Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump at White House (Official White House Photo/Shealah D. Craighead)

The United States and Israel: A history in pictures

The United States recognized Israel as an independent state 70 years ago. Here's a photo essay of U.S.-Israeli relations over the years.
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White House visit underscores strong U.S.-Israel ties

President Trump welcomed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House to discuss peace plans, the U.S. Embassy and Iran.

Reopening of U.S. Embassy in Cuba signals a new chapter in...

President Obama charts a new course in U.S. relations with Cuba in his announcement that the nations will re-establish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies.
An aerial view of the Coca Codo Sinclair Dam project (© Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times/Redux)

Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.
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The U.S. and EU look to extend sanctions on Russia

Sanctions against Russia are expected to be renewed because full implementation of the Minsk agreements on peace in Ukraine hasn't been reached.
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4 ways the U.S. is saving lives inside Venezuela

Find out how the U.S. is working to ensure that ordinary Venezuelans have access to clean water, food, health care and other lifesaving services.
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New U.S.-Africa strategy will yield ‘lasting stability, prosperity’

The United States announces a new approach to trade, security and aid in Africa in a speech by National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Archeologists protect Iraqi and Syrian past to benefit the future

Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) terrorists have been destroying the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria. These archeologists are working to stop them.
Aerial view of oil tanker unloading oil at port (© China Stringer Network/Reuters)

U.S. sanctions Chinese firm for buying Iranian oil

The latest application of U.S. sanctions shows the Trump administration's intent to enforce restrictions against Iran's regime.