| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:02 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The International Criminal Court on Friday handed down the second conviction in its 12-year history, finding former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga guilty on four counts of war crimes and one count of crimes against...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:08 PM
With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP:
What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 1:37 PM
KIEV, Ukraine -- Leaders of Ukraine vowed Sunday not to cede any part of their nation’s territory, even as Russia defended its virtual takeover of the disputed Crimean peninsula and signaled its willingness to act on the result of an upcoming...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:18 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A 50-year-old Chula Vista man has pleaded guilty to smuggling 100 pounds of dried sea cucumbers into the U.S. from Mexico to sell on the lucrative black market.
Cheng Zhuo Liu admitted in federal court that he smuggled the small marine...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:12 PM
WASHINGTON — NATO said Monday that it will begin reconnaissance flights to keep watch on Ukraine, the latest military move intended to reassure U.S. allies in Eastern Europe that are worried about Russia’s incursion in Crimea.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
An international disorder unmatched since the interwar 1930s has been created by the drama of Ukraine and the Russians, combined with the inherent self-destructive forces of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the developing civil war over theological as...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalize rule from Moscow within days.
With their own troops in Crimea...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 3:45 PM
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As students occupied Taiwan’s legislative chamber Sunday for a sixth day to protest a free-trade agreement with China, President Ma Ying-jeou denounced the takeover as a threat to democracy.
Government officials have pledged...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:32 PM
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to remove 50 nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles from their silos over the next four years but not eliminate them from the U.S. arsenal, a move aimed at complying with a 2010 treaty with Russia and...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
LONDON — The top U.S. and Russian diplomats tried but failed Friday to avert escalation of the conflict over the Crimean peninsula, leaving Moscow and Washington badly divided over the legality and consequences of a Sunday referendum on whether...
| Mar 18, 2014
When he announced sanctions against key Russian officials on Monday morning, President Obama indicated that he would take even harsher measures in the days ahead if Russia continued to undermine the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine....