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Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship Granted (August 13, 2019)

The annual Björn Savén Finnish American Scholarship was granted to Mr. Lassi Tervonen in a ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Ambassador Pence, Mr. Björn Savén, and Kristiina Helenius from the League of Finnish-American Societies congratulated Mr. Tervonen for the 35 000 euro grant for PhD studies in economics at ...
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Coming Up: Zoohackathon 2019: Combating Wildlife Trafficking Through Innovation and Technology

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 11, 2019 The Department of State’s Zoohackathon promotes technology solutions, builds cross-sector collaboration, raises awareness, and empowers communities to combat wildlife trafficking. During 48-hour competitions, teams of university students, software developers, coders, graphic designers, and wildlife enthusiasts use technology to tackle wildlife conservation problems. At each local event ...
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U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty on August 2, 2019

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State August 2, 2019 On February 2, 2019, the United States provided its six-month notice of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty due to the Russian Federation’s continuing violation of the treaty. The U.S. withdrawal pursuant to Article XV of the treaty takes effect today because ...
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Commemorating the Anniversary Year Through Photographs (July 23, 2019)

On January 1, 2019, U.S. Embassy Finland and the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C. , embarked on a visual journey through our countries’ shared history. The project’s title, “100 Years – 100 Images,” explains it all. Together, we collected 100 images of memorable moments in the 100 years of shared diplomatic history with the U.S. Embassy and the Finnish Embassy ...
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Celebrating 100 Years of U.S.-Finnish Diplomatic Relations by Visiting 100 Places / June 2019

To commemorate the anniversary year of the U.S.-Finnish diplomatic relations, the U.S. Embassy Finland is taking on a challenge. By the end of 2019, our American diplomats and friends of the Embassy community will try to visit 100 places in Finland. Can we do it? Follow along as we journey through Finland to celebrate the ...
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