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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Testimony John Kerry Secretary of State   United States Capitol Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Washington, DC February 24, 2015   Well, Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member Menendez and my good former colleagues, and I guess one folk – one person that I didn’t have a chance, Senator Perdue, welcome to this ...
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Aquino Awards 2015 Recipients: Advocate for Press Freedom and Journalistic Integrity and Hero in Post-Yolanda Disaster Relief Efforts

Manila, February 19, 2015 — Aquino Awards 2015 Recipients: Advocate for Press Freedom and Journalistic Integrity and Hero in Post-Yolanda Disaster Relief Efforts. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg presented this year’s U.S. Embassy Manila Ninoy and Cory Aquino Fellowships to Ms. Amalia “Amy” Bandiola-Cabusao, Editor-in-Chief of Mindanao Times and Captain Roy Vincent Trinidad, Chief of Staff, ...
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Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism (Wall Street Journal Opinion by Secretary John Kerry)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________________ Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism Wall Street Journal Opinion By JOHN KERRY Feb. 18, 2015   Show the world the power of peaceful communities, and tackle bad governance that breeds frustration. Throughout our history, we have faced threats from aggression, genocide, chaos and dictatorship. Today ...
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U.S. Government Compensation for Tubbataha Reef

Manila, February 18, 2014 — The United States deeply regrets the incident at the Tubbataha Reef and the damage caused to the reef and has agreed to the total amount of compensation requested by the Philippine government of 87 million pesos ($2.02 million US dollars). The payment was transferred on January 20, 2015.  We are ...
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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise Visited the Philippines

Manila, February 17, 2015 —The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise (AAE)—a collaboration between The Aspen Institute and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues for the U.S. Department of State— wrapped up a week-long visit to the Philippines Friday.  AAE works to connect artisans with the expanding global market for artisan crafts, provide financing for artisan ...
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