Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills


NORTH KOREA (July 31, 2021)--- North Korean leader calls out 'fanatical practices for invasion' ahead of tentative joint U.S.-ROK drills. North Korean state media revealed Friday that Kim Jong Un chaired another big military event in Pyongyang earlier this week, criticizing U.S. military drills during a first-of-its-kind “workshop” for Korean People’s…

United States Seizes Oil Tanker Used to Violate Sanctions Against North Korea


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 30, 2021)-- A New York federal court today entered a judgment of forfeiture regarding the M/T Courageous, a 2,734-ton oil-products tanker used to make illicit deliveries of petroleum products through ship-to-ship transfers with vessels flagged in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and…

Minister Guilbeault Announces Ontario’s Final Recipients of Creative Export Canada Funding


GATINEAU, (July 30, 2021)--Canadian cultural industries are unique and admired around the globe. The Government of Canada is committed to helping them expand into global markets and meet their full potential. The Creative Export Canada program was designed to support our creative industries by meeting this international demand and helping…

Canada’s PM Trudeau announces the appointment of Senators


CANADA (July 29, 2021)---The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Canada’s new Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, appointed the following individuals as independent Senators to fill vacancies across Canada: David Arnot, for Saskatchewan Michèle Audette, for Québec Amina Gerba, for Québec Clément Gignac, for Québec…

Russian President Meeting With Acting Governor of Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov


RUSSIA (July 29, 2021)--Russian President Vladimir Putin had a working meeting, via videoconference, with Acting Governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov. The discussion focused on the region’s socioeconomic development. At the beginning of the meeting, the President noted that, for many years, the Belgorod Region was ahead of others in many areas, but suggested starting with high-priority problems…

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at a Joint Press Availability


INDIA (Ju;y 28, 2021)-- MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Honorable Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America, Honorable Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. S. Jaishankar, distinguished members of both delegations, members of the media: a very good afternoon again to all of you and a very…

Designation of Al-Qa’ida-Linked Financial Facilitators


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 28, 2021)--The United States is designating one Turkey-based al-Qa’ida financial facilitator for materially assisting al-Qa’ida and one Syria-based terrorist fundraiser and recruiter for providing material support to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), a group linked with al-Qa’ida.  These designations were made pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as…