President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Briefing on the Release of New HIV Treatment Results From the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief on its 15th Anniversary Special Briefing Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Via Teleconference MR GREENAN: Good morning, everybody, and thank you for joining us for this on-the-record conference ...
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Presidential Message on Earth Day, 2018

Today, our Nation commemorates Earth Day, a celebration of the blessings given to us by our Creator.  Among them, we cherish our magnificent land and waterways, abundant natural resources, and unique wildlife.  As a Nation, it is our duty to recognize the importance of these life-sustaining gifts, and it is our responsibility to protect them ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Statement On International Human Rights Day

Sixty-nine years ago today, in the aftermath of World War II, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all individuals, and that these rights are the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world. For those who ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims December 1, 2017, as World AIDS Day

WORLD AIDS DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The first documented cases of the human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) 36 years ago became the leading edge of an epidemic that swept across the United States and around the globe, devastating millions of ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to live free from ...
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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on International Day of the Girl

The White House October 11, 2017 On the International Day of the Girl, we recognize how girlhood shapes the lives of all women, and we promote the empowerment of more than 1 billion young girls growing up around the world. Girlhood is a time when young women should be nurturing their skills, pursuing their passions, ...
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Joint Readout of the Meeting between President Trump of the United States and President Moon of ROK

The White House September 22, 2017 President Donald J. Trump met in New York with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to discuss the serious and escalating threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The two presidents condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s continued provocations, including its sixth nuclear test on September ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Moon of the ROK Before Bilateral Meeting

President Trump President Moon Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York September 21, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP : Thank you very much. It’s a great privilege to be with President Moon of South Korea. As you probably know, we’ve had a few discussions over the last number of months, and I actually think we’re making ...
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Remarks by President Trump, ROK President Moon, and Japanese PM Abe Before Trilateral Meeting

Remarks Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York September 21, 2017 12:15 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP : Today I’m announcing a new executive order I just signed that significantly expands our authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea. As I outlined at my address to ...
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President Donald J. Trump Increases Pressure to Cut Off Funding for North Korea

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 21, 2017 STRONG FINANCIAL SANCTIONS:  President Trump today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) imposing additional sanctions with respect to North Korea. The provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies of the Government of North Korea constitute a continuing threat to the national security, foreign policy, ...
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Remarks by Secretary at the UNSC Session on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State The United Nations New York, NY September 21, 2017 [View Video: 19’53’’] SECRETARY TILLERSON : Well, good afternoon. And I appreciate the opportunity to address the Security Council again, and I thank this month’s – this month’s chair, Ethiopia. Members of the Security Council talk often of threats to global security. The ...
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U.S. and United Nations 2017

Remarks President Trump United Nations New York, New York September 19, 2017 [View Video: 41’27’’] PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. … ...
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On President Trump’s Address to the UN General Assembly

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 19, 2017 Today, President Donald J. Trump presented to assembled world leaders his vision of security, prosperity and peace led by sovereign nations. That vision requires a recommitment to the founding principles of the United Nations — to promote peace in troubled times. The ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Remarks President Trump United Nations New York, New York September 19, 2017 [View Video: 41’27’’] 10:04 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of ...
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Enough is Enough: The World puts North Korea on Notice

ShareAmerica September 15, 2017 Leaders worldwide are condemning North Korea’s latest round of testing of missiles and a nuclear device. This year alone, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un regime has fired as many as 23 missiles. These actions are beyond provocative — they put countries and people at risk. North Korea also has increased the power ...
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72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) opened at the UN Headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. During this session of UNGA, the United States will have numerous opportunities to engage multilaterally and bilaterally to advance U.S. priorities in five key areas: addressing the threat to global peace ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks : North Korea’s Missile Launch

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017 North Korea’s provocative missile launch represents the second time the people of Japan, a treaty ally of the United States, have been directly threatened in recent weeks. These continued provocations only deepen North Korea’s diplomatic and economic isolation. United Nations Security Council ...
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North Korea Policy

Testimony Susan A. Thornton Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Prepared Statement Before the House of Foreign Affairs Committee Washington, DC September 12, 2017 Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today for this timely hearing on North Korea. Thank you also ...
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FACT SHEET : Resolution 2375 (2017) Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea

September 11, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Resolution 2375 (2017), adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on September 11, 2017, strengthens UN sanctions on North Korea in response to the North Korea nuclear test conducted on September 2, 2017. As such, this resolution sends a very clear message to North Korea that the Security ...
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Remarks Following the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2375 on North Korea Sanctions

Remarks Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City September 11, 2017 [View Video: 7’ 44”] AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you for calling this meeting and allowing us to have this vote. The images from space of northeast Asia at night show brightness and ...
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Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Briefing on North Korea

