Deborah Charles

Illustration of a woman on an airplane spotting a missile cruising past her window (State Dept./D. Thompson)

North Korea’s actions threaten civil aviation

The regime of Kim Jong-un in North Korea has tested missiles in the same airspace where commercial planes fly, putting thousands of people at risk.
U.S.-ASEAN 40-year logo (U.S.-ASEAN Connect)

The U.S. and ASEAN: 40 years of partnership [video]

The U.S. and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are celebrating 40 years of working together for peace and prosperity.
Person skiing (Special Olympics USA)

Special Olympics athletes climb onto the world stage [video]

More than 2,600 athletes from over 100 countries are in Austria to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games. Learn about it here.
Man holding groundhog (© AP Images)

A rodent helps forecast the weather

Every year at the beginning of February, Americans look to a special groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil to see if they’re going to have an early spring.
Donald Trump speaking into microphone (© AP Images)

Time magazine picks Trump as ‘Person of the Year’

For its 90th Person of the Year, Time magazine selected Donald Trump, just one month after he won the U.S. presidential election.
Air conditioners being sold on street (© AP Images)

Did your country help make air conditioners better for the environment?

Nearly 200 countries took a key step in the fight against global warming by phasing out a chemical used in air conditioners and refrigerators.
Michelle and Barack Obama waving from airplane door (© AP Images)

What’s next for the Obamas?

After presidents complete their term in office, they usually return to their hometown. Not the Obamas. See what's likely in store for this power couple.