international cooperation

Group of boys in cave with metallic blankets (© Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page/AP Images)

World joined forces to rescue Thai soccer team

A Thai-led, multinational team of elite divers pulled off a daring plan to rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, who went missing for days after getting trapped in a cave. U.S. military personnel were there to help out.
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Learn why these Americans are honorary British knights and dames

Dozens of American citizens, from actors to politicians to preachers, have joined the ranks of British knighthood through their varied contributions to the U.K. and the world.
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Who’s in charge here?

Modern maritime law grew out of a big question: How much should a state control beyond its coasts? States control a narrow band of territorial waters; international waters belong to no one.
Men talking around a small, glass-topped circular table (U.S. Embassy Jerusalem/Matty Stern)

U.S. officials underscore desire for Middle East peace [video]

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and expressed the Trump administration's commitment to achieving a lasting peace in the Middle East.
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Indo-Pacific nations partner to keep the peace with naval exercise

The United States is bringing together the nations of the Indo-Pacific for the largest international naval exercise in the world. Working together, the 26 nations will practice disaster relief, anti-piracy and countering aggression.
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NASA tech helps unravel secrets of Dead Sea Scrolls

NASA helped bring space telescope tech to the archaeology lab and uncover hidden text in fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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U.S. applauds Canadian lawmakers’ rebuke of Iran over terrorism  

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges nations to follow the example of Canadian lawmakers who strongly condemned Iran for sponsoring terrorism worldwide.
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Making room for peace in the Middle East

Jason Greenblatt, assistant to the president and special representative for international negotiations, recently identified “an opportunity for peace at hand” in the Middle East. Find out what he means.
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Future leaders prepare to tackle global challenges

Each year dozens of young change-makers put careers on hold to learn how U.S. nonprofits tackle global challenges. They return home more fired up and better prepared than ever.