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  • Economic diplomacy – Innovation Week in Chicago (23.04.15)

    Innovation Week kicks off today in Chicago. This event is being organized, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Chicago, by the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Alliance française and Business France, and will bring together numerous American partners to promote French innovation and research in the 3rd biggest city in the United States.

  • France/United States – Departure of the Hermione for the United States (18.04.15)

    A replica of the vessel in which the Marquis de Lafayette sailed in 1780 to join the revolutionaries during the American War of Independence, this ship is the culmination of a nearly 20-year project. It illustrates the historic friendship between our two countries and is designed to promote France’s attractiveness in the United States, particularly with respect to tourism.

  • Cultural network update – French Quarter Jazz Festival in New York (12-14.01.15)

    After a successful first edition in 2014, the French Quarter Jazz Festival is returning to New York with the support of the Institut français from January 12 to 15, 2015, for three special evenings at venues that are well known to jazz fans: the Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village, Joe’s Pub in East Village and Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center.

  • United States - Train derailment in New York (01.12.13)

    We were shocked to learn of the train crash which killed 4 people and injured many others. In the face of this tragedy, France extends its condolences to the victims and their families, and expresses its wholehearted solidarity with them and with the American people during this difficult time.

  • Visit by Mr. Pascal Canfin to Washington (10-12.10.13)

    During his meetings with World Bank President, Mr. Jim Kim, and several senior officials from this institution, Mr. Canfin discussed the World Bank’s new strategy focusing on shared prosperity and the fight against extreme poverty, as well as its role in promoting sustainable models of development and the situation in the Sahel.

  • United States – Tornado in Oklahoma City (21.05.13)

    France expresses its deep shock at the tragic consequences of the powerful tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area in the southern United States on May 20, leaving more than 90 people dead, according to the latest reports.

  • Explosions in Boston (16.04.13)

    We have just learned that explosions in the city of Boston have, according to provisional reports, left two people dead and many others injured.

    At this difficult time, our thoughts are with the victims’ families and the injured.

  • United States – Forthcoming abolition of the death penalty in Maryland (18.03.13)

    France welcomes the decisive step taken by the Maryland General Assembly toward the abolition of the death penalty in this state, following the confirmation by the House of Representatives of the Senate vote in favor of the abolition. If the decision is endorsed by the governor, Maryland will become the 18th state in the United States to abolish the death penalty.

  • United States – Execution of Frederick Treesh (06.03.13)

    France condemns the execution by lethal injection of Frederick Treesh in the state of Ohio on March 6, 2013. This is the 4th execution in the United States in 2013 and the 50th prisoner to be put to death in Ohio since the moratorium ended in 1999.

  • United States – Execution of Carl Henry Blue (22.02.13)

    France condemns the execution of Carl Blue in the state of Texas, in the United States, on February 21. With 15 prisoners executed in 2012 and 493 executions since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976, Texas is responsible for more than a third of executions in the United States.

  • Visit to France by John Kerry (27.02.13)

    M. Fabius and his counterpart discussed the situation in Mali, on which we are cooperating very closely. In particular, they will talk about the prospects of restarting negotiations for the Middle East peace process, the situation in Syria, Iran’s nuclear programme, the stabilization of Afghanistan and the North Korea issue.



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