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U.S., EU help Ukraine investigate journalist’s murder

U.S. and European law enforcement agencies are helping Ukrainian authorities in investigating the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet.
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Maduro: A master of violating the Venezuelan Constitution [video]

Former president Nicolás Maduro has spent years violating the Venezuelan Constitution to increase his authoritarian grip on the country.
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Pompeo outlines U.S. vision for free, open Indo-Pacific

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a free and open Indo-Pacific is vital to prosperity in the region and international peace efforts, and U.S. businesses have an important role to play.
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Growing respect for Israel strengthens the Middle East

Nations in the Middle East are increasingly accepting Israel's place in the region, Secretary Pompeo says. Learn about the values the U.S. and Israel share.
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U.S. empowers women to create lasting peace and security

The U.S. continues to build upon its 2017 Women, Peace, and Security Act by helping women around the world to be socially and economically empowered.
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‘Unbearable pain’ inside Iran’s prisons

What is it like inside Iran's notorious prisons? Widespread torture, rape and other inhumane conditions are rampant, groups say.
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Ultrarich of Tehran prompt backlash among Iranians

While income inequality continues to widen in Iran, the children of the wealthy ruling elites flaunt their lavish lifestyles on social media.
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Authoritarian regimes target journalists worldwide

Authoritarian regimes are harassing journalists beyond their borders, watchdog groups say. Learn how threats to press freedom span international boundaries.

Remembering Stalin’s ‘terror famine’ in Ukraine

One of the gravest atrocities of the 20th century is the Holodomor, a man-made famine that resulted in the death of millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s.