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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Chilean Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola at a joint press conference – United States Department of State

FOREIGN MINISTER URREJOLA:  (Through interpreter) Well — I’m not sure if it’s good afternoon or good morning, but thank you for being here with us today. I would like to make a statement first, and then Secretary Antony Blinken will have some comments. Then we’ll move on to questions and answers. It was truly wonderful to welcome my colleague here at the Department of State, Antony Blinken, on his first visit to Chile as United States Secretary of State. As the first activity on our agenda, we had a meeting with His Excellency the President Gabriel Boric. We discussed topicsRead News

US Announces $55 Million in Emergency Aid to Help Ukraine Prepare for Winter | Press Release | United States Agency for International Development

Today in Ukraine, Administrator Samantha Power announced a $55 million investment in Ukraine’s heating infrastructure to help prepare the country for winter in the Russian Federation’s brutal war. This assistance supports the repair and maintenance of pipes and other equipment needed to provide heating to homes, hospitals, schools and businesses throughout Ukraine. The new USAID assistance will directly benefit seven million Ukrainians in 19 regions. USAID also provides power generators and alternative fuel sources to hospitals, centers for internally displaced people, and shelters for socially vulnerable citizens, helping to provide the people of Ukraine with access to warm shelter duringRead News

The community steps up to help the owners of Disco Sports after a house fire

TUCKAHOE, Virginia (WWBT) – Neighbors flock to Henrico County Disco Sports owners after they lost their home in a fire on September 16. GoFundMe now exists to help the couple get back on their feet. Fire damage is overwhelming, and everything that matters to it in the home is completely burned and destroyed. The fire started in an upstairs bedroom and spread to the entire floor, but the smoke and water damage extends throughout the house. “When someone hears a siren passing by a fire engine, bless them,” said Gail Held through tears. Gail and Lew Held woke up withRead News

90% of US adults say mental health is a crisis in America, CNN/KFF poll says

06:09 – Source: CNN “It’s life or death”: adolescent mental health in crisis An overwhelming majority of people in the United States believe the country is experiencing a mental health crisis, according to a new CNN poll in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation. Nine in 10 adults said they believe there is a mental health crisis in the United States today. Asked to rate the severity of six specific mental health concerns, Americans placed the opioid epidemic near the top, with more than two-thirds of people identifying it as a crisis rather than just a problem. More than halfRead News

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Migrant Integration Center – United States Department of State

MS LOPEZ: It is a great pleasure to once again welcome to Bogotá Mr. Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America. It is a great pleasure to have you here. SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you. MS LOPEZ: Welcome to this integrated center for not Venezuelans, not migrants, for new Bogotans. That’s how they are, that’s how we feel them, that’s how we treat them. As you can see, this is a great joint effort between the Government of the United States, USAID in particular, with the National Government of Colombia and the Local Government of Bogotá, at theRead News

$625 Million in Additional Aid to the U.S. Military to Ukraine – United States Department of State

At the UN General Assembly, President Biden once again made it clear that we will support the people of Ukraine as long as necessary. Recent events, from Russia’s sham referendums and attempted annexation to new revelations of brutality against civilians in previously Russian-controlled Ukrainian territory, only strengthen our resolve. Together with our allies and partners from 50 countries, we deliver the weapons and equipment that Ukrainian forces are using so effectively today in a successful counter-offensive to retake their territories illegally seized by Russia. Pursuant to the President’s authorization, I am authorizing our twenty-second drawdown of U.S. arms and equipmentRead News

Iraq National Day – United States Department of State

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate Prime Minister Kadhimi and the Iraqi people on their National Day, October 3. Today is a day to reflect on and be proud of Iraq’s achievements and the perseverance of its people. For 90 years, Iraq has struggled through adversity to foster a more inclusive and equitable society for its citizens and for future generations of Iraqis. The United States remains strongly committed to its strategic partnership with Iraq and to deepening and strengthening our relations under the US-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement. I look forward to continuingRead News

These melting mountain peaks can kill thousands. Can science help?

In majestic Marmolada, the queen of Italy’s Dolomites, the first Sunday of July was a beautiful day for hikers – almost cloudless skies, 82 degrees Fahrenheit heat in the valley. But for the mountain, even the 50°F near the 11,000-foot peak was stifling. From its glacier, the largest in the range, a stretch the size of two football fields broke. Ice and debris fell with the force of a collapsing skyscraper. Eleven people – two of them experienced mountain guides – never made it home. “I saw pictures of what it was like before the collapse and I would haveRead News

National Holiday of Guinea – United States Department of State

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of Guinea on the 64th anniversary of your independence. The United States continues to stand with the people of Guinea in their pursuit of democratic governance. We continue to work closely with all Guineans to support efforts to re-establish a constitutional, civilian-led government that ensures a peaceful and prosperous future for all.

