|—||Secretary Kerry on the formation of the Iraqi government, September 8, 2014|
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Excerpted from “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries:
Just last month, President Obama hosted a spectacular and historic summit in Washington of more than 40 heads of state from Sub-Saharan Africa. Never before had there been such an ambitious American outreach to this enormous continent, a fact all the more remarkable because it is home to more than 1 billion people — people who also happen to be current or potential consumers and partners for American businesses. When asked – as political and economic observers do of all international summits — whether the event made any difference, my answer is a resounding “yes.”
Read more about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on DipNote.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joins NATO heads of state and his fellow foreign and defense ministers in watching a fly-by of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows today in Newport, #Wales, #UK. #NATOSummitUK
Secretary of State John Kerry accompanied President Barack Obama to Wales to participate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit on September 4-5. While in Wales, Secretary Kerry met with several foreign counterparts to discuss regional issues, including the United States’ ongoing efforts to support the Iraqi government and the threats posed by ISIL. Following a meeting on ISIL, Secretary Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a joint statement, which you can read here.
The Germans neared Paris by early September 1914 and the sense of crisis grew. On September 2, U.S. Ambassador to France Myron T. Herrick visited French President Raymond Poincaré at the Elysée Palace as the Government of France prepared to remove its seat to the safety of Bordeaux. Poincaré…