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  • Will China's new infrastructure bank help or hurt the environment?

    BEIJING China scored a geopolitical twofer this month with its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. First, it stunned the White House by successfully persuading Great Britain and other U.S. allies in Europe to join the bank, which will boost China's...
  • In Peru, Lima's Asian infusion is creating new respectability

     In Peru, Lima's Asian infusion is creating new respectability
    There is plenty of time spent gazing out the windows of cars in Lima, because getting around this city of 10 million requires an inordinate amount of patience (and earplugs, depending on how loud a car's horn is). As you pass the time, peering into dim...
  • White House: US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

    The White House says the U.S. will keep its current complement of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned. It says the size of the U.S. troop presence for 2016 will be decided...
  • Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez honored by Amnesty International

    Amnesty International awarded its top honor Tuesday to Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who has spent years shining light on his country's restrictive political atmosphere, and to U.S. folk singer Joan Baez for her civil rights activism. Both were...
  • Afghan marchers demand justice for woman killed by mob

    Several thousand protesters shut down a major thoroughfare in Kabul on Tuesday, demanding justice for the brutal killing of a 28-year-old Afghan woman by an angry mob last week. The demonstration was the second in as many days to demand justice for...
  • Vietnam wants full lifting of US arms embargo

    Vietnam wants the U.S. to lift fully an embargo on arms sales that was eased last year, but Washington is calling for more progress by the communist-governed nation on improving human rights, their respective ambassadors said Tuesday. This year marks the...
  • Obama agrees to slow U.S. pullout from Afghanistan

    Obama agrees to slow U.S. pullout from Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan at the request of its new government but insisted the delay won't jeopardize his commitment to end America's longest war before leaving office. In a shift from...
  • Utah's adoption of firing squads bucks global trend

    Utah's decision to reintroduce the firing squad as an execution method if lethal injections drugs are unavailable bucks an international trend. Utah and Oklahoma are the only states which allow for the firing squads. However, Oklahoma would allow them...
  • Obama slows US troop pullout from Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON The U.S. will maintain 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year as President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the pace of withdrawal and give the war-torn country more time to secure itself. Obama, who had hoped to bring...
  • Okinawa orders halt to work related to US base relocation

    The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa ordered a Defense Ministry branch to suspend all work in the area where a key U.S. military air base is to be relocated, in a growing confrontation between the island and the central government....
  • US, Afghan leaders lay groundwork for postwar relations

    In a show of unity, U.S. and Afghan officials laid the groundwork for new relations between the two countries on Monday, including plans to seek American funding to maintain an Afghan security force of 352,000 and long-term counterterrorism efforts....