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Pompeo: Israel is a partner, friend and ally

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlights one of the fundamental values that bind the American people with their Israeli partners: freedom of religion.

World condemns Iran for boosting uranium enrichment

Nations are calling on Iran to stop advancing its nuclear program after the regime stepped up its enrichment of uranium and stockpiling of nuclear fuel.
A woman and a man looking on as a woman speaks at lectern (Michael Gross/State Dept.)

New U.S. commission to tackle human rights

The U.S. announces the formation of the Commission on Unalienable Rights to review the vital role of human rights in American foreign policy.
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U.S. drops sanctions after company cuts support to Maduro regime

The Trump administration provides sanctions relief after an oil tanker company stops supporting Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and his cronies.
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Why are Venezuelan pirates killing Caribbean fishermen?

Venezuelan pirates in the Caribbean Sea are engaged in a booming black-market trade in diapers, narcotics, gasoline and humans.
Nicolás Maduro Guerra and Nicolás Maduro, next to uniformed men (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. slaps sanctions on Maduro’s son

Nicolás Maduro relied on his son Nicolasito and others to maintain a stranglehold on the economy and suppress the people of Venezuela.
Group of people standing in large hall with row of flags behind them (© David Estrada Larreta/Reuters)

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.
President Trump and Moon Jae-in walking on red carpet (White House)

President Trump to visit Republic of Korea

President Trump will visit the Republic of Korea this week to meet with President Moon and emphasize the importance of the U.S.-Korea relationship.
Donald Trump and Shinzō Abe standing at lecterns (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-Japan diplomatic history

For almost 70 years, Japan and the United States have been close allies, cooperating on many issues. Here's a timeline of the U.S.-Japan partnership.