. After reading about the major implications of China’s shrinking population worldwide, I called a top US demographer to learn about what was happening to the population here at home. My conversation with William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, went further than the two countries compare.Read News

Zionist groups use US anti-terrorism laws to prosecute Palestinian activists

One of the world’s oldest Zionist organizations with close ties to the Israeli government, the Jewish National Fund (JNF), is using American anti-terror laws to sue a major Palestinian rights group in the United States over its support for the international boycott movement. . The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a coalition of groups seeking to end the decades-long occupation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, said the lawsuit was part of a broader, Israeli-led strategy to harass organizations that are critical of the oppression of the Palestinians. The JNF and a group of American Israelis are seeking compensationRead News

Americans can sponsor refugees directly under a program launching this week

[1/2] Seventeen-year-old Zainab Walizada, whose family fled Afghanistan, washes dishes at her home in Epping, New Hampshire, US on July 28, 2022. Mohammad and Miriam Walizada and their family are in August 2021 fled from Afghanistan and settled. in the United States with the help of the Sponsor Circle program. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi/File photo WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Groups of Americans will be able to directly sponsor refugees for resettlement in the United States under a new program that launched on Thursday, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters, a step that would boost admissions and the government canRead News

Denver is not the snowiest city in the United States

Which European city has the most snow? The average number of snow days between 2009 and 2021 from December to March in Europe was the highest in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, with 20.5 days. What is the snowiest city in Europe? The top location is the medieval, vibrant city of Tallinn in Estonia. With 20.5 days of snow per month, the cultural center is the best bet for a snowy holiday. Where in Europe has the most snow in December? To find a true white Christmas in Europe, it is best to go to the Alps or to Scandinavia.Read News

US wholesale inflation slowed further to 6.2% in December

WASHINGTON – Sales prices in the United States rose 6.2% in December from a year ago, a sixth straight decline and a hopeful sign that inflationary pressures will continue to cool. The latest year-over-year figure was down from 7.3% in November and last time from 11.7% in March. On a monthly basis, the government said on Wednesday that its producer price index, which measures costs before they reach consumers, fell 0.5% from November to December. Producer price data can provide an early indication of where consumer inflation is headed. The data reflects prices charged by manufacturers, farmers and wholesalers, andRead News

US arrests Russian crypto boss who ‘approached known crooks’

The Justice Department says Anatoly Legkodimov operated the Hong Kong-registered exchange Bitzlato as a haven for money laundering. Published on January 18, 202318 January 2023 United States authorities have arrested a Russian national accused of running a Hong Kong-registered cryptocurrency exchange as a money laundering enterprise. The U.S. Department of Justice said Anatoly Legkodymov, 40, a Russian living in Shenzhen, China, is expected to be indicted on Wednesday for his role in transferring a total of $700 million in illicit funds through the virtual currency exchange Bitzlato, which marketed itself as from users requires minimal identification. The arrest was madeRead News

US to announce international action on cryptocurrencies: statement

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department will “announce major, international cryptocurrency enforcement action” on Wednesday, it said in a statement, adding that the U.S. Treasury Department will also make an announcement. “The US Department of the Treasury will also announce action in this space,” the statement said. U.S. officials, including Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco and U.S. Treasury Undersecretary Wally Adeyemo, will deliver remarks at 12 p.m. (1700 GMT) in Washington, according to the statement. Other officials will include the assistant deputy director of the FBI and the US attorney for the Eastern District of NewRead News

Turkey pushes for delivery of US fighter jets amid NATO standoff

Turkey urged the United States to go ahead with its planned sale of about 40 new F-16 fighter jets during Wednesday’s meeting of the two countries’ foreign ministers in Washington. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cevasoglu for the first time since the Biden administration took office. The F-16 deal was high on the agenda, as was the war in Ukraine. Turkey’s refusal to green light NATO membership for Finland and Sweden as well as its plans to attack US-backed Kurdish groups in Syria were also discussed. The Biden administration has expressed support for theRead News

The Turkish foreign minister will discuss F-16s and NATO during the US visit

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will host Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Washington on Wednesday, a late official visit by Turkey’s top diplomat that will focus on the potential sale of F-16 fighters and Ankara’s refusal. to NATO membership for Sweden and Finland. The two foreign ministers previously met on the sidelines of NATO summits and United Nations meetings, but it took the Biden administration nearly two years to extend an official invitation to Cavusoglu, a delay that many analysts say reflects a strained relationship. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Syria policy, energy cooperationRead News

Analysis | China’s demographic crisis is a reminder of a key American advantage

The UN predicts that China’s population will decrease from 1.426 billion this year to 1.313 billion by 2050 and below 800 million by 2100. Which country has no birth rate? As of 2021, South Korea is the country with the lowest total fertility rate in the world at 0.81. The TFR of the capital Seoul was 0.63 in 2021. Why is Korean fertility so low? Delayed marriage and the increasing share of single women have a major impact on the fertility rate, as less than 2% of births occur out of wedlock in Korea. The importance given to marriage isRead News

‘Strategic Conflict’ Catches America and Taiwan

As the United States settled into the winter holiday season, China sent 71 planes for military exercises around Taiwan, its largest single raid in history. The incident adds to hundreds of flights over the past 18 months, as well as military exercises and missile launches near the main island in the wake of the then-US military operation. Visit of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, in August of last year. Along with warnings of more military retaliation, Beijing has also increased its stockpile of nuclear warheads, deployed a hypersonic glide vehicle, launched a third aircraft carrier andRead News

Netanyahu assured the US that he would contain the far right. Has he lost control already?

