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  • 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...
  • Bad weather blamed as SeaWorld attendance falls 4%

    While theme parks worldwide drew bigger crowds last year, attendance at SeaWorld parks dropped as the company faced continued criticism over the treatment of its killer whales, a report released Tuesday says. Theme park attendance worldwide jumped 5.4%...
  • CANNES: Korea's Pan Cinema Wins Bid Battle For 'Helios'

    South Korean rights to Hong Kong police thriller "Helios" were acquired by Pan Cinema from Media Asia after a bid battle. "Almost every major Korean company gave us an offer on this exciting title," said Media Asia executive Frederick Tsui. "We finally...
  • Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company

    Navy petty officer admits accepting bribe from Singapore company
    A Navy petty officer pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to accepting more than $10,000 in cash, travel expenses and electronic "gadgets" in exchange for providing classified information to a Singapore-based defense contractor. Petty Officer 1st-...
  • T. Rowe Price opens second fund focused on Asia

    T. Rowe Price opens second fund focused on Asia
    Baltimore money manager T. Rowe Price announced Wednesday it has started a new fund focused on companies located in Asia to match investor interest in the increasingly important economic region. The new Asia Opportunities Fund will pick companies...
  • Korea's NAFF Genre Film Market Unveils Selection

    SEOUL -- Canadian indie Quentin Lee ("The People I've Slept With," "White Frog") will line up alongside leading Korean director Jo Jin Kyu ("Man on the Edge," "My Wife is a Gangster") to pitch their upcoming projects at the Network of Asian Fantastic...
  • Korean War Hero George Lawall

     
    When Rudy Blomstrom of Lower Saucon Township sent me this war story the other day, I was blown away by his research, his writing and especially by the remarkable young man (at left) he was writing about. I knew right......
  • Box Office: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Racks Up Impressive Korea Debut

    "Edge of Tomorrow" is struggling to generate buzz ahead of its domestic release this week, but there's good news from overseas. The science-fiction adventure debuted to a sizzling $3.8 million in South Korea on Wednesday. Excluding sneak previews, that...
  • Football: A game of two halves

    Football: A game of two halves
    Deep in the jungles of Myanmar there is a camp stocked with guns, maps and medical supplies. Medics and former rebels regularly practise dodging bullets on its flat exercise ground. Then they dust themselves off and kick a ball at makeshift bamboo goals....
  • Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air

    Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air
    Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place. Inside, Wu showed off some...
  • Cannes Q&A: Director Asia Argento On Why Her 'Misunderstood' Is Not Autobiographical

    Asia Argento is at Cannes with "Misunderstood," the third feature directed by the Italian multi-hyphenate, and one of two works by women directors representing Italy in the fest's official selection. The film screens today, May 22, in Un Certain Regard....