posted: 04/23/2014 9:13 a.m.
TOKYO — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence.
posted: 04/23/2014 9:08 a.m.
DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified "bad activities."
posted: 04/23/2014 5:13 a.m.
Naval officials from the U.S. and two dozen Asia-Pacific nations adopted an agreement Tuesday aimed at improving communication at sea to reduce the possibility of conflict between an increasingly assertive China and its neighbors.
posted: 04/23/2014 5:10 a.m.
The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops.
posted: 04/23/2014 5:07 a.m.
Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the Baltic Sea, part of the alliance’s efforts to strengthen its presence in Europe’s ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia’s intentions in Ukraine.
posted: 04/23/2014 4:57 a.m.
In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office with a 24-hour security service and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding a stockpile of rhino horns worth a fortune on the illegal market in parts of Asia.
posted: 04/23/2014 4:56 a.m.
Novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor said Tuesday as the writer’s compatriots held a musical tribute to him in his native Colombia.
posted: 04/23/2014 4:55 a.m.
Ukraine’s acting president ordered security forces to resume “anti-terror ” operations in the country’s east Tuesday after the bodies of two people purportedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reported to be hit by gunfire.
posted: 04/23/2014 4:51 a.m.
With South Korea preoccupied by a ferry disaster, North Korea has increased activities at its main nuclear-test site, prompting Seoul and Washington to prepare for a possible nuclear test from the North, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
posted: 04/23/2014 4:46 a.m.
President Barack Obama’s administration said Tuesday that it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.
posted: 04/23/2014 4:44 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Russia should stick to its international commitments and obligations. They should not behave as gangsters in the modern century.” Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, after insurgents who are believed to have ties to Russia were blamed for the killing of two people
posted: 04/23/2014 4:41 a.m.
Frank Poli, 92, received from U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., long-overdue medals Poli earned for serving in the Navy during World War II, including the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.
posted: 04/22/2014 5:13 a.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday castigated the captain and some crew members of a sunken ferry, saying their actions in abandoning a vessel with hundreds of passengers still aboard were “tantamount to murder.”
posted: 04/22/2014 5:07 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday began a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues.
posted: 04/22/2014 5:04 a.m.
KATMANDU, Nepal — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community.