Man standing in street with hand to face (© AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian regime used internet blackout to hide atrocities

The Iranian regime used the nearly weeklong internet blackout to cover the state's violent crackdown on nationwide protests.
Man smiling in front of screen with projected images (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Diplomat honored as Katrina hero

Robert "Bob" L. Hopkins, the third honoree of the Heroes of Diplomacy series, doesn't consider himself a hero. Those whose lives he saved beg to differ.
Jens Stoltenberg and Mike Pompeo standing at one side of group, speaking closely (© Francisco Seco/AP Images)

Hailing NATO, Pompeo urges alliance to counter new threats

The secretary of state is reaffirming the U.S. commitment to a strong NATO while warning the alliance faces new threats from authoritarian regimes.
Illustration of a Chinese official blacking out words on a speech balloon (State Dept./D. Thompson)

In China, you can’t say these words

The Chinese government censors newspapers, television, social media and the internet to control their citizens. Here is a list of words you can't say.
Man on elevated stand gesturing to huge crowd in the streets (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Venezuelans demand democracy

Nurses, teachers and students are taking to the streets of Venezuela to fight for their democratic rights and reject the illegitimate Maduro regime.
James Baker and Michael R. Pompeo talking (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo: ‘Longing for freedom is … common to all of humanity’

People should never underestimate the power of people fighting for their freedom, Secretary Pompeo said in his speech "in tribute to human freedom."
Juan Guaidó in crowd of people (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

More than 50 countries support Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó

The governments of countries around the world are formally recognizing Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela.
Ronald Reagan waving, with East German flag behind him on other side of gate (© Ira Schwartz/AP Images)

The speech that helped bring down the Berlin Wall

In 1987, President Reagan called upon Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall dividing Germany and Europe.
Woman taking video of large crowd in arena (© Armando Franca/AP Images)

Working together for a safe 5G future

As technology changes the world, it can be used for good or ill. That's why countries need to come together around shared values for technology.