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Notre Dame cathedral in flames (© Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images)

As Notre Dame burns, White House sends words of comfort to...

As the fire continued to burn at Notre Dame, White House officials shared their sorrow with the people of France.
An aerial view of the Coca Codo Sinclair Dam project (© Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times/Redux)

Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.
Watchtower and security cameras seen through barbed wire on top of wall (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Why do Chinese ‘boarding schools’ need barbed wire and cattle prods?

Though the Chinese government calls them schools, budget documents, human rights reports and survivors' accounts tell a more brutal story.
Four people standing in front of a building (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Pompeo meets with Uyghurs

Uyghurs who survived China’s detention camps or lost family members to the camps shared their stories with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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U.S. sanctions Venezuelan bank following arrest of Guaidó aide

The United States responds to former President Nicolás Maduro's illegal arrest of interim President Juan Guaidó's chief of staff.
Gold mining facility in Venezuela (© Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan gold mining company

Nicolás Maduro and his inner circle have been enriching themselves by illegally mining gold in Venezuela. New sanctions aim to stop them.
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China targets intellectuals in bid to eradicate Uyghur culture

Kamaltürk Yalqun is searching for his father, a leading Uyghur intellectual and scholar who disappeared in China's crackdown against ethnic minorities.
People standing on a balcony draped with the Venezuelan flag (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro’s ex-vice president aided drug dealers, charges say

Former vice president of Venezuela and international drug kingpin Tareck El Aissami has been charged with violating U.S. sanctions.
Pompeo at a lectern addressing an audience (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo: U.S. energy doesn’t come with strings

Speaking at an energy conference, Secretary Pompeo set out the benefits of the United States' being a world leader in energy production.