international cooperation

Rex Tillerson speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)

Tillerson to African leaders: ‘It is imperative that we work together’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought together 38 African foreign ministers to promote trade, governance and security.
Dog on leash sniffing packages (© AP Images)

U.S. joins other countries in fight against opioids [video]

President Trump declared opioid drug abuse a national health emergency. The U.S. is working with partners to stem the flow of opioids around the world.
Chinese woman in costume holding fan (White House)

Highlights from President Trump’s Asia trip

President Donald J. Trump just wrapped up a historic five-country trip to Asia. Here are some memorable moments that you might have missed.
President Trump waving from Air Force One (© AP Images)

President Trump in Asia, live

President Trump travels to East Asia November 5–14 to strengthen economic and security ties. Check here often for updates on his trip.
Solomon's Pools in Bethlehem (Musa al Shaer/AFP via Getty Images)

A modern revival for ancient West Bank reservoirs

A new U.S. project is hoping to revitalize Solomon's Pools, marvels of ancient engineering, and turn them into a major West Bank tourist site.
Illustration of people carrying North-Korea-flag-labeled suitcases and walking on globe toward North Korea (State Dept./D. Thompson)

More countries expel North Korean diplomats

Countries around the world are expelling North Korea's ambassadors and cutting ties after its reckless nuclear provocations.
Rancher herding cattle (© Bloomberg via Getty Images)

American ranchers feed China’s taste for beef

American beef is once again appearing on Chinese plates. The development is an example of how cooperation between the two countries can yield results.
Young boy along with large crowd of people reaching for food handouts (© Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

U.S. rushes help to Rohingya refugees

The United States is sending tens of millions of dollars in aid for over a half million Rohingya who fled for their lives after an army crackdown in Burma.
Farmer standing in field of yellow and red flowers in Vietnam (© Alamy)

Vietnam’s provinces compete for new businesses

To help improve Vietnam's business environment, a "competitiveness" index measures the ease of doing business among Vietnam's 63 provinces.