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The Rise of the Far East Introduction:

 

The original birth of civilization began in the Middle East and migrated westward - to Greece, to Rome, and then to the nations of northern Europe. As Henry Luce so aptly quipped in 1941, ''The twentieth century was the American Century.'' And indeed it was. But the centroid of power continues to migrate westward: it is widely anticipated that the 21st century will be the ''Asian Century.''

With recent shifts in the economic centers of the world, most notably the decline of the U.S., the Far East is quickly rising to fill the void.


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**ENEWS ARTICLES**
China Looks South January 14, 2014

Treading Water December 23, 2013

China is Building a New Silk Road December 17, 2013

China Establishes “Air-Defense Zone” Over East China Sea December 03, 2013

The Beat Goes On September 24, 2013


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Far-East Update The Kings of the East by Dr. Steve Elwart

The Kings of South Asia by Steve Elwart

Strategic Update: 2010 and Beyond - China by Mary Miller, Director of Research

China Update, Part 3: Communism in China by Mary Miller, Koinonia Institute

China Update, Part 2: Economics in China by Mary Miller, Koinonia Institute


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U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China - The Cox Report

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Statement on the President's Request for Most Favored Nation (MFN) Trade Status for China - Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
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Chinese Hackers Reportedly Crashed Federal Election Commission Website - Chinese hackers crashed the Federal Election Commission’s website Oct. 1, the first day of the partial government shutdown, in “what may be the worst act of sabotage in [the FEC’s] 38-year history,” a non-partisan investigative journalism group reported. David Levinthal, senior reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, told Fox News the hackers’ motivation was not yet clear, but taking down a website of the U.S. federal government is a “big deal to them.”
Inside China: Nuclear Submarines Capable of Widespread Attack on U.S. - Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific.
China Snooping Around Pentagon Computers - China is using espionage to acquire technology to fuel its military modernization, the Pentagon said on Monday, for the first time accusing the Chinese of trying to break into U.S. defense computer networks and prompting a firm denial from Beijing. In its 83-page annual report to Congress on Chinese military developments, the Pentagon also cited progress in Beijing’s effort to develop advanced-technology stealth aircraft and build an aircraft carrier fleet to project power further offshore.
N. Korea Defiantly Conducts Nuke Tests - North Korea said Tuesday that it had conducted a new, more powerful underground nuclear test. Jerry Dykstra, a spokesman for Open Doors USA explains, "North Korea again defied world opinion and UN resolutions by conducting a third nuclear test. They threatened the United States directly, and they also are threatening to go even farther in the future." Throwing the sanctions back in the United Nations Security Council's face, North Korea not only refused to shut down nuclear development, but also ignored the warnings of its close ally China not to proceed with a nuclear test. Dykstra notes, "North Korea [Kim Jong-un] thinks that he is strong enough to go out on his own. I think maybe he's trying to consolidate power within his ranks. Unfortunately, how far does this go?" There's no longer the illusion that this is a Disney-loving, amusement park leader. "Kim Jong-un has been in power for just over a year. We thought perhaps he would be a little more flexible," Dykstra explains. However, "He's ratcheting up the dialogue. North Korea is a threat."
North Korea Declares Pro-Nuke Policy - The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution this week condemning North Korea for its rocket launch last month, widely viewed as a de facto ballistic missile test. The rogue state's Foreign Ministry issued a statement after the resolution passed condemning the US, reaffirming its military-first policy and declaring denuclearization off the table. "The present situation clearly proves that the DPRK should counter the US hostile policy with strength, not with words, and that the road of independence and Songun (military-first) chosen by the DPRK is entirely just," the statement said. "There can be talks for peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the region in the future, but no talks for the denuclearization of the peninsula."
North Korea Plans Rocket Launch - The United States is shifting warships into position to track and possibly defend against a planned North Korean rocket launch while urging Pyongyang to cancel its second such attempt this year, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command said on Thursday. Admiral Samuel Locklear, who commands U.S. forces in the Asia-Pacific region, said warships were being moved to the best locations to track the rocket during its launch and flight, which North Korea has set for sometime between December 10 and 22.

