Washington, DC - We strongly condemn the January 4 bombing of a Greek-operated oil tanker near Derna, Libya, that killed two crewmen. We extend our sincere condolences to the victims’ families.

 

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ahmedabad, India, on January 10 to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice today announced a criminal complaint charging Cherno Njie and Papa Faal for their involvement in the attempted coup in The Gambia on December 30.

Bologna, Italy - The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Institute for the Future and Future Food Institute have come together to launch the Food Innovation Program, a full time 10 month Master’s program starting March 2015 led by distinguished international professors, opinion leaders and entrepreneurs all at the forefront of food and innovation.

Washington, DC - The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has awarded a contract to Richärd+Bauer of Phoenix, Arizona as the design architect for the new U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico. Richärd+Bauer will develop the schematic design for the new facility.

Lyon, France - More than EUR 37 million worth of fake and illicit goods have been seized in a series of INTERPOL-coordinated operations involving 18 countries across Europe.