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International sanctions are working: Russia feels economic pressure

Putin's war against Ukraine prompted sanctions and business withdrawals. Those actions are taking a toll on Russia's economy.
Woman raising arms while standing with large letters that spell out “Baranoa” (Courtesy of Patricia Etienne)

Peace Corps is back! A new class begins in the Americas.

Two Peace Corps volunteers explain what drew them to global service and share what they find most rewarding about their work.
Woman holding up vaccination card as she speaks to students in classroom (Courtesy of Bridget Siulanda/JSI)

U.S. sends COVID-19 vaccines worldwide [rolling updates]

The United States is donating billions in COVID-19 vaccine doses, funding for COVAX and medical supplies to countries all over the world.
Antony Blinken laughing with shopkeeper (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

U.S.-Africa partnerships advance shared ideals

Secretary Blinken laid out four priorities that he said the U.S. government and African countries must tackle together. Learn what they are.
2 women making heart sign with their hands while standing outside (State Dept.)

Celebrating 75 years of U.S.-Pakistan relations [photo gallery]

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s birth as a nation and of U.S.-Pakistan diplomatic relations. Some images over the decades.
Young girl carrying tray of desserts in room full of diners (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

American generosity stays high, study shows

Experts often note that Americans, whether wealthy or of modest means, give generously to those in need. But recent donations break records.
Group of people sitting and standing outdoors (© Desmond Tiro/AP Images)

Galvanizing the world to reduce hunger in Africa

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., urged action across governments, across countries and between people to end hunger.
Baby elephant interacting with adult elephant in water (© DeAgostini/Getty Images)

Understanding elephants improves conservation efforts

U.S. researchers are learning more about how elephants think and behave to help improve the chances of survival for these majestic animals.
Cynthia Yue at microphone, speaking and gesturing (Courtesy of Cynthia Yue)

Cynthia Yue has her finger on the pulse of American youth

Learn why the 2021–2022 U.S. Youth Observer to the U.N. is so committed to human rights and how her childhood shaped her worldview.