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U.S. Condemns Attacks in South Sudan

Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns the attack on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Bor today by armed individuals that resulted in dozens of civilian casualties. We reiterate our call upon the Government of South Sudan to end the violence and to fulfill its primary responsibility to maintain law and order and provide full support for the UNMISS mission to protect civilians.

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Geneva Statement on Ukraine

Washington, DC - The Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine agreed on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens.

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Bonhomme Richard Assists in Korean Search and Rescue Efforts

Seoul, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is engaged in search and rescue operations, today, near the site of Korean passenger ship Sewol that sank near the island of Jindo off the southwestern coast of the Republic of Korea.

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U.S. Participation in Arria Formula Meeting of the UN Security Council on Human Rights in North Korea

Washington, DC - U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power will engage in interactive discussion on behalf of the United States in the Arria formula meeting for Security Council members on the human rights situation in North Korea at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17.

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Bonhomme Richard on Call for Korean Ferry Rescue Efforts

Seol, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is responding to the scene of Korean passenger ship Sewol that sank near the island of Jindo off the southwestern coast of the Republic of Korea today.

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ICE Deputy Director joins global law enforcement community and Catholic Church to combat human trafficking

Washington, DC - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale traveled to Rome April 9-10 to attend the "Combating Human Trafficking" conference organized by the Catholic Church's Office for Migration Policy (OMP), International Affairs Department of the Bishops' Conference. Ragsdale was invited to the conference by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

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USS Donald Cook Welcomes President of Romania

Constanta, Romania - The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) welcomed aboard Romanian President Traian Bsescu while the ship was in port in Constanta.

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Russian Aircraft Flies Near U.S. Navy Ship in Black Sea

Washington, DC - A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

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