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.
President Trump and Malcom Turnbull seated and shaking hands (© AP Images)

Why did Trump and Turnbull meet on an aircraft carrier?

President Trump emphasized “the enduring bonds, deep friendship and close alliance" between the U.S. and Australia with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Gas masks (© Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Ridding the world of chemical weapons

Global leaders are condemning Syria for what President Trump calls its "barbaric" chemical weapon attack on April 4 that killed scores of civilians.

Blue hats and helping hands around the world

United Nations peacekeeping is critical. It is one of the most effective tools to help countries emerging from conflict achieve a sustainable peace.
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.

Everything you wanted to know about trolls but were afraid to...

In the information age, the Internet can be a battlefield. Former Internet trolls reveal the inner workings of Russia's Internet Research Agency.
African Union soldier wearing green beret, carrying grenade launcher (© AP Images)

How the African Union-U.S. partnership is making a difference

The United States strongly supports the African Union's efforts to provide rapid-response peacekeeping, prevent ethnic violence and counter terrorism.
Welcoming today's refugees poster with hands raised (State Dept.)video

Welcoming Today’s Refugees

Join a webchat with humanitarian workers in Greece and Eskinder Negash of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants on September 13.
Egyptian burial sarcophagus (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Stolen Egyptian treasures are homeward bound

Thanks to a groundbreaking agreement between Egypt and the U.S., some priceless Egyptian antiquities stolen by looters are being returned.