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U.S. Commends Slovenia for Designating Hizballah
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U.S. Commends Slovenia for Designating Hizballah

U.S. Commends Slovenia for Designating Hizballah (STL.News) This week, Slovenia designated Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization, rejecting the false distinction between Hizballah’s political and military wings.  As the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, Hizballah is a criminal and terrorist organization posing a global threat to peace and security.  The United States commends Slovenia for taking this step forward to help prevent Hizballah from operating in Europe. Since day one, the Trump administration has engaged in sustained diplomatic engagement to persuade the international community to take a clear-eyed look at Hizballah’s malign activity and take action to prevent Iran-backed Hizballah from operating in their territories.  We’ve placed particular emph...
Pompeo With Matt Murray of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council
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Pompeo With Matt Murray of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Matt Murray of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council (STL.News) QUESTION:  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, thanks for joining us today.  It’s good to see you.  Let’s start with China, which has been a big focus for you.  I think it’s fair to say the U.S.-China relationship has grown a little bit chillier in the last few years for many reasons.  How do you assess the relationship right now?  Where do we stand? SECRETARY POMPEO:  Well, Matt, thanks for having me with you.  It’s great to be with your group as well. In the end, the decision about the relationship between our two countries is largely going to hinge on the direction of travel of General Secretary Xi Jinping and the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.  In these past years, they have ch...
Fannon Travels to Portugal to Promote Responsible Energy Chain
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Fannon Travels to Portugal to Promote Responsible Energy Chain

Assistant Secretary Fannon Travels to Portugal to Promote Responsible Energy Supply Chains (STL.News) Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources (ENR) Francis R. Fannon is travelling in Portugal December 15-17 to meet with Portuguese government officials and private sector representatives to promote energy security, including diverse and environmentally responsible energy supply chains. Assistant Secretary Fannon will discuss energy transitions underway globally and how the United States and Portugal can optimize outcomes, as well as how to advance opportunities for U.S.-EU energy policy cooperation during Portugal’s European Union Presidency starting in January 2021.  He will underscore how the United States is supporting the global transition to cleaner energy technologies and...
Michael R. Pompeo With Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times
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Michael R. Pompeo With Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders Program (STL.News) QUESTION:  Secretary Mike Pompeo, such a pleasure to have you on American Thought Leaders. SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s great to be with you.  Thanks for the invitation to be here and have this great conversation today. QUESTION:  Well, we’re going to focus on your “distrust and verify” approach to China and on religious freedom as well, since we don’t have a ton of time.  I’d love to talk to you about all sorts of things.  So in – when you were at – speaking at the Nixon Library, and this speech that kind of capped off the series of four — SECRETARY POMPEO:  Mm-hmm. QUESTION:  — about the approach to China, you mentioned that Chinese dissidents had been warning for decades...
U.S.-Europe Relationship Responding to Global Humanitarian Needs
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U.S.-Europe Relationship Responding to Global Humanitarian Needs

Building on the Strong U.S.-Europe Relationship Responding to Global Humanitarian Needs Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Carol Thompson O’Connell and U.S. Agency for International Development Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Trey Hicks represented the United States Government in the virtual annual U.S. – EU Strategic Dialogue on Humanitarian Affairs from November 9-10.  The dialogue was hosted by the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO), represented by Director General Paraskevi Michou and Deputy Director General Michael Koehler.  The United States and the European U...
How is Europe reacting to the US presidential elections 2020?
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How is Europe reacting to the US presidential elections 2020?

(STL.News) European stocks hit two-week highs on strong earnings results and after the BofE increased its already huge bond-buying stimulus by 150 billion pounds ($195 billion), or about 50 billion pounds more than expected. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube WION News
Europe battle rising COVID-19 surge
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Europe battle rising COVID-19 surge

(STL.News) European leaders are struggling to figure out how to bring down soaring infection numbers. In Germany, more than 10,000 people have died and Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Germans that their actions will determine the direction the pandemic takes. As cases surge, the French health minister is warning hospitals cannot cope while in Poland the president himself is in quarantine after testing positive. Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports on restrictions across Europe. YouTube video provided courtesy of Al Jazeera News Can also be viewed on States News Today
A Refugee’s Tale – Al Jazeera Correspondent
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A Refugee’s Tale – Al Jazeera Correspondent

(STL.News) Al Jazeera journalist Eki Rrahmani, a former refugee from Kosovo, reflects on his years as an asylum seeker. He looks back at his escape from his country 30 years ago and compares his experience with the plight of the thousands of refugees and migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe today. He travels to the Greek island of Lesbos which hosts the largest refugee camp in Europe.  Many there live in makeshift tents in unsanitary, overcrowded conditions, with access to substandard food. Physical ailments and psychological problems are rife among them.  The refugees and migrants in Lesbos who have crossed through the Turkey-Greece border have complained about human rights abuses and say masked men in uniform robbed and beat them as they traveled through. YouTube video courtesy of ...
US Department of State: Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Travel to Europe
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US Department of State: Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Travel to Europe

