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American scholar languishes in Iranian jail

A U.S. graduate student granted permission to study in Iran was thrown into prison two years ago. His wife, the U.S. and U.N. are demanding his release.
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Meet a woman scientist helping the environment

The November 28–30 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs like Sasha Kramer who are changing lives.
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U.S. and Guatemala sign Asylum Cooperation Agreement

Learn more about the Asylum Cooperation Agreement between the U.S. and Guatemala and what it means for future relations between the two countries.
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Young entrepreneurs learn that business can be sweet

How does a lemonade stand turn into a full-fledged business? Programs designed to inspire young entrepreneurs teach American children valuable skills.
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Countries around the world support Hong Kong’s freedom [infographic]

Countries around the world are coming out in support of Hong Kong's autonomy and freedoms, which are threatened by Beijing's new national security law.
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U.S. invests in Kenyans building a reliable food supply

Learn how a $5 million loan from the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will help support women and boost food security in Kenya.
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Amid COVID-19, reporters still face persecution in China, Iran and Venezuela

In China, Iran and Venezuela, journalists risk imprisonment for reporting on COVID-19 and other subjects their governments consider sensitive.
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Russia must lift the ban on the Crimean Tatars’ representative body

The international community calls on Russia to reverse a decision by the so-called Supreme Court in Crimea to ban the legislature of the Crimean Tatars.
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Biden defends democratic values in talks with Russian President Putin

President Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva to discuss areas of cooperation and disagreement between the two countries.