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Diner holding noodles over bowl with chopsticks (© Quang Ngo/Alamy Stock Photo)

Vietnamese businesswomen learn secrets to success

Thanks to the popular "Startup Smart" program, women entrepreneurs in Vietnam are learning how to make their business dreams come true.
Yolanda Ibarra smiling (U.S. Embassy Peru)

In Peru, women are launching more businesses

An online program for entrepreneurs is helping Peruvian women launch their own business ventures and boost their local economies.
Cherrie Daniels smiles at the camera (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. special envoy for Holocaust issues looks to the past —...

Learn how diplomat Cherrie Daniels approaches her new job, and why she believes Holocaust education is essential for young people.
Photo of seated student, reading, next to quote about Fulbright University Vietnam (State Dept./Photo © Jet Huynh)

U.S.-affiliated university in Vietnam welcomes its first students

By giving its students the tools to tackle 21st-century problems, Fulbright University Vietnam hopes to produce the next generation of Vietnam's leaders.
Artist's rendering of new memorial (Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)

Native American Veterans Memorial coming to Washington

In 2020, a new memorial will honor the stories and sacrifices of Native American soldiers and their families from across the United States.
Head of a golden coffin holding a mummy (© Mahmoud Bakkar/AP Images)

U.S. sends stolen ancient gold coffin back to Egypt

U.S. authorities, working with international counterparts, followed the trail of a stolen artifact from Egypt. Learn how the treasure made its way home.
Rows of people in costume with arms raised (© AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.–North Korea diplomatic history

There have been many attempts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Here’s a brief timeline of U.S.-North Korea diplomatic relations.
Man walking through corridor surrounded by people (© Erik Simander/AFP/Getty Images)

What does a national security adviser do?

Ever wondered what the U.S. national security adviser actually does? Learn why a former adviser describes it as "the best foreign-policy job in government."
Mark Green, John J. Sullivan and Ivanka Trump standing in front of mural (State Dept.)

U.S. gives $120 million in new aid for Venezuelans

New U.S. funds will provide emergency food and health assistance to vulnerable Venezuelans in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout the region.