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  • People inspect a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northern town of Atareb, in Aleppo province, Apr. 24, 2014.

    Audio Savagery In Syria

    “The gruesome images of corpses bearing marks of starvation, strangulation and beatings, and today’s chilling briefing indicate that the Assad regime has carried out systematic, widespread and industrial killing.”

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a meeting in Ukraine. (April. 22, 2014.)

    Audio U.S. Support For Ukraine

    President Barack Obama announced a new assistance package totaling $50 million to help Ukraine pursue political and economic reform.

  • Members of Peru's Shining Path terrorist group.  (File)

    Audio Terrorist Front Leaders Arrested In Peru

    The United States commends the Peruvian government for the recent arrest of at least 28 alleged members of the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights, or Movadef, a front organization for the Shining Path terrorist group.


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Why did the situation in #Ukraine result in sanctions? Here's an explanation. #RussiasChoice (Video courtesy U.S. Department of State)
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Video Policy Focus: Sanctions on Russia - How Did We Get Here?

Why did the situation in #Ukraine result in sanctions? Here's an explanation. #RussiasChoice (Video courtesy U.S. Department of State)
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Video Policy Focus: Sanctions on Russia - How Did We Get Here? (Russian)

Why did the situation in #Ukraine result in sanctions? Here's an explanation. #RussiasChoice (Video courtesy U.S. Department of State)
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Video Policy Brief: Russia's Shrinking Free Media Environment

The Russian government continues to cut the Russian people off from independent voices and from media perspectives that differ from the state’s controlled narratives. In this week/today’s “Policy Brief” segment, we'll take a closer look at Russia’s latest blow to media freedom
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Video View From Washington: Ballistic Missile Threats

Over the last few weeks, both Iran and North Korea have raised international concerns over their ballistic missile programs.
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Video Punto de Vista: Grants for Latin American Universities

Each $25,000 award leverages commitments by the universities to increase study abroad to the United States and to receive students from the United States.

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Africa

People fleeing violence in Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, South Sudan, arriving at UNMISS base.  (File April 2014).

Audio Personal Interests Must Not Foil Peace In South Sudan

The United States continues to support regional and international efforts to bring the warring parties in South Sudan back to the bargaining table and end the fighting in the troubled East African nation. More

Americas

Members of Peru's Shining Path terrorist group.  (File)

Audio Terrorist Front Leaders Arrested In Peru

The United States commends the Peruvian government for the recent arrest of at least 28 alleged members of the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights, or Movadef, a front organization for the Shining Path terrorist group. More

Asia

Chinese rights advocate Xu Zhiyong speaks during a meeting in Beijing in this handout photo dated March 30, 2013. Through his online essays and Twitter account, Xu criticised the government's efforts at fighting corruption and prescribed democracy and the

Audio Xu Zhiyong Conviction Upheld

A Chinese court has upheld a four-year prison sentence for Xu Zhiyong, a prominent legal scholar in China. The United States is deeply disappointed by the court's decision. More

Europe

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a meeting in Ukraine. (April. 22, 2014.)

Audio U.S. Support For Ukraine

President Barack Obama announced a new assistance package totaling $50 million to help Ukraine pursue political and economic reform. More

Middle East

People inspect a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northern town of Atareb, in Aleppo province, Apr. 24, 2014.

Audio Savagery In Syria

“The gruesome images of corpses bearing marks of starvation, strangulation and beatings, and today’s chilling briefing indicate that the Assad regime has carried out systematic, widespread and industrial killing.” More

Human Rights

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, right, talks with civil rights leaders in his White House office in Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 1964.  The black leaders, from left, are, Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); James Farmer, national director of the Committee on Racial Equality; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and Whitney Young, executive director of the Urban League.  (AP Photo)

Audio Civil Rights Act at 50

The Civil Rights Act, for the first time ever, explicitly prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or national origin. More

Rewards For Fugitives
Some fugitives responsible for atrocities during the Rwandan Genocide are still at large.

Some fugitives responsible for atrocities during the Rwandan Genocide are still at large.