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Iran’s economy reeling as U.S. sanctions target regime

The Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran's regime has led to plummeting oil exports and skyrocketing inflation.
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How the former Maduro regime hurts Venezuelan women

Nicolás Maduro's corruption and mismanagement place Venezuelan women and girls, whether at home or overseas, in harm's way.
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State Department honors Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Slater as first Hero of U.S....

Meet Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slater, a foreign service specialist who embodies the ethos of diplomacy through her tenacity and teamwork.
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U.S. tightens sanctions’ grip on terror networks

The Trump administration is strengthening U.S. authority to target terrorist networks and their financial supporters around the world.
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U.S. and ASEAN join forces in historic exercise

For the first time, the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations partnered for an official maritime training exercise.
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5G tech raises global intellectual property concerns

Stealing ideas hurts workers. As more of the economy becomes connected through 5G, it's vital that we have trusted networks to secure ideas.
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Ivanka Trump, State’s Sullivan boost women in business

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Colombia is part of a White House initiative that aims to help women around the world reach their economic potential.
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4 ways USAID is responding to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

The U.S. Agency for International Development is sending humanitarian aid as well as search and rescue teams to provide assistance to Bahamians in need.
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Promoting prosperity in the Indo-Pacific

What is most important to have a thriving Indo-Pacific region? Economic investment, secured waterways, and diplomatic relations.