Washington, DC - Secretary Kerry met today in London with UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura to discuss the situation in Syria and ongoing efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict there.

Yuma, Arizona - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a male Mexican national - later determined to be in the U.S. illegally - attempting to circumvent the traffic checkpoint on I-8, east of Yuma, Thursday.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded.  

Washington, DC - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) applauded the recent Senate passage of S. Res. 542, designating July as National Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education and Awareness Month. The Resolution recognizes the 70th anniversary of the first federal U.S. trademark law, the Trademark Act of 1946, commonly referred to as the Lanham Act, and was introduced by co-chairs of the Senate Congressional Trademark Caucus, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles “Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE).

Washington, DC - On July 14, the United States and Cuba reconvened for biannual Migration Talks in Havana, Cuba. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs John Creamer and Director General for the U.S. Division of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Josefina Vidal led their respective delegations to build upon the dialogue last held in December 2015.