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  • Secretary Kerry Meets With P5+1 Allies Before Resuming Iranian Nuclear Negotiations in Switzerland (State Dept).

    Foreign Ministers Gather for Iran Nuclear Talks

    30 March - Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif is meeting in Switzerland with his counterparts from the U.S., Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany, as the two sides try to beat their deadline for agreeing to an outline of a long-sought deal on Iran's nuclear program.

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  • Department of Defense map of Coalition Operations Against ISIL since 02 March 2015. (DoD)

    Coalition Forces Begin Operations in Tikrit

    25 March - U.S. and coalition military forces have begun operations in support of Iraqi security forces in Tikrit after a request from the Iraqi government.

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  • Infographic on additional U$75M non-lethal aid to Ukraine

    U.S. Provides Additional $75 Million to Ukraine

    11 March - The U.S. has announced an additional $75 million in non-lethal aid to help the government of Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatist rebels in the country’s east.

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama photographed with school-girls (White House photo)

    Let Girls Learn

    09 March - The Obama Administration announced that it is expanding its efforts to help adolescent girls worldwide attend and complete school through an initiative called Let Girls Learn

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  • The arrival of the UK'S first F35 Lighting II Stealth Fighter Aircraft at Edward's AFB America on the 13th Jan 2015. (MOD)

    UK 17 Squadron Tests F-35 Stealth Fighter

    09 February - The UK's 17 Squadron has begun operational testing of the first F-35B Lightning II Stealth Fighter at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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  • Current job vacancies at the US Embassy London
    New Job Vacancies at the U.S. Embassy London

    12 March - Are you interested in the challenge of learning American business practices and Procurement Law? Do you want to work in a truly international setting and help support the U.S.-UK special relationship? As a Procurement Assistant at the American Embassy, this job opportunity may well fulfill your interest! We are also seeking an Accounts Payable AssistantSee all our current vacancies »

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    Welsh flag flies proudly from New York Stock Exchange in celebration of St David's Day

    27 February - The Welsh flag flew proudly from the financial capital of the world as First Minister Carywn Jones visited the New York Stock Exchange ahead of St David's Day.  Read more (via WalesOnline) »

  • Aerial view of Leeds city center
    Ambassador 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 »

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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... »

  • A blog post about working in the United States
    Thinking About Working in the United States?

    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 »

  • Pamela Garcia with Dr. Jill Biden. (U.S. Dept. of Education)
    America’s College Promise

    22 January 2015 - Inspired by similar programs in Tennessee and Chicago, the President’s proposal—America’s College Promise—would allow students to complete a certificate, an associate’s degree or the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at no cost.  Read full article... »

  • Worldwide Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs
    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 »

  • Artists impression of NASA's Maven in orbit around Mars (NASA)
    NASA’s Maven in Orbit Around Mars

    22 September 2014 - NASA’s newest Mars spacecraft has entered the orbit around the Red Planet after a 10-month journey. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) arrived in the orbit of Mars on Sunday 21st September 2014.   Read more »

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  • Flags of America and Wales (Embassy photo) Welcome to the Welsh Affairs Office, the Cardiff Virtual Presence Post (VPP) of the U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom.

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