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Stacked dark chocolate chunks (© Shulevskyy Volodymyr/Shutterstock.com)

New chocolate factory signals deepening U.S. ties with Ghana

Ghanian chocolate producer Niche Cocoa plans to open a new factory in Wisconsin, part of a growing U.S. economic partnership with Ghana.
Fish on display in open-air market (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Supporting responsible fishing in the Pacific

The U.S. government, the private sector and nonprofits are working with groups in Peru and Ecuador to promote sustainable fishing.
Rishi Sunak wearing long-sleeved T-shirt with ‘Stanford’ on it (© Simon Walker/HM Treasury)

U.K. prime minister says U.S. study ‘changed my life’

New U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak studied business at Stanford in California. Learn about his U.S. Fulbright Program experience.
Person seen on ground surrounded by people in uniform (© Misha Friedman/AP Images)

Authoritarian regimes continue jailing journalists

Authoritarian regimes continue to jail journalists around the world. Learn more about the problem and how the U.S. supports independent news.
Anna May Wong with fan in front of statue (© AP Images)

U.S. coin honors pioneering Asian American actress

Anna May Wong was Hollywood's first Chinese American movie star. Now she is the first Asian American to appear on U.S. currency.
People marching in demonstration (© AP Images)

Meet the watchdogs guarding internet access

When authoritarian regimes block the internet, these organizations expose the restrictions against free expression.
Three men sitting under display of photos of three other men (© Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/AFP/Getty Images)

How U.S. researchers helped avert economic disasters

Meet the three Americans who won the 2022 Nobel Prize in economics for research that has helped governments respond to economic downturns.
Uniformed men in inflatable boat boarding fishing vessel at night (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn)

Stepping up the fight against illegal fishing

Illegal fishing threatens global food supplies and harms the environment. Learn how new U.S. partnerships are addressing the problem.
Outline of Ukraine filled in with patterns of cyber connections and colors of the Ukrainian flag (© Shutterstock.com)

Protecting Ukraine’s internet access and critical data

The Russian Federation's unjust war against Ukraine includes cyberattacks. Learn how the U.S. supports Ukraine's cyber defenses.