Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Reception for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Vice President’s Ceremonial Office 

6:04 P.M. EDT
 
THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you so much.  I’m very humbled by that warm introduction and very grateful for the presence of so many great Americans at …

Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world's development challenges

17 May 2017 &#150 From drones dropping food and medicines, to handheld devices that can diagnose Ebola with a drop of blood, the latest technological advances are converging to make the &#8220unthinkable happen,&#8221 said global …

Italian Embassy: Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation visits Lebanon

NNA – In a press release by the Italian Embassy in Beirut, it said: “The Embassy in Beirut announces the visit to Lebanon of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, …

As four countries face famine, world 'must step up now' says top UN food security forum

17 May 2017 &#150 With famine looming in four countries, the United Nations-backed Committee on World Food Security (CFS) stressed today the need to rally support for both immediate relief to people at …

EU grants Sri Lanka improved access to its market as incentive for reform

The European Union will remove a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products as from Friday, 19 May. This will be in exchange for the country’s commitment to effectively implement 27 …