Melania Trump standing in front of the Giza Pyramids (Andrea Hanks/The White House

First lady focuses on Africa’s children, wildlife, antiquities

Melania Trump's Africa trip took the first lady from a hospital to schoolrooms and ancient landmarks as she drew attention to the needs of children.
Destruction left behind by natural disaster (© Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

U.S. provides disaster relief to Indonesia

When earthquakes and other natural disasters strike, the United States lends a hand to its friends around the world. Today, the U.S. is assisting Indonesia.
Melania Trump walking past women waving flags (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump delivers books, balls and hope in Malawi

Melania Trump, in Africa, saw up close the needs of Malawi's children at a school with 110 pupils per teacher. The U.S. donates millions of books to Malawi.
Illustration of person shouldering large red bag (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Countries are waking up to the cost of predatory loans

Some cheap infrastructure loans may sound like a good deal, but they can leave countries in a debt trap that costs too much.
Robots welding on a truck assembly line (© Carlos Osorio/AP Images)

Manufacturing Day in America [infographic]

The annual Manufacturing Day celebration (October 5) serves as a reminder of just how important the industry is to American prosperity and security.
People sitting in auditorium (© Laura Jarriel/U.N.)

Combating global slavery: A new approach

Governments, businesses, civil society, and activists came together at the United Nations to address the scourge of human trafficking.
Person cutting end of knotted thread from embroidered cloth (© Two Neighbors)

Israeli and Palestinian women weave peace through fashion

Their tagline is "peace through the eye of a needle." Learn how the Two Neighbors fashion company is creating jobs while changing hearts and minds.
Donald Trump standing with arms outstretched behind a lectern (© Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images)

Trump: ‘Historic’ pact will rebalance trade with Canada, Mexico

President Trump says the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement is a good deal for all but most of all more fair to the United States.
Man and woman standing next to each other, smiling (© Ovamba)

U.S. startup finds new way to finance African businesses

Getting a loan can be tough for growing businesses in Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire. One U.S. company has developed an alternative to traditional bank loans.