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  • Secretary Kerry, flanked by Canadian Member of Parliament Aglukkaq of Canada and Canadian Foreign Minister Nicholson, poses with aboriginal northerners at a replica Inuit village in Aglukkaq's hometown of Inaquit, Canada, just below the Arctic Circle (State Dept).

    Kerry at Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

    24 April 2015 - Secretary Kerry, flanked by Canadian Member of Parliament Aglukkaq and Canadian Foreign Minister Nicholson, poses with aboriginal northerners in Inaquit, Canada before a meeting of the Arctic Council.

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  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence.

    New DoD Cyber Strategy

    3 April 2015 - Defense Secretary Carter unveiled the Defense Department’s 2nd cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence.

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  • In his weekly address, President Obama spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change (White House video)

    Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

    18 April 2015 - In his weekly address, President Obama spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe.

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  • View of Iran's Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant at night (AP)

    "An historic understanding with Iran"

    04 April - “Today, the United States — together with our allies and partners — has reached an historic understanding with Iran", President Obama said.

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  • The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s reduced operating areas in Iraq and Syria as of April 2015. (DoD photo)

    ISIL Loses More Territory in Iraq

    13 April 2015 - Some 25-30% of Iraqi territory has been taken back from the ISIL terrorist group control by coalition forces.

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    Preparing for the 2015 U.S. Tax Filing Season

    06 February - ALL U.S. citizens and resident aliens must file a U.S. individual income tax return, even if they permanently live outside the United States and may not owe any tax because of income exclusion or tax credit. The due date for filing is April 15th, 2015.  Read more... »

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    Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

    09 January 2015 - The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.  Full text on State.gov »

  • Benjamin Banneker from the Brookhaven laboratory
    Benjamin Banneker

    Known as the first African-American man of science, was born in 1731 in Ellicott's Mills, Md. In 1773 he began making astronomical calculations for almanacs, and in the spring of 1789 he accurately predicted a solar eclipse; that same year, he was the first African-American appointed to the President's Capital Commission.  Read more »

  • Ambassador Barzun explains how American citizens can obtain an emergency US passport in this youtube video
    How to get an Emergency Passport

    Need a U.S. passport for immediate travel? Ambassador Matthew Barzun tells you how to make this happen. For emergency passport appointments please go to http://london.usembassy.gov  Watch on Youtube »

  • Youtube video featuring  J1 Exchange visa applicants at the US Embassy in London
    How to Travel on a Work Exchange Program

    Does casual work in the USA feature in your plans? Hear from some of the people who will be sending their summer working and traveling in the U.S. through the exchange visitor (J-1) program. The Program provides countless opportunities for those looking to travel, work, and gain experience in the U.S. ranging from a few weeks to several years, then visit http://j1visa.state.gov/programs to research the countless opportunities and sponsors available.  Watch on Youtub »

  • Worldwide Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs
    Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

    10 April 2014 - The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.  Full text on State.gov »

  • USA College Day 2013 and the UK Fulbright Commission
    USA College Day 2013

    20 September 2013 - The largest U.S. university fair in the UK. At College Day students will have the opportunity to speak with over 150 exhibitors representing U.S. universities and educational service providers.   Read more »

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