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  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry. [State Department Photo]

    Kerry Traveling to Cairo for Talks on Gaza

    "We are both here in support of and in an effort to help get implemented the Egyptian initiative for the cease-fire. Israel and Egypt have encouraged that, and Israel has accepted that cease-fire proposal. So only Hamas now needs to make the decision..."

  • President Barack Obama [AP images]

    "Iraq Needs More Help from International Community"

    Calling the situation in Iraq “clearly an emergency situation,” President Obama said June 12 that the Iraqi government will need more help from the United States and the international community to keep jihadists from getting a permanent foothold in the region.

  • Broad, flat green underwater structures (AP Images)

    Kerry Calls for United Action Plan to Protect Oceans

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hosting government officials, scientists, business people and others at a two-day meeting focused on the sustainability of the global ocean. “I want us to walk away from here with a plan that puts an end to overfishing through new rules based on the best available science".

  • Satellite floating in space with curve of green-blue Earth below (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    NASA will Launch Satellite to Study Carbon Dioxide

    The U.S. Space Agency will launch a new satellite July 1 to allow Earth-bound scientists to observe the planet as a breathing system. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory–2 (OCO-2) will be the first remote-sensing satellite to study atmospheric carbon dioxide from space.

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  • Release of the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report

    Secretary Kerry: "More than 20 million people, a conservative estimate, are victims of human trafficking. And the United States is the first to acknowledge that no government anywhere yet is doing enough."

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