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Investing in women builds countries

The U.S. is launching 14 projects in 22 countries to help women develop job skills and become entrepreneurs. Investing in women pays big dividends.
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U.S. Department of State turns 230

Around the globe, the State Department makes the world safer and America stronger. Learn about its history and guiding principles.
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Timeline of U.S.-Japan diplomatic history

For almost 70 years, Japan and the United States have been close allies, cooperating on many issues. Here's a timeline of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
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Pompeo calls India and U.S. natural partners

Leaders of the world's two largest democracies will meet June 25–27, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits New Delhi.
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Honoring heroes who fight human trafficking

Ivanka Trump and Secretary Pompeo honored eight heroes fighting human trafficking to mark the release of the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report.
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Venezuela’s water crisis threatens public health

Lack of safe drinking water is accelerating the crisis in Venezuela, as illnesses transmitted by contaminated water are on the rise.
Mike Pompeo and others in auditorium at the Bundeshaus (Ron Przysucha/State Dept.)

Pompeo visits Switzerland, honors U.S.-Swiss ties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent trip to Switzerland recognizes not only U.S.-Swiss trade ties, but also the countries' people-to-people connections.
Empress Masako, Donald Trump, Emperor Naruhito applauding (Shealah Craighead/The White House)

U.S. and Japan talk trade, a denuclearized North Korea

During his trip to Japan, President Trump described the U.S.-Japan alliance as "ironclad," reflecting the two countries' shared values and interests.
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Pompeo celebrates Israel’s 71st Independence Day

Honoring Israel on the anniversary of its founding, Secretary Pompeo noted the shared values that help define and strengthen the U.S.-Israeli alliance.