China's rise has led President Obama to “pivot” his foreign policy toward Asia, hoping to enhance US power and expand its cooperation with China. Romney speaks more in terms of confronting a country whose interests often clash with those of the US.
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines Friday destroying roads and bridges. A tsunami alert for Asia and Hawaii has been scaled back to just the Philippines and Indonesia.
A tsunami alert was in effect for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Guam, the Northern Marianas and Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Elements of the dispute include a Ming Dynasty map, a US treaty, and a fish factory. The following is a basic breakdown.
India’s Supreme Court sentenced the last surviving gunman of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai, to death. Here is a list of 5 countries where the death penalty is a legal possibility, though rare.
Flood waters from Typhoon Tembin reached 9 feet high in the town of Hengchun, overturning buses and uprooting trees. Forecasters warn it could return.
Three male characters head to the desert hoping to change their lives.
The activists arrived in Hong Kong but that isn't likely to end the crisis over the disputed islands. Japan says it will prosecute any Chinese who land on the islands that may be near gas deposits.
Japan and China both gave vent this weekend to nationalism over the Senkaku/Diaoyu island dispute. But indications now are they want to keep the hostility in check.
Days earlier, Chinese activists swam to the disputed but uninhabited islands, known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands and in China as the Diaoyu Islands.