Remarks by Ambassador Kelly to OSCE on Ukraine

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on Ukraine As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna January 19, 2012 The United States welcomes Ukraine to the OSCE Troika.  The responsibilities of the Chairmanship-in-Office are many and require, above all,
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American Electorate Has New Face for 2012 Race

A U.S. voting booth does not ask about race, religion or ethnicity. The ballot carries the names of the candidates but not the name of the voter. The only pieces of personal data known absolutely are that the voter is at least 18 years of age and (more...)

Obama, Clinton and Geithner Welcome New EU Sanctions on Iran

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner welcomed new European Union sanctions on Iran, measures agreed to by the organization’s Foreign Affairs Council in an effort to increase the pressure on Tehran to address concerns surrounding (more...)

US Response to Russia’s Report on Detention at Guantánamo Bay

United States Mission to the OSCE Response to the Russian Federation on the Continued Operation of the Guantánamo Detention Facility As delivery by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna We thank the delegation of the Russian Federation for raising the issue of the continued operation of the Guantánamo Bay (more...)

U.S. Elections: 2012 Primary Schedule

The 2012 Republican primary/caucus schedule below is based on the most current information available from state election boards. (President Obama’s nomination by the Democratic Party is not contested.) For those states holding primaries, voters go to polling places and cast their ballots. In caucus states, voters gather (more...)

Newt Gingrich Won in South Carolina

Newt Gingrich has beaten Mitt Romney in South Carolina's primary election on Saturday. With 95% of the vote counted, Mr Gingrich had 41% to Mr Romney's 27%, according to the media. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and Texas representative Ron Paul had 7% and 13% .The (more...)

Philip Gordon’s Interview in Vilnius, Lithuania

Interview With Egle Samoskaite of Delfi - In Lithuania the most important thing is Russia, Russia, Russia, so the first question will be connected. We see some unrest in Russia, protests against Vladimir Putin regime. So in your opinion, could it change the regime in Russia, and could (more...)

State Department Fact Sheet: New Bureau of Counterterrorism

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson “As the threat from al-Qaida becomes more diffuse, it is in the interest of the United States to forge closer ties with the governments and communities on the front lines and to help them build up their counterterrorism capacity. We need (more...)

Mike McFaul As The Next US Ambassador To Russia

Remarks Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Benjamin Franklin Room " Well, thank you, and welcome to the eighth floor of the State Department, the Ben Franklin Room, to this auspicious occasion, of swearing-in of Mike McFaul as our next ambassador to Russia. This is quite a turnout, Mike. (more...)

Republican Candidates Face New Hampshire Voters

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer On January 10, voters in the New Hampshire primary became the first Americans to cast secret ballots in the long race for the U.S. presidency. When the votes were counted, Mitt Romney — a former governor of neighboring Massachusetts — had won, with nearly 40% (more...)

U.S. Rescues Iranians Held Hostage by Pirates

By VOA News Staff Writer A U.S. Navy ship has rescued 13 Iranians being held hostage by pirates in the Arabian Sea, days after Iran warned U.S. vessels not to return to the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy announced Friday that it detected the pirates' skiff alongside the Iranian fishing (more...)

Ukraine’s Tymoshenko Is Jailed, Her Husband Won Czech Asylum

Aleksander Tymoshenko, the husband of jailed Ukrainian former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, got the political asylum in the Czech Republic, that was announced by local media reports. Yulia Tymoshenko was jailed for seven years for abuse of power over a gas deal she signed with Russia in 2009. Aleksander Tymoshenko, who (more...)

Obama Announces New Defense Strategy

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. IIP Staff Writer President Obama announced a new defense strategy that emphasizes U.S. strategic interests for a fast-changing world after a decade of war. “Our military will be leaner, but the world must know the United States is going to maintain our military superiority with armed (more...)

Iowa Has Spoken. Does It Matter?

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer On January 3, Iowa voters from 99 counties met at nearly 1,800 caucus sites across the state to discuss who should be the next Republican nominee to the office of U.S. president. Approximately 25 percent chose former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and another 25 percent (more...)

U.S. Elections: 2012 Primary Schedule

The 2012 Republican primary/caucus schedule below is based on the most current information available from state election boards. (President Obama’s nomination by the Democratic Party is not contested.) For those states holding primaries, voters go to polling places and cast their ballots. In caucus states, voters gather (more...)

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