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President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

6:00 pm Eastern | World

The President’s Weekly Address is now available to watch on YouTube. read more »

Remarks by Vice President Pence to Troops

5:39 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Schriever Air Force Base Colorado Springs, Colorado 2:06 P.M. MDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  How about a big round of applause for General Raymond.  He is a remarkable leader.  (Applause.)  We couldn’t be more honored to be here in Colorado with the men and women of Schriever Air Force Base where every day you are evolving the force, driving innovation, and mastering space.  Give yourselves a round of applause, would you please.  (Applause.)   I bring greetings this afternoon from your Commander-in-Chief, a champion of the Armed Forces of the United States, the 45th President of the United States, President Donald Trump.  (Applause.) And I also brought my commander-in-chief with me --(laughter) -- my wife of 32 years, who also is a Marine Corps mom.  Would you give a rousing welcome to the Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pread more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 6/23/2017, #56

5:12 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:51 P.M. EDT  MR. SPICER:  I want to start with some good news.  We continue to see great progress by Congressman Steve Scalise, but additionally, it’s great to note that just a few minutes ago George Washington Hospital has announced that Mike Mika, who was also involved in that shooting, has been upgraded to good condition.  So we continue to keep an eye on the situation and wish him a speedy recovery on his way to getting out of the hospital.  And so that’s a great way to start this. Back to business here.  This morning, after a series of meetings with Secretary of State Tillerson, Homeland Security Secretary Kelly, and Secretary of Defense Mattis, the President was honored to sign the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act surrounded by a group of our nation’s great veterans and their brave families. As we all know, the VA scandals exread more »

Uncomfortable Summer Heat Makes People Moody And Unhelpful, New Research Finds

1:14 pm Eastern | World

Researchers conclude in a new study, that when when it's uncomfortably hot, we're less likely to be helpful or "prosocial."read more »

RS commander visits TAAC-Air, sees tremendous progress

11:49 am Eastern | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 23, 2017) � The Afghan Airforce is set to expand, helping to provide the foundation and an enduring mechanism for superior power projection for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.read more »

Global Narcotics Market 'Thriving'

9:05 am Eastern | World

Of the quarter of a billion people who used drugs in 2015, about 29.5 million – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population – were engaged in “problematic use” and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence, according to a new report.read more »

Logistics improvements keep Afghan Police moving

9:04 am Eastern | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 23, 2017) � Across Afghanistan, the Afghan National Police need proper equipment to do their jobs. Afghan leadership is ensuring they get it.read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 23/06/2017

23 Jun 02:12 | U.S. News

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Green earthquake alert (5M,depth:32.59km) in Russian Federation at 6/22/2017 10:36:23 PM

22 Jun 19:03 | World

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - June 22, 2017

22 Jun 18:55 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC June 22, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing UKRAINE IRAQ UKRAINE read more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Serbia to Attend the Inaugural Reception of His Excellency Aleksandar Vučić

22 Jun 17:32 | World

President Donald Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Belgrade, Serbia to attend the Inaugural Reception of His Excellency Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia on June 23, 2017. Mr. Hoyt Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Kyle Scott, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia Mr. Mark Tervakoski, Director for Balkans, Black Sea, and Caucasus Affairs, National Security Council read more »

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Wilson Center

22 Jun 17:08 | US Politics and Govt

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C.  1:00 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for that warm welcome, and thank you to Jane Harman for that very kind introduction and those stirring words.  And thank you for your leadership at the Wilson Center.  I served in the Congress of the United States with Jane Harman and it was always better to be with her than against her.  (Laughter.)  Do join me in thanking Jane Harman for her great leadership here at the Wilson Center.   Let me also mention someone, who, as Jane noted, is not here today but may well be looking on.  When I grew up in a small town in Southern Indiana, there was a fixture in that town -- someone who was actually elected to the Congress from Columbus, Indiana, but he was no stranger to anyone in the town.  On any given week it would be easy to find Congressmaread more »