 


 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

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With the wealth of information at our fingertips, it is sometimes hard to see the ‘’forest for the trees’’. In this Strategic Briefing, we will give you a current perspective on many of the trends that shape our world and their relevance to Biblical Prophecy. Now, more than ever, we need to stay informed about what is really going on.

What is REALLY going on in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt?
Who is going to deal with the nuclear Iran?
Will Israel go it alone?
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Most Americans are totally unaware that the sacred Bill of Rights has been essentially
eliminated; how, when and by whom?

Europe - The State of Dis-Union and its Islamization.

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Chinese lotteries to score during World Cup

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:23:02 PMGo to full article
The Chinese lottery sector is set for a dramatic sales surge around the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
 

UK's only China-born parliamentarian to quit politics

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:23:02 PMGo to full article
Anna Lo, the only Chinese-born parliamentarian in the UK, has decided to quit politics because of rising racism in Northern Ireland.
 

Renminbi clearing bank to open in London

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎12:53:18 PMGo to full article
A yuan clearing bank will be officially appointed in the United Kingdom in June, said Mark Boleat, policy chairman for the City of London Corp.
 

Press briefing on environmental quality

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎12:53:18 PMGo to full article
Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie addresses China's environmental quality and answers questions from the media during a press conference hosted by the State Council Information Office on June 4, 2014.
 

Brazil denies receiving Snowden's request for asylum

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎12:34:23 PMGo to full article
The Brazilian Foreign Ministry denied Monday that U.S. intelligence contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden has formally requested Brazil for asylum.
Oliver Stone to make Snowden movie
 

China hopes Kuwait opens up upstream oil, gas industry

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:19:13 AMGo to full article
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Kuwaiti Prime minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah in Beijing on Tuesday and they pledged to cement friendship and boost cooperation between the two nations.
 

NDRC gears up to support Xinjiang development

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:42:05 AMGo to full article
China's top economic planning body said Wednesday that it will work to implement a variety of support policies in employment, education and poverty reduction for northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Xinjiang's first high-speed train draws nearer
 

US abuses trade remedy measures

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:42:05 AMGo to full article
The preliminary ruling by the United States on imported photovoltaic (PV) products from China is an abuse of trade remedy measures, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Wednesday.
US sets preliminary rates on China's PV products
 

Senior engineer of SOE removed for corruption

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:23:37 AMGo to full article
Zhang Zheying, deputy chief engineer of Metallurgical Corporation of China Limited, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and public office for "serious disciplinary and legal violations."
 

Xinjiang's first high-speed train draws nearer

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:04:43 AMGo to full article
A system integration test for the Xinjiang section of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway has begun, marking a step forward towards commercial operation.
 

Spanish king abdicates

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:04:43 AMGo to full article
King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicated from his position as head of state on Monday, becoming the seventh Spanish monarch in history to voluntarily give up his position.
 

Rich Chinese sue Canada over migrant scheme

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎08:49:34 AMGo to full article
More than 1,300 rich mainland Chinese have joined a lawsuit against Canada's immigration authorities in a last-ditch attempt to escape Ottawa's decision to shut down its millionaire migrant scheme and terminate tens of thousands of applications.
 

Oscar winners grace Shanghai film festival

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎08:12:21 AMGo to full article
Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman will attend the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival.
 

SEC rethinking auditing penalties, lawyers say

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎07:53:47 AMGo to full article
The final penalties imposed on the Chinese affiliates of the Big Four auditors may not be as severe as United States regulators had previously implied, lawyers said on Tuesday.
 

Chinese factory data helping to lift world stocks

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎05:23:58 AMGo to full article
Reassuring Chinese factory data and another record high for Wall Street lifted world stocks and commodities yesterday, as markets waited to see how far the European Central Bank will go with policy easing plans this week.
 

