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  • African, Asian leaders agree to cooperate against terrorism

    Asian and African leaders agreed to develop concrete ways to cooperate in fighting extremism and the financing of terrorism, they said at the conclusion of a summit in Indonesia's capital Thursday. The leaders said in a joint statement their...
  • Bryan Burrough on 'Days of Rage'

    Bryan Burrough on 'Days of Rage'
    The radical underground movement of the 1970s is a distant memory growing ever more distant. Aside from TV flashes of old Patty Hearst photos and, in Chicago, the occasional burst of attention for the former Weatherman-turned-professor Bill Ayers, the...
  • Afghan museum seeks to remember anti-Soviet war

    The Jihad Museum in the Afghan city of Herat sits in a hillside garden, surrounded by blooming rose bushes and the detritus of the war against the Soviet Union — a war that claimed thousands of lives in this city alone. A MiG fighter jet and an...
  • Japan ministers' war shrine visit irks China after Abe talks

    Three Japanese Cabinet ministers on Thursday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, drawing a rebuke from China just a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping met in a bid to...
  • Ann McFeatters: We must trust Obama to negotiate a good trade pact

    WASHINGTON Uh-oh, Democrats are in disarray. It's over 40 million jobs, wages, unions, the middle class's future, and the export of everything from apples to oranges. In a word, trade. Wait! Wait! It's more interesting than you might think. The main...
  • House panel is told of slavery in Thai seafood industry

    Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday. "As has been reported for years, the Thai fishing industry is...
  • China names its top 100 fugitives suspected of corruption

    China has issued a list of its top 100 officials and others wanted on suspicion of corruption who are believed to have fled abroad, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's aggressive campaign to rein in graft. Photos of the suspects were splashed...
  • India suspends Al-Jazeera broadcasts for 5 days over maps

    The TV network Al-Jazeera was off the air in India on Thursday following a 5-day suspension ordered by the government over maps of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. India is deeply sensitive about how Kashmir, which is divided between India and...
  • Festival blooms around Allentown's cherry trees

    Festival blooms around Allentown's cherry trees
    There are plenty of festivals in the Lehigh Valley that rev up their patrons — Musikfest and Celtic Classic, for example — but the Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday in Allentown aims to cultivate a more Zen peace of mind. The second annual...
  • China fines Mercedes $57 million in price-fixing probe

    A Chinese regulator said Thursday it has fined Mercedes Benz 350 million yuan ($57 million) on price-fixing charges in a wide-ranging probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign automakers are being treated unfairly. The unit of...
  • Pakistani warplanes kill 20 militants near Afghan border

    The Pakistani military say the air force has pounded militant hideouts in a tribal region along the Afghan border, killing 20 suspected militants. It says three of the suspects were training future suicide bombers in the Tirah Valley of Khyber region....