The Financial Times Reports on President Trump’s LNG Export Push

22 Jun 16:35 | World

FINANCIAL TIMES REPORTS ON PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S EFFORTS TO EXPAND LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS EXPORTS “Donald Trump is engineering a sharp shift in US energy policy by using natural gas exports as an instrument of trade policy, championing sales to China and other parts of Asia in an effort to create jobs and reduce US trade deficits. In an attempt to unleash US energy resources, Mr. Trump is trying to promote more liquefied natural gas exports and not just use LNG as a geopolitical weapon aimed at nations such as Russia, as was the stance of his predecessor Barack Obama.” Trump looks to lift LNG exports in US trade shift By Barney Jopson, Demetri Sevastopulo and Ed Crooks Financial Times June 22, 2017 Donald Trump is engineering a sharp shift in US energy policy by using natural gas exports as an instrument of trade policy, cread more »

Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

22 Jun 16:14 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:26 P.M. EDT MS. SANDERS:  Good afternoon.  This morning, the President continued his week of events highlighting technology and how it will continue to contribute to the economy of the future by bringing leaders in the industry to the White House to discuss emerging technologies.  The President met with them after they participated in working groups separated by topic -- unmanned aircraft systems, 5G wireless connectivity, and financing -- where he saw firsthand how these important technologies are reshaping modern life. Throughout this week, the administration has been putting the spotlight on the technologies that will improve the lives of every American, from cell towers as small as pizza boxes, to data analysis that helps our farmers and ranchers get their biggest yields, and having productive discussions with the industry on how government can both help them get there read more »

House of Cards, Dangers of Cyberweapons to Nuclear Facilities, and more.

22 Jun 13:13 | SciTech

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Warming Temperatures Threaten Sea Turtles

22 Jun 13:12 | World

A study by Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë argues that warmer temperatures associated with climate change could lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure, and could impact negatively on the turtle population in some areas of the world.read more »

Start off your summer with #teampixel

22 Jun 13:00 | World

Need a fresh perspective? It’s all yours, courtesy of #teampixel. From a Buddhist monastery in Russia to a picturesque lighthouse in North Carolina, to the best swing set … ever, here’s your weekly look at some of the “Pixel perfect” images shared by Pixel users on Instagram. read more »

CSTC-A resupplies life to Afghan Central Blood Bank in Kabul

22 Jun 09:49 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 22, 2017) � A recent Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device attack here depleted much of the blood supplies at the Ministry of Public Health�s Central Blood Bank.read more »

Afghan Local Police bust corrupt official, recovers millions

22 Jun 09:36 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 21, 2017) � Resolute Support leadership is heralding the actions of Afghan Local Police and Ministry of Interior Affairs officials who recently foiled a corruption scheme and recovered millions stolen from ALP Guardians.read more »

World Population To Hit 9.8 Billion By 2050

22 Jun 09:11 | World

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe.read more »

2017-06-22 07:29:12 (m4.2) Sea of Okhotsk 48.0 145.9 (29192)

22 Jun 03:43 | SciTech

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GDACS daily newsletter for 22/06/2017

22 Jun 02:11 | U.S. News

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Green earthquake alert (5.4M,depth:68.07km) in Russian Federation at 6/22/2017 2:41:55 AM

21 Jun 23:06 | U.S. News

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Remarks by President Trump on Agricultural Innovation | Cedar Rapids, IA

21 Jun 22:50 | US Politics and Govt

Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, Iowa 6:16 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  I just learned more about farming than I ever thought I'd learn.  What a good place.  I love it.  I want to thank also Dean Scott Ermer along with the students and faculty at Kirkwood Community College for hosting us.  What a beautiful place.  We're here today to talk about how we're going to empower America’s farmers and protect our nation’s proud farming legacy, including ethanol, which I've done.  (Applause.)  Family farmers are the backbone of America, and my administration will always support the farmer. I want to begin by congratulating Iowa’s new governor, Kim Reynolds.  Where's Kim?  (Applause.)  I'm so proud of Kim.  I've known Kim for a long time, and her husband.  And I said, you know, one of the other thingread more »

