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  • U.S. Treasury says United States and Thailand Partner to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance

    U.S. Department of the Treasury says United States and Thailand Partner to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance | site |




    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre and Minister of Finance Arkom Termpittayapaisith met today to discuss and exchange signed copies of the Framework to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance and Market Building Cooperation, signed by U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary Mitchell Silk and Permanent Secretary of Finance Prasong Poontaneat of the Government of Thailand on September 22, 2020. This cooperative initiative is designed to achieve the mutual goals of the United States and Thailand to support infrastructure development through market-oriented, private sector investment. Under this cooperative framework, the United States and Thailand will address regulatory, market, and legal barri...
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  • United States Sanctions Russian Government Research Institution

    United States Sanctions Russian Government Research Institution

    United States Sanctions Russian Government Research Institution| site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, October 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following statement made by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: The United States remains steadfast in countering malign cyber activities by Russian actors on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation. Today, we designated a Russian government research institution directly connected to the destructive and life-threatening Triton malware – also known as TRISIS and HatMan– pursuant to Section 224 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. The Triton malware was designed to specifically target and manipulate industrial safety systems. Such systems provide for the safe emergency shutdown of industrial processes at critical infrastructure facilities in order to protect human life. Today’s designation of the State Research Center of the Russian Federation FGUP...
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  • Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin To Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates

    Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin to Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in Support of the Abraham Accords | site |




    (October 16, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that a U.S. delegation led by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin will travel to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to October 20 to support expanded economic cooperation under the Abraham Accords signed by the three countries last month. Secretary Mnuchin and the U.S. delegation will join Israeli officials on the first-ever direct commercial flight from Israel to Bahrain. The historic flight will depart Tel Aviv and arrive in Manama, where the U.S. and Israeli delegations will participate in meetings with senior Bahraini officials. The group will then travel to Abu Dhabi, where Secretary Mnuchin will participate in the...
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  • U.S. Social Security Administration and Inspector General Announce Additional Anti-Fraud Units

    United States Social Security Administration and Office of Inspector General Announce Additional Anti-Fraud Units | site |


    Four New Disability Investigations Units Open


    (September 30, 2020) - - Today, September 30, 2020, the United States Social Security Administration published the following information: The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced four new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units opened across the country. CDI Units identify, investigate, and prevent Social Security disability fraud, and are a very successful part of the agency’s anti-fraud initiative. Four new statewide offices recently opened across the country, in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Las Vegas, Nevada; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Omaha, Nebraska. The CDI Program helps ensure the integrity of Federal disability programs by resolving questions of potential fraud before benefits are ever paid. The innovative initiati...
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  • United Nations calls COVID-19 Sombre Moment as Cases top 100,000 worldwide

    United Nations calls COVID-19 "Sombre Moment" as Cases top 100,000 worldwide | site |





    (March 7, 2020) - - Today (March 7, 2020), the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    The global number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has surpassed 100,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday. “As we mark this sombre moment, the World Health Organization reminds all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities”, the UN agency said in a statement. WHO urged countries to continue efforts that have been effective in limiting the number of cases and slowing the spread of the virus, first identified in Wuhan, China, last December. Actions include identifying people who are sick with the respiratory disease and bringing them to care, as well as fol
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres| site |



    (March 6, 2020) - - Today (March 6, 2020), Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson, provided the following information about U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York. Secretary Pompeo and Secretary-General Guterres discussed the recent progress towards a political settlement in Afghanistan, as well as ongoing developments in Yemen, Libya and Syria. With respect to Syria, they discussed the importance of an enduring ceasefire and continuing UN authorized cross-border aid deliveries. Secretary Pompeo also reiterated his outrage at the decision by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to publish a database of companies...
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  • United Nations Coronavirus update - - 290 Million Students now Stuck at Home

    United Nations Coronavirus update: 290 Million Students now Stuck at Home| site |





    (March 5, 2020) - - Today (Thursday, March 5, 2020) the United Nations (UN) published the following information:





    School closures in 13 countries linked to the COVID-19 virus epidemic have disrupted the education of more than 290 million students, a record number, the UN education agency UNESCO said on Thursday.




