U.S. and Russia Exchanged the Final START Documents

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  exchanged the final START documents at the Munich security conference Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Obama signed the deal in April after
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Statement on Reported Russian Deployment of SS-21 Missiles

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on the Reported Russian Deployment of SS-21 Missiles in the South Ossetia Region

The United States is also concerned about recent press reports of statements by Russian military officials regarding the deployment of an additional battalion of the Tactical Operational Missile Complex “Tochka –

President Obama’s State of the Union Address

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS It’s no secret that those of us here tonight have had our differences over the last two years.  The debates have been contentious; we have fought fiercely for our beliefs.  And that’s a good thing.  That’s what a robust (more...)

State of the Union Address Deeply Rooted in USA History

When President Obama addresses leaders of the U.S. federal government on January 25 he will be fulfilling a constitutional obligation and following a long-standing tradition of American presidents. The U.S. Constitution requires that the president report to Congress “from time to time” on the “State of the Union.” (more...)

U.S. Mission to OSCE on Khodorkovsky and Lebedev Verdicts

In a December 27 statement, Secretary Clinton said that the guilty verdicts in the second trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev on charges of embezzlement and money laundering raise serious questions about selective prosecution and about the rule of law being overshadowed by political considerations. No (more...)

Amb. Kelly on Referendum to Cancel Election in Kazakhstan

The United States wishes to voice its grave concern about the ongoing efforts in Kazakhstan to cancel presidential elections and to replace them with a referendum that would allow the president to remain in office until 2020. We recall the situation in 1995 when presidential elections (more...)

Saakashvili Held Meetings in US Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner released a special statement after the meeting with Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili in Washington on January 12. Saakashvili became the first foreign leader to meet with Boehner. He thanked Georgian leader for a productive discussion: "The Georgian people understand all too well that the rights of (more...)

U.S. Senate Ratifies New START Treaty

The U.S. Senate ratified the New START arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia that will reduce each nation’s nuclear arsenals to their lowest levels in more than a half century. The Senate gave its approval by a vote of 71 to 26 December 22. The (more...)

Russian Ministry Hosts “U.S. Student Body Presidents”

Student body presidents representing U.S. colleges and universities across the United States went to Russia in November to meet their counterparts in what many officials and academics hope will be the first of many such exchanges in coming years. It was the first fully funded program sponsored by a (more...)

A British Judge Released Julian Assange On Bail

A British judge released 39-year-old Australian Julian Assange on bail. Assange has spent nine days in a London jail after Sweden issued an arrest warrant for him over allegations of sexual misconduct made by two female. He spoke to journalists and supporters waiting in the snow outside Britain's High Court five hours (more...)

Upholding Human Rights Remains Challenging

As 2010 comes to a close and much of the free world concludes commemorations of the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , Michael Posner, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, shares his views in the following interview. Q: What (more...)

U.S. Envoy Rice on U.N. Contest for Youth

Ambassador Rice Announces UN Security Council Youth Event: "Your World, Your Future:  Voices of a New Generation”. Call for Worldwide Submissions by Young People. Deadline is December 14, 2010 As part of its December Presidency of the UN Security Council, the United States will host an innovative event to bring the (more...)

Anti-WikiLeaks Legislation

PayPal has posted a statement to its website, saying: "PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct (more...)

Vladimir Putin will give an interview to Larry King on CNN

The press secretary of the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Peskov, confirmed to Interfax that Vladimir Putin will give an interview to the journalist Larry King on CNN TV. According to Peskov, an interview with the Russian Prime Minister in the form of a teleconference between Russia and the U.S. will be shown (more...)

Secretary Clinton on Wikileaks’ Release of Confidential Documents

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will attend the 2010 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Summit December 1–2 in Kazakhstan. But before, in the end of November Hillary Clinton remarked  to the Press on the Release of Confidential Documents. SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, good afternoon. Do we (more...)


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