Peng Liyuan, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump and Melania Trump lined up for picture (© AP Images)

Trump holds first meeting with China’s Xi

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed China’s President Xi Jinping and first lady Peng Liyuan at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
Memorial obelisk and reflecting pool (© AP Images)

U.S. marks 100th anniversary of entering the Great War

Dignitaries, soldiers and citizens from the U.S. and its war allies gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American entry into World War I.
NATO flag (Shutterstock)

An unshakable commitment: The U.S. and NATO

Every American president since Harry Truman, who championed NATO's creation in 1949, has reaffirmed the United States' commitment to the principle of collective defense.
Close-up portrait of a brown dog with a red collar (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Alvin the dog can sniff out trouble

April 4 is International Mine Awareness Day. Meet a dog that clears mines.
Cherry blossoms and Jefferson Memorial (© AP Images)

Japan’s much-celebrated gift blooms in Washington

Washington’s famous cherry trees are blooming again. This year marks the 105th anniversary of Japan's gift of the flowering trees to the U.S.
Painting of soldiers in battle with title 'The Doughboys Make Good' (Library of Congress)

U.S. changed the course of World War I

The U.S. is recalling its pivotal role in the war that had turned Europe into a slaughterhouse and only ended after the Americans joined the fight.
Rex Tillerson and Xi Jinping sitting in front of mural (State Dept.)

Tillerson visits China on first trip to Asia as top diplomat

The United States seeks to forge "a constructive and results-oriented relationship" with China, Secretary Tillerson said during a recent visit to Beijing.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (© AP Images)

Tillerson visits South Korea on first trip to Asia

In Seoul on March 17, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the alliance with South Korea on his first trip to Asia.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (State Dept.)

Tillerson visits Japan on first trip to Asia

The alliance between Japan and the United States "is devoted to peace, prosperity and freedom in the Asia-Pacific region," Secretary Tillerson says.