Washington, DC - U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker returned six pre-Columbian artifacts to the government of Colombia Nov. 12 following a joint law enforcement investigation between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Washington, DC - NASA has selected 11 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.

Washington, DC - This year’s Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released November 17, 2014, on the occasion of the 15th annual celebration of International Education Week, reports that the number of international students at institutions of higher education in the United States increased by 8.1 percent to a record 886,052 students in the 2013/14 academic year, while the number of U.S. students studying abroad expanded by 2.1 percent to an all-time high of 289,408 in 2012/13.

Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas, serving on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittees on the Middle East and North Africa, and on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, issued the following statement about the attack on a Jerusalem Synagogue leaving four people dead:

Washington, DC - More than 1,000 public and private security professionals from U.S.-based businesses, academia, faith-based institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the federal government will gather at the Department of State, November 19-20, for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) 29th Annual Briefing, “Balancing Security and Privacy Challenges in an Information Age.”


Washington, DC - Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman, Former Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns, and the U.S. negotiating team will depart on November 17 for Vienna to participate in the comprehensive nuclear negotiations of the P5+1 and the European Union with Iran. The full delegation list follows.