Remarks Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City September 4, 2017 [View Video: 06’15”] AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. And we want to thank you for allowing us to have this prompt meeting, as it’s very urgent. And we also want to thank the Ambassador ...
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Additional Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Briefing on North Korea

Remarks Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City September 4, 2017  AS DELIVERED Mr. President, due to the urgency of the situation with the nuclear test, as well as the announcement by North Korea that they are planning for another ICBM test, we ...
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6/9/17-Secretary Tillerson : Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Pride Month

Press Statement : Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2017 In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also ...
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03/22/17 – Factsheet: The Global Coalition – Working to Defeat ISIS

March 22, 2017 Factsheet: The Global Coalition – Working to Defeat ISIS Since its formation in 2014, the Global Coalition has worked diligently to reduce the threat ISIS poses to international security and our homelands.  Coalition members are united in common cause to defeat ISIS through a robust approach, including working by, with, and through ...
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03/22/17 – Remarks at the Ministerial Plenary for the Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi The Department of State Washington, DC March 22, 2017 [ View Video: 19’49” ] SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good morning, and thank you all for traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in this counter-ISIS/Daesh ministerial conference. It is indeed encouraging to see the attendance. When the forces of ...
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03/22/17 – Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition: Meeting on the Defeat of ISIS

Washington, DC March 22, 2017 The following is the text of a statement by the Ministers of the Global Coalition: Meeting on the Defeat of ISIS. Begin text: 1. Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition met in Washington today at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to review and accelerate the campaign ...
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03/08/17 – Statement from the Press Secretary in Honor of International Women’s Day

The White House March 08, 2017 International Women’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon the meaningful progress women have made throughout society, while also acknowledging that there is still much work that remains to be done to ensure the complete and consequential participation of women in all spheres of economic, political, ...
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03/08/17 – International Women’s Day

Washington, DC March 8, 2017 On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the critical contributions women make in every sector of society and we recommit ourselves to addressing the discrimination and barriers that women face around the world. We have seen firsthand the benefits of women’s empowerment—politically, economically, and socially. Women spend a higher portion ...
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02/27/17 – U.S.-Japan-R.O.K. Trilateral Joint Statement on North Korea

Washington, DC February 27, 2017 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Japan, and the Republic of Korea at the conclusion of their trilateral meeting. Begin Text: Today, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General of the ...
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02/16/17 – U.S.-ROK-Japan Foreign Ministerial Joint Statement on the Situation in North Korea

Washington, DC February 16, 2017 Today the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Yun Byung-se, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, met in Bonn. The Ministers condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s February 12, 2017 ballistic missile test, noting North ...
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02/13/17 – Statement on the North Korean Missile Launch

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations February 13, 2017  We call on all members of the Security Council to use every available resource to make it clear to the North Korean regime – and its enablers – that these launches are unacceptable. It is time ...
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01/03/17 – Women Score Several ‘Firsts’ in U.S. Government in 2017

ShareAmerica January 3, 2017 Hillary Clinton may have lost her bid to be the first female president, but elsewhere in the U.S., women in the 2016 elections made historic inroads at all levels of government: federal, state and local. “It is impossible to deny the substantial progress women have recently made in government and politics,” ...
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12/18/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Press Statement on International Migrants Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 18, 2016 : TOP-META END CENTERBLOCK START International Migrants Day is an opportunity to reflect upon the many ways that migrants enrich our cultures, economies, and societies. Like no other time in modern history, the world is on the move. In 2015, some 244 million ...
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12/09/16 – Fighting Corruption is a Global Effort

Daniel L. Foote December 9, 2016 : As we mark International Anti-Corruption Day, the U.S. Department of State continues to work with other governments, civil society, the private sector, and international organizations to fight corruption.  Around the world, we have seen the destabilizing effect of corruption on governments, economies, democracy, and the rule of law.  ...
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12/09/16 – Remarks by Ambassador Power at a UNSC Briefing on the Situation in the DPRK

Remarks Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City December 9, 2016 :  AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thanks to all Council members who supported the holding of this session in order to address a grave crisis. Thanks to Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson, ...
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12/08/16 – John Glenn, the first American in orbit, has died at 95

December 8, 2016 : John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an international hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died December 8. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Before his first flight, Glenn reportedly asked Katherine ...
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FACT SHEET: At the United Nation Foundation’s Social Good Summit, Vice President Biden Announces New International Cooperation and Investments as Part

Fact Sheet Vice President Biden The White House September 21, 2016 For Immediate Release Announcements as part of the Cancer Moonshot include ten new Memoranda of Understanding (or Memoranda of Cooperation) for international cancer research and care, U.S. investment in regional centers of research excellence for low- and middle-income countries, and a commitment from the ...
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09/19/16 – Vice President Biden Welcomes Trilateral Cooperation on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative with the Republic of Korea and Japan

