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Opportunities for Youth

Are you or do you know a 16 to 25 year old or a civil society leader under the age of 35 who you think would benefit from going on a U.S. exchange? At the moment we have several possibilities: Diversity on Exchange Diversity on Exchange is a great opportunity for high school students of minority background who ...
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Senate Confirms Ambassador to Norway

Congratulations to Samuel Heins on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to be the U.S. Ambassador to Norway. We look forward to welcoming him to Oslo soon. Samuel Heins is a lawyer and human rights advocate. In 1982, he founded, organized and served as the first Board Chair for the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, ...
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Kerry on Ukraine Cease-Fire Agreement

The United States welcomes the news that the OSCE-led Trilateral Contact Group, supported by Chancellor Merkel and Presidents Hollande, Poroshenko, and Putin, reached agreement on a ceasefire and heavy weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine, and on the implementation of the September Minsk agreements. We particularly commend the diplomatic efforts of our European Allies, Chancellor Merkel ...
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Obama on Request to Congress to Authorize Force Against ISIL

Remarks by the President on Request to Congress for Authorizaiton of Force Against ISIL THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today, as part of an international coalition of some 60 nations — including Arab countries — our men and women in uniform continue the fight against ISIL in Iraq and in Syria. More than 2,000 coalition airstrikes ...
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Joint press conference by Obama, German Chancellor Merkel

Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany in Joint Press Conference East Room 12:04 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning, everybody. Please be seated. As always, it is a great pleasure to welcome my close friend and partner, Chancellor Angela Merkel, back to the White House. Angela, of course, has been here many ...
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