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Rancher herding cattle (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)

American ranchers feed China’s taste for beef

American beef is once again appearing on Chinese plates. The development is an example of how cooperation between the two countries can yield results.
Man leaping as woman plays musical instrument (Margaret Schulman)

Decades later, Japan’s gift to Americans is still vibrant

The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, a gift from Japan in 1976, is celebrating its reopening with artwork and performances that pay tribute to the country.
Farmer standing in field of yellow and red flowers in Vietnam (© Alamy)

Vietnam’s provinces compete for new businesses

To help improve Vietnam's business environment, a "competitiveness" index measures the ease of doing business among Vietnam's 63 provinces.
Woman in safety suit spraying inside of a house (© Jessica Scranton/AIRS)

U.S. broadens effort to combat malaria in Africa

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative will expand its malaria prevention programs into four new countries in West and Central Africa.
Men lowering furniture from a balcony (© AP Images)

USAID works alongside Mexican teams to rescue, rebuild

U.S. disaster relief teams partner with their counterparts in Mexico to search for earthquake survivors and provide humanitarian relief.
People walking down sidewalk, carrying sign saying "Unity Walk" (© Washington Post via Getty Image)

Walk in remembrance of 9/11 unites Washingtonians

Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jews, Muslims — people of all faiths — participate in Washington's Unity Walk each September.
Farmers picking coffee beans (Greg Kahn for USAID)

Latin American farmers team up with U.S. coffee firms [video]

Big U.S. coffee companies need coffee beans, and small coffee farmers around the world need a sustainable market. See how partnerships are helping both.
Four Pakistani girls listening to a teacher (© AP Images)

Combating illiteracy one child at a time

Increased literacy rates create safer, healthier and more prosperous communities. See what the world is doing September 8 on International Literacy Day.
Road signs on a highway (© Alamy)

Travel the world without ever leaving this U.S. state

Where can you find China, Egypt, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Peru and Lebanon all in one state?