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Mike Pompeo and others in auditorium at the Bundeshaus (Ron Przysucha/State Dept.)

Pompeo visits Switzerland, honors U.S.-Swiss ties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent trip to Switzerland recognizes not only U.S.-Swiss trade ties, but also the countries' people-to-people connections.
Empress Masako, Donald Trump, Emperor Naruhito applauding (Shealah Craighead/The White House)

U.S. and Japan talk trade, a denuclearized North Korea

During his trip to Japan, President Trump described the U.S.-Japan alliance as "ironclad," reflecting the two countries' shared values and interests.
Mike Pompeo on stage under large Israeli flag. (© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo celebrates Israel’s 71st Independence Day

Honoring Israel on the anniversary of its founding, Secretary Pompeo noted the shared values that help define and strengthen the U.S.-Israeli alliance.
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.
Four men about to depress buttons on boxes (© Lindsey Janies)

South Korean company makes huge investment in U.S.

The arrival of a Korean-owned chemical plant in Louisiana means economic growth through partnership with a company known for its family-friendly policies.
Mike Pompeo walking with other men on a tarmac at night (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

Secretary Pompeo warns Iran is violating Iraqi sovereignty

The United States will continue supporting Iraq's leadership to help ensure that Iraq remains a sovereign, independent nation, Secretary Pompeo says.
Shinzo Abe shaking hands with Donald Trump (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

Trump hosts Japanese Prime Minister Abe at White House

When President Trump recently met with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington, the two leaders were boosting ties that support global stability.
Elderly man waving with his wife by his side (© Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

A new era as Japan’s Emperor Akihito relinquishes throne

When Japan's Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30, he can point to a legacy of modernization and improved relations between Japan and its neighbors.
Woman standing with arms crossed in front of blackboard (© Andrea Kane/Institute for Advanced Study)

U.S. mathematician is first woman to win ‘math’s Nobel’

Meet Karen Uhlenbeck, a U.S. professor whose work has led to some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in 40 years.