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    Obama Extends U.S. Condolences to the Dutch People

    In a visit to the Dutch Embassy in Washington, President Obama extends the deepest sympathies of the American people to the Netherlands.

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    Kerry Discusses Gaza with Arab League and Egyptians

    Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials on finding an end to fighting in Gaza.

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    President Obama on Foreign Policy

    President Barack Obama briefly discussed the actions we’re taking today in support of Ukraine and updated the American people on foreign policy issues.

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    EJ|USA: Strategic Moves

    The U.S. uses sanctions to alter the behavior of bad actors and tries to minimize any harm to general populations. Learn how sanctions work. Plus international entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, winning female coaches and what it means to be cool.

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    GEP Delegation in Portugal

    The U.S. Department of State Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) and the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon organized a high-profile entrepreneurship delegation that visited Portugal from July 14-17, 2014.  

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    Christopher Emdin Demystifies Math Teaching

    In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, the American Corners in Portugal welcomed Professor Christopher Emdin, the co-creator of the #HipHopEd media movement and the author of the recently released, award-winning book Urban Science Education for the Hip Hop Generation. 

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    Independence Day Celebration

    To celebrate America’s 238th birthday, Ambassador Robert Sherman and Ms. Kim Sawyer hosted a traditional Independence Day reception at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon.  

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    USAFE Band Puts on Concert at Castle

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Band’s “Touch N Go” Rock Ensemble came to Lisbon on July 3rd and played for the visitors of the scenic Castelo de São Jorge.  

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    Disquiet in Lisbon

    The 4th annual Embassy-sponsored Disquiet Literary Program started in Lisbon on June 29 and runs for two weeks until July 11.  

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    APAO Moderates Fulbright Forum 2014

    The Fulbright Commission held their annual forum where Fulbright alumni talked about their professional and personal development experiences as well as their exchange experiences in the U.S. 

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  • The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.

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