People riding their bikes over Portland's Tilikum Crossing bridge (© AP Images)

On this day in May, many commuters will start cycling to...

Grab your bike and leave your car keys at home! Taking part in the annual "Bike to Work Day" not only boosts your health, but also improves the environment.
Crowd of protesters holding signs and EU flag (© AP Images)

The U.S. and EU look to extend sanctions on Russia

Sanctions against Russia are expected to be renewed because full implementation of the Minsk agreements on peace in Ukraine hasn't been reached.
Elizabeth Slater sitting in front of large flags (© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
World leaders standing on stage (© Michael Sohn/AP Images)

The Warsaw Process: New solutions to old problems

A multilateral initiative co-led by the U.S. and Poland is bringing together 80 countries to advance global strategic priorities in the Middle East.
Woman walking down a flooded village street (© Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

U.S. assists flood victims after Laos dam collapse

The U.S. is working with the United Nations Children's Fund in Laos to provide flood victims in Attapeu Province with access to clean water and basic hygiene supplies.
Image of oil barrel with downward arrow and phrase 'Economy in Iran'

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.

Iraqi-American partnership halting and reversing Daesh gains

The Iraqi-U.S. partnership is reversing Daesh's gains. As Vice President Biden said, “ISIL has been defeated at Mosul Dam, Mount Sinjar, and now Tikrit.”
Close-up portrait of a brown dog with a red collar (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Alvin the dog can sniff out trouble

April 4 is International Mine Awareness Day. Meet a dog that clears mines.
John J. Sullivan speaking at a podium (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)

Meet U.S. Acting Secretary of State Sullivan

During this transition period between secretaries of state, a steady hand takes charge and career employees continue their work supporting the president's foreign policies.