| May 22, 2014
| 1:41 PM
The declaration of martial law in Thailand on Tuesday marked a dramatic political turn for the Asian country that's been in the grip of civil strife the last six months. But what does the army's promise of restoring order mean for travelers who have...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Thailand's military on Thursday carried out the country's 12th coup in 82 years, arresting government and protest leaders in a move the army chief said would end six months of turmoil and deadly protests.
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, flanked by uniformed...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Monorom Neth sat in the tiny Long Beach movie theater, gripped by the emotionally wrenching scenes unfolding on the screen.
There were scenes depicting executions, starvation and forced labor — a haunting reminder of Neth's own life under...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Yury Shadrin and Tian Lu have got the keyboard covered for an upcoming Sundays at Three concert. This husband and wife duo will play music written for piano four hands on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.
| Feb 7, 2014
What is it with Scandinavians? They've got the highest quality of life in the world, thanks to a non-insane attitude toward social welfare and state paternalism. They have sublime landscapes and really cool mythology. And yet, culturally, the Nordic...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Scores of ousted Thai government officials surrendered to the military, and soldiers broke up a demonstration in central Bangkok on Friday, as the army cemented its power the day after declaring a coup.
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:44 AM
In a controversial ruling that deepened Thailand’s political crisis, the country’s constitutional court on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave office, ruling that she abused her powers when she transferred a...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction in the early 1990s, according to the White...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:12 AM
The event: The Global Gourmet Games, a gala fundraiser for FasterCures, staged as a high-spirited competition that pits guests against one another to answer questions about food, wine and related trivia, such as which country consumes the most chicken per...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He'...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:38 AM
The prospect of solo travel might scare some people, being out in the world with no one to help navigate, to lean on in a pinch or simply to share the moments of discovery. Others love being alone on the road, free to take any detour or linger in any...