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Politics Jun 20Upcoming U.S.-China talks may be strained by recent cyber attack
Tensions between the U.S. and China are growing over its island-building in the South China Sea and over suspicions that Beijing was behind a massive hack into a federal government server that resulted in the theft of personnel and security…
Politics May 28Satellite imagery shows major construction at North Korea rocket site
Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea’s main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong Un’s determination to pursue a space program despite international censure, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.
World May 09North Korea responds to US diplomatic overture with show of force
North Korea greeted a U.S. diplomatic overture with a fresh show of force, seemingly testing the Obama administration's resolve for new nuclear talks.
World Apr 21North Korea could model future nuclear talks after Iran
North Korea should learn from the emerging nuclear deal with Iran that Washington is willing to engage its adversaries if it has a "credible" partner to negotiate with, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
World Jan 21180 Australians backing Islamic State group, minister says
WASHINGTON — Australia called Wednesday for a broader international coalition, led by the U.S., to combat the "terrifying challenge" of jihadist groups that are challenging governments and aiming to establish an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East.
World Dec 12U.S. sends mixed message to backsliding Myanmar
WASHINGTON — Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the wrong signal by opening the door for broader engagement with Myanmar’s widely criticized military just weeks after President Barack Obama assured opposition leader Aung San…
Education Dec 04Are China’s ties with U.S. universities healthy?
China's authoritarian government is gaining a foothold on American campuses by funding dozens of institutes that project a rose-tinted view of the Asian nation that compromises the academic integrity of U.S. universities, a congressional hearing was told Thursday.
World Nov 20Commission warns China will continue to strain relations with U.S.
WASHINGTON — Tensions between the U.S. and China have deepened during the rule of China's president, Xi Jinping, and the risk of an inadvertent military clash in the Asia-Pacific is growing, a congressional advisory panel said Thursday.
World Oct 01US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests
WASHINGTON — The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system.
World Aug 04U.S. seeks to quell South China Sea tensions
The United States will be looking to calm tensions stoked by recent Chinese oil drilling in disputed waters of the South China Sea at an upcoming meeting of the region's foreign ministers, a senior U.S. official said Monday.