Gloved hand collecting oil in a small jar (© Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

What has China done for the Americas? Look to Venezuela.

China is propping up the Maduro regime to the detriment of the Venezuelan people, a U.S. official tells the Council of the Americas on April 26.
World map highlighting China (State Dept.)video

Don’t get caught in China’s Belt and Road debt trap [video]

As China promotes its Belt and Road Initiative, countries should look at the record of predatory lending, opaque deals and erosion of sovereignty.
Thermal power plant (OPIC)

How the U.S. helped Togo increase its electricity generation

Learn how a U.S.-backed power plant project in Togo created jobs and grew local economies without burdening the country with excessive debt.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)video

U.S. will end exemptions to sanctions on Iranian oil importers [video]

The United States will no longer grant any exemptions to sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil. Current exemptions will end on May 2.
Man walking past oil refinery equipment (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

U.S.: ‘No exceptions’ for Iranian oil importers

The U.S. announces it is ending all waivers to countries purchasing Iranian crude oil and ensures a steady transition to other oil suppliers.
Smiling woman ringing the NYSE bell, surrounded by other smiling people (© Richard Drew/AP Images)

New York Stock Exchange welcomes Africa’s first ‘unicorn’

Jumia, the "Alibaba of Africa," draws eyes toward Africa as the first publicly traded tech startup from the continent on the NYSE
Close-up of several Iranian flags (© Morteza Nikoubazl /Reuters)

More countries join U.S. efforts to curb Iran’s terrorist campaign

Here's what countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia have done to thwart the Iranian regime's global campaign of terror.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera shaking hands with Mike Pompeo (© Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo underscores partnerships on South America trip

Secretary Pompeo urges U.S. allies to seize a historic opportunity for freedom, peace and prosperity in the Western Hemisphere.
South Korean and U.S. flags spread out among a large gathering of people (© Ahn Young-joon/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-South Korean relations

The U.S. led the U.N. coalition that stopped North Korea's invasion of South Korea in 1950 and helps defend it today while working on denuclearization.