Chinese President Xi Jinping will head a new commission overseeing joint military and civilian development, state media said, as the country continues with an ambitious military modernization program. Xi has set great store on China's military modernization, including developing an ocean-going &
By Jack Kim and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn said on Monday the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defense system can not be delayed in the face of a growing North Korean nuclear missile threat and despite Chinese hostility to the move. South Korea and
Chinese courts have jailed two former officials for corruption who had fled abroad to try and avoid justice, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Monday. China has vowed to pursue an overseas search dubbed Operation "Fox Hunt" for corrupt officials and business executives
Lessons on the Black Lives Matter movement will be incorporated into some – but not all – Philadelphia classrooms this week. Teachers who choose to take part in the optional weeklong event to discuss and learn about the movement, developed by a local group of activist educators, are encouraged to introduce
As of early Sunday morning, crowd scientists estimated that those converging on Washington, D.C., Saturday surpassed those attending Friday’s inauguration ceremonies at a rate of 3 to 1, bringing the total to around half a million people in the nation’s capital alone. Photos of the historic march adorned
City officials in Everett, Wash., a city about 25 miles north of Seattle, filed a lawsuit in state court Thursday against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. The city argues that Purdue should be compelled to cover the costs incurred to provide local drug-related services because the company allegedly
An investigative report from a British newspaper alleges that a failed British missile test last year was kept quiet in the lead-up to an important vote to continue funding for the country's aging nuclear missile system, Trident. While the test of the missile happened shortly before Prime Minister
LONDON (AP) — British anti-European Union politician Nigel Farage says he will attend Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
A Washington group of lawyers and researchers plans to file a federal lawsuit against Donald Trump, alleging that the US president is violating a constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments. In a statement released Sunday the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Tim Southee snared his 200th test wicket on Monday as New Zealand took a commanding position on day four of the second test against Bangladesh.
How can you get under the skin of an Asian country? Diplomatic body searches, bomber flights, shrine statues and even doormats have set governments on edge. Here's a nation-by-nation look at Asia's figurative, and in one case literal, sacred cows: ___ SOUTH KOREA South Korea takes offense first
SYDNEY (AP) — The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendations
A dozen bodies -- including seven that were headless and mutilated -- were discovered over the weekend in western Mexico's seaside resort of Manzanillo, apparent victims of the country's epidemic of drug violence, local officials said. It was a shocking turn of events for an area popular with
BANGKOK (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
The talks, set to begin on Monday, will be the first time a delegation composed exclusively of rebel groups will negotiate with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Chief opposition negotiator Mohammad Alloush flew into Astana on Sunday morning, according to an AFP correspondent who saw the
By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said at a
How can you get under the skin of an Asian country? Diplomatic body searches, bomber flights, shrine statues and even doormats have set governments on edge.
The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device. Samsung Electronics was forced to discontinue the smartphone, originally intended to compete with Apple's iPhone,
Leftwing outsider Benoit Hamon will fight former prime minister Manuel Valls for the French Socialist presidential nomination next Sunday after winning the first round of the party's primary. Hamon was not considered a serious contender when the campaign began in December but the 49-year-old former
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Sunday that 56 sets of human remains have been identified in a jumble of bone fragments found at a burial pit in Mexico's northern border state of Nuevo Leon.
Officials in Equatorial Guinea refused to comment on Sunday on whether ousted former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh had arrived in the country. The strongman's departure ended six weeks of political turmoil sparked by Jammeh's refusal to accept his election defeat to new Gambian President Adama
Gambia's exiled strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered millions of dollars in his final weeks in power leaving state coffers "empty", an aide to new President Adama Barrow said as West African troops prepared to secure his arrival. Jammeh flew out of The Gambia on Saturday, ending 22 years at
A rare shooting rampage in China's southwest Sichuan province was carried out by a revengeful and panicked official who was under investigation, state media said. An investigation into the incident found "sufficient evidence to conclude that Chen became hateful of an investigation against him
US President Donald Trump discussed Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu and invited the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month. The two leaders spoke by telephone and "agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the threats posed