As President Barack Obama gets closer to the end of his second term in office, more Americans appreciate the job he has done. A Gallup poll earlier this month shows his favorability is on the rise and he is now the most popular American politician. In fact, Obama is more popular than President Ronald Reagan […]
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press YANGPYEONG, South Korea (AP) — Back in the country where they were detained as prisoners of war in the 1950s, two former North Korean soldiers now find little apparent objection or hostility, at least superficially — they were even welcomed by veterans who had fought for the South. But it’s […]
Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) –The world of chess has a new king, and it’s a 22-year-old who is as much at home posing for fashion shoots as he is pushing pawns.
By Julie Pace AP White House Correspondent PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — It may not have been Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s Cold War walk by a frozen lake in Switzerland.
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders decided Sunday, Nov. 18 to ask China to start formal talks “as soon as possible” on crafting a legally binding accord aimed at preventing an outbreak of violence in disputed South China Sea territories, a top diplomat said.
By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Asia’s top powers have doubled defense spending in the past decade, spurred by the explosion in military expenditure by China, new research shows.
By Sabina Niksic The Associated Press SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s grandson will be enrolling at a private high school in Bosnia made up of international students, a school official indicated on Friday, Sept. 30. Kim Han Sol, 16, will be the first student from North Korea to attend the […]
I have been very reluctant to get in on the Tiger mom craze, as parenting is not really a topic I am interested in.
By Xin Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Geneva Cluster munitions have finally been banned. The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) took effect on Aug. 1, when it became binding international law in countries around the world. To date, 107 states have joined the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and 37 nations have ratified it. Unfortunately, the big […]
“We think we can be partners with India in its growth going forward, but that depends on India’s policies and its continued reform process,” said Karan Bhatia, GE’s vice president for international law and policy and former deputy U.S. trade representative for Asia.