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  • Hagel: Talk about 'zero option' in Afghanistan is a negative for U.S.

    Hagel: Talk about 'zero option' in Afghanistan is a negative for U.S.
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he wishes that unnamed White House aides would stop suggesting that it would be OK for the United States to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan. He said he worries about a resurgence of old-fashioned nationalism...
  • Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on

    Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on
    Russian troops are massing menacingly on Ukraine's eastern border. The civil war in Syria is still raging, and 33,000 American troops fight on in Afghanistan. So where is Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel headed this week? To Hawaii — for a meeting with...
  • Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades

    Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades
    TAUNGGYI, Myanmar — Wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with the national census logo, Tin Naing counted off the ethnic groups living in just one section of this regional capital in eastern Myanmar. “Bamar, Shan, Pa’o, Intha —...
  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.
    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
  • Chinese aircraft spots 3 objects in Malaysia plane search zone

    Chinese aircraft spots 3 objects in Malaysia plane search zone
    BEIJING — Stepping up its role in the hunt for the elusive Malaysia Airlines flight 370, China reported Saturday that one of its Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft Saturday reported seeing "three suspicious objects" in the south Indian Ocean that could be...
  • China looks abroad for greener pastures

     China looks abroad for greener pastures
    BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer. Now it is...
  • Search for Malaysia jet shifts 680 miles northeast

    Search for Malaysia jet shifts 680 miles northeast
    BEIJING — The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Friday it had a new "credible lead" that suggested Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 probably crashed 680 miles northeast of the search area where more than a dozen planes and ships have been...
  • Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules

    Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules
    WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization declared Southeast Asia polio-free Thursday, marking a global health milestone for India, where the disease accounted for nearly half of all worldwide cases just five years ago. The announcement comes...
  • New satellite images raise hope of retrieving Malaysian jet debris

    New satellite images raise hope of retrieving Malaysian jet debris
    BEIJING — Malaysian authorities said Wednesday that they were encouraged by new images from European satellites showing 122 floating objects off the Australian coast that could be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. The discovery...
  • Activist's fast is food for thought on immigration

    Activist's fast is food for thought on immigration
    The first day you fast, says Eliseo Medina, your stomach begs you to reconsider. The second day is worse. "Your body starts asking for food," the 68-year-old local activist told me about his fast for immigration reform. "It becomes more difficult and...
  • Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online

    Autry's 'Route 66' exhibition looks for its funding kicks online
    The Autry National Center of the American West is hoping lots of people will get their kicks by giving money online to help fund its coming exhibition “Route 66: The Road and the Romance.” The Autry, which will open the show June 8, joins...