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Venezuela crisis is urgent, U.S. tells OAS

The ongoing suffering of the Venezuelan people, displaced and at home, was at the top of the agenda during the OAS General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia.

NATO ‘is the cornerstone for global security’

President Obama says NATO is the only way to maintain the collective self-defense that has been the hallmark of peace and prosperity for many decades.
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Tillerson in London focuses on North Korea, Libya, Iran

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits London as international leaders ratcheted up pressure on North Korea and sought peace in Libya.
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Rebuilding Mosul University library, one book at a time

Americans are donating books in a global effort led by blogger Mosul Eye to rebuild the University of Mosul's library, which was destroyed by ISIS.

Supporting young Asian leaders

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative will bring 500 young people to the U.S. annually to develop their professional and leadership skills.
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U.S. designates Iran’s ‘Guard Corps’ as terrorist organization [video]

Watch this video about why the U.S. Department of State has designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization.
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Combating poverty one bar of soap at a time [video]

SoapBox Soaps is an enterprise that combines business and philanthropy. For each bar of soap sold, it donates a bar to poor people in Africa and elsewhere.

How can it be paradise when everybody’s leaving?

Those who are fleeing Daesh are among the more educated, which leaves a severe impact on those who stay under its rule.
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Russia hinders Venezuela’s recovery, Pompeo says

Russia recently sent military personnel and weapons to Venezuela's dictator Nicolás Maduro under the guise of "humanitarian aid."