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Philippines: Top N. Korean Diplomat To Join Security Meeting

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - North Korea's top diplomat will attend an annual Asian security conference in Manila, where concern over the North's nuclear weapons program is expected to be high on the agenda, Philippine officials said.A North Korean delegation led by its vice foreign min

Meet The Iraqi Sniper Taking Out ISIS Fighters Hiding Behind Civilians

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police fires an assault rifle during combat against ISIS in western Mosul, Iraq, April 13, 2017. Andres Martinez/Reuters REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Vietnam Labels Taiwan Drills On Disputed Island

HANOI, March 30 (Reuters) - vietnam adventure travel on Thursday denounced Taiwan's military drills on and around a disputed South China Sea island, labelling them a serious viol

U.S. Navy Chief Says Fleet Needs To Expand As Maritime Competition...

By Himani SarkarSINGAPORE, May 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. navy needs to expand its fleet and maritime capability to remain competitive as other nations such as China and Russia seek to strengthen their naval power, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on Tuesday.

China's Xi Tells India's Modi Issues Should Be Managed

BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinpin

Solar Plane Pilots Urge India To Support Clean Energy Drive

AHMADABAD, India (AP) - The Swiss pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy, a day after the aircraft landed in the country.Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg

Myanmar Balloon

President Bush was justifiably upset. A cyclone four days earlier had destroyed a large portion of Myanmar, and the country's military junta was still refusing humanitarian aid. "Let the United States come to help you, help the people," Bush pleaded with the junta. "We're prepared to move U.S. Na

Solar Impulse Lands In China After 20-hour Flight From Myanmar

Solar Impulse 2 pilots Andre Borschberg (L) and Bertrand Piccard wave to the media after landing in Chongqing airport at 1:35 am (17:35 GMT Monday) after a 20-and-a-half hour flight from Myanmar, on March 31, 2015 AFP

Asian Nations Pulled Into China's Orbit As Trump Puts America First

By Martin Petty and Manuel MogatoMANILA, May 1 (Reuters) - Across Asia, more and more countries are being pulled into Beijing's orbit, with the timid stance adopted by Southeast Asian nations on the South China Sea at a weekend summit a clear sign this fundamental geostrategic shift i

Q&A: A Look At Solar Plane Attempting Round-the-world Trip

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane without a drop of fossil fuel. Here's a look at the plane and the pioneers behind it:___HOW IS THE PLANE FLYING ONLY ON SOLAR POWER?

Trump Returns To Iowa And Unhappy Independent Voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace.Unaffiliated voters make up the largest percentage of the electorate in the Midwest state that b

First Round-the-world Solar Flight Takes Off From UAE

DUBAI (Reuters) - Two pilots attempting the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane began the maiden leg of their voyage on Monday, the

High Court Loosens Reins On Big Campaign Donors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.It was a fresh dec

Solar Plane Revs Up For Historic Round-the-world Flight

A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy.The flight of Solar Impulse 2, whose hoped-for Saturday takeoff had to be put off due to strong winds, will cap 13 years of research and testi

Philippines' Duterte Says Turkey- Mongolia Could Join ASEAN

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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