- South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit Updated: Apr-24-14 8:05 pm
- Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers Updated: Apr-24-14 3:56 pm
- Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians Updated: Apr-24-14 3:52 pm
- Markets muted despite Apple, Facebook Updated: Apr-24-14 11:52 am
- Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up' Updated: Apr-24-14 9:58 am
- US-Japan trade talks suspended without agreement Updated: Apr-24-14 7:28 am
- China splurging on military as US pulls back Updated: Apr-24-14 5:28 am
- Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues Updated: Apr-24-14 12:31 am
- Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks Updated: Apr-23-14 8:02 pm
- As peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options Updated: Apr-23-14 4:50 pm
- SD tribe invokes treaties against new uranium mine Updated: Apr-23-14 6:17 am
- Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China Updated: Apr-23-14 12:03 am
- Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands Updated: Apr-22-14 11:10 pm
- US clears Egypt for some military assistance Updated: Apr-22-14 10:35 pm
- Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine Updated: Apr-22-14 6:41 pm
- US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan Updated: Apr-22-14 1:12 pm
- Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement Updated: Apr-22-14 8:49 am
- Russians inspect Montana nuclear launch facilities Updated: Apr-21-14 4:54 pm
- Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise Updated: Apr-21-14 3:17 pm
- Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
- Vatican responds to next round of UN abuse inquiry Updated: Apr-15-14 9:28 am
- Native Americans say US violated human rights Updated: Apr-14-14 2:08 pm
- Vietnam releases dissidents amid foreign pressure Updated: Apr-14-14 10:26 am
- Iran rejects naming new UN envoy after US refusal Updated: Apr-12-14 1:37 pm
TOKYO - When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.
NEW YORK - The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.
JERUSALEM - Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group Hamas, the Jewish state's sworn enemy.
LONDON - Solid earnings from Apple and Facebook helped shore up global markets on Thursday despite other disappointing earnings and an earlier hefty retreat in Tokyo.
TOKYO - Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
TOKYO - Talks between the United States and Japan on a Pacific Rim trade pact have halted for now without any resolution in sight, spoiling plans for a showcase deal during President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.
QINGDAO, China - China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.
TOKYO - President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement.
BEIRUT - Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.
PIERRE, South Dakota - The Oglala Sioux Tribe in southwestern South Dakota is invoking federal treaties and international agreements in protest of a proposed uranium mine in the western part of the state.
TOKYO - President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.
TOKYO - President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.
MOSCOW - Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to listen.
WASHINGTON - The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
QINGDAO, China - Naval officials from the U.S. and two dozen Asia-Pacific nations adopted an agreement Tuesday aimed at improving communication at sea to reduce the possibility of conflict amid rising friction between an increasingly assertive China and its neighbors.
HELENA, Montana - Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force officials said Monday.
KIEV, Ukraine - Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. The United States will decide within "days, not weeks" whether Russia is abiding by the accord, a U.S. diplomat said.
GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
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VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has responded to the latest round of U.N. sex abuse inquiries by suggesting it is only responsible for implementing a U.N. treaty against torture within the confines of the tiny Vatican City State.
WASHINGTON - A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam has granted early release to two high-profile dissidents, bringing the number of democracy activists freed this month to three in what the government Monday called a "policy of leniency."
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran rejected naming a new diplomat Saturday to represent it at the United Nations, with one lawmaker urging the Islamic Republic to stand up to "bullying" from the U.S., which has rejected granting its pick a visa.