28 UN member states do not recognize Israel: 15 Arab League members (Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen); ten non-Arab members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, … Which country is No 1 in education? Top 10 Best Countries for Education 2020 2019 1. United States United Kingdom 2. United Kingdom United States 3. Canada Canada Which country has the best education system in the world? Being home to top universities like Harvard University, Oxford University, Yale University, and MIT, the US certainly has theRead News

What is the US debt ceiling and what happens if it is not raised?

The US government will reach its borrowing limit – or debt ceiling – on January 19, the start of what looks to be a vicious battle over the national budget and one that threatens to worsen an already precarious economic outlook. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent an ominous letter warning Congress last Friday that “certain extraordinary measures” would have to be put in place to prevent the United States from defaulting – essentially moving some money around to keep the government from still going bankrupt Those measures will last for several months, but if the cap is not eventuallyRead News

The top military commanders of the US, Ukraine are meeting in person for the 1st time

MILITARY SITE IN SOUTHEAST POLAND (AP) – The top military officer of the United States, Gen. Mark Milley’s army, to a position near the Ukraine-Poland border on Tuesday and spoke to his Ukrainian counterpart face-to-face for the first time – a meeting underlining the growing ties between the two militaries and coming at a critical time as war Russia with Ukraine approaching the year mark. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met for a few hours with the chief military officer of Ukraine, Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, at an undisclosed location in southeastern Poland. The two leaders have spokenRead News

Pentagon asks US troops in South Korea to provide equipment for Ukraine

SEOUL, Jan 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense has asked its forces stationed in South Korea to provide equipment to help Ukraine in the war against Russia, the U.S. military said on Thursday, adding that the measure has “zero impact” on its operations in the Asian country. US Forces Korea (USFK), which has about 28,500 troops in South Korea, said the move was part of US efforts to help Ukraine with its stockpiles. “This has zero impact on our operations and our ability to deliver on our firm commitment to the defense of our ally, the Republic ofRead News

US warms up to help Ukraine target Crimea

Did Russian troops leave Kherson? Why is Russia withdrawing from Kherson? Problems maintaining supply lines across the Dnieper River to front-line troops in Kherson forced Russia to withdraw its forces. How many Russian troops are in Kherson? Russia had up to 40,000 troops in the region, half of which were previously stationed west of the Dnipro River in and around the city of Kherson. The only nearby road crossing from the city to the left bank of the Dnipro, the Antonivskiy bridge, was destroyed. How many people are left in Kherson? Kherson’s population has dwindled to around 80,000 from itsRead News

Cornyn Passed Most of the Bills into Law in the Last Congress

Cornyn Passed Most Bills Into Law Last Congress AUSTIN – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) ranks first among members of Congress in the number of bills passed in the 117th Congress, with 34 total bills, according to GovTrack. Legislation Senator Cornyn co-sponsored or led GOP bills passed as independent bills in the 117th Congress, including: In addition, 17 bills introduced or sponsored by Senator Cornyn were included in other legislation signed into law, including: Do US senators have districts? Members of the US House of Representatives represent a portion of the state known as a Congressional District, with an average of 700,000Read News

Overview of oral argument: United States v. Turkiye Halk Bankasi S.A. …

On January 17, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the United States v. Turkiye Halk Bankasi S.A. (Halkbank), a case that brings criminal charges against a Turkish bank for laundering Iranian assets in violation of US sanctions regimes, bringing new issues under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA). The case’s arrival at the Supreme Court serves as a time capsule harking back to the time when former Attorney General Bill Barr headed the Justice Department and a reported pressure campaign by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The case concerns a novel issue regarding the application of the FSIARead News

The United States beat New Zealand in the World Cup warning

Alex Morgan scored his 120th international goal as the United States beat New Zealand 4-0 in a friendly in Wellington on Wednesday to issue a World Cup warning. Forward Mallory Swanson scored twice and Lynn Williams also scored for the world’s top-ranked team, six months before the Americans defended their titles in New Zealand and Australia. The match was the first of the year for the Americans, who will be chasing a third straight World Cup crown. Coach Vlatko Andonovski said he wanted his team to familiarize themselves with the stadium, training ground and travel before the month-long global exhibitionRead News

US calls dual citizenship Vazquez, Zendejas for January camp

Dual nationals Alejandro Zendejas, a midfielder for Club America, and forward Brandon Vazquez of FC Cincinnati will be called up to the United States senior national team for the first time, sources told Futbol Americas hosts Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar. Sources said the 24-year-old Mexican-American is on the roster for this month’s camp in Los Angeles ahead of friendlies with Serbia at Banc of California Stadium on Jan. 25 and Colombia at Carson’s Dignity Health Sports Park in January. 28. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (USA) The full U.S. squad is expected to be announced Wednesday, withRead News