The US secretary of State's presence is meant to send a signal that Southeast Asia matters – and that the US is watching Chinese influence in the region.
Not just devoted eclipse-chasers but millions of others were able to view the longest solar eclipse of the century as it passed over Asia Wednesday.
In a first, the games will range across Russian as well as Chinese territory near Khabarovsk in the far east.
Millions still need her. But her release should not be the focal point of US policy toward the junta.
The lone surviving gunman from November's assault testified that Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba's was involved.
The neighboring countries agreed Thursday to work together on terrorism despite stalled peace talks. US secretary of state arrives Friday.
Fans from Asia to Europe lined up to watch the movie premiere Wednesday. The Vatican newspaper praised its promotion of friendship and sacrifice.
Anwar Ibrahim, who heads an increasingly popular alliance, says the charges are meant to check his rise to power.
Beijing urged Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to retract his statement that China is committing "genocide" against its Muslim minority.