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Obama Trip Focuses on U.S. Ties, Interests in East Asia

Ben Rhodes at lectern, Susan Rice behind him (AP Images)

President Obama is pursuing a strategy of rebalancing U.S. economic, diplomatic and security interests toward the Asia-Pacific region, given its stature as the world’s largest emerging region, National Security Advisor Susan Rice says.

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Statement by Ambassador Michael Punke at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Bahrain and Oman

The United States enjoys a strong and positive relationship with both Bahrain and Oman, with cooperation spanning many of the economic and security issues confronting the Middle East and the world.

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Statement by Ambassador Michael Punke at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Qatar

The United States and Qatar enjoy a broad, deep and robust bilateral relationship, with cooperation spanning many of the economic and security issues confronting the Middle East and the world.

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Remarks by Secretary Kerry and HR Ashton Following Meeting on Ukraine

Secretary Kerry and High Representative Ashton.

The parties agreed today that all sides must refrain from the use of violence, intimidation, or provocative actions. And we strongly condemned and rejected all expressions of extremism, racism, and religious intolerance, including anti-Semitism.

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France

The leaders underscored that Russia will face significant additional costs if it continues this behavior.

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U.S. Provides Additional Assistance for Ukraine

Today, April 14, 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.

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Russian Fiction the Sequel: 10 More False Claims About Ukraine

Russia continues to spin a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine.

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Evidence of Russian Support for Destabilization of Ukraine

On April 12, armed pro-Russian militants seized government buildings in a coordinated and professional operation conducted in six cities in eastern Ukraine.

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Response by Ambassador Samantha Power at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

The United States has constantly called for de-escalation and urged restraint. That has been our consistent policy. Our consistent statements have made clear that military force is not the answer, and we have commended the Ukrainians, frankly, for enduring more than probably any country in the United Nations could or would endure without using force.

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Press Statement: Secretary Kerry Travel to Geneva

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, on April 17 to participate in a multilateral meeting among the United States, Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union to discuss the ongoing situation in and around Ukraine.

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