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President Obama on Murder of Boris Nemtsov

The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice. Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Kerry and Norway’s Foreign Minister Brende

SECRETARY KERRY: Are we still morning? We are for a few more minutes. (Laughter.) Good morning, everybody. This is a great pleasure for me because Børge Brende and I have become really good friends in the course of our work together. And Norway is such an extraordinary partner. There is nowhere or anything that is ...
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International Mother Language Day 2015

February 21 is International Mother Language Day. This day was first announced by UNESCO in 2000, and has since become an annual tradition. The theme this year is “Inclusion in and through education: Language counts” No official national language Although this is written in English, the United States has never had an official national language. Several states do have an official language, ...
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