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement: Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will travel to Luxembourg, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, and Albania from September 21-October 4, 2020.  During the trip, Under Secretary Krach will meet with senior government officials from each country, as well as from the European Union and NATO, and private sector CEOs to discuss The Clean Network, 5G security, and our common economic and national security objectives, including protecting data privacy and intellectual property from malign actors, and promoting human rights. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Parts of Europe ease coronavirus curbs as new infections drop
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Parts of Europe ease coronavirus curbs as new infections drop

(STL.News) Parts of Europe are beginning to reopen after coronavirus movement curbs are slowly lifted.  Greece has reopened more than 500 of its beaches to domestic tourists.  But the continent's worst-hit country - the UK - is still considering how and when to reopen schools, and infections in Russia are still rising at an alarming rate. Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News
Coronavirus: 5 ways the world is cornering China
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Coronavirus: 5 ways the world is cornering China

(STL.News) From the United States, to Europe and Africa - leading countries are now building pressure on China. WION's Executive Editor Palki Sharma Upadhyay tells you how a global alliance to take on China is shaping up. YouTube video courtesy of WION News
Europe marks 75 years since end of World War II
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Europe marks 75 years since end of World War II

(STL.News) Leaders across Europe and beyond have been marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the second world war in Europe. The coronavirus pandemic put an end to the usual parades and celebrations. But people were still able to mark the day from their homes. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News
First vaccine to protect against Ebola
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First vaccine to protect against Ebola

(STL.News) EMA’s (European Medicines Agency) human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorization in the European Union for Ervebo (rVSV?G-ZEBOV-GP), the first vaccine for active immunization of individuals aged 18 years and older at risk of infection with the Ebola virus. “This is an important step towards relieving the burden of this deadly disease,” said Guido Rasi, EMA’s Executive Director.  “The CHMP’s recommendation is the result of many years of collaborative global efforts to find and develop new medicines and vaccines against Ebola.  Public health authorities in countries affected by Ebola need safe and efficacious medicines to be able to respond effectively to outbreaks and save lives.” Ebola virus disease is a rare but severe illness ...
USA vs Europe: How Do The Gambling Regulations Differ?
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USA vs Europe: How Do The Gambling Regulations Differ?

(STL.News) - Gambling is a popular pastime in many parts of the world, yet there are significant regulatory differences between regions which might catch you out.  To clear things up a little, here is a quick look at the main distinctions between gambling regulations in Europe and the USA. States Take The Lead Within the European Union, member states are generally left in charge of their own gambling regulations, since there is no centralized approach to managing this industry.  This means that people in countries which border one another might have quite different levels of access to games of chance. A similar state of affairs exists in the US, with certain states embracing a liberal attitude to gambling while others clamp down on this type of activity in many of its most common forms.  ...
Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year—InternationalLiving.com
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Seven Places to Retire in Portugal for Under $30,000 per Year—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE/ JUNE 25, 2019 (STL.News) “Portugal offers Western Europe’s best-value living today,” says Dan Prescher, Senior Editor, International Living. “People often assume life in Europe is out of reach, but that’s not true. Portugal, in particular, provides all the modern comforts you’d expect, but at an Old World price and pace. “On a $30,000 budget, which could easily have a retiree scrimping and saving at home, it’s possible to live very comfortably in Portugal—enjoying the rich culture, dining out, going to the beach or hiking in the hills. This country offers a very easy lifestyle, for less.” Though it faces the Atlantic, Portugal has a Mediterranean vibe, with the warm weather and lifestyle associated with Mediterranean countries. With a long coastline and an interior t...
Missouri Governor Parson Embarks on First Trade Mission, Travels to Europe to Attract New Business to Missouri
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Missouri Governor Parson Embarks on First Trade Mission, Travels to Europe to Attract New Business to Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) - Yesterday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson embarked on his first Trade Mission to Europe to engage with leaders and attract new business to Missouri.  The Governor will make several stops in France, Germany, and Switzerland over the course of the trip. Building on Governor Parson’s workforce and economic development priorities, the goals of the Trade Mission are to communicate to an international audience all that Missouri has to offer and encourage new investment in the state. “International trade and investment play a critical role in our state’s economy,” Governor Mike Parson said.  “We must continue to build upon our foreign relationships and promote Missouri as an ideal location for business in order to sustain economic growth and success.” Missouri Gov...