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Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at the Memorial Day Commemoration

On Memorial Day around the world, and in towns and cities at home, Americans and their allies gather to stand silently at the final resting places of so many of our countrymen who heeded our nation’s call to arms. Just as we have come here this morning, thousands have gathered across Europe this weekend at ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at the Return Ceremony of Columbus Letter

Rome, May 18, 2016 -- Good morning. It’s a pleasure to celebrate the return of a priceless artifact such as this letter from Christopher Columbus to its rightful owner – the Italian people. Though Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas, his voyages led to the first lasting European contact with ...
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Remarks by Ambassador John R. Phillips on the 2016 U.S. Elections at the Sassari University

I am pleased to discuss the U.S. presidential election today; it is attracting a great deal of attention around the world and in Italy and I’m happy to be able to share a certain perspective about the process and issues. I’ve been involved in U.S. politics most of my adult life, most recently in support ...
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