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Huang Qi: the activist who reported human rights violations

Find out why human rights activist and journalist Huang Qi will spend the next 12 years in a Chinese prison and why the U.S. objects.
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Timeline of U.S.–North Korea diplomatic history

There have been many attempts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Here’s a brief timeline of U.S.-North Korea diplomatic relations.
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What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the U.S. national security adviser actually does? Learn why a former adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."
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Iranian workers choose: Wages or lashes?

Workers in Iran are tired of working without pay. But they risk lashes and prison time if they peacefully protest for their unpaid wages.
Mark Green, John J. Sullivan and Ivanka Trump standing in front of mural (State Dept.)

U.S. gives $120 million in new aid for Venezuelans

New U.S. funds will provide emergency food and health assistance to vulnerable Venezuelans in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout the region.
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State Department honors Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Slater as first Hero of U.S....

Meet Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slater, a foreign service specialist who embodies the ethos of diplomacy through her tenacity and teamwork.
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Who’s been censoring your movie?

The Chinese government censors everything the government disagrees with. It even coerces foreign movie studios to edit and change their films.
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A Venezuelan mother in search of a better future [video]

Electricity blackouts and widespread medicine shortages mean that childbirth and motherhood present grave risks in Venezuela.
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To prepare for Mars, NASA travels to Iceland

To prepare for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, scientists tested technology in a terrain that is similar to environments on Mars.