U.S. recognizes Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s Interim President

ShareAmerica President Trump officially recognized Juan Guaidó, the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly,
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<!–:en–>Interpol Suspends $22M FIFA Partnership<!–:–><!–:RU–>Интерпол приостановил сотрудничество с ФИФА<!–:–>

VOA News The international law enforcement agency Interpol says it has suspended its 10-year partnership deal with football"s governing body FIFA over its corruption scandal. Interpol announced Friday that it is suspending its Integrity in Sport program, a 10-year project funded by a $22 million donation from FIFA. Interpol says the program (more...)

Money and Politics: We Need Change Now!

By Lee H. Hamilton I’ve seen a lot over my decades in politics, and not much alarms me. But I have to be blunt: Money is poisoning our political system. The people who matter most to a representative democracy — the ordinary voters in whose interests elected politicians are supposed to (more...)

Biden’s Meeting with Ukrainian Mayor Klychko

Vice President Joe Biden met at the White House today with Vitaly Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine. The Vice President and Mayor discussed the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the vital importance of implementing reforms in Ukraine. Mayor Klychko outlined reforms undertaken in Kyiv (more...)

Statement by the President on the 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 (more...)

Stopping the Flow of Corruption

This op-ed article by Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski was published in the Washington Post on December 26. by Tom Malinowski When Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev in February, the Ukrainian leader left behind a spectacular Swiss chalet-style mansion, a golf course, dozens (more...)

Kerry on Anniversary of Murder of Journalist Klebnikov in Russia

Statement Bt Secretary Kerry Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Murder of American Journalist Paul Klebnikov Ten years ago today, an American journalist was shot and killed as he left his Moscow office. Paul Klebnikov did more than write about politics and business in Russia. He was a voice of (more...)

USAID Invests $10 Million to Help Fight Corruption in Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine — U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah on June 18 announced $10 million in additional U.S. support for Ukraine, largely for corruption-fighting measures. The support furthers the U.S. government’s commitment to fighting corruption, especially with stakeholders and in areas not (more...)

Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

This article by Secretary of State Kerry was first published in the online version of the Boston Globe on April 20. There are no republication restrictions. Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery by John Kerry, Secretary of State Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I (more...)

State Dept. on U.S. Assistance for Ukraine

Question: What additional assistance is the United States providing to Ukraine? Answer: Today, April 14, the United States and Ukraine signed a loan guarantee agreement intended to unlock $1 billion in financing for the Government of Ukraine and bolster its ability to provide critical services as it implements (more...)

State Dept. Fact Sheet: 10 False Claims About Ukraine

President Putin’s Fiction: 10 False Claims about Ukraine As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine, the world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote, “The formula ‘two times two equals five’ is not without its attractions.” Below are 10 of (more...)

Treasury Secretary Lew on U.S. Economic Assistance to Ukraine

Statement of Secretary Lew on Economic Assistance to Ukraine We have been working closely with international partners to develop an assistance package that will help the Ukrainian government implement the reforms needed to restore financial stability and return to economic growth. The new government of Ukraine has said (more...)

State’s Nuland on Ukraine and OSCE Goals

U.S. Department of State Remarks by Victoria Nuland Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Kyiv, Ukraine Intervention at the OSCE Ministerial Council First Plenary Session What a moment this is for Ukraine, what a moment this is for the OSCE. The whole world is watching. All the principles and values on (more...)

Treasury Secretary Affirms U.S. Support of World Bank

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer The Obama administration will continue to work with the World Bank and other multilateral institutions to promote global prosperity and to help low-income countries build resilience to climate change, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in an April 19 statement to the Development Committee (more...)

Fight Illicit Trade with Public-Private Partnerships, U.S. Says

By Phillip Kurata Staff Writer The United States is urging international action to fight illicit trade that is spreading at an alarming rate and undermining global growth and stability. Illicit trade covers everything from counterfeit designer bags to bogus medicines, weapons and humans themselves. “No single government or company can design and (more...)

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