| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:49 AM
An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto has been detained in North Korea, prompting the U.S. State Department to issue an advisory against travel to the country.
Merrill Newman, a retired financial executive and Korean War veteran, was escorted off an...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
North Korea should "recognize the dangerous steps it has been taking" in detaining an American citizen and restarting its nuclear reactors, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
“I think this is obviously one of those moments where North...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
1. The State Department this month renewed its warning on Colombia, noting that people travel safely to the South American country but that "violence linked to narco-trafficking continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large cities."
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:54 PM
That screaming baby may no longer be the most annoying thing on your flight.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering allowing fliers to make in-flight voice calls on their cellphones once the plane reaches 10,000 feet. The practice has long...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:15 PM
And now for a wildly improbable romantic comedy recommendation.
Already a hit in its native England, "About Time" presents all sorts of small- and medium-sized problems threatening to upset writer-director Richard Curtis' film from within, beginning...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Two Navy admirals have been put on leave and their access to classified material suspended while they are investigated as part of a bribery case involving services provided to U.S. ships in ports in the Asia-Pacific region, the Navy announced Friday....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The State Department on Friday said North Korea has confirmed it is detaining a U.S. citizen following reports that an 85-year-old man from Palo Alto was escorted off an outbound plane in Pyongyang last month.
The confirmation, relayed by the Swedish...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:10 AM
NEW DELHI -- Blowing whistles and calling for the prime minister to resign, anti-government demonstrators forced their way into Thailand’s finance and foreign ministries Monday, joining thousands who poured into the streets of the Thai capital of...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
NEW DELHI – Thailand’s prime minister easily survived a no-confidence vote Thursday, but hundreds of protesters continued to besiege ministries in the capital as her embattled government sought a way out of its political crisis.
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:46 AM
BANGKOK, Thailand – Riot police fired tear gas Sunday at anti-government protesters armed with petrol bombs trying to force their way into the prime minister’s complex and police headquarters, intensifying Thailand’s political crisis and...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:46 PM
BENGHAZI, Libya -- Relatively few Americans remained in this eastern Libyan city as street battles raged and Islamic militants made ever-bolder forays in recent weeks. But Ronnie Smith, a chemistry teacher at an English-language school, stayed on,...