By My Pham HANOI (Reuters) - The United States has transferred six patrol boats to the Vietnam coast guard, to help build security cooperation between the two countries, U.S. embassy in Hanoi said in a statement on Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed his hope for a stronger relationship
Thailand's foreign ministry on Tuesday reassured the international community that the country would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital Bangkok wounding 24 people. Thailand has been ruled by a junta since a May 2014 coup. "Bombs
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security officials have begun "extreme vetting" interviews at Australia's offshore detention centers, two sources at the camps told Reuters on Tuesday, as Washington honors a refugee swap U.S. President Donald Trump had called "a dumb
If there’s a single word at the center of the FBI investigation into the Russian connection to the 2016 US election, it might be “collusion.” It means secret or illegal cooperation, especially to cheat or deceive others. “That is important stuff for the public to be aware of even if it absolves the
The $110 billion arms deal President Trump signed with Saudi Arabia may ultimately be as destabilizing in the Middle East as it is good for business in the US. “Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity,” Mr. Trump told Sunni Arab leaders in Riyadh, as he called on them to crush Islamic State
By example as much as by words, President Trump has used his maiden trip abroad to demonstrate a fresh direction for the Middle East, one that could be called ecumenical diplomacy. First he visited Islam’s birthplace, Saudi Arabia. Then he was off to Israel, the center of Judaism.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced they will launch their spring offensive on Sunday, signaling plans to step up attacks as the weather warms across Afghanistan, making both travel and fighting easier.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land, the start of the Catholic Holy Week that concludes with Easter.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that authorities say killed several people. (all times local):
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives widened the lead over their Social Democrat rivals, according to a poll published on Tuesday, which showed her party and the pro-business Free Democrats winning enough seats to govern together. Tuesday's poll, conducted by Forsa for Stern magazine
Former Australian Open junior champion Oliver Anderson was fined Aus$500 (US$374) Tuesday for fixing a match, but escaped a conviction after admitting he threw a set, reports said. The 19-year-old Australian appeared in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court over the incident during a first-round clash
Authorities in Mexico are investigating the murder of two indigenous brothers and sending a special team to a far-flung village to protect other members of the Huichol tribe, the governor of the state of Jalisco said on Monday. The Wirraritari can count on us," Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at Tuesday's start of the criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life if she is convicted. Police escorted
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A tearful Rebel Wilson testified on Tuesday that a series of magazine articles published in Australia were a deliberate attack on her character and damaged her acting career.
Oil producers inside and outside the OPEC cartel have little choice but to extend their deal from late 2016 curbing output when they meet in Vienna on Thursday, analysts say. In November the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to slash output by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd)
Seven militants were killed during an intelligence-gathering raid by U.S. Special Forces troops against an al Qaeda compound in Yemen on Tuesday morning, U.S. officials said. U.S. Central Command said in a statement the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants were killed "through a combination
BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese leader says a "proper balance" must be struck between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica as climate change exposes the frozen continent's vulnerabilities.
BEIJING (AP) — A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours.
Heavy rains this week have brought relief to parched fields in China's major grain producing regions, breaking a months-long dry spell that had slowed corn planting and hit winter wheat crops. "Dry weather had affected corn acreage in some areas. Planting had slowed," said Meng Jinhui
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jakarta's former Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama will withdraw an appeal against his controversial two-year jail sentence for insulting Islam in Muslim-majority Indonesia, his sister said on Tuesday. Fify Letty Indra, who is Purnama's younger sister and a member
Youthful fans who were at US pop star Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester and parents waiting for their children outside described scenes of panic after an explosion ripped through the foyer on Monday night. "I just heard this massive bang and then everyone just started running towards us
MILLBURY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school that developed a special bond with a Holocaust survivor has honored her with a diploma.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The United States has delivered six coastal patrol boats to Vietnam's coast guard in a move that expands the two nation's security cooperation amid tension in the disputed South China Sea.