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  • North Korea says it will put 2 Americans on trial for 'hostile acts'

    North Korea says it will put 2 Americans on trial for 'hostile acts'
    North Korea will put two Americans on trial for “hostile acts,” the nation announced Monday through its official news agency. The Korean Central News Agency reported that Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller would be tried for “...
  • Thailand's Kantana Sets up Japan JV With Nippon TV and Nikkatsu

    HONG KONG - Japan's Nippon Television and Nikkatsu and Thailand's Kantana have established a joint venture company with activities that will stretch from computer graphics work to animation co-production. The thre companies said that new Kantana Japan...
  • In Taiwan, tourist influx points up improving ties with China

    The fog hung dense over Sun Moon Lake, obscuring the hilly shoreline that the tourists from mainland China had come to see. Still, the Chinese crowded the main pier as a light drizzle came down, waiting for boats to ferry them around the scenic lake....
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies

    Japan allows its military to help defend U.S., other allies
    Japan on Tuesday announced a reinterpretation of its pacifist post-World War II Constitution that allows the country's military to help defend the United States and other allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the decision by the Cabinet to adjust the...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is US being duped into funding jihadist startup?

    PARIS -- The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber. Largely unheard of just a few weeks ago, the group is now the self-proclaimed new...
  • Setting sail: Cruise ship deployments feature exotic ports

    Setting sail: Cruise ship deployments feature exotic ports
    Cruise lines are making waves out there with news of ship deployments. Here are some tips about a sampling of interesting itineraries — near and far — this year and next: ·               Princess Cruises – Sapphire Princess has...
  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...
  • 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...
  • Leland Yee's startling finish in California election race explained

    In a largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: nearly 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place even though he dropped out after being accused of gun running and political corruption....
  • LACMA Chinese art curator Yu Yu to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum

    LACMA Chinese art curator Yu Yu to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum
    This story has been corrected. Please see below for details. Christina Yu Yu made a great leap eastward in 1998 from her native China to a college campus in Massachusetts. This summer she will make a somewhat smaller one: She’s leaving the Los...