Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the release by Eritrea of four Djiboutian prisoners, taken captive after the 2008 conflict over the shared border between the two countries.

Washington, DC - In this week's address, the President discussed his decision to nominate Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. Chief Judge Garland has earned the respect of both Democrats and Republicans through his years of public service. The President made clear that even though we are in the midst of a volatile political season, we should treat the appointment of a Supreme Court justice seriously.

Los Angeles, California - A Los Angeles man was sentenced Monday to 150 years in prison for sexually abusing three minor girls during trips to Russia over a two-year period, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Washington, DC - I am deeply concerned by the deterioration in the human rights situation in Egypt in recent weeks and months, including the reported decision this week by the Egyptian government to reopen an investigation of Egyptian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) documenting human rights abuses and defending the freedoms enshrined in Egypt’s constitution. This decision comes against a wider backdrop of arrests and intimidation of political opposition, journalists, civil society activists and cultural figures.

Beijing, China - Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, accompanied by senior officials from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the Department of Defense, and a host of international VIPs, participated with the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) to commission China’s new nuclear security Center of Excellence (COE).

Washington, DC - National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice “Seizing a Transformational Moment in the Western Hemisphere” As Prepared Remarks at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center - The Atlantic Council - Washington, D.C.: