Latin American–U.S. startups competed for cash prizes

Entrepreneurs from Latin America and the U.S. teamed up to compete for $100,000 worth of cash prizes from La Idea for the best corporate "pitches."

As Africa votes, U.S. partnerships support democratic growth

In Africa, 2015 might become known as the year of elections; nearly half the continent’s population will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Nairobi to host entrepreneurship summit — a first for sub-Saharan Africa

On Monday, March 30, White House officials announced that Nairobi, Kenya, will host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This will be the first summit held...

Why do Americans sound so colorful? These phrases will help you...

Learning American English? These art-inspired English-language idioms will have you sounding like a fluent native speaker.

“We know the march is not yet over”

President Obama's speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches is a new chapter in the history of African Americans' civil rights.

International group takes aim at Daesh funding

Money is about to become more scarce for Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) terrorists, thanks to the international Counter-ISIL Finance Group.

Afghanistan is moving forward, with help from its friends

The United States will continue to support Afghanistan's national unity government and the Afghan people in fighting corruption and strengthening democracy.

Children challenge religious extremism in interfaith film

Questions from children can be the hardest to answer ... especially if they're about religious extremism. This film submission to the 2014 60 Second International Film...
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Will women enjoy equal economic opportunity?

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, set an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of...