Officials from the world's largest nuclear plant in Kashiwazaki, Japan, announced Wednesday the amount of nuclear waste leakage from Monday's 6.8-magnitude earthquake is 50 percent larger than earlier estimates.
The international economy is being affected by China's rapidly developing industries. James Fallow, a reporter based in the region analyzes China's economic growth and its impact on the world stage.
U.S. stock markets have begun to recover after a serious downturn in Chinese stock Tuesday caused shocks in markets around the globe, while raising questions about potential annd prolonged instability. Economic analyst Nick Perna discusses what's next for the stability…
By PBS NewsHour
Negotiators from six countries reached a tentative agreement about initial steps for North Korea's nuclear disarmament Monday, the first concrete steps achieved in nearly three years of negotiations.
Concerns over the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu surfaced again across Asia Tuesday after scientists confirmed outbreaks among birds in Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, and a woman in Indonesia died.
President Bush welcomed North Korea's decision to re-enter six-party negotiations regarding its nuclear program Tuesday, three weeks after a nuclear test and nearly a year after shunning the talks. State Department undersecretary Nicholas Burns discusses the next steps.
The United Nations Security Council agreed Friday to limit sanctions against North Korea after pressure from China and Russia. Experts Ming Wan and Michael Green discuss the U.N. resolution and China's connection to the isolated Kim Jong Il government.
President Bush on Wednesday said the United States had no intention of pursuing military action against North Korea and would continue to follow a diplomatic path to ending North Korea's nuclear program.
North Korea officials threatened another nuclear test Tuesday unless the United States agrees to hold direct talks. Policy experts discuss President Bush's continued rejection of direct talks and reaction to the test.
By PBS NewsHour
Turkish health authorities confirmed the 15th human case of the H5N1 strain of bird flu and have said a third child in the same family died from the virus, though the World Health Organization has confirmed only two deaths and…
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