Press Gaggle by Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue en route Cedar Rapids, IA | June 21, 2017

21 Jun 22:49 | World

Aboard Air Force One En Route Cedar Rapids, Iowa 5:12 P.M. CDT MS. WALTERS:  Good evening, everybody.  As you all know, we're on our way to Cedar Rapids, where the President will highlight precision agriculture and discuss trade.  Lots of people associate technology with only Silicon Valley, but, actually, there are many other sectors of our economy that are taking advantage of technological advances, including agriculture. We're going to be visiting Kirkwood Community College, which is one of the first programs to have an associate's degree is precision agriculture.  The President, along with Secretary Perdue, Secretary Ross, and Ambassador Branstad will be engaging with some of the people who are bringing cutting-edge technology to the ag sector.  With me today I have Secretary Perdue.  I'm going to walk you through the rest of the evening, take a fread more »

2017-06-21 19:20:27 Updated: (m5.0) Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands 52.2 179.4 (29192)

21 Jun 15:38 | U.S. News

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Africa's Largest Refugee Crisis Now A 'Children's Crisis'

21 Jun 13:02 | World

Raising alarm over the plight of refugees, in particular the situation of women and children, arriving in Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya having fled violence and instability in South Sudan, UNICEF has called on governments to do more to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected.read more »

Record High Temperatures Grip Much Of The Globe, More Hot Weather To Come

21 Jun 09:22 | World

Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said, warning of more heatwaves to come.read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - June 20, 2017

20 Jun 17:34 | World

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC June 20, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing NORTH KOREA QATAR UKRAINE read more »

Press Releases: Remarks With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Before Their Meeting

20 Jun 17:02 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Treaty Room Washington, DC June 20, 2017 read more »

Press Releases: U.S. Department of State Hosts Forum on Reinforcing the Global Norm Against Chemical Weapons

20 Jun 16:47 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 20, 2017 On June 20, the U.S. Department of State hosted a high-level forum entitled, “The Chemical Weapons Convention 1997-2017: Progress, Challenges, and Reinforcing the Global Norm against Chemical Weapons.” Since its entry into force 20 years ago, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)—with 192 States Parties— has verified the destruction of approximately 95 percent of all declared chemical weapons stockread more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer -- #55

20 Jun 16:06 | World

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:50 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  Before I get into what the President is going to continue to do to advance the Tech Week that we started, I wanted to shine a spotlight on two of the President’s biggest legislative priorities right now -- tax reform and repeal and replace of Obamacare. By the end of the day, both the Vice President and the Speaker of the House will have both delivered remarks at the National Association of Manufacturers about why it's so critical that we come together and quickly deliver significant tax reform to the American people.  Simplifying and updating our overly complicated tax system is one of the most impactful ways that we can create jobs and strengthen our economy.  And I think that's something that everyone in this town can probably agree upon. There’s also major agreement between the Trump admiread more »

Press Releases: Under Secretary Shannon Travels to London and St. Petersburg

20 Jun 15:41 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 20, 2017 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., will travel to London on June 21, to meet key UK officials to discuss bilateral relations and the global challenges the nations jointly face. He will meet on June 23, in St. Petersburg with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov to discuss a range of bilateral issues. To learn more about the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, pleasread more »

Deadly Heatwaves Will Continue To Rise, According To Study

20 Jun 13:06 | World

Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. read more »

2017-06-20 15:27:29 (m4.9) North of Svalbard 85.0 6.7 (29192)

20 Jun 11:51 | World

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The Necromancer Rises in Diablo(R) III June 27

20 Jun 10:01 | World

Rise of the Necromancer™ pack adds all-new class toread more »

Violence And Persecution Uprooted Record 65.6 Million People In 2016

20 Jun 09:02 | World

Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency reported, stressing the “very high” pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes.read more »

2017-06-20 07:26:19 (m4.2) Off East Coast of Kamchatka 51.4 159.0 (29192)

