By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — North Korea could be almost ready to carry out its threat to conduct a nuclear test, a U.S. research institute said, pointing to recent satellite photos.
By Josh Lederman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Deflecting criticism about a perceived lack of diversity in his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama on Monday, Jan. 14 urged Americans not to rush to judgment about who he will appoint to replace departing members of his team.
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — The Google chairman wants a firsthand look at North Korea’s economy and social media in his private visit Monday, Jan. 14 to the communist nation, his delegation said, despite misgivings in Washington over the timing of the trip.
By Staff The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it has detained an American citizen who has confessed to unspecified crimes.
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — Satellite imagery indicates North Korea has been testing rocket engines, a sign it continues to develop its long-range ballistic missiles, a U.S. academic institute said Monday, Nov. 12.
By Brett Zongker The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton believes in the power of food. As America’s top diplomat, she has increasingly used cuisine as a tool to bring people together.
South Korea’s president has made a surprise, election-year visit to islets also claimed by Japan, which quickly reasserted its sovereignty there, recalled its ambassador from Seoul and warned that the trip would worsen the countries’ strained relations …
By Andrew Duffelmeyer, Didi Tang, and Gillian Wong The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A blind Chinese legal activist who was suddenly allowed to leave the country arrived in the United States on Saturday, ending a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations. Chen Guangcheng had been hurriedly taken from a hospital […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is demanding tougher anti-corruption efforts amid a huge political scandal over a now-suspended Politburo member, whose wife has been named a suspect in the murder of a British businessman.
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The title of Sheryl WuDunn’s 2009 New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” comes from a Chinese proverb that says “Women hold up half the sky.” Last May, her appearance at the University of Oregon expanded on women’s importance in the world […]