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  • Japan is ready to flex its military

    Japan is ready to flex its military
    Japan is a close friend and ally of the United States, and a crucial strategic military partner in Asia. But if the going got rough, and, say, North Korea attacked U.S. forces somewhere in the Pacific, could we count on Japanese military support? The...
  • Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme

    Retired officer pleads guilty in Navy bribery scheme
    A retired Navy officer pleaded guilty Thursday to being part of a bribery scheme involving Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific region. The guilty plea by Edmond Aruffo, 45, who retired in 2007 as a lieutenant commander, marks the fourth defendant in the...
  • India's sewer cleaners keep working despite ban on job

    India's sewer cleaners keep working despite ban on job
    Dharamani Kale emerged from the manhole, sewage clinging to his body. Next to him, Sona Bai gathered filth in a small round basket and carried it on her head to the end of the street. The unpleasant process had started at dawn and would continue for at...
  • Deadly attack raises concern about growth of 'evil cults' in China

    Wu Shuoyan was waiting for her husband and their 7-year-old son at a McDonald's when she posted a note on a social media site: "I met some crazy people." Twenty minutes later, she lay dead on the floor, beaten to death with a metal pole. Authorities say...
  • Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows

    Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows
    North America, now the world's biggest market for personal wealth, will be overtaken in 2018 by an Asia-Pacific region that is producing an increasing number of millionaires, according to a study by Boston Consulting Group. In the firm's annual review...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading

    Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading
    She hasn't decided yet. Or if she has, she's not telling. But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
  • Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'

    Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'
    You have to wait until the eighth chapter of Alex Tizon's remarkable memoir, "Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self," for confirmation that his title is the reference you've been hoping it isn't and fearing it is. All of the book has been leading...
  • Obama and Abbott: The U.S. and Australia make common cause in the Pacific

    Obama and Abbott: The U.S. and Australia make common cause in the Pacific
    Last week, at the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings at Normandy, we remembered how Australian airmen flew overhead as Americans and Allied forces surged ashore with extraordinary bravery and at great cost. Overlooking those sacred shores, we paid...
  • The future of India's National Congress dynastic party is in doubt

    It is one of the most storied names in political history, a party synonymous with modern India and an inspiration for revolutionary movements led by the likes of South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh. But a disastrous performance in...
  • Chinese leader takes broad yet selective aim at corruption

    When it comes to fighting government corruption, few Chinese leaders have had as ruthless a reputation as Emperor Hongwu, founder of the Ming Dynasty. After taking the throne in the 14th century, he embarked on a fierce cleanup campaign, executing tainted...
  • McAuliffe heads to Asia Wednesday

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe heads to Asia Wednesday for a four-day trade mission. His press office was light on details, saying they'll come Wednesday. But the trip does include a visit with executives with Tranlin, the paper company that's supposed to build a...