Washington, DC - Today, the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs hosted an event called “Front Line Defenders: Honoring Those Who Protect Wildlife” to commemorate World Wildlife Day. The event brought together conservationists and others who are on the front lines of this global fight to discuss the real costs of wildlife trafficking, including the human toll in loss of life, livelihoods, and damage to communities. During the past decade, more than 1,000 rangers have lost their lives in the line of duty worldwide.

Washington, DC - Vice President Mike Pence spoke by telephone today with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia. 

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held their first official meeting today in Washington D.C. and affirmed their strong determination to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan Alliance and economic relationship.

Washington, DC - "There's no doubt that many of the demonstrators who seek to disrupt President Donald Trump's term in office do it as a way to vent their ideological views.  But are there paid agitators among them," asks Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump Tuesday spoke by phone with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey about the close, long-standing relationship between the United States and Turkey and their shared commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms.

Washington, DC - Today the State Department submitted to Congress, as required by the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, the fourth annual report on the U.S. Government’s actions to implement the Act. As part of this report, the State Department, in concert with the Treasury Department, submitted to Congress the list of persons who have been determined, based on credible information, to meet the criteria described in that Act.