Comment: The United States can learn from Northern Ireland

This summer I traveled to Northern Ireland to understand America’s divisiveness through the eyes of another divided country. Here’s what I’ve learned: The United States is a divided country that hasn’t accepted that we’re a divided country, and that’s holding us back. Most of us are caught up in a fight or flight mentality when it comes to the divisions in our country right now. When we meet someone who is on the “other side” of the political spectrum, the tendency is either to distance ourselves from that person or to convince them why they are wrong. On the otherRead News

National Disability Employment Awareness Month – United States Department of State

In October, the United States celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) to promote the contributions and innovations of people with disabilities to our nation’s workforce. The 2022 NDEAM theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” which recognizes the key role that people with disabilities play in workforce diversity and inclusion in both the public and private sectors. Disability is a key component of the State Department’s work to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) within our workforce and within our foreign policy. An inclusive workforce is essential to broad-based economic growth worldwide. An accessible workplace with strongRead News

Independence Day of the Republic of Cyprus – United States Department of State

On behalf of the United States of America, I send best wishes to the people of the Republic of Cyprus on Independence Day. The Republic of Cyprus and its citizens play a key role in ensuring security and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean region. In the coming year, we hope to continue deepening the growing relationship between our countries and people through economic, cultural, educational and security ties. The United States remains committed to its support for a Cypriot-led, UN-facilitated global agreement to reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation with political equality for all Cypriots.

“What common travel advice are you ignoring on purpose?” (48 Answers)

A common piece of advice here is to stay in hostels and, if you say you don’t like hostels, people will insist that you just get a private room in a hostel to experience ‘the best of both worlds’. ignore that advice while I enjoy my fluffy bathrobe and nice sheets in my hotel room. I happily ignore that advice as I enjoy my fluffy bathrobe and nice sheets in my hotel room. lh123456789 , Marcus Loke Report Sometimes, when you’re short on time, a stupid bus tour to Pompeii or the Acropolis is better than planning it yourself. It’sRead News

Big questions inspire the scientists on this year’s SN 10 list

Inspiration doesn’t play by set rules. It can come from anywhere and strike when least expected. A first hint of big ideas can hang in the recesses of the mind and push people forward in a roundabout way. Our SN 10: List of Scientists to Watch is a brief study in inspiration. For the seventh year, Science News features 10 early and mid-career scientists who are driven by curiosity and wonder, and are moving to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Each makes a mark in the chosen field. Inspired by the beauty he saw in videos of developingRead News

Biden Is Hoping For Small Changes That Go A Long Way On Immigration

WASHINGTON — Even before the political spectacle of a Republican governor flying migrants to a small vacation island in Massachusetts, President Biden’s top border officials decided there needed to be a better asylum system in America. Due to new global migration patterns, people are heading toward the southern border of the United States, many fleeing instability, persecution, war, famine, and economic hardship. The numbers are overwhelming; for the first time, the number of arrests of undocumented immigrants along the southwest border exceeded two million in one year. Venezuelans, Cubans and Nicaraguans join others lured by America’s roaring labor market andRead News

Press Brief – September 26, 2022 – US Department of State

MR PRICE: We saw a lot of you last week in New York. Speaking of last week in New York, the world came together last week to highlight and, in almost all cases, reaffirm the fundamental principles of the UN Charter. President Biden cited one of his predecessors, President Truman, who heralded the letter as proof that nations can, quote, “voice their differences, they can confront them, and then they can find common ground to stand on.” And last week we witnessed a tremendous amount of common ground among UN member states regarding Russia’s illegal and unwarranted invasion of Ukraine.Read News

Former army reservist convicted of operating in the United States as an unregistered agent of the People’s Republic of China

A Chinese national and former Army Reserve was convicted by a federal jury yesterday of acting within the United States as an illegal agent of the People’s Republic of China. According to court documents and evidence presented at the trial, Ji Chaoqun, 31, of Chicago, was found guilty on one count of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, specifically the People’s Republic of China, without notifying the First Attorney General; one count of acting as an agent of the People’s Republic of China without first notifying the Attorney General; and one count of making a materialRead News

Why do you love the music you love? Science weighs in

Have you ever wondered why you like a particular song or genre of music? The answer may lie in your personality, although other factors also play a role, researchers say. Many people tend to develop their musical identity during adolescence, around the same time they are exploring their social identity. Preferences can change over time, but research shows that people tend to be particularly fond of music from their teenage years and more easily recall music from a certain age period – 10 to 30 years, with a peak at 14.

Saudi Arabian National Day – United States Department of State

I congratulate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on behalf of the United States of America on the occasion of its National Day. More than eight decades of partnership, cooperation and friendship unite the people of the United States of America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Building on President Biden’s historic visit to Jeddah, we are deepening our strategic partnership on a series of shared priorities. Together, we are working to advance regional security, achieve lasting peace in Yemen, promote cooperation in clean energy and space exploration, address global health challenges, and increase technology cooperation and access to 5G andRead News

Chief Lynn Malerba steps in as United States Treasurer

Although the image of a woman on US currency is still in the distance, progress of a different kind was made on September 12 in the Cash Room of the Treasury Department in Washington. There, Secretary Janet Yellen sworn in Chief Lynn Malerba as the next Treasurer of the United States. The significance was lost on no one in the room, least of all the secretary, who acknowledged in her opening remarks that history was being made. Without calling attention to the fact that she is part of that history as the first female Secretary of the Treasury, she focusedRead News

