Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Nobel Peace Prize laureate and writer Liu Xiaobo today spends the fifth anniversary of his conviction for “inciting subversion” in prison, serving out an 11-year sentence.

Washington, DC - The United States is working closely with the Government of Jordan concerning the Jordanian pilot captured today.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "The United States warmly welcomes that announcement today of an agreement among Northern Ireland's political parties, facilitated by the U.K. and Irish governments.

Naples, Italy - Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples and Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA) worked together to conduct Operation Help for the Holidays (OHH) in Bucharest, Romania, a gift-giving event, December 15.


Washington, DC - The members of the Troika (the United Kingdom, Norway, and the United States) welcome the ongoing efforts of President Thabo Mbeki and the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) to help bring an end to the conflicts in Sudan, and to help initiate a process of genuine national dialogue.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of the government and people of the United States, I would like to congratulate President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi on his victory and the Tunisian people on the successful completion of their process to elect a new government under the constitution adopted last January.