    Disadvantaged children are the worst-hit by the emergency measures, declared UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay: “While temporary school closures as a result of health and other crises are not new, unfortunately, the global scale and speed of the current educational disruption is unparalleled and, if prolonged, could threaten the right to education.” A further nine countries have implemented localized school closures: UNESCO estimates that, if these countries close schools nat...
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  • United Nations says Coronavirus COVID-19 Risk increased to ‘Very High’ but Containment still Possible

    United Nations says Coronavirus COVID-19 Risk increased to ‘Very High’ but Containment still Possible| site |




    (February 28, 2020) - - Today, the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    Coronavirus COVID-19 risk increased to ‘very high’ but containment still possible





    Countries must act quickly and robustly to contain the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as it raised the global risk assessment of the infection to “very high”.



    The development comes as WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed data showing that in the past 24 hours, China had recorded its lowest number of cases in more than a month (329), with 78,959 cases in total.

    More than 36,000 people have also recovered from COVID-19 in China alone, WHO said.


    Fear, rumour and stigma the greatest enemy ...
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  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus| site |



    (January 31, 2020) - - Today (January 31, 2020), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to 2019 novel coronavirus. “While this virus poses a serious public health threat, the risk to the American public remains low at this time, and we are working to keep this risk low,” Secretary Azar said. “We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all Americans, and this public health emergency declaration is the latest in the series of steps the Trump Administration has taken to protect our country.” The emergency declaration gives state, tribal, and local health departments more flexib
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  • CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States | site |




    (January 30, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has spread between two people in the United States, representing the first instance of person-to-person spread with this new virus here. Previously, all confirmed U.S. cases had been associated with travel to Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. However, this latest 2019-nCoV patient has no history of travel to Wuhan, but shared a household with the patient diagnosed with 2019-nCoV infection on January 21, 2020. Recognizing early on that the 2019-nCoV could potentially spread between people, CDC has been working closel...
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  • USDA says United Nations Declares 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health

    USDA says United Nations Declares 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health | site |



    USDA Kicks Off Awareness Efforts in the United States


    (January 27, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C., January 27, 2020 – Plants make the oxygen we breathe and give us 80 percent of the food we eat. But plants are under attack by invasive pests. These pests destroy up to 40 percent of the world’s food crops and cause $220 billion in trade losses each year according to the United Nations (U.N.). That leaves millions of people worldwide without enough food to eat and seriously damages agriculture—the primary source of income for rural communities. To bring worldwide attention to this challenge, the U.N. has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. They are calling on people, organizations, industries, scientists, and governments to work together to pro...
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  • CDC confirms Additional Cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in United States

    CDC confirms Additional Cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in United States| site |


    (January 26, 2020) - - Today (January 26, 2020), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed additional travel-related infections of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States, this time in Arizona and California. These patients recently returned to the U.S. from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. This brings the total number of 2019-nCoV infections detected in the United States to five. Based on the patient’s travel history and symptoms, healthcare professionals suspected 2019-nCoV. Clinical specimens were collected and sent to CDC, where laboratory testing confirmed infection with 2019-nCoV. Investigations are underway to determine where these patients went after ret...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms Second Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms Second Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States| site |


    Editor's note: Please be advised that this information is somewhat historical (later updates by CDC having been issued). (January 24, 2020) - - Today (January 24, 2020), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the second infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States has been detected in Illinois. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. The patient returned to the U.S. from Wuhan on January 13, 2020, and called a health care provider after experiencing symptoms a few days later. The patient was admitted to a hospital, where infection control measures were taken to ...
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  • U.S. Department of State addresses U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

    U.S. Department of State addresses U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement | site |



