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U.S. Secretary of the Interior travel to Gabon

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell arrived in Gabon on Thursday to meet with President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Ministers Regis Immongault and Flore Josephine-Mistoul, engage with Gabonese environmental NGOs, and visit the Wonga-Wongue Presidential Reserve. This visit continues the United States’ work to combat the illegal trade of wildlife products in the United ...
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President Obama Speaks at United Nations Summit

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this body have helped to achieve. Out of the ashes of the Second World War, having witnessed the unthinkable power of the atomic age, ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Sao Tome and Principe National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principeon the 40th anniversary of your independence on July 12. Sao Tome and Principe and the United States share a commitment to democracy and the rule of law.  Our nations continue ...
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Consular Systems Problems

The Bureau of Consular Affairs continues to experience technical problems with our visa systems.  This is a global issue, and we are working around the clock to fix it.  More than 100 computer experts from both the private and public sectors across the United States are working on this problem 24/7. That said, we do ...
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