In Transparency International's latest rankings, Afghanistan is the second most corrupt country, only beat by Somalia. Afghanistan's anticorruption czar says not carrying through with punishment for corrupt officials is the problem.
President Obama and other APEC leaders agreed there wasn't enough time to reach an agreement on climate change at the Copenhagen summit next month.
On the second stop of Obama's Asia trip, the president will meet with the 10 ASEAN leaders in a region that welcomes the US presence as a counterbalance to China.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others are to stand trial in New York. Here's the evidence federal prosecutors will use against them.
Brazil announced that it had cut the amount of Amazon deforestation in half. It plans voluntary reductions between 38 and 42 percent in carbon emissions at the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks.
Obama will say that Asia is crucial to answering the world's major challenges – although the US intends to remain a leader across Asia. The president visits Japan, Singapore, China, and South Korea starting Friday.
Indonesia has shown it can develop democracy and confront extremists on its own. Pakistan clearly needs sharp reminders.
Indonesian protesters rallied Tuesday against the arrest of two senior anticorruption officials. Many say police fabricated charges to stymie the increasingly effective agency.
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