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The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, located in the East China Sea, are part of disputed territory between Japan and China. Map by Wikimedia user Jackopoid Two U.S. B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea…
By Larisa Epatko
After one of the most powerful typhoons in recorded history struck the Philippines over the weekend, aid organizations and the government scrambled to provide residents with their most basic needs of food and water on Monday. Meanwhile, survivors lined the…
Obama: "We can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy."…
NEW YORK -- Even though Malala Yousafzai, the young education activist who was shot by a member of the Taliban, started out as a blogger for the BBC, she normally doesn't tweet. But Monday afternoon, she typed her first 140-character…
What Syria Strategy Should U.S. Pursue if Diplomatic Efforts Don't Bear Fruit?…
Pacific Northwest Weighs Environmental Risks of Cashing in on Coal Export Market…
Chinese President Xi Jinping, who just took office in March, and President Barack Obama meet in California on Friday and Saturday to discuss in a casual setting some issues the White House deems critical, including China's alleged cyber spying on…
Myanmar President Thein Sein becomes the first leader of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to visit the White House in 47 years on Monday. Their meeting is viewed as an affirmation of the Southeast Asian nation's democratic transition.
Each day this week brought another development in North Korea, including threats against the United States and the deployment of mid-range missile launchers to its east coast.
They live continents apart -- Symon in Kenya and Bo in Cambodia -- but they have a common thread. Both started small businesses with microloans they received through the networking website Kiva.
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