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Lit candles and a person's hands clasped in prayer (© Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

Iran’s ‘systematic targeting’ of religious minorities

A new report says Iran has heightened its persecution of religious minorities, including Muslim minorities that don't agree with its Shiite regime.
Field of coffee plants (© Michelle Baumbach/Shutterstock)

‘Made in USA’ food and drink sell in Taiwan

Learn what happened on the first U.S. Department of Agriculture trade mission to Taipei and why Taiwan is a solid market for U.S. agricultural products.
Field of tulips (© Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

400 years of American-Dutch economic ties

The Dutch and Americans have enjoyed a 400-year trade relationship. Their countries will co-host the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit June 3-5.
Close-up of a cow (© Kraipet Sritong/Shutterstock)

A ‘Fitbit’ for cows boosts ag production

U.S. technology that helps U.S. farmers monitor their cattle's health also is being used on cows in Brazil, sheep in Norway and camels in Saudi Arabia.
Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern in historic room (© Mandel Ngan/Reuters Pictures)

U.S., U.K. share a ‘special relationship’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined past and present accomplishments built on U.S. and U.K. cooperation, with an eye on their future successes.
Ship floating in water filled with floating ice (© Devin Powell/NOAA/AP Images)

U.S. focuses on ‘emerging challenges’ in Arctic

The United States joined the seven other Arctic nations at a gathering to strengthen cooperation and ensure the Arctic region remains free of conflict.
Candles in the shape of the Star of David (© Romans Klevcovs/Alamy)

Americans observe Holocaust Remembrance Day

Every year remembrance activities in the U.S. commemorate victims of the Holocaust, and participants commit themselves to preventing future genocide.

Maduro loots Venezuela’s gold to prop up former regime

The former Maduro regime is liquidating Venezuela's gold reserves — assets belonging to the Venezuelan people — in a desperate attempt to remain in power.
People in a crowd (© Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

U.S. condemns Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars

Why are the Crimean Tatars such a threat to the Russian authorities? Conditions worsen for the indigenous people of Crimea under Russian occupation.