Washington, DC - The United States condemns today’s attack in Munich, Germany. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a quick recovery for the many injured.

Washington, DC - Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk will travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 22–26, to meet with senior Emirati and Saudi government officials to follow up on the recent Counter ISIL Ministerial and to coordinate next steps in the Counter ISIL campaign.

Washington, DC - The Vice President spoke by phone today with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.  During the call, the Vice President reaffirmed the importance of the strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey, and reiterated the United States' strong condemnation of last week's attempted coup against the democratically elected civilian government of Turkey. 

Washington, DC - Koninklijke Ahold and Delhaize Group, which between them own and operate five well-known U.S. supermarket chains, have agreed to sell 81stores to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $28 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive in 46 local markets in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Washington, DC - A certain famous chef is known for exclaiming “BAM!” when he wants to extract the most flavor from a recipe. The FTC’s case against an unrelated California company called BAM Financial alleges a far less savory form of extraction.