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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... on Syria’s civil war and easing hostility with Iran. The United States has also put a priority on taming its debt after two wars and a recession. In the renewed regional push, Vice-President Joe ...

  2. Slice of Life

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... make a good impression in Burundi as a first step to gaining access to the Congo', then in the throes of civil war. Tung was quoted recalling advice from Mao: 'When we can grab ... between the British Government and representatives of interested organisations in Hong Kong before deciding not to seek reparations from Japan' in terms of the San Francisco Treaty. Short ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    America losing the public opinion war in Asia

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Lau Nai-Keung

    ... ditching the issue and insisting that America's noble mission is to uphold human rights in any corner of the earth. As a post-war baby, I grew up during the zenith of Pax Americana ...

  4. News - World - US DEFENCE

    Nuclear arms stockpile requires overhaul, US officials say

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters in Washington

    ... of the weapon,” he said in an interview. Obama has endorsed the goal of a world without nuclear weapons and negotiated the “New START” treaty with Russia, which committed the former Cold War rivals ...

  5. News - China - NUCLEAR TENSION

    War of words grows between US and Beijing over North Korea nuclear test

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Blame game over Pyongyang's third nuclear test intensifies as official news agency rounds on US media's coverage of Beijing's policies War of words over North Korea's bomb Washington, rather than Beijing, should take greater responsibility for Pyongyang's third nuclear test last week, Xinhua said in a commentary attacking foreign media reports ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama, India’s leader seek to reinvigorate ties

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 06:27pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... in the world.” India may also be seeking assurances about war-torn Afghanistan, where New Delhi is concerned the Taliban may fill the power vacuum created by the withdrawal of US troops. Chief among ...

  7. Ties that bind but don't constrain

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... the second world war or Japan's defeat, and waived reparation claims. Yet, it would be premature to imagine that a harping on 'shared values', or Mr Abe's plans ... and Nagasaki, mounting squeamishness over 50,000 US troops on its soil and the quest for a new post-war identity to reconcile economic might with military status. Japan was cool to India until Dr Singh ...

  8. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Moscow denounces US rights abuses in cold-war style

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Moscow

    ... recalls cold war Prisoners detained without charges. Prisons operating outside the legal system. Limits on free speech and the internet. Voters prevented from casting their ballots. Sanctioned ... was the first such full examination of the US human rights record issued by Moscow since the fall of communism in 1991. In tone, vocabulary and spirit, it was reminiscent of the cold-war-era propaganda ...

  9. Business - Comment

    What 'pivot'? Real US-China war will be over money

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... US-China war will be over money Anyone who fears that Washington's "pivot" towards the Pacific increases the risk of conflict between the United States and China is behind the times. America and China are already at war. Only the battle ground isn't the East China Sea. It's money. In his latest book Paper Promises author and Economist columnist Philip Coggan ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea war threat over US military drills

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Kim war threat over military drills North Korea's leader has warned of an "all-out" war against the South while denouncing its ongoing joint military drill with the United States, state media said yesterday. The US and South Korean militaries last Monday began a two-week exercise aimed at testing defences against the communist North, ...




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