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U.S. sanctions Venezuelan state-owned oil company

The United States is protecting natural resources and preserving revenue for the Venezuelan people through sanctions on the state-owned oil company, PDVSA.
Man with beard and cap (© Elizabeth Dalziel/AP Images)

Who are the Uyghurs?

Uyghur Muslims are an ethnic minority in China. The Uyghurs are persecuted by the Chinese government, with hundreds of thousands held in detention camps.
Two people gesturing in silhouette behind flag (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Pompeo: U.S. is a friend to Venezuela and its people

Secretary Pompeo addressed the Organization of American States to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to the people of Venezuela and Interim President Juan Guaidó.
Globe showing Africa in front of blurred world map (© Shutterstock)

New U.S.-Africa strategy will yield ‘lasting stability, prosperity’

The United States announces a new approach to trade, security and aid in Africa in a speech by National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Girls in shantytown walking over precarious bridge over creek (© Altaf Qadri/AP Images)

U.S. leads global effort to help Rohingya refugees

The refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, survived the first monsoon season thanks to the tireless work of global engineering and construction teams.
Vice President Pence and Peter O'Neill walking across red carpet (© Mark Schiefelbein/AP Images)

Pence: ‘United States offers a better option’

At the APEC forum in Papua New Guinea, Vice President Pence sets out the advantages of the U.S. as an economic and investment partner in the Indo-Pacific.
Ships in open water (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)

U.S. commitment to Indo-Pacific ‘steadfast and enduring,’ Pence says

Vice President Pence emphasizes U.S. support for "prosperity, security, and shared principles" in the Indo-Pacific at the 6th annual U.S.-ASEAN summit.
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America commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I armistice

One hundred years ago, World War I came to an end. Countries across the world are coming together to commemorate the anniversary.
Infographic comparing U.S. and Chinese business environments (State Dept./S. Wilkinson)

The effect of corruption on business

Strong laws and trustworthy institutions protect investors and businesses from corruption. That's why the different approaches of the U.S. and China matter.