US Envoy Heads to Africa to Advance Joint Priorities

U.S. Ambas­sador to the Unit­ed Nations Lin­da Thomas-Green­­field will trav­el to Ghana, Mozam­bique and Kenya this week to advance joint pri­or­i­ties fol­low­ing December’s U.S.-Africa Lead­ers Sum­mit.  Her tour, from Jan­u­ary 25 to 29, will focus on region­al secu­ri­ty issues, food inse­cu­ri­ty, human­i­tar­i­an issues, and sup­port­ing African efforts to mit­i­gate cli­mate change, a senior admin­is­tra­tion official…

France’s Baguette Becomes Another Ukraine War Casualty

The fall­out of the war in Ukraine is hit­ting even France’s icon­ic baguette, which was recent­ly added to UNESCO’s World Her­itage list. On Mon­day, French bak­ers took to the streets of Paris to protest soar­ing ener­gy and oth­er prices they say are imper­il­ing their trade. Denis Durand begins his work­days at 3:30 a.m. to bake the…