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  • Article says U.S. Department of Education Uncovers Vast Underreporting of Foreign Gifts and Contracts by Higher Education Institutions

    Article says U.S. Department of Education Uncovers Vast Underreporting of Foreign Gifts and Contracts by Higher Education Institutions| site |



    Article says Investigations launched at the direction of Secretary DeVos reveal threats to academic freedom and national security



    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a report today detailing the massive failure of many colleges and universities to disclose more than $6.5 billion in funding and resources from foreign sources including China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Section 117 of the Higher Education Act requires institutions of higher education to transparently report foreign gifts and contracts, yet over the course of the last year, the Department has uncovered billions in unreported financial ties. “The threat...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thórdarson

    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thórdarson| site |



    (March 18, 2020) - - Today, the Office of the Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State provided the following information: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Thórdarson discussed the effects of the temporary U.S. suspension of entry of non-U.S. citizen travelers present within the Schengen area, including Iceland. The Secretary praised Iceland’s measures to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the importance of addressing the economic effects of COVID-19, including its outsized impact on international transportation. The Foreign Minister highlighted Icelandair and emphasized the need to begin thinking about the way forward after the pandemic. The Secretary and Foreign Minister agreed to discuss a dialogue ...
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  • Agencies invite Comment on Updates to Resolution Plan Guidance for Large Foreign Banks

    Agencies invite Comment on Updates to Resolution Plan Guidance for Large Foreign Banks| site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    (March 6, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Board on Friday invited public comment on proposed changes to the guidance for resolution plans submitted by large foreign banks, including plans that are due by July 1, 2021. The updates focus on the agencies' expectations around a firm's derivatives and trading activities and payment, clearing, and settlement activities. Resolution plans, commonly known as living wills, must describe the company's strategy for rapid and orderly resolution in bankruptcy in the event of material financial distress or failure of the company. The resolution planning process helps ensure that a firm's failure woul
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  • Coronavirus Update - - - FDA Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products

    Coronavirus Update - - - FDA Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products

    Coronavirus Update: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products| site |



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    Coronavirus Update: FDA steps to ensure quality of foreign products


    February 24, 2020

    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.
    Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs - Office of Regulatory Affairs
    Judith A. McMeekin Pharm.D.


    Recently, we provided an update on FDA-wide activities we are engaged in related to the novel coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19. We continue to take a multi-pronged approach to this public health emergency, including focusing on actively facilitating efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease; surveilling the medical product supply...
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  • U.S. Under Secretary Hale’s Meeting with Sudanese Foreign Minister Asma Abdalla

    U.S. Under Secretary Hale’s Meeting with Sudanese Foreign Minister Asma Abdalla| site |



    (January 14, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information: Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale met today with Sudanese Foreign Minister Asma Abdalla. Under Secretary Hale underscored unwavering U.S. support for Sudan’s democratic transition and praised the civilian led transitional government for its efforts to advance peace, prosperity, and human rights in Sudan. The Under Secretary highlighted the importance of completing the formation of the transitional government by establishing the Transitional Legislative Council. The Under Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed progress in peace talks between Sudan and armed opposition groups, as well as the need to continue implementing domestic economic reforms. The Under Secretary underscored America’s concerns wi...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha| site |


    (January 14, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang in Silicon Valley, California. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang reaffirmed continued close U.S.-ROK coordination on North Korea. The Secretary and Foreign Minister Kang praised the enduring strength of the U.S.-ROK Alliance and reiterated their commitment to cooperation across the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy and the ROK New Southern Policy. They also discussed the importance of U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral cooperation and pledged to continue to work closely together on an array of regional and global issues.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah

    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah | site |



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, to express his deepest condolences on the death of Sultan Qaboos. The Secretary described the late sultan as a visionary leader for Oman and a great strategic friend of the United States. The two affirmed the importance of our long-term strategic friendship, discussed building on the legacy of the visionary leader with his successor, and agreed on the need for continued, close engagement to advance peace and security in the region. A senior U.S. delegation will travel to Oman to pay our respects.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issue Remarks

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issue Remarks| site |



    Washington, DC - - (December 10, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State provided the following transcript of remarks made in the Ben Franklin Room by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov:

    SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome. Welcome, Sergey.

