international cooperation

President Obama announces a historic nuclear deal with Iran

After two years of negotiations, the U.S. and international partners have achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

U.S., Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations. Here are the facts.

On July 1, President Obama announced the historic decision to re-establish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S., effective July 20.

MERS can be lethal, but we’re all fighting back

An infectious, sometimes deadly virus is taking lives in East Asia for the first time. But health workers are making progress in containing the MERS virus.

The game-changing U.S.-China climate agreement [video]

Just months after agreeing to reduce carbon emissions, the United States and China are meeting in Washington with climate change at the top of the agenda.

On climate, largest economies have a special responsibility

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are meeting June 23–24 for their seventh Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Climate change is expected to top the agenda.

Why is the U.S. crushing these beautiful ivory figurines?

More than 30,000 elephants are killed each year for their tusks. The U.S. destroyed a ton of ivory in New York City to send a message to wildlife traffickers.

No one wants to abandon home. More than 50 million didn’t...

June 20 is World Refugee Day. More than 50 million have been forced to flee their homes — the highest number of displaced people since World War II.

Iraqis get more help to combat Daesh

President Obama authorized deployment of additional advisers to build the capacity of Iraqi forces to battle Daesh in Anbar province.

‘Goodbye, carbon,’ say G7 nations

Leaders of the world's top industrial nations say the world must go carbon-free if growth and prosperity are to continue.