international cooperation

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...

Havana talks begin

The change occurring in U.S. policy toward Cuba stands for democratic values “and extends the hand of friendship to the Cuban people,” President Obama...

Five years ago: Devastation in Haiti. Today: Long-term development.

When Haiti was hit by a catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010, the country was already considered the poorest country in the Western...

White House science adviser wants to hear from you about climate...

If you need answers on climate change, just ask the White House. In November, White House science adviser John Holdren asked the public to submit questions...

U.S., international partners clear land mines from long-ago conflicts

Few weapons leave a longer legacy than land mines. But as a result of U.S. and international efforts since 1993, fewer people are killed...

Ten years after one of the world’s deadliest tsunamis, are we...

The entire planet vibrated on December 26, 2004, as an earthquake erupted in the Indian Ocean. The destruction — 1.6 million people displaced, another...
President Obama on new Cuba policy (© AP Images)

United States charts new course with Cuba

http://youtu.be/sZMcmqPvQmE President Obama announced plans December 17 for the United States to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, ending decades of isolation with the Caribbean nation....

Kerry: A global agreement is necessary to address climate change

Climate change poses one of the greatest threats now facing humanity, and no global climate agreement alone is going to stop it, U.S. Secretary...

A promise kept: U.S. nukes down 85 percent, and counting

As of September 2013, the United States has reduced its nuclear arsenal by at least 85 percent from its peak Cold War level. In April...