Vice President Biden THE WHITE HOUSE September 19, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vice President Biden convened a trilateral meeting of health experts from the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to discuss trilateral collaboration in support of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Led by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Japan Minister ...
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09/05/16 – North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launches

Press Statement John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs Washington, DC September 5, 2016 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. These launches, which have become far too common in the past several months, violate multiple UN Security Council Resolutions explicitly prohibiting North ...
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07/26/16 – Remarks in Honor of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Remarks Special Briefing Judith E. Heumann Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Washington, DC July 26, 2016 MS TRUDEAU: Thank you, everyone, and welcome to the State Department. It is an extraordinary pleasure today, in honor of the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to introduce State Department Special Advisor for International Disability ...
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07/25/16 – Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2016

Proclamation The White House Office of the Press Secretary ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT July 25, 2016 For Immediate Release BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On July 26, 1990, our Nation marked a pivotal moment in history for Americans with disabilities. Fueled by a chorus of voices ...
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07/19/16 – Partnerships Matter: Building the Right Team to #ZAPZika

July 19, 2016 With tens of thousands of confirmed cases in the Americas, Zika is a growing public health emergency in the Western Hemisphere and beyond. While we are harnessing all of our available resources to fight Zika here at home and abroad, we are also calling on communities, companies, and civil society to act ...
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07/18/16 – PEPFAR and DREAMS Partners Announce Winners of the $85 Million DREAMS Innovation Challenge

July 18, 2016 $40 Million Targeted on Keeping Girls in Secondary School Durban, South Africa – Today, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); Janssen Pharmaceutica NV (Janssen), one of the Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson; and ViiV Healthcare announced a combined $85 million investment to support 56  DREAMS Innovation Challenge  winners* in 10 sub-Saharan ...
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07/14/16 – Closing Remarks at the Internet Governance Forum USA

Remarks Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC July 14, 2016 (As delivered) Thank you, Shane, for the introduction. I also want to thank the U.S. IGF Multistakeholder Planning Committee for planning this ...
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07/13/16 – Deputy Secretary’s Remarks at Public-Private Sector Roundtable Discussion on Zika

Remarks Heather Higginbottom Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Washington, DC July 13, 2016 DEPUTY SECRETARY HIGGINBOTTOM: Thank you, Jim, very much. And I also want to echo your thanks to your team, to you, to OES, the interagency, and all of our partners for arranging this forum today, and importantly, to all ...
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06/23/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the Opening of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Stanford University Memorial Auditorium Stanford, California June 23, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY:  Thank you so much.  You’re the best.  I love you.  You are terrific. Thank you so much.  Thank you.  (Cheers.)  Patricia, thank you.  Thank you so much.  Good morning, everybody.  Are you all energized?  (Cheers.)  I saw that ...
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06/06/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the Public Event on Oceans

Remarks John Kerry Public Event on Oceans June 6, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. (Inaudible) extraordinary experience. That’s really wonderful. I’m privileged to be here with everybody. I want to begin by thanking China’s oceanic administrator – Mr. Wang Hong, thank you very, very much for your leadership. I want to thank Cathy Novelli, ...
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05/31/16 – Presidential Proclamation — National Oceans Month, 2016

Proclamation President Obama NATIONAL OCEANS MONTH May 31, 2016 Covering more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface, oceans have a profound impact on our way of life.  Home to a great diversity of plant and animal species, their precious ecosystems provide food and energy that are integral to our survival.  In bringing tourism and ...
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Opening Ceremony of the United Nations Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

It’s an enormous privilege to be here on Earth Day to join in signing this historic agreement. I was a young organizer and speaker, not so long back from Vietnam, on the first Earth Day in 1970.  And I was a young senator and advocate in Rio in 1992 when we held the first Earth ...
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04/22/16 – Email from President Obama: “Our Responsibility to Act”

April 22, 2016 On Earth Day, the United States joined about 170 other countries in signing the Paris Agreement, a historic deal to reduce carbon emissions across the globe. President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list to reflect on the America’s leadership in the fight against climate change. Didn’t get ...
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02/07/16 – U.S. Remarks (THAAD Announcement) by Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal (Chief of Staff, U.S. Forces Korea)

February 7, 2016 U.S. Remarks (THAAD Announcement) (As Delivered: 07 1500 FEB 16/KST) Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal (Chief of Staff, U.S. Forces Korea): Thank you Deputy Defense Minister Yoo. I want to associate myself with your remarks and once again affirm the United States’ strong support of this important decision. To repeat, this was an ...
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U.S. Government’s Response to Super Typhoon Haiyan

November 19, 2103 Thank you Mr. Chairman, Senator Rubio, and other Members of the Subcommittee for giving me this opportunity to testify on the U.S. Government’s response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on November 8th. The typhoon, one of the largest and strongest in history, struck the central Philippines from the east, ...
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