Russian Fiction the Sequel: 10 More False Claims About Ukraine

Russia continues to spin a false and dangerous narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine.

Russia Claims: Russia ordered a “partial drawdown” of troops from the Ukrainian border.

Fact: No evidence shows significant movement of Russian forces away from the Ukrainian border. One battalion is not enough. An estimated 35,000-40,000 Russian troops remain massed along the border, in addition to approximately 25,000 troops currently in Crimea.

Secretary Kerry meets with Chief Justices from Nigeria, Liberia, and Supreme Court Officials from Nigeria, Liberia, and Botswana at the Department of State.

Secretary Kerry meets with Chief Justices from Nigeria, Liberia, and Supreme Court Officials from Nigeria, Liberia, and Botswana at the Department of State.

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Did you know that U.S. Embassy Nairobi has an onsite wetland that treats wastewater? Did you know that U.S. Consulate General Tijuana incorporates local and drought-resistant plants into its landscaping to drastically reduce its monthly water use? Learn more about how our embassies around the world are using science and technology to become more eco-friendly on DipNote!

This post is one of a series showcasing the application of science, technology, engineering, and math fields to the Department mission. The Department will have an exhibit in the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 26-27, where K-12 students can talk to Department scientists and see first-hand some of the technologies referenced in the series. To learn more about the Department of State’s efforts in STEM, visit www.state.gov/stem.

Every day, Americans carry forward the tradition of service embedded in our character as a people.
President Barack Obama (via peacecorps)
2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour Meetup

Are you active on social media? Would you like the opportunity to be a part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour?

Apply to join us on Monday, April 14 for the Department of State Meetup at www.state.gov/social. The application period closes April 9 at 2:30PM EDT so apply now!

We stand with the Rwandan people and are inspired by their efforts to build a brighter future for their country.
Secretary Kerry on the 20th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda, April 7, 2014
unicef:

Hats off to these six Syrian artists who have made it into the Guinness Book of World Records – and given a Damascus primary school something to be proud of. They’ve fashioned the world’s largest mural made from scrap. Why? “Damascus is wounded and sad… and creating something beautiful from rubbish means that we can rebuild despite the destruction.” Read the article, via BuzzFeed: http://uni.cf/1kD8AgZ

unicef:

Hats off to these six Syrian artists who have made it into the Guinness Book of World Records – and given a Damascus primary school something to be proud of. They’ve fashioned the world’s largest mural made from scrap. Why? “Damascus is wounded and sad… and creating something beautiful from rubbish means that we can rebuild despite the destruction.” Read the article, via BuzzFeed: http://uni.cf/1kD8AgZ

On April 4, 1949, Secretary of State Dean Acheson signed the most successful military-political treaty in the world. This treaty has been protecting citizens and keeping peace around the world ever since. Happy Birthday, NATO!

On April 4, 1949, Secretary of State Dean Acheson signed the most successful military-political treaty in the world. This treaty has been protecting citizens and keeping peace around the world ever since. Happy Birthday, NATO!