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How can a phone number stop a terrorist?

The United States is part of an international effort to keep people safe from returning terrorist fighters by sharing information such as fingerprints and phone numbers.
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Shutting down North Korea’s illegal shipping

North Korean ships are desperately trying to avoid sanctions. The U.S. and its allies and partners are stopping illegal shipping in its tracks.
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These sleuths detect nuclear and chemical weapons

The world relies on skilled international inspectors with sophisticated equipment to determine whether countries are fulfilling their obligations not to build nuclear or chemical weapons.
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U.S. helps Venezuelans in Colombia

A new $2.5 million initiative will help provide food and medical care to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled poverty, hunger and tyranny.
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Iran’s crackdown on freedom of expression draws ire

A new U.N. human rights report identifies continuing efforts by Iran's government to silence its own people and curb press freedom.
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An agency working far and wide for safe, orderly migration

The International Organization for Migration, created in 1951 to help Western Europe cope with millions of World War II refugees, today helps 169 nations make the movements of a billion migrants worldwide safe, orderly and dignified.

Ambassador Haley: U.S. will not be told where to put embassy

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley explains the U.S. veto of a resolution on refraining from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.
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More countries expel North Korean diplomats

Countries around the world are expelling North Korea's ambassadors and cutting ties after its reckless nuclear provocations.
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1 in 3: Why this statistic will haunt you and what...

One in 3 women is a victim of violence or abuse. Support 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and reverse the trend.