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"We find perhaps no greater threat to human dignity, no greater assault on basic freedom, than the evil of #humantrafficking -- what we call modern-day #slavery and what Pope Francis himself denounced as 'a crime against humanity'. ...As Christians the world over celebrate Easter, this is a fitting place to fix our gaze...when we embrace our common humanity and stand up for the dignity of all people, we realize the vision of a world that is more caring and more just, a world free from slavery." -- Secretary of State John Kerry, April 20, 2014
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UNE PAROLE QUI MERITE UN NOBEL ....PARCE QU'ELLE DIT UNE VERITE REELLE EST ECLATANTE ...COMBIEN ON PARLER COMME CA ...' ?
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What would you ask the U.S. Department of State Spokesperson if you had the chance? 

Well, here is our chance. #AskJen your most important foreign policy questions in a Twitter Q&A on Monday, April 21 at 2:15 pm EDT.
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+Thomas Maffei I don't see how the corporate influence has anything to do with foreign policy. Yes corporations have incredible influence over domestic policy. Special interest are even worse now days causing POTUS to be beholden to contributors as seen in Obama's presidency. My comments are more about foreign policy and sending money to foreign terrorist groups. Nothing to do with corporate America.

Before you try insulting people maybe you should have a specific statement your disagreeing with rather then talk about corporate issues in a foreign policy discussions
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Following talks today in Geneva to address the situation in #Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry outlined the way forward and underscored that the international community remains #UnitedForUkraine as the Ukrainian people travel the difficult, democratic path to peace and prosperity.
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The junta, which now sits in Kiev ILLEGAL!!! They were criminals! They should be tried for an armed coup!
Give a referendum for the federalization of Ukraine!
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While in Geneva, Switzerland, #SecKerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia, and European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton hold a quadrilateral meeting focused on #Ukraine. Follow Secretary Kerry's trip and view more photos here: http://goo.gl/9c3HxV 
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East ukraine will not surrender you're dreamimg aloud my friend
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This week the U.S. Government announced additional assistance for Ukraine. 

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 necessary reforms, while protecting vulnerable Ukrainians from the impact of much-needed economic adjustments.

The loan guarantee agreement was signed at the Department of Treasury by USAID Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein and Ukrainian Minister of Finance Oleksandr Shlapak. The United States is committed to helping Ukraine access international markets as quickly as possible.

USAID and the State Department are also providing over $11.4 million in assistance to promote free, fair, and peaceful elections on May 25. This will include support for domestic and international election observers, transparent and effective election administration, and voter education campaigns among other activities.

Read more to find out what other efforts are being made to assist the people of Ukraine: http://goo.gl/mZGPDP
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"On the security side, we have long-standing military-to-military cooperation with Ukraine."

Looks like we're in for the long haul.
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"For me, and for countless other Christians, Holy Week and #Easter are times for reflection and renewal. ...The common thread of humanity that connects us all -- not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs -- is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. To remember, I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. Whatever your faith, believer or nonbeliever, there’s no better time to rededicate ourselves to that universal mission." -- President Barack Obama, April 19, 2014
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to ask it he trusts in that that speaks? (спросите у него он сам верит в то что говорит? )
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North Korea's egregious #humanrights violations include one of the world's last remaining systems of forced labor camps and penal colonies. Over 100,000 North Koreans are held captive in camps beset by starvation and brutal abuse. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of North Koreans have perished from preventable hunger. The more we learn about conditions inside #NorthKorea, the harder it becomes for the regime to deny the facts, and the more determined we become to change them. For more information, go to www.HumanRights.gov.
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+Blake Ridler that would be nice  I have heard that there are families on both sides that can not see each north Korea will not allow it
 
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Today in Geneva, Switzerland, #SecKerry delivered remarks on the situation in Ukraine. #UnitedForUkraine  
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+alton smith I can see why Ukraine would want to separate from Russian influence. Chernobyl the site of the nuclear disaster is a city in Ukraine. The Chernobyl disaster is the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and resulting deaths. According to Wikipedia from 1986 to 2000, 350,400 people were evacuated and resettled from the most severely contaminated areas of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. According to official post-Soviet data, about 60% of the fallout landed in Belarus. I'm just saying there is no need to get riled up and call for us to send aid and rush in immediately because Russia and Ukraine clearly have enough problems to deal with without the rest of the world getting involved and adding to the confusion. All we can do is suggest that they calm down and think about things before making rushed decisions. They have enough to deal with without the added political problems.
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Secretary of State John Kerry is on travel to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in a meeting among the United States, Ukraine, #Russia, and the #EuropeanUnion to discuss the ongoing situation in and around #Ukraine. While in Geneva, Secretary Kerry will also meet with Joint Special Representative Brahimi to discuss #Syria. You can go to www.state.gov to learn more about the Secretary's trip.
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Makes me wonder how long he stood there before he realized it wasn't an escalator :)
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Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann will travel to #Beijing and Guangzhou, #China, from April 18-26 and to Hanoi, #Vietnam, from April 26-30 to meet with government, private sector, and civil society representatives in both countries to discuss issues of mutual concern related to the rights of persons with #disabilities.

Ms. Heumann will discuss with Chinese and Vietnamese counterparts issues such as accessibility to physical spaces; inclusive education; access to stable and productive employment; well-written legislation governing persons with disabilities that is effectively implemented and enforced; and the ability of disabled persons’ organizations to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities. Ms. Heumann will draw on the experiences, challenges, and lessons learned from the disability movement in the United States and explore ways to increase international cooperation to share best practices.

Judy Heumann leads the U.S. comprehensive strategy to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities internationally. The United States, as part of our foreign policy, works to remove barriers and create a world in which disabled people enjoy dignity and full inclusion. Discrimination against people with disabilities is not simply unjust; it hinders economic development, limits democracy, and erodes societies.

For more information, visit http://www.state.gov/j/drl/sadr/ and follow the Special Advisor on Twitter:@IntDisability and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAHeumann.
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The U.S. Department of State welcomes you to its Google+ page, featuring the latest official videos, photos, blog entries and news about U.S. foreign policy.  Content includes remarks by Secretary Kerry, daily press briefings, special video collections based on U.S. foreign policy issues, and candid interviews of U.S. diplomats. Comment Policy.