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We condemn today’s heinous and evil attacks in Ottawa, seemingly aimed at the heart of the federal government itself. The United States has faced this kind of violence firsthand on our own soil, and we grieve with Canada, seared by the memory of our own painful experiences. I spoke tonight with Canadian Foreign Minister Baird to express our deepest condolences on this tragic day, and to pledge the full support of the United States to Canada as it works to determine the facts and to hold those accountable responsible.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the…
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America and Germany have a long history of cooperation for fighting for freedom, for peace and for prosperity. It's a great pleasure for me to be here today and to renew our commitment to our relations with Germany. Press Availability With German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Press Availability John KerrySecretary of State Berlin Wall Memorial Visitor's Center Berlin, Germany   October 22, 2014   FOREIGN MINISTER STEINMEIER: (Via interpreter) Well, ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted that so much have come, and we’re delighted to be able to welcome my American counterpart, the American Secretary of State. I would like to extend…
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Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Berlin   SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL ONE: All right. So this is a background briefing previewing the Secretary’s trip to Berlin, Germany. I’ll just tick through the events. Tonight he’s going to have – be having a bilateral dinner with Foreign Minister Steinmeier and with the delegation on both sides. This will be a working dinner, so we expect they’ll have substantive discussions. I’ll go into those topics in a moment. Tomorrow morning, he is going to do a visit to the Berlin Wall Memorial. The purpose of this trip, actually, to Germany is…
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Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski's Travel to Vietnam and the Republic of Korea Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will visit Hanoi, Vietnam, October 22-26, where he will engage with government officials and local civil society representatives. Assistant Secretary Malinowski will discuss the importance of demonstrable progress on human rights to furthering U.S.-Vietnam bilateral ties, including on security assistance and economic cooperation. As part of ongoing dialogue within the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, Assistant Secretary Malinowski will encourage Vietnam to ratify the Convention Against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with…
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Terrorist Designations of Khan Said and Ramzi Mawafi     Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 21, 2014     The Department of State has designated Khan Said and Ramzi Mawafi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of these designations include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions with Said and Mawafi, and the freezing of all property and interests of Said and Mawafi that are in the United States, or come within the United States or…
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Der Sprecher der Bundesregierung, Steffen Seibert, teilt mit: Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und der amerikanische Präsident Barak Obama haben am Abend ein Telefonat zur Lage in der Ukraine geführt. Beide äußerten Unverständnis über die Entscheidung der russischen Regierung, ihren Hilfskonvoi ohne Zustimmung der ukrainischen Regierung und ohne Begleitung durch das IKRK über die ukrainische Grenze in Richtung Lugansk auf den Weg zu bringen. Damit trage die russische Regierung die Verantwortung für eine weitere Verschärfung der Situation. Die Bundeskanzlerin drückte die Erwartung aus, dass sich die russische Regierung zumindest insofern an die getroffene Absprache hält, als der LKW-Konvoi unmittelbar nach der Entladung…
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(LPP) The United States is having difficulty getting the drugs it needs to kill condemned prisoners humanely, putting the death penalty under pressure. Companies don’t want to be connected to it, and abolitionists are against the older ways of killing. Oklahoma has suspended the executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner — a man who raped and murdered a woman and a man who raped and murdered a baby — after the state was unable to answer their questions whether an untested combination of drugs sold as lethal would work as predicted. The constitution says those to die have a…
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(LPP) Zur Entscheidung des Abgeordnetenhauses im US-amerikanischen Bundesstaat Maryland, der Abschaffung der Todesstrafe in Maryland zuzustimmen, erklärte der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Menschenrechtspolitik, Markus Löning, heute (15.03.):Ich begrüße die Abschaffung der Todesstrafe im US-Bundesstaat Maryland,die das Abgeordnetenhaus von Maryland heute beschlossen hat. Sie zeigt,dass der Trend zur Abschaffung der Todesstrafe auch in den Vereinigten Staaten anhält. Ich appelliere an den Gouverneur von Maryland, jetzt auch die bereits verurteilten Todeskandidaten zu begnadigen. Die Todesstrafe ist unmenschlich und grausam. Die Bundesregierung setzt sich unter allen Umständen für ihre Abschaffung ein.Hintergrundinformationen:Das Abgeordnetenhaus von Maryland hat der Abschaffung der Todesstrafe heute (15.03.) zugestimmt, der…
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