At the center of the relationship between the world's two main superpowers are a small state and its governor-turned-ambassador. The stakes never have been higher for these "old friends."
An Iowa governor visited China on the heels of Richard Nixon. Today, a cast of Iowans dubs itself the 'Iowa mafia' in Beijing.
Despite alleged sonic assaults, travel advisories, an egg shortage, and new regulations making travel more difficult, Americans keep going to Cuba.
The China-U.S. Demonstration Farm that recently broke ground is a prominent symbol of Xi Jinping's attempt to gently modernize rural China.
APN urges Jewish Federations of North America to close loophole that permits donations towards projects that take place over the Green Line.
President Trump makes his first official visit to China, as Ambassador Terry Branstad works in Beijing near his "old friend," Chinese President Xi.
Des Moines Register journalists Kyle Munson and Kelsey Kremer traveled to China for two weeks in late September to report on Iowa’s unlikely and often influential role in U.S-China relations.
Scientists use algorithms in effort to forecast ground zero for next animal to human disease crisis.
On May 14, 2016—13 months after she'd first left Cuba—Yoandra finally crossed the U.S. border at El Paso, Texas, with her son and brother. This is her story.
A Cuban family treks through a jungle for seven days on foot. Another Cuban man gets stuck in Central America seeking freedom. Listen to their stories on 1A.
Research into Jewish charities in North America has found a powerful but opaque machine that turns over billions, but can be vague as to how the money is used.
Sometimes a cousin really can offer the best deal, but it can be hard for donors to be sure the charity shopped around first.