Illustration of fireworks on the National Mall (State Dept./D. Thompson)

A lot of history happened on July 4

On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?
Images of Taj Majal and Statue of Liberty

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.
Aerial image of mosque site in China (© 2019 DigitalGlobe)

China destroys mosques and Uighur culture

As part of their crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, the Chinese government has destroyed or converted Muslim mosques.

President Trump in Normandy on D-Day anniversary [graphic]

President Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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The 75th anniversary of D-Day [video]

On June 6, 1944, 75 years ago, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny.
Crowd of people waiting for food (© Eraldo Peres/AP Images)

In pictures: The suffering of Venezuela’s people

Venezuelans have long suffered under the illegitimate Maduro regime's corruption and mismanagement, which has driven millions out of the country
Man standing in front of tankvideo

Pompeo salutes heroes of Tiananmen Square [video]

Secretary Pompeo commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Chinese government's violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Three men standing at attention in front row of group of people (© Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela’s National Assembly under siege

The illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro is harassing its opponents who have been elected to serve in the only democratic institution left in Venezuela.
Family eating at table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Uighurs in America celebrate Ramadan

In America, Uighur Muslims celebrate Ramadan and observe Islamic traditions. However, in Xinjiang, China, these practices are illegal.