China's non-manufacturing PMI rises in May

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎05:23:58 AMGo to full article
China's non-manufacturing activity further expanded in May, with the sector's purchasing managers' index (PMI) rising to 55.5 from 54.8 in April, official data showed on Tuesday. End
 

Apple unwraps 'Healthkit' alongside Mac, iPhone features

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎05:05:31 AMGo to full article
Apple's Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in the software for iPhones and iPads include one for keeping tabs on users' health.
 

Actress Yang Mi gives birth to baby girl

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎05:05:31 AMGo to full article
Chinese actress Yang Mi gave birth to a baby girl on June 1, Children's Day, via Caesarean section in Hong Kong.
 

Home prices 'will stay under pressure'

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎05:05:31 AMGo to full article
Housing prices will remain under pressure for the foreseeable future, and the government isn't expected to take any steps to boost the market, industry analysts said.
 

Ocean crash audio recording may hold MH370 clue

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:46:55 AMGo to full article
An underwater audio recording that sounds like a plane crashing in the Indian Ocean could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 

Satellite alliance to aid quest for market share

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:46:55 AMGo to full article
Chinese satellite service companies are planning to form an alliance to expand their share of an increasingly competitive global market, industry insiders said.
 

Dog beaten to death day before McDonald's killing

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:46:55 AMGo to full article
One of the six people detained following the death of a woman in a McDonald's restaurant in east China last week had a dog that was beaten to death just the day before, neighbors said.
 

84-year-old seeks justice for Japanese bombings

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:46:55 AMGo to full article
An 84-year-old Chinese woman will appear in Tokyo District Court to narrate the sufferings of her family during the Japanese bombings of Chengdu.
 

Beijing demands Hanoi pull ships from Xisha

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:28:00 AMGo to full article
Beijing demanded on Tuesday that Hanoi "withdraw its vessels and personnel immediately" from the waters off a Chinese oil drilling site in the South China Sea.
US should be blamed for China-Vietnam row
 

China punishes 422 porn websites

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:28:00 AMGo to full article
China has investigated and punished 422 websites as part of a national crackdown on online pornography, the State Internet Information Office said Tuesday.
 

China reiterates principle for solving island disputes

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:28:00 AMGo to full article
Island or maritime demarcation disputes should be solved through coordination and negotiations between directly involved parties on the basis of respecting historical facts and international law, a Chinese general said on Sunday.
US should be blamed for China-Vietnam row
China debunks Japan's 'proactive' approach to peace
General blasts Hagel over accusations against China
 
 

Russia tables draft resolution on Ukraine

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:28:00 AMGo to full article
Russia on Monday circulated among members of the UN Security Council a draft resolution on humanitarian situation in the southern and eastern parts of Ukraine, saying that "the Security Council must react to the escalation of the situation in southeastern Ukraine."
US signals more sanctions on Russia
UN chief urges peaceful reassertion of Ukraine sovereignty
 

Pilot free schooling project benefits thousands in Xinjiang

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:28:00 AMGo to full article
A free high school education pilot project has benefitted 93,287 students in southern parts of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region since last fall .
 

Sisi officially declared president

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:09:05 AMGo to full article
Egypt's presidential election commission on Tuesday officially announced ex-military chief Abdel- Fattah al-Sisi to be the new president of the most populous Arab state, after achieving a landslide victory over leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabahy in the three-day polls held in late May.
 

New star emerging in global media market

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:09:05 AMGo to full article
China will overtake Japan to become the world's second-largest entertainment and media market by the end of 2018, next only to the United States, according to the Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2014-18, published by global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers on Tuesday.
 

NBC censors Snowden interview, key part unaired

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:09:05 AMGo to full article
Evidence revealed that the key part of NBC's recent interview with Edward Snowden was not aired, Russia Today website reported Sunday.
 

Qatar denies World Cup bribery allegations

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:09:05 AMGo to full article
Qatari organisers of the 2022 World Cup have denied accusations that their successful bid was corrupt, saying their lawyers are looking into the claims made by a British newspaper.
 