    Before I recap the meeting that I had with Foreign Minister Lavrov and his team, I want to note that recently the Trump administration has taken actions against multiple human rights violators. It’s only appropriate I mention them on International Human Rights Day, which we celebrate today. These actions extend the Trump administration’s commitment to hold individuals accountable for gross human rights abuses all around the world. I’ll speak more about that tomorrow.

    Now turning to our meeting. Last May,
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  • U.S. Department of State announces Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963

    U.S. Department of State announces Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963 | site |



    Office of the Historian, Foreign Service Institute Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volumes VII, VIII, IX, Arms Control; National Security Policy; Foreign Economic Policy Microfiche Supplement


    (December 5, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

    The Department of State today announces the release of the newly digitized microfiche supplement to Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961–1963, Volumes VII, VIII, IX, Arms Control; National Security Policy; Foreign Economic Policy.

    From 1993 to 1998, the Foreign Relations series published 13 microfiche supplements that included images of additional documents expanding upon issues addressed in corresponding print volumes
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  • U.S. Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Meets with Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah

    U.S. Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Meets with Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah | site |



    (November 25, 2019) - - Today, Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information concerning U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's meeting with Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, in Washington, D.C. Secretary Pompeo thanked the Minister for Oman’s partnership, including its recent participation in the Middle East Strategic Alliance General Conference and for Oman’s cooperation on security and counterterrorism issues. On Yemen, Secretary Pompeo and the Minister discussed the recent agreement between the Republic of Yemen government and the Southern Transition Council, facilitated by the Kingdom of
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  • Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Approve Procedural Amendments to Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules for Foreign Entities

    Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Approve Procedural Amendments to Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules for Foreign Entities | site |



    (November 8, 2019) - - Today (November 8, 2019), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information: The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has published in the Federal Register proposed amendments that clarify whether a transaction is exempt from premerger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act because the entity involved is foreign. Determining whether an entity is a foreign person or issuer is often a necessary first step in analyzing whether the entity must file premerger notification or is exempt from those filing requirements. Under the current Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules, the determination often relies on the location of the entity’s “principal offices,” a term that has not previously been defined in the Rules. Under th...
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  • Remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

    Remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo| site |


    Washington, DC - - (September 13, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State provided the following transcript of remarks made in the Treaty Room by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo:

    SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s my great pleasure to welcome my friend Foreign Minister Araujo and other distinguished members of the Brazilian delegation to the State Department. Ernesto and I have developed a great working relationship over the past 10 months. I just saw him the other day at the White House. And my first trip of 2019 was to attend the inauguration in Brazil of President Bolsonaro. I celebrated New Year’s Eve somewhere in the sky on the way down there, and it got me in just the right celebratory mood for that big day. When President Trump and President Bolsonaro met at the
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  • Remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

    Remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland | site |



    Ottawa, Canada - - (August 22, 2019) - - Today (August 22, 2019), the U.S. Department of State provided the following transcript of remarks made in the National Art Center by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland:

    FOREIGN MINISTER FREELAND: (Via interpreter) I’d like to thank everyone for being with us today. First, I’d like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. To my colleague, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, thank you for being here in Ottawa today. Thank you for being with us today. Secretary Pompeo, thank you for coming to Ottawa and for the fruitful discussions we’ve had today. (In English) Before our meetings here at the beautiful National Arts Center, Secretary Pompeo and I visited the National War Memorial, the cenotaph symbolizing
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  • Federal Reserve Board Announces Approval of Application by Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam

    Federal Reserve Board Announces Approval of Application by Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam



    (October 29, 2018) - - The Federal Reserve Board today announced its approval of the application by Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam, to establish a representative office in New York, New York.

    The Board provided an Attachment detailing its order.




