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"The United States welcomes the on-going peaceful transition of power in The Gambia and congratulates President Adama Barrow on his inauguration. We applaud the commitment to democracy and the restraint shown by the Gambian people over the past weeks." - Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner

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Secretary Kerry to Give Farewell Remarks to State Department Employees today at 3:30pm ET. Watch live at

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will address employees today before he departs the State Department for the final time as Secretary of State. Join us as we say thank you and farewell.
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by dancin and sing the Wicked and asshole Egyptian President attracting some of young and some silly poeple in Egypt

That's exactly what Trump is trying to do at his inauguration ceremony as President of the United States
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On January 1, António Guterres of Portugal began his five-year term as UN Secretary-General, replacing Ban Ki-moon. If you followed the Secretary-General race or Guterres’ previous tenures as Prime Minister of Portugal and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, you know that UN member states picked a superbly qualified leader for the Secretary-General position -- a job that comes with the potential to spearhead global efforts to address major international challenges and, if seized, is an unmatched position of moral authority.

No matter how well intentioned and effective, Guterres will not be able to implement all of the needed reforms across the UN system -- there are too many, and he will face pushback at each turn from various actors. Here are five suggestions of reform areas he should prioritize, each of which is in desperate need of change, and each of which will require member state support to achieve. Accomplishing even just some of the suggested would go a long way in making the UN system more effective ->
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As a citizen of the United Kingdom , from next week I plan to to lodge my opposition to the very Crown Court of Britain that I hereby oppose any buying of said Defence Equipment , Aircraft , land , air systems , and that the Treasury should cease any transactions to any Bank Of America , until 5 years , these are my demands , that will and should be put forward to the Crown . 
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A Look Back on the Obama Administration's Foreign Policy Record with Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes.

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I gues at 2:15 we will hear the revisionist history of failure!
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Read the latest from the #DipNote blog: In a farewell address to the nation on January 10, 2017, President Obama mentioned a number of interconnected global issues.

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Happening now: Cubans with visas are being detained and threatened with deportation at Miami International Airport.
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“We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done."

-- President Donald J. Trump, January 20, 2017
On January 20, 2017, the United States inaugurated Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.
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Yahoo Hackers July 2004 September 2008
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Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the press for the last time at the U.S. Department of State.
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Read the latest op-ed by Secretary of State John Kerry in the New York Times ->

What We Got Right

With a new administration taking office this week, it is natural to assess the inheritance it will receive from the old.

There are some who see nightmares wherever they look and insist that the entire global system is unraveling and that America’s position as world leader is in precipitous decline.

As the departing secretary of state, I cannot claim objectivity. But I will leave office convinced that most global trends remain in our favor and that America’s leadership and engagement are as essential and effective today as ever.

A major reason is that President Obama has restored assertive diplomacy as our foreign policy tool of first resort and deployed it time and again to advance our security and prosperity.

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Many of President Obama’s critics say the United States is in decline. But he leaves the world, and the country, in better shape.
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I am always amazed how many countries in the world really look at the United States as a beacon for democracy, human rights, and hope. Our growth as a nation –- our continued effort to value inclusion and service -allows our increasingly diverse corps of foreign and civil servants to represent the best of the United States to nations around the world. Going forward it is critical that we share the story of how Foreign Service officers and State Department staff - in today’s unprecedented era of global challenges -- are making a profound difference in the lives of people, facing dangers, and bringing hope to future generations. -Ambassador Don Y. Yamamoto

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As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day we are reminded of the valuable work done over the last few decades to advance civil rights for all American citizens and the importance of service.
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democracy means celebrating corruption directly or indirectly.
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U.S. and Cuba sign a bilateral Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding to deepen law enforcement cooperation and information sharing.

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We can oust whatever cocksuckers think about dictators for their internet expansion plan for profit over peoples rights you sorry fuckin pieces of shit
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As 2017 begins, there’s never been a stronger economic case for renewable energy than there is today. The conventional wisdom has always been that renewable energy is far more expensive than traditional sources. However, rapid innovations and technological advances have driven down costs to the point that electricity from wind turbines and solar panels is increasingly cost competitive with power generated by traditional energy sources like coal and even gas.

In just the past eight years, according to the investment bank Lazard, the cost of power from onshore wind and solar panels has dropped by as much as 66 percent and 85 percent respectively. And because renewable energy is driven by technology, we can expect its costs will continue to decline:
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Must be why a Wyoming Republican wants to fine energy companies from using renewable sources. - Wyoming bill would all but outlaw clean energy, by forbidding utilities from using it
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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.