$125 Million for Support of Ukraine’s Urgent Energy Systems Needs

The United States announced today that we will work with Congress to program an additional $125 million in funding to support Ukraine’s energy and electricity grid against Russia’s continued attacks on utilities and other civilian infrastructure. This funding would come from the recently passed Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023. Throughout its war against Ukraine, […]

Carmel Valley’s First Cannabis Dispensary Opens for Business

Joint Venture Carmel Valley’s Sales Floor Joint Venture Carmel Valley Lobby Joint Venture Carmel Valley Logo Carmel Valley is experiencing a revolution in recreational and medical cannabis, as the Valley’s first licensed dispensary, Joint Venture, has opened its doors. CARMEL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, USA, December 30, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Carmel Valley is experiencing a revolution in…

U.S. Department of State Encourages U.S. Undergraduate Students to Apply for the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announced today that qualifying U.S. undergraduate students who want to pursue study or internships abroad as part of their higher education experience may now apply for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship.  Qualifying students must be Pell Grant recipients, which are U.S. government financial aid […]

Ambassador Hussain’s Travel to Mauritania

On January 17, U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Rashad Hussain traveled to Nouakchott, Mauritania, where he met with Mauritanian President Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani. Ambassador Hussain and President Ghazouani discussed a range of human rights and security issues. While in Nouakchott, Ambassador Hussain also met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian Minister […]

Department of State Reaches Settlement Resolving Longstanding Claims of Disability Discrimination Relating to Its Worldwide Availability Requirement for Career Department of State Foreign Service Applicants

The Department of State is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to settle Meyer, et al. v. U.S. Department of State, a longstanding class action pending at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over successive administrations that challenges the Department’s Worldwide Availability requirement for career Foreign Service applicants.  This is an important step forward […]