| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:07 AM
BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and the six other top officials reportedly were at Tiananmen Square on Monday when a vehicle crashed and exploded nearby, leaving five dead.
Although there is no indication that the physical safety of the leaders,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:53 AM
BEIJING — How to reassure Japan and South Korea that the United States will stand behind them, without inflaming the Chinese?
That is the mission that stands before Vice President Joe Biden as he arrives in the region with a potential crisis...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
BEIJING -- Vice President Joseph Biden arrived Wednesday in Beijing, hoping to use his past acquaintance with President Xi Jinping to smooth over some major hitches in U.S.-China relations.
Overshadowing their meeting has been the showdown over China&...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:04 AM
TOKYO -- Although she is a seasoned traveler who frequently flies the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Kazuyo Ito confessed to some preflight anxiety as she checked in Thursday for Japan Airlines Flight 29.
"It is a little scary," said the 59-year-...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:48 PM
From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind.
Former South African...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:46 PM
SEOUL — In a palace intrigue that could shake the foundations of North Korea, 30-year-old leader Kim Jong Un has purged from the leadership the powerful uncle who had been his de facto regent for the last two years, North Korean news media confirmed...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:18 PM
BEIJING — Bo Xilai, at one time the most potent challenger to the current Chinese Communist Party leadership, was sentenced Sunday to life in prison for corruption.
The unexpectedly harsh sentence is likely to be interpreted as a sign of just...
| Sep 24, 2013
The sentencing of disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai to life in prison struck a blow against one of the greatest existential threats to Communist Party rule since Tiananmen Square. In addition to handing President Xi Jinping a victory in his campaign...
| Sep 27, 2013
So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
BEIJING — Chinese people switching on their 7 p.m. television news might have done a double take, suspecting that the state broadcaster had mistakenly plugged in a tape from the 1970s before the death of Mao Tse-tung.
For 24 minutes, the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:38 AM
SEOUL -- As a team of U.S. and South Korean investigators wrap up the initial stage of their probe into the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines jetliner in San Francisco, a cultural chasm is growing concerning disclosures about the pilots and analysis...