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    Obama Charts New Course on Cuba Policy

    “We will end an outdated approach that … has failed to advance our interests,” President Obama said in a televised address December 17 announcing a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba.

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    Kerry’s Press Briefing in London

    The United States and its allies remain committed to traveling the long, difficult road to peace in the Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in London on December 16.

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  • US Secretary of State John Kerry, third left, talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, second left, and British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond in Paris on Monday Dec. 15, 2014. (AP)

    Kerry meets European ministers

    US Secretary of State John Kerry jetted into Paris Monday for late night talks with European counterparts seeking to head off a UN crisis over a Palestinian bid for statehood.

  • Kerry Addresses the Lima Climate Change Conference

    Kerry Addresses the Lima Climate Change Conference

    Secretary Kerry addresses the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, on December 11, 2014 (DOS photo)

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  • The Youth Ambassadors and Ambassador Hartley

    Youth Ambassadors Reception

    On Friday, December 5, Ambassador Hartley presented certificates at a reception at her residence in honor of the 2014 Youth Ambassadors. She then chatted with them about their experience in the U.S.

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    2015 U.S. Embassy Consular Service Days in Rennes, Bordeaux, and Lyon

    The U.S. Embassy in Paris, in collaboration with the American Presence Posts in Rennes, Bordeaux, and Lyon, is pleased to announce off-site consular services in 2015. Select consular services will be available in Rennes on February 11th, in Bordeaux on March 18th, and in Lyon on April 29th.  

  • Reception for American artist Jeff Koons
    Reception for American artist Jeff Koons

    On November 22, U.S. Ambassador to France Jane Hartley hosted a reception for American artist Jeff Koons before the big Centre Pompidou opening! 

  • 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit
    2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    Eleven young U.S. government-exchange alumni entrepreneurs from Algeria, Egypt, France, Germany and Morocco participated in the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which took place.... 

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    Press Releases: 2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration

    The White House releases a summary of President Obama’s meeting with his National Security Council to discuss the U.S. strategy to counter the threat posed...  

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    Visa Appointments and Visas Application Fee

    Beginning July 31, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Paris has implemented a new system to schedule visa appointments and to pay the visa application fee. Please note that we will no longer be accepting mandat comptes purchased after August 14, 2014 Information on our visas page. 

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    Information on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization 

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