People in overcrowded boat, smaller boat alongside (© AP Images)

At summit on refugees, world leaders will pledge to do more

President Obama will co-host a Leaders' Summit on Refugees in New York aiming to help the tens of millions driven from their homes worldwide.
Richard Nixon and Pat Nixon walking along Great Wall with large group of people (© AP Images)

In pictures: U.S.-China relationship through the years

See a photo gallery illustrating some of the key moments over the years in the relationship between the United States and China.
Two views of seal with tortoise handle (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. returns lost treasures of Korea

The U.S. returned priceless treasures from Korea's Joseon Dynasty, giving back two royal seals during a visit by Korea's President Moon Jae-in.
Ballerina standing on pointe in ballet shoes (Shutterstock)

For the love of dance, an American ballerina visits Russia

A 17-year-old American spent six weeks in Russia learning the language and studying ballet at the Bolshoi. Learn how she did it.

A defining partnership: U.S. and Indian economies draw closer

As Indian businesses increasingly look to the U.S. market for expansion opportunities and U.S. companies consider more investments in India, the two countries are...
Dog looking at detection training tools (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

This dog has a dangerous job … saving lives

Land-mine detection is a dangerous job. But thanks to one non-profit, dogs are trained and deployed throughout the world to help with the task.

Costs to Crimea: Coerced citizenship

One year ago, on March 16, Russia orchestrated an illegal referendum in Crimea that violated the Ukrainian constitution and was condemned by the international...
Police officers riding bicycles (U.S. Embassy Guatemala)

Trained in Miami, Guatemalan police patrol on bicycles

Busy pedestrian malls in Guatemala City have bicycle police patrolling the streets. They are part of an initiative to improve community-police relations.

Obama reaffirms ‘ironclad’ U.S. commitment to Arab Gulf security

With many important security interests to discuss, President Obama and leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries spent May 14 at Camp David.