20 Jun 03:42 | SciTech

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Global Diet And Farming Methods 'Must Change For Environment's Sake'

19 Jun 17:29 | SciTech

Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says.read more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama

19 Jun 16:30 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today met with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama and discussed the close ties and longstanding partnership between the United States and Panama. President Trump underscored the need for continued cooperation to address drug trafficking and illegal migration in the region and expressed appreciation for President Varela’s strong partnership on these issues. The leaders discussed the importance of the United States-Panama High-Level Security Dialogue, which will be held in Panama in late June, to advancing our shared security priorities. President Trump congratulated President Varela on the Panama Canal expansion, which benefits American and Panamanian businesses and is a key driver of economic growth in the region. leaders also addressed the increasingly dire situation in Venezuela and the importance of restoring democratic norms in that country. read more »

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 6/19/2017

19 Jun 15:47 | World

 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:38 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  A belated Father’s Day to all the dads out there.  Hope you enjoyed your day.  I also want to extend a very happy birthday in absentia to Jeff Mason.  Sorry he can’t be here, but I’m sure he’s enjoying his birthday a little bit more. Q    Slacker is what he said.  (Laughter.)   MR. SPICER:  I do want to start by saying that the President and the entire administration extends our thoughts and prayers to the sailors -- the seven Navy sailors who lost their lives this past weekend.  Their deaths while on patrol in the Western Pacific are a sobering reminder of the dangers that the men and women of our military face every day. The President has been made aware of the attack in London and is receiving consistent updates from the staff.  His counterterrorism advisor anread more »

Self-Medication Misuse Is High In The Middle East

19 Jun 13:19 | World

A new review indicates that there is a massive problem of self-medication misuse in the Middle East. read more »

Resolute Support celebrates Italian Day

19 Jun 10:19 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 19, 2017) � Despite the great distance from their country, the Italian NATO contingent demonstrated a strong sense of closeness to their homeland while celebrating their 71st anniversary of becoming a republic.read more »

Need For World Free Of Nuclear Weapons 'More Urgent Than Ever'

19 Jun 09:09 | World

Negotiations on the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons resumed today in New York, with the UN disarmament chief expressing hope that the talks result in an effective instrument that “complements and strengthens” existing ones.read more »

2017-06-19 02:19:33 (m4.5) Greenland Sea 79.5 3.9 (29192)

18 Jun 22:49 | World

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CSTC-A visits Police District 6 construction site

18 Jun 03:44 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 17, 2017) � Engineers from Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan conducted a routine construction site visit May 28 to assess the progress of post-attack conditions at Police District 6 headquarters here.read more »

CSTC-A visits Police District 6 construction site

18 Jun 03:44 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 17, 2017) � Engineers from Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan conducted a routine construction site visit May 28 to assess the progress of post-attack conditions at Police District 6 headquarters here.read more »

2017-06-17 20:19:36 (m4.7) Near Islands, Aleutian Islands 52.9 171.1 (29192)

17 Jun 19:29 | U.S. News

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President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

16 Jun 16:31 | World

The President’s Weekly Address is now available to watch on YouTube. read more »

Press Gaggle Aboard Air Force One en route Miami, Florida | June 16, 2017

16 Jun 16:23 | US Politics and Govt

Aboard Air Force One En Route Miami, Florida 12:00 P.M. EDT MR. ANTON:  Just to reiterate the ground rules: You’ve got a senior administration official who will speak on background as a senior administration official. For those getting the audio in the White House, this is just for information only.  It is not be used for broadcast on radio or TV.   With that, I will turn it over to our SAO. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Good afternoon -- I suppose it’s noon now.  Good to see you.  I’ll take a question or two here off the record, if I can.  But on the record, with respect to the reporting on the -- reported killing of al-Baghdadi today, my answer would be no comment. Q    So you are aware of the reports? SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  That’s correct.  I’m aware of the reports.  Senior leadership here at the White House and tread more »

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