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Artist's conception of two small spaceships orbiting moon (NASA)

U.S. and Japan partner on future moon mission

Cooperation between NASA and Japan's space agency aims to return humans to the moon in preparation to land on and explore Mars.
Person looking at sunlit Japanese gate over water (© Koji Sasahara/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-Japan diplomatic history

For almost 70 years, Japan and the United States have been close allies, cooperating on many issues. Here's a timeline of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
Lit candles and a person's hands clasped in prayer (© Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

Iran’s ‘systematic targeting’ of religious minorities

A new report says Iran has heightened its persecution of religious minorities, including Muslim minorities that don't agree with its Shiite regime.
Airplanes at airport in front of mountains (© Marco Bello/Reuters)

U.S. suspended Venezuela flights to protect passengers

Conditions in Venezuela threaten air safety, so the U.S. has suspended commercial passenger and cargo flights between that country and the U.S.
People walking up steps between military cordons (State Dept.)

White House hosts Pacific island leaders

President Trump welcomed the leaders of Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia to discuss issues affecting their island nations.
Overhead view of many people wearing blue helmets (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Steven Edgar)

Military snapshots

Check out our regular feature presenting examples of the incredible photography coming out of the U.S. armed forces and their global missions.
Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump shaking hands (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

Trump’s Japan trip signals a strong friendship

President Trump and the first lady will soon pay a state visit to Japan, where they will meet the emperor and reinforce longstanding U.S.-Japanese ties.
Three men seated, raising hands to vote under Venezuela government seal (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Why Guaidó’s role in Venezuela’s National Assembly matters

When Venezuela's National Assembly recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president, it was asserting the rule of law over Nicolás Maduro's corruption.
Field of coffee plants (© Michelle Baumbach/Shutterstock)

‘Made in USA’ food and drink sell in Taiwan

Learn what happened on the first U.S. Department of Agriculture trade mission to Taipei and why Taiwan is a solid market for U.S. agricultural products.