US sets preliminary rates on China's PV products

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:50:13 AMGo to full article
The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday set preliminary subsidy rates on imported photovoltaic products from China, signaling that it may impose punitive duties on the products.
 

China's May CPI expected to rise

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:50:13 AMGo to full article
China's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, is expected to grow faster in May, lifted by rising food prices, economists have said.
• China's PMI rises to highest level in 2014
 

China looks to relax green card policy

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:50:13 AMGo to full article
China is considering relaxing its "green card" policy by lowering the application and approval threshold, a move to attract more foreign talent.
 

More trains arranged for record holiday railway traffic

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:50:13 AMGo to full article
China railways laid on extra trains to manage a record number of passengers on Monday, the last day of three days of the Dragon Boat Festival holiday.
 

Dozens killed in blast in northeastern Nigeria

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:50:13 AMGo to full article
A huge explosion has killed an unknown number of people and injured others in Nigeria's northeastern state of Adamawa on Sunday, according to local media reports.
 

Foreign tech firms pose threat on Internet

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:31:28 AMGo to full article
Foreign technology services providers such as Google and Apple can become cybersecurity threats to Chinese users, security analysts said, one week after China announced that it will put in place a security review on imported technology equipment.
Germany to probe US spying on Merkel's phone
 

Fatal beating at McDonald's spurs tighter cult crackdown

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:31:28 AMGo to full article
China has listed and banned 14 cults and their activities amid an investigation concerning the "Almighty God" members suspected of murdering a woman.
Mourning at McDonald's for victim of heretic sect
 

HIV tests for freshmen spark debate

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:31:28 AMGo to full article
A regulation in Henan province requiring new college students to be tested for HIV raised concerns over discrimination and privacy.
 

Beijing adds police dogs to anti-terrorism campaign

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:31:28 AMGo to full article
Beijing is deploying more police dogs in the capital's tightened anti-terrorism campaign, municipal public security authorities said Sunday.
 

Mourning at McDonald's for victim of heretic sect

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:31:28 AMGo to full article
The family of Wu Shuoyan, the woman beaten to death in a McDonald's outlet by followers of heretic sect Quannengshen mourn her death.
 

22 dead in SW China mine accident

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:12:49 AMGo to full article
Twenty-two people are confirmed dead after a coal mine accident on Tuesday evening in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, local authorities said.
 

Chinese users expect to gain from iOS 8 update

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:12:49 AMGo to full article
Apple Inc's update of its new iOS 8 is expected to benefit Chinese iPhone and iPad users, according to industry insiders.
 

CCTV senior producers suspected of bribery

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:12:49 AMGo to full article
Two senior producers of the China Central Television (CCTV) have been taken compulsory measures for being suspected of bribery, China's Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Sunday.
 

China probes beating of doctor, pregnant nurse

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎02:54:13 AMGo to full article
Central China's Hunan Province has launched an investigation into the beating of a doctor and a pregnant nurse by family members of a patient in the latest hospital attack that shocked the nation.
 

Federer knocked out of French Open

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎02:54:13 AMGo to full article
Swiss legend Roger Federer failed to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open for the first time since 2004.
 

Russia: Snowden's asylum extension a local issue

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎02:54:13 AMGo to full article
Russia's Federal Migration Service ( FMS) said Tuesday the potential extension of political asylum for fugitive U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden was a pure matter of its Moscow bureau, not of the headquarters.
 

Germany to probe US spying on Merkel's phone

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎02:54:13 AMGo to full article
Germany's Federal Prosecutor General Harald Range has decided to launch a criminal investigation into alleged hacking of Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.
Snowden's asylum extension a local issue
 

Manufacturing and service sectors fuel optimism

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎02:35:40 AMGo to full article
Hope is on the rise that China's economy is growing steadily following a more encouraging performance in the manufacturing and service sectors in May.
 
 
 

Asia News Headlines - Yahoo! News
 

Manila, Hanoi turn to sports to ease sea dispute

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:29:53 PMGo to full article
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — It's a confrontation the world might like in the disputed South China Sea.
 

