UN News – Alert: UN chief seeking ‘renewed commitment’ to global rules and values, as world leaders head to New York

INSTANT ALERT 20 September 2018 UN chief seeking ‘renewed commitment’ to global rules and values, as world leaders head to New York UN chief António Guterres on Thursday called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order” and to the organization he leads, highlighting his key themes for discussion during…

EBRD €12m loan to major Kosovo telecoms firm

* First tranche of €12m loan paid to Kujtesa to finance expansion * Loan encourages competition in the telecoms sector * EBRD strategy focuses on helping SMEs to grow by providing finance and expertise A telecoms company in Kosovo, already one of the bigger players in a sector with many small…

Press Release: NATO Deputy Secretary General visit to Georgia

Press Release 20 September 2018 PR (2018) 112 NATO Deputy Secretary General visit to Georgia The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Tbilisi on Friday, 21 September 2018.   She will have meetings with the President of Georgia, H.E. Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Vice-Prime…

Press Releases: On U.S. Citizen Dr. Serkan Golge

Press Statement Heather NauertDepartment Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2018 We welcome the Turkish Court of Appeals’ decision to reduce the sentence against Dr. Golge. That said, we continue to believe that the case against Dr. Golge lacks credible evidence and that he should be freed immediately to be reunited…

Highlights: Iran’s Missile Program

Press Statement Brian HookSenior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Special Representative for Iran  Hudson Institute Washington, DC September 20, 2018 As Prepared Good morning. Thank you to the Hudson Institute for hosting me today. I want to especially thank Rebecca Heinrichs for extending the invitation. As many of…

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA): DISA, Joint Spectrum Center forge trusted partnerships during Pacific Endeavor 2018

DISA and the Joint Spectrum Center displayed their technical expertise in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 2-19 during Pacific Endeavor 2018. The annual exercise is a multinational communications Interoperability Program (MCIP) that focuses on establishing rapid and effective interoperable communications systems to the joint warfighter during disaster-relief operations. Roughly 270 personnel from…

EB – Sanctions at State: CAATSA Section 231: “Addition of 33 Entities and Individuals to the List of Specified Persons and Imposition of Sanctions on the Equipment Development Department”

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2018   Today, the President issued a new Executive Order “Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” to further the implementation of certain sanctions in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of…

Press Releases: Previewing Sanctions Under Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA)

Special Briefing Senior State Department Officials Via Teleconference September 20, 2018   MODERATOR: Thank you, and good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining in today’s call regarding the President’s executive order on the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act as well as other actions. Today’s call will be on background, and…

Press Releases: Release of the 2018 National Cyber Strategy

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2018   Today, the White House released its 2018 National Cyber Strategy, outlining the steps the federal government is taking to advance an open, secure, interoperable, and reliable cyberspace. Given the interconnected and global nature of cyberspace, the State Department…

UN News – Daily Wrap

DAILY WRAP 20 September 2018 UN Photo/Kim Haughton 6 things to know about the General Assembly as UN heads into high level weekEvery year, in September, global leaders and change-makers gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York for two weeks, to discuss the burning issues of our time and…

National Cyber Awareness System: ISC Releases Security Advisory for BIND

National Cyber Awareness System: ISC Releases Security Advisory for BIND 09/19/2018 08:23 PM EDT Original release date: September 19, 2018 The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released a security advisory that addresses a vulnerability affecting multiple versions of ISC Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND). Under certain conditions, a remote attacker…

“I think they should be ashamed of themselves.” — Samantha Guerry, a friend and former classmate of Dr. Ford, responds to people who believe allegation against Judge Kavanaugh was fabricated.

“I think they should be ashamed of themselves.” — Samantha Guerry, a friend and former classmate of Dr. Ford, responds to people who believe allegation against Judge Kavanaugh was fabricated. pic.twitter.com/ZDi0fnjr2h — MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 20, 2018 Source: Twitter

Federal judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing date for Michael Flynn

Federal judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing date for Michael Flynn. https://t.co/GfxnwszllR pic.twitter.com/JMR5qq73E7 — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 20, 2018 Source: Twitter