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By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo Tuesday as part of a tour across sub-Saharan Africa to unveil the Biden administration's new strategy for the region. It comes as Russia and China try to raise…
By Nick Schifrin
Belarus has forced the closure of the U.S. Embassy's Public Diplomacy and USAID offices in a move that comes amid the tensions with the U.S. and its allies over Belarusian authorities' crackdown on protests.
By Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
Officials say Merritt Corrigan was fired Monday just hours after sending the torrent of tweets that also accused Democratic lawmakers of a "corrupt campaign" to oust her from her job.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
President Trump majorly expanded the so-called "Mexico City policy" -- or as critics call it, the "gag rule" -- in a new executive order Monday. The rule has blocked international assistance to any programs that mention or provide abortions. In…
By PBS NewsHour
By News Desk
President Barack Obama intends to nominate Gayle Smith, his adviser and the senior director for development and democracy at the National Security Council, as the next administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the White House said Thursday.
By Douglass K. Daniel, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A former subcontractor freed last week after five years in a Cuban jail will receive $3.2 million from the federal government as part of a settlement with the Maryland-based company that employed him at the time of his…
In our news wrap Wednesday, USAID administrator Rajiv Shah announced he’s stepping down hours before the diplomatic deal with Cuba was announced. Shah had overseen the agency’s involvement in secret programs in Cuba. Also, Pakistan mourned and buried victims of…
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development says he will step down from the post in February.
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