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Paratroopers landing on flat ground, with mountains in the background (Specialist Edward Randolph/U.S. Army)

U.S. and Colombian paratroopers team up in exercise

The U.S. and Colombian militaries recently took part in an airborne assault training exercise to strengthen their partnership and interoperability.
Syringe needle sticking into container (© Shutterstock)

U.S. companies work on coronavirus vaccine

Several U.S. drug companies are hard at work developing a vaccine to fight the coronavirus that is spreading around the world.
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Historic North American trade agreement explained

President Trump signed the historic USMCA trade deal, which updates and modernizes trade relations in North America and will create prosperity for millions.
Silhouette view of people standing on infrastructure (© yuttana Contributor Studio/Shutterstock)

What is the Blue Dot Network for infrastructure financing?

When communities and investors see an infrastructure project is part of the Blue Dot Network, they know it meets high standards of quality and transparency.
Billboard sitting on top of building (© Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Report outlines Beijing’s global media manipulation

Beijing uses propaganda, censorship and control of digital networks to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new report says.
People presenting large drawing of rat (© Xin Huashe/Xinhua/Getty Images)

Lunar New Year 2020: Year of the Rat

January 25 is the start of the Lunar New Year, celebrated worldwide. 2020 is the Year of the Rat, which the U.S. is honoring with a new postage stamp.
Circuit board cut into shape of Israel (© Shutterstock)

U.S. Embassy in Israel supports minorities in tech sector

Thanks in part to the work of the U.S. Embassy, Arab citizens are taking a bigger role in the high-tech sector in Israel and creating a better future.
Illustration of a Chinese student under the outline of a thought bubble (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why is Beijing afraid of ‘freedom of thought’?

As part of China's ongoing crackdown against academic freedom, the Communist Party changed the charter of a prominent university.
Aircraft dropping red substance on fire (© Noah Berger/AP Images)

U.S. sends firefighters to Australia to help fight blazes

The United States is sending firefighters and wildfire specialists to Australia to help fight the fires that have already consumed millions of hectares.