    (January 16, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State provided the following statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo:

    Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, also known as the USMCA, bringing us one step closer to fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements. Mexico has ratified the USMCA, and we now look forward to the Canadian Parliament’s consideration of this agreement. The USMCA will promote prosperity through reciprocal, balanced, and fair trade while encouraging robust economic engagement in our three nations.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres | site |



    (January 9, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

    Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. They discussed ongoing developments in the Middle East, as well as the enduring importance of the UN Charter, which was the topic of a high-level open debate at the UN Security Council today.
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    U.S. Treasury says United States and Thailand Partner to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury says United States and Thailand Partner to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance | site |




    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre and Minister of Finance Arkom Termpittayapaisith met today to discuss and exchange signed copies of the Framework to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance and Market Building Cooperation, signed by U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary Mitchell Silk and Permanent Secretary of Finance Prasong Poontaneat of the Government of Thailand on September 22, 2020. This cooperative initiative is designed to achieve the mutual goals of the United States and Thailand to support infrastructure development through market-oriented, private sector investment. Under this cooperative framework, the United States and Thailand will address regulatory, market, and legal barri...
    10-27-2020, 11:21 PM
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    United States Sanctions Russian Government Research Institution
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    United States Sanctions Russian Government Research Institution| site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, October 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following statement made by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: The United States remains steadfast in countering malign cyber activities by Russian actors on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation. Today, we designated a Russian government research institution directly connected to the destructive and life-threatening Triton malware – also known as TRISIS and HatMan– pursuant to Section 224 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. The Triton malware was designed to specifically target and manipulate industrial safety systems. Such systems provide for the safe emergency shutdown of industrial processes at critical infrastructure facilities in order to protect human life. Today’s designation of the State Research Center of the Russian Federation FGUP...
    10-25-2020, 02:07 AM
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    Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin To Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates
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    Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin to Lead U.S. Delegation to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in Support of the Abraham Accords | site |




    (October 16, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that a U.S. delegation led by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin will travel to Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to October 20 to support expanded economic cooperation under the Abraham Accords signed by the three countries last month. Secretary Mnuchin and the U.S. delegation will join Israeli officials on the first-ever direct commercial flight from Israel to Bahrain. The historic flight will depart Tel Aviv and arrive in Manama, where the U.S. and Israeli delegations will participate in meetings with senior Bahraini officials. The group will then travel to Abu Dhabi, where Secretary Mnuchin will participate in the...
    10-17-2020, 03:55 AM
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    U.S. Social Security Administration and Inspector General Announce Additional Anti-Fraud Units
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    United States Social Security Administration and Office of Inspector General Announce Additional Anti-Fraud Units | site |


    Four New Disability Investigations Units Open


    (September 30, 2020) - - Today, September 30, 2020, the United States Social Security Administration published the following information: The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced four new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units opened across the country. CDI Units identify, investigate, and prevent Social Security disability fraud, and are a very successful part of the agency’s anti-fraud initiative. Four new statewide offices recently opened across the country, in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Las Vegas, Nevada; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Omaha, Nebraska. The CDI Program helps ensure the integrity of Federal disability programs by resolving questions of potential fraud before benefits are ever paid. The innovative initiati...
    10-04-2020, 03:57 AM
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    United Nations calls COVID-19 Sombre Moment as Cases top 100,000 worldwide
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    United Nations calls COVID-19 "Sombre Moment" as Cases top 100,000 worldwide | site |





    (March 7, 2020) - - Today (March 7, 2020), the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    The global number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has surpassed 100,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday. “As we mark this sombre moment, the World Health Organization reminds all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities”, the UN agency said in a statement. WHO urged countries to continue efforts that have been effective in limiting the number of cases and slowing the spread of the virus, first identified in Wuhan, China, last December. Actions include identifying people who are sick with the respiratory disease and bringing them to care, as well as fol
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    03-09-2020, 11:09 AM

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