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Cuba’s ‘outrageous’ bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council

Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.
Missiles being fired in the desert, with trailing tails of flame (© Sepahnews/AP Images)

U.S. curbs Iranian regime’s weapons ambitions

The U.S. is seeking to limit the Iranian regime's ability to spread violence, sanctioning its weapons programs and seizing arms headed to fighters.
People sitting under curtains and large hammer-and-sickle symbol (© Ng Han Guan/AP Images)

Confucius Institutes advance Chinese propaganda on campuses

The U.S. is requiring the Chinese Communist Party to provide information on their Confucius Institutes' activities in U.S. classrooms.
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U.S. helps allies fight cyberattacks

U.S. cyber experts are helping other nations preserve democracy by defending against online attacks. Find out which nations are fighting cyberattacks.
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Countries worldwide call for democracy in Venezuela

A joint agreement among 33 nations calls for free and fair elections in Venezuela as soon as possible in a process driven by Venezuelans.
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Preserving Albania’s centuries-old sites

A recent earthquake damaged three of Albania's most famous historic sites. Learn how a U.S. government program is helping to restore these treasured spots.
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U.S., Bahamas salvage hurricane-damaged artifacts

When Hurricane Dorian struck The Bahamas in 2019, local museums were hard hit. But U.S. partners are helping Bahamians to save irreplaceable museum objects.
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How the Chinese Communist Party steals science

Learn how the Chinese Communist Party steals research and technology from other countries to boost its military and economic power.
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Trump brokers historic Israel-UAE deal for peace and prosperity

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a deal to fully normalize diplomatic relations and develop economic, strategic and people-to-people ties.