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U.S. nominee to lead World Bank is a champion of reforms

Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass is President Trump's nominee to lead the World Bank and keep pushing it to help the poorest people.
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Connecting Indonesian vanilla farmers to the U.S. market

Learn how a U.S.-backed program has helped more than 5,000 Indonesian small farmers sell vanilla and other spices to major businesses worldwide.
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Alumni of U.S. leadership programs give back on COVID-19

These State Department program alumni are giving back to their communities in different ways during the coronavirus outbreak.
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U.S. helps Pakistan, Afghanistan improve trauma care

Most of the world's 5 million injury-related deaths each year are in lower-income countries. A program in Pakistan and Afghanistan hopes to change that.
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5 reasons to invest in Ukraine [video]

Ukraine boasts a number of sectors for investment, there is near-universal literacy, and the government is making efforts to eliminate corruption.
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Cotton woos Chinese textile giant to Arkansas

The arrival of a Chinese textile plant in Forrest City, Arkansas, will help local cotton farmers while showcasing sturdy U.S.-China economic ties.
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U.S. invests billions in Latin America

The U.S. government and private sector continue to invest billions across Latin America. Learn more about some recent initiatives.
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Beijing could use 5G to further repress citizens

5G technology will have many benefits, but Beijing may use data to track and oppress people around the world, a U.S. government official says.
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Countries in Africa reject Belt and Road deals

Some countries in Africa have suspended or canceled projects that are part of China's global Belt and Road Initiative. Find out why.