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  • China's Xi to visit South Korea, suggesting impatience with North

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North. Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...
  • The Week in Pictures | June 23–29, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, the World Cup in Brazil took center stage as fans across the globe rooted on their teams. Thirty-two teams began the tournament and only 16 are left as we enter the knockout stage....
  • A dramatic decline in suicides: Back from the edge

    A dramatic decline in suicides: Back from the edge
    In the 1990s China had one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Young rural women in particular were killing themselves at an alarming rate. In recent years, however, China's suicides have declined to among the lowest rates in the world. In 2002...
  • Wie, Yang share lead after 3rd round in US Women's Open

    PINEHURST, N.C. Michelle Wie was rolling along nicely Saturday in the U.S. Women's Open, smiling, leading, hitting good shots, enjoying herself. But just when Wie was on the verge of distancing herself from the field at Pinehurst No. 2, her game began to...
  • Yang ties Wie for U.S. Women's Open lead

    Yang ties Wie for U.S. Women's Open lead
    Even though sole possession of the lead slipped away from Michelle Wie in the third round of the 69th U.S. Women's Open, she said she's at ease going into the final round. Amy Yang of South Korea shot 2-under 68 and took advantage of Wie's three-hole...
  • Lewis grabs first-round lead at U.S. Women's Open

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes Li to "youngest qualifier" in 22nd graf Lewis grabs first-round lead at U.S. Women's Open PINEHURST, N.C. -- Stacy Lewis focuses on being in the best form for the biggest golf tournaments, and the plan proved...
  • Belgium captain doubtful for U.S. game

    Belgium captain doubtful for U.S. game
    Belgium is hoping for a quick recovery over the weekend from top defenders Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen as both remain doubtful for their World Cup match against the United States on Tuesday. Anthony Vanden Borre was ruled out of the...
  • North Korea launches two short-range Scud missiles in breach of U.N. sanctions

    North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into seas east off its coast on Sunday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, in a breach of U.N. resolutions against the use of ballistic missile technology by the isolated country. The launch...
  • Wie leads by two in Arkansas after second 66

    The Sports Xchange Wie leads by two in Arkansas after second 66 Michelle Wie posted a second straight 5-under-par 66 to take a two-stroke lead over So Yeon Ryu of South Korea before play was halted by rain in the second round of the Walmart Northwest...
  • US inches closer to landmine ban

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration pledged Friday to stop producing or purchasing landmines, but it stopped short of signing an international treaty that requires countries to destroy their stockpiles, saying it was "diligently pursuing solutions" that...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...