Today marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's historic visit to China. In February 1972, in the final years of the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon flew to China to meet with Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai. The meeting has been memorialized as the triumph of Nixon's career.
Ali Abdullah Saleh, the outgoing leader of Yemen who was pushed from power in an Arab Spring protest last year, has left the United States after receiving treatment there for injuries he sustained in last year's bombing — part of months of protest leading up to his losing power.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping along with several Chinese leaders visiting Iowa on Feb. 15 agreed to purchase $4.31 billion worth of U.S. soybeans from Iowa farms. China is expected to sign more deals with a total record purchase of 12 million tons of soybeans this year.
U.S oil prices are hitting levels not often seen in the winter time as instability with Iran, coupled with surging demand in developing nations drive up prices.
A United Nations diplomat who's talked extensively with the Taliban says the group's leader now acknowledge they made serious mistakes when they came to power in the 1990s and are ready for three-way negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan.
A hard-charging holdover from the Hosni Mubarak government in Egypt is leading the prosecution of non-profits in Egypt that has so roiled American politicians and could be leading to the worst rupture in relations between the United States and Egypt in 30 years.
As Europe's economy struggles through more bad news — debt downgrades, economic contraction and political unrest — at a meeting in China on Tuesday European leaders were told China would help them with their economic problems. But the promise was backed with few specifics.
In a trip that's as much about Xi Jinping reconnecting with a country he visited in the 1980s as it is about a foreign country assessing him, the Chinese vice president, and presumptive next-in-line to be the nation's top leader, is kicking off a U.S. trip that will take him from the halls of power of Washington, D.C., to a farm in Iowa.
Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary, insists that the United States is adamantly opposed to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad remaining in power. He also said the United States is considering its options, when asked if the United States could provide arms to protesters.
As Canada looks to develop markets for its oil after the defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States, Primer Minister Stephen Harper says the country needs to develop tighter ties with China — one of the world's fastest growing economies.