National Day of Guinea-Bissau – United States Department of State

On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my greetings and congratulations to the people and government of Guinea-Bissau on the 49th anniversary of independence. On this special day, we reaffirm our commitment to expanding ties between the United States and Guinea-Bissau so that we can better advance our mutual interests in peace, security, and growth in Guinea-Bissau and throughout the region. We congratulate Guinea-Bissau on being selected as Chair of the Economic Community of West African States and we look forward to supporting you in this vital role. As your nation celebrates Independence Day, we wish theRead News

The Right Way for China and the United States to Go Together in the New Era

Speech by State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yiat Asia Society New York, September 22, 2022 Asia Society President Kevin Rudd, Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s good to be back in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, and to meet friends  again after an interval of three years. In the last few years, a lot has happened in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc; the global economy is in danger of recession; and the Ukraine crisis persisted and escalated. Issues involving food, energy, industrial and supply chains and climate change have become more acute. The past few years haveRead News

Japan to ease travel restrictions as pandemic subsides

Japan will ease pandemic-related travel restrictions next month, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday, making it easier for tourists to enter the country. Why it matters: Japan has long been a popular travel destination in Asia, recording nearly 32 million visitors in 2019. But the pandemic has devastated the tourism industry, with fewer than 250,000 people visiting Japan last year. Details: Starting Oct. 11, individual travelers will be allowed to re-enter Japan, Bloomberg reports. Visa exemptions will also be restored for travelers from dozens of countries, including the US. What they say: “I hope a lot of people use it.Read News

Congress is losing its science man

Posted on September 23, 2022 at 06:15 Jerry McNerney likes to think about what’s next. Mathematics Ph.D. and former engineer co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence Caucus and has spent most of his 16 years in Congress focusing on cutting-edge science topics. But the California Democrat said he didn’t go far enough to advance in the House. The retired member’s advice for the next generation of lawmakers in Washington? Figure out if you’re going to live here for 40 years or just 20 and plan accordingly. “That’s one thing that will help me,” he said. Wearing a solar system tie, McNerneyRead News

Letter to the editor: God bless the people of the United States

Our Statue of Liberty still stands as a beacon of our freedom, welcoming those who enter to become legal citizens. Many in our government are using us as pawns to attract votes. We are intelligent human beings, not puppets. We love our United States, not fooled by people in Congress who are trying to lead us astray. Our middle class is feeling the brunt of this administration, regardless of which pendulum they use. We need leaders who will not only protect our country, but also our people. The presence of evil has and has attacked us from childhood to adulthood.Read News

Mali National Day – US Department of State

On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Mali on 62 years of independence. The United States will continue to partner with the people of Mali in their desire for democracy, security, development, and human rights. We support the Malian people in their quest for responsive governance and are committed to helping achieve that goal throughout the transition period as they go to the polls in March 2024. At this event, we celebrate many years of partnership with the Malian people based on solidarity and mutual respect.

An Open Letter to Sports Fans about Homophobia

Content warning for those who are sensitive to homosexuality and mental health topics. There is nothing wrong with being sensitive about those things, and if it would be easier for you to skip this article, feel free. Recently, there have been famous sports players who have made hateful comments. Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He made and posted a video on social media of the men with the bra and the fact that they look amazing in boxing. The video says, “Look at this queer ass [n-word]. What has the world come to? This comment is homophobic, and heRead News

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the USAID Democracy Delivers event – United States Department of State

SECRETARY MRUGA: Good morning, everyone. And let me say first that I am really tempted to say “what she said” and we can call it a day, and it usually is. Because yes, we are here – and I am here – to savor a bit of that inspiration that we see at this table. But much of this inspiration for me begins with over a decade of friendship and adoration, if so, Sam and everything that she has inspired so many of us to do over the years, with this constant focus on democracy, human rights, the fight againstRead News

Belize Independence Day – United States Department of State

On behalf of the United States government and the American people, I congratulate the people of Belize on the 41st anniversary of your independence. Belize and the United States enjoy a strong partnership based on shared democratic values ​​and close family and cultural ties. In the next year, we hope to continue our strong cooperation by strengthening citizen security, building disaster preparedness, and tackling transnational crime. Through the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s compact development process, we will work together to advance economic prosperity and pursue an entrepreneurial path to climate change resilience. Today, as we celebrate our warm relationship with “TheRead News

Global Food Security Summit – US Department of State

The world is facing a global food security crisis with multiple causes, including: climate change, COVID-19 and conflict, including Russia’s ongoing unprovoked war against Ukraine. More than 765 million people worldwide were chronically hungry in 2021. In response to this growing global crisis, the United States, the European Union, the African Union and Spain will co-chair the Global Summit on Food Security on September 20, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Other co-hosts include Germany, Colombia, Nigeria, the European Commission and Indonesia. The Summit live stream and additional information can be found below. The climate crisis is cripplingRead News