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Children viewing body in small coffin (© Meridith Kohut/New York Times/Redux)

From Venezuela, stories of hardship

Poverty, food shortages, government critics dying in custody: The stories coming out of Maduro's Venezuela are ones of hardship and struggle.
Family eating at table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Uighurs in America celebrate Ramadan

In America, Uighur Muslims celebrate Ramadan and observe Islamic traditions. However, in Xinjiang, China, these practices are illegal.
People walking up steps between military cordons (State Dept.)

White House hosts Pacific island leaders

President Trump welcomed the leaders of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to discuss issues affecting their island nations.
Group of warships sailing (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force/U.S. Navy)

U.S., Japan, India, Philippines sail through South China Sea

India, Japan and the Philippines joined with the United States to protect the freedom of the oceans and vital economic trade routes.
'5G' as a logo superimposed on blurry image of people (© Manu Fernandez/AP Images)

Countries agree on 5G security in Prague

As countries are starting to build 5G ultra-fast telecom networks, they came together in Prague to develop security standards to protect these networks.
Huawei sign and person standing in front of it demonstrating equipment (© Mark Schiefelbein/AP Images)

U.S. warns of untrustworthy 5G vendors

As countries develop 5G internet technology, it is important that they consider the security and privacy issues that come with unreliable companies.
Crowd of people walking beneath security cameras (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

China exports tools of repression to the world

China is exporting technological know-how that can help authoritarian governments track, reward and punish citizens through digital surveillance.
View of large building behind red and white barrier fencing (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Why does China ‘retrain’ successful businessmen?

The Chinese government calls internment camps in Xinjiang "vocational training centers," but a widely distributed photo tells a different story
Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

40th anniversary of Egypt-Israel peace deal celebrated

Forty years ago, Egypt and Israel signed a historic peace treaty that ended more than 30 years of war between the two countries.