America Savors Its Music During Jazz Appreciation Month

Each April, the United States celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), an opportunity to savor a major American contribution to world culture. Initiated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, JAM aims to focus public attention on the music and the many talented composers, musicians and other contributors to the sound. For the enthusiast ...
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Statement on the Situation in Homs, Syria

The United States is deeply concerned about the Syrian government’s violent offensive on the Old City of Homs and the neighborhood of Al-Waer, and that the breakdown in negotiations on a comprehensive agreement on safe passage for those trapped in the city may be part of a concerted military strategy to intensify the regime’s onslaught ...
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UN Report: Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred in Ukraine need to be urgently countered

Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered in Ukraine to avoid the further escalation of tension in the country” according to an U.N. Report released April 15, 2014 The report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights looks at the root causes of the protests that have taken ...
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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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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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