    Credit: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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  • Treasury Releases Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

    Treasury Releases Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States


    Washington, DC - - (October 17, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today delivered to Congress the semiannual Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States. The Report concluded that while the currency practices of six countries were found to require close attention, no major U.S. trading partner met the relevant 2015 legislative criteria for enhanced analysis during the period covered by the Report. Further, no trading partner was found to have met the 1988 legislative standards during the current reporting period. “The Treasury Department is working vigorously to ensure that our trading partners dismantle unfair barriers that stand in the way of free, fair, and reciprocal trade. Of particular concern are China...
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    Article says U.S. Department of Education Uncovers Vast Underreporting of Foreign Gifts and Contracts by Higher Education Institutions
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    Article says U.S. Department of Education Uncovers Vast Underreporting of Foreign Gifts and Contracts by Higher Education Institutions| site |



    Article says Investigations launched at the direction of Secretary DeVos reveal threats to academic freedom and national security



    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a report today detailing the massive failure of many colleges and universities to disclose more than $6.5 billion in funding and resources from foreign sources including China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Section 117 of the Higher Education Act requires institutions of higher education to transparently report foreign gifts and contracts, yet over the course of the last year, the Department has uncovered billions in unreported financial ties. “The threat...
    10-22-2020, 12:57 AM
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    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thórdarson
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    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Icelandic Foreign Minister Thórdarson| site |



    (March 18, 2020) - - Today, the Office of the Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State provided the following information: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Icelandic Foreign Minister Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Thórdarson discussed the effects of the temporary U.S. suspension of entry of non-U.S. citizen travelers present within the Schengen area, including Iceland. The Secretary praised Iceland’s measures to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed the importance of addressing the economic effects of COVID-19, including its outsized impact on international transportation. The Foreign Minister highlighted Icelandair and emphasized the need to begin thinking about the way forward after the pandemic. The Secretary and Foreign Minister agreed to discuss a dialogue ...
    03-18-2020, 07:29 PM
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    Agencies invite Comment on Updates to Resolution Plan Guidance for Large Foreign Banks
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Agencies invite Comment on Updates to Resolution Plan Guidance for Large Foreign Banks| site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    (March 6, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Board on Friday invited public comment on proposed changes to the guidance for resolution plans submitted by large foreign banks, including plans that are due by July 1, 2021. The updates focus on the agencies' expectations around a firm's derivatives and trading activities and payment, clearing, and settlement activities. Resolution plans, commonly known as living wills, must describe the company's strategy for rapid and orderly resolution in bankruptcy in the event of material financial distress or failure of the company. The resolution planning process helps ensure that a firm's failure woul
    ...
    03-07-2020, 04:25 AM
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    Coronavirus Update - - - FDA Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Coronavirus Update: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Steps to Ensure Quality of Foreign Products| site |



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:


    Coronavirus Update: FDA steps to ensure quality of foreign products


    February 24, 2020

    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.
    Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs - Office of Regulatory Affairs
    Judith A. McMeekin Pharm.D.


    Recently, we provided an update on FDA-wide activities we are engaged in related to the novel coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19. We continue to take a multi-pronged approach to this public health emergency, including focusing on actively facilitating efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease; surveilling the medical product supply...
    02-26-2020, 09:42 AM
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    U.S. Under Secretary Hale’s Meeting with Sudanese Foreign Minister Asma Abdalla
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    U.S. Under Secretary Hale’s Meeting with Sudanese Foreign Minister Asma Abdalla| site |



    (January 14, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information: Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale met today with Sudanese Foreign Minister Asma Abdalla. Under Secretary Hale underscored unwavering U.S. support for Sudan’s democratic transition and praised the civilian led transitional government for its efforts to advance peace, prosperity, and human rights in Sudan. The Under Secretary highlighted the importance of completing the formation of the transitional government by establishing the Transitional Legislative Council. The Under Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed progress in peace talks between Sudan and armed opposition groups, as well as the need to continue implementing domestic economic reforms. The Under Secretary underscored America’s concerns wi...
    01-15-2020, 07:38 AM

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