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  • Collected Department Releases: Meet and Greet With Staff and Families of Embassy Abuja August 24, 2016
    Meet and Greet With Staff and Families of Embassy Abuja RemarksJohn KerrySecretary of State Embassy Abuja Abuja, Nigeria August 24, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much. Thank you very much. Good morning, everybody. How are you? Everybody good? AUDIENCE: (Cheering.) SECRETARY KERRY: Now, let’s do a little organizing here. You’re getting wet, man. (Laughter.) […]
  • Nigeria’s oil production to remain down through 2017 August 24, 2016
    Against the positive picture painted on possible rise in the price of crude oil at the international market above USD50 per barrel, Nigeria may be left out of reaping this fortune as the United States Energy Information Administration, EIA, projected a negative downturn for the country’s crude oil production growth this year. The report is […]
  • Collected Department Releases: Remarks on Community Building and Countering Violent Extremism August 23, 2016
    Remarks on Community Building and Countering Violent Extremism RemarksJohn KerrySecretary of State Sultan's Palace Sokoto, Nigeria August 23, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much. Thank you. Asalaam Alaikum. Thank you very much. Maryam, thank you very, very much. Good morning everybody. Good morning to all of you – your Excellency Governor Tambuwal; your Excellency […]
  • Counterterrorism: Remarks on Community Building and Countering Violent Extremism August 23, 2016
    Remarks on Community Building and Countering Violent Extremism RemarksJohn KerrySecretary of State Sultan's Palace Sokoto, Nigeria August 23, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much. Thank you. Asalaam Alaikum. Thank you very much. Maryam, thank you very, very much. Good morning everybody. Good morning to all of you – your Excellency Governor Tambuwal; your Excellency […]
  • The Zika Virus And Politicized Science August 22, 2016
    Science today is regularly distorted to serve other ends. The religious right, for instance, claims that "creationism" should be taught in public schools as a scientific alternative to the theory of evolution. The environmentalist left, for instance, claims that science reveals genetically modified foods to be harmful to one's health. Both groups subordinate the facts […]
  • Why Americans Win More Olympic Games Under Democratic Presidents Than The GOP August 22, 2016
    The Hillary Clinton campaign has wrapped itself in the performance of the U.S. Olympians, while Donald Trump has largely ignored the glory. It may not be a coincidence, as American athletes are much more likely to win gold medals and the Olympic Summer Games medal count when a Democrat is President. Alex Goldstein of Politico […]
  • Australia's CIMIC sues Chevron over $1.4bln Gorgon LNG construction dispute August 21, 2016
    SYDNEY, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Australian construction company CIMIC Group said on Monday it had started court proceedings in the United States against Chevron Corp and KBR Inc, seeking as much as A$1.86 billion ($1.42 billion) regarding a dispute over the jetty at the Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia.
  • Chris Hedges And Robert Scheer Assess The Merits Of A Life Of Virtue In A World For Careerists August 20, 2016
    In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” on KCRW, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges about the rewards of Hedges’ unorthodox career as a minister and journalist covering the disintegration of societies on multiple continents, his working habits, and the consequences of elite neglect of the forces that turn […]
  • A Great Man Has Passed August 20, 2016
    By: Keith Nightingale A Great Man Has Passed Keith Nightingale Yesterday, 18 August 2016, a good and great man died-Gen Jack Vessey. If any senior officer could be included in the Grunt Hall of Fame or in the Best Person Hall of Honor it would be this man. I worked for him directly in the […]
  • Why Is Tomi Lahren So Angry? August 19, 2016
    *Note: If I had the time, I could write an entire book on Tomi Lahren. This piece is a shortened version of a lengthy essay available on my website and a lengthened version of this video. I've been following the right-wing political commentator Tomi Lahren for a few months now on social media, reason being […]
  • Oil Markets Lackluster As Rig Count Rises For 8th Straight Week August 19, 2016
    The United States oil and natural gas rig count increased by 10 over the past week, according to Baker Hughes latest weekly report. The new numbers mark the first time the oil rig count has exceeded 400 rigs since February. At 83, gas rigs showed no change from last week’s figure, however, oil rigs rose […]
  • U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets: Albania August 18, 2016
    U.S. Relations With Albania Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Fact Sheet August 17, 2016 More information about Albania is available on the Albania Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. U.S.-ALBANIA RELATIONS The United States established diplomatic relations with Albania in 1922, […]
  • Imperium: Shining a Light On Extremism August 18, 2016
    Once in an article about photojournalism surrounding the white pride movement and the work of photojournalist Anthony Karen, I began with the following quotes from Oscar Wilde: "The truth is rarely pure and never simple" and "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell […]
  • U.S. Reportedly Transferring Nukes from Turkey to Romania August 18, 2016
    With relations between Washington and Ankara worsening after last month's coup attempt, the United States has started moving nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania, EurActiv.com reported on Thursday, citing two independent sources. A source has told the online media outlet that “the US-Turkey relations had deteriorated so much following the coup that Washington no longer trusted […]
  • Collected Department Releases: Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States August 17, 2016
    Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States Joint StatementOffice of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 17, 2016 The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Begin Text: […]
  • Opium Rules: Afghan Oil Will Never Get Out Of The Ground August 15, 2016
    Afghanistan may have mouth-watering oil riches, but opium still rules this economy amid a lack of any real investment in getting oil and gas out of the ground. In 2011, the United States Geological Survey released a report on Afghanistan arguing that the responsible exploitation of the country’s natural resources, including oil and natural gas, […]
  • Turkey's Russian Flirtation August 13, 2016
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Russian President Vladimir Putin On Tuesday, August 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travelled to St. Petersburg for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That Erdogan would travel outside of Turkey, less than two weeks after an attempted coup, speaks reams about his hold on power. That his […]
  • Gung-ho over low oil import costs? Don't forget its high price August 13, 2016
    By Ritesh Jain Low oil prices are good for countries like India, which depend largely on imported energy. While we go gung-ho over lower import bills, one aspect that is silently creeping up now is the other side of lower energy prices. While the gains from lower energy import bill has been immediately accounted, improving […]