It’s August; Why Are So Many People at Work?

U.S. workers have the shortest paid vacations among developed and emerging market countries. Unlike most developed nations, the United States does not require employers to give employees a minimum number of vacation days. And it happens that U.S. employers are
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Five Men Have Been Charged With Running A Hacking Organization

"Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a sophisticated hacking organization that over seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations, stealing and selling at least 160 million credit and debit card numbers, resulting in (more...)

Kerry on EU’s Terrorist Designation of Hezbollah

TATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY The European Union agrees to designate Hezbollah We applaud the European Union (EU) for the important step it has taken today in agreeing to designate the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. With today’s action, the EU is sending a strong message to Hezbollah (more...)

State Dept. on Conviction, Sentencing in Russia

STATEMENT BY DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON MARIE HARF On the Conviction and Sentencing of Alexey Navalniy and Pyotr Ofitserov We are very disappointed by the conviction and sentencing of opposition leader Aleksey Navalniy and his co-defendant, Pyotr Ofitserov, to lengthy prison terms for alleged embezzlement by a court in the city (more...)

Doing Well by Doing Good

What is social entrepreneurship? Employing tactics from government, civil society and the private sector, social entrepreneurship seeks to address social issues through collaborative creation and widespread adoption of new solutions. Social entrepreneurs see social issues as opportunities to create positive change. They aim to achieve this change (more...)

U.S. Decries Violence Against Journalists

By Jane Morse Staff Writer During a July 17 debate at the U.N. Security Council, the United States condemned violence against journalists and called for their protection, especially as they report on armed conflicts. “Impunity for violence against journalists must end,” said Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, acting permanent representative to the (more...)

Crew Describes Tough Task of Rescuing Missing Boaters

By Jarrod Chavana Joint Task Force Bravo Public Affairs This article was originally posted to the U.S. Southern Command website on July 14. Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras — On July 2 a U.S. Army UH-60 helicopter at Soto Cano Air Base was dispatched to the Caribbean Sea to help locate (more...)

Countries Work Together to Combat Tax Evasion, Boost Compliance

Working with more than 80 countries around the world, the United States has extended the time for completion of international tax agreements aimed at fighting offshore tax evasion and boosting global tax compliance. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced the action (more...)

All Out Condemns St Petersburg, Russia Pride Arrests

60 people were reportedly arrested in St Petersburg for marching in gay Pride “All Out is appalled St Petersburg, Russia Pride attendees were arrested,” Joe Mirabella, Director of Communications for All Out said. “No one should be arrested for celebrating who they are or who they love.” “More than 185,000 people worldwide (more...)

George Zimmerman Was Found Not Guilty

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watchman, was found not guilty of murdering  black teenager 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Media reported, that "Zimmerman, who was legally armed with a pistol, had been sitting in his vehicle on a dark street in Sanford, Florida, when he saw Martin. He telephoned police to (more...)

Is It a Bird? Or a Plane? It’s a Solar Plane!

When the Wright brothers first took flight in 1903, their success captured the imagination of people around the world. That excitement is being rejuvenated by the coast-to-coast flight of a solar aircraft. With a wingspan equal to that of a Boeing 747, the Solar Impulse, shown above, (more...)

Victim Identification First Step to Ending Human Slavery

By Jane Morse Staff Writer Identifying human trafficking victims is the first step in ending modern-day slavery, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Before an audience of diplomats, nongovernmental organization representatives and anti-trafficking activists at the rollout of the 13th annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, Kerry said, “There (more...)

Researchers Seek the Deepest Secrets of the Caribbean Sea

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and other international research organizations are going to one of the Earth’s deepest mid-ocean ridges, where two of the planet’s tectonic plates are being pulled apart and creating new seafloor. Material from the Earth’s core rises (more...)

Asiana Airlines Plane Crash-Lands at San Francisco International Airport

On Saturday an Asiana Airlines passenger jet Boeing777 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport, according to the media.There were 291 passengers and 16 crew on board, at least two people were killed. They were Chinese citizens, according to South Korea's Transport Ministry. More than 100 people were hurt, rescue teams took (more...)

Thousands of New Citizens Help U.S. Celebrate Birthday

In celebration of its 237th birthday, the United States is welcoming more than 7,800 new citizens in more than 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country and overseas from July 1 to July 5. “The United States has a long and proud tradition as a welcoming nation, and we (more...)


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