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‘Historic moment’ for Orthodox Church of Ukraine

The United States supports religious freedom in Ukraine and congratulates the newly elected head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
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‘Climate of intimidation’ exists in Chechnya, fact-finding mission concludes

The Russian government has “not lived up to its responsibilities” to address the “grave situation” in Chechnya, a new report says.
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U.S. farm products prized in South Korea

Learn why the United States is the top food supplier to South Korea, a country with discriminating tastes and high standards.
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U.N. condemns Iran’s human rights abuses

The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution censuring Iran's human rights record, including torture and imprisoning human rights defenders.
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U.S. helps to power a brighter Senegalese future

A $550 million grant from the U.S. will boost access to electrical power throughout Senegal in an innovative U.S.-Senegal partnership.
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Condemnation for Russia’s hostilities in Ukrainian waters

The U.S. and other nations offer support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and the right of Ukrainian vessels to move through international waters.
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‘No guarantee of rights’: The plight of Iranian workers

Workers in Iran receive prison and lashes for peacefully advocating better labor conditions. The world rebukes the Iranian regime in response.
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Families of hostages in Iran plead for their release

The families of six hostages held and tortured in Iranian prisons write an open letter to world leaders asking for their help.
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Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.