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    Weekly Update from the U.S. Embassy

    30 April 2015 - This weekly update is a summary of our latest news focused towards, but not limited to an American audience in the UK.

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  • Today the U.S. State Department released its 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)

    Release of the 2015 QDDR Report

    28 April 2015 - Kerry: "In a world of information saturation, State and USAID must improve our knowledge management, data and analytics to achieve [these] goals."

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  • Secretary Kerry speaks from the podium in the UN General Assembly in New York as he addresses the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (State Dept)

    Remarks at 2015 Nuclear NPT Review Conference

    27 April 2015 - Sec. Kerry delivered the U.S. national statement at the UN General Assembly. He relayed a statement from President Obama on the importance of the NPT and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to all three pillars of the Treaty – disarmament, nonproliferation, and peaceful uses of the atom.

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  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD's cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence.

    New DoD Cyber Strategy

    23 April 2015 - U.S. Defense Secretary Carter unveiled the Defense Department’s 2nd cyber strategy. This guides the development of DoD's cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence.

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  • Secretary Kerry, flanked by Canadian Member of Parliament Aglukkaq of Canada and Canadian Foreign Minister Nicholson, poses with aboriginal northerners at a replica Inuit village in Aglukkaq's hometown of Inaquit, Canada, just below the Arctic Circle (State Dept).

    Kerry at Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

    24 April 2015 - Secretary Kerry, flanked by Canadian Member of Parliament Aglukkaq and Canadian Foreign Minister Nicholson, poses with aboriginal northerners in Inaquit, Canada before a meeting of the Arctic Council.

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    Instagram - U.S. Embassy London

    29 April 2015 - The official Instagram account for the U.S. Embassy London. Follow us for behind the scenes images from life @USAinUK in London – and beyond.  Follow us! »

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    National Teacher of the Year 2015

    28 April 2015 - The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching. Each April, the NTOY is introduced to the American people by the President of the United States.  Read the full post »

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    Procedures for the June 2015 Foreign Service Officer Test

    02 April 2015 -The State Department is continuing a pilot program to offer the Foreign Service Officer Test at Pearson Professional Centers in 23 locations. Test candidates will not come to the embassy/consulate/AIT to take the June 2015 FSOT. Instead, the test will be administered at a Pearson Professional Center.   Read more »

  • US Ambassador Matthew Barzun
    Live at Leeds and across Britain, a new Diplomacy is emerging

    03 March - "Just as in politics and entertainment, the rules of diplomacy have changed. The forces that influence attitudes are no longer centrally controlled, and opinions are formed through an array of social interactions and media. We have to inspire people who share our enthusiasm. As true believers in the indispensable role our special relationship plays on the world stage, we at the embassy are not waiting for our audience to come to us."   Read full post »

  • Embassy Science Officer blogs on World Wildlife Day
    Embassy Science Officer on World Wildlife Day

    03 March - Today is the second annual World Wildlife Day. Around the world, wildlife trafficking is a growing crisis and is threatening the existence of pangolins, elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.   Read more... »

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    Preparing for the 2015 U.S. Tax Filing Season

    06 February - ALL U.S. citizens and resident aliens must file a U.S. individual income tax return, even if they permanently live outside the United States and may not owe any tax because of income exclusion or tax credit. The due date for filing is April 15th, 2015.  Read more... »

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    Thinking About Working in the United States?

    04 February - In 2014, Embassy London issued over 36,000 employment based Nonimmigrant Visas. There are several different types of employment based visas available, make sure you select the right visa for your intended activity in the U.S.  Read more »

  • Worldwide Caution from the U.S. Department of State
    Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

    09 January 2015 - The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.  Full text on State.gov »

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  • The U.S. Embassy in London is closed.

    The U.S. Embassy in London will be CLOSED on Monday, 4th May for the May Day bank holiday.

    We are always available in case of an emergency involving an American in distress in the UK via the Embassy telephone number: from the U.S., dial 011-44-20-7499-9000; from within the UK, dial 020-7499-9000

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