US: China tensions bad for Asia business

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎01:13:36 PMGo to full article
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addresses the American Chamber of Commerce and Filipino businessmen Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. Pritzker told American and Filipino business groups Wednesday that the United States has overinvested its diplomatic, economic and strategic resources in other parts of the world. She said it was committed to policies "to correct the imbalance and to deepen U.S. engagement" with Asia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A senior U.S. official said Wednesday that Washington wants to expand economic ties with Asia, the world's fastest growing region, but warned that China's provocative conduct in the South China Sea raises tensions that are bad for business.
 
 

Hague tribunal asks China to defend sea claims

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:55:02 AMGo to full article
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker gestures during an audience with a select group of journalists following her address to the American Chamber of Commerce and Filipino businessmen Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. Pritzker told American and Filipino business groups Wednesday that the United States has overinvested its diplomatic, economic and strategic resources in other parts of the world. She said it was committed to policies "to correct the imbalance and to deepen U.S. engagement" with Asia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Hague-based tribunal has asked China to submit evidence defending its territorial claims in the South China Sea within six months despite Beijing's refusal to respond to a Philippine complaint questioning the legality of Beijing's claims.
 
 

South Korea ruling party in close races after ferry disaster

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:53:50 AMGo to full article
South Korean President Park Geun-hye walks out a voting booth after marking her ballots for the local elections at a polling station in SeoulBy Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's conservative party fought close races on Wednesday in regional and mayoral elections seen as a referendum on the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in April. Exit polls released right after the close of polls at 6 p.m. (4.00 a.m. ET) showed candidates for the ruling conservative party were headed for victory in five of the 17 key mayoral and provincial races. Opposition candidates were likely to win in five. "I voted this time with a focus on safety, rather than the economy," 26-year-old Ahn Jin-young said after casting her vote in the capital, Seoul.
 
 

UAE coronavirus death toll rises to 10

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:53:06 AMGo to full article
A farm worker wears a mask as he handles a camel on May 12, 2014 outside RiyadhThe MERS coronavirus has killed 10 people and infected 68 in the United Arab Emirates since March 2013, the health minister said in comments published by local media on Wednesday Health Minister Abdul Rahman al-Owais gave the latest toll in comments to the national federal council, a partially-elected parliament, saying six UAE nationals and four foreigners have died from the disease, local newspapers said. He also said 68 people have been infected since March 2013 when the country's first case of MERS was diagnosed. In April, health authorities in the UAE said a Filipino paramedic diagnosed with the disease in the eastern city of Al-Ain had died.
 
 

China again dismisses Philippine court case in sea dispute

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:34:32 AMGo to full article
China on Wednesday rejected an arbitration tribunal's ruling giving it six months to respond to a case filed by the Philippines over disputed waters, saying it has no plans to take part. China claims almost the entire South China Sea, rejecting rival claims to parts from Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei in one of Asia's most intractable disputes and a possible flashpoint. The tribunal in The Hague gave Beijing until Dec. 15 to reply to the first international case filed against China related to the energy-rich waters. In giving China time to respond to the Philippines' filing, the tribunal was fulfilling its obligation to assure "each party a full opportunity to be heard and to present its case", it said in a statement on Tuesday.
 

World stocks drift as US jobs report, ECB awaited

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:22:00 AMGo to full article
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global stock markets drifted lower Wednesday as investors awaited confirmation of new stimulus from the European Central Bank and a crucial U.S. jobs report.
 

Putin looks east to bolster ties with North Korea

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:51:49 AMGo to full article
Putin at a navy parade marking Victory Day in Sevastopol, Crimea.TOKYO (AP) — Angry with the West's response over Ukraine and eager to diversify its options, Russia is moving rapidly to bolster ties with North Korea in a diplomatic nose-thumbing that could complicate the U.S.-led effort to squeeze Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear weapons program.
 
 

US: China creating tensions bad for Asia business

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:07:17 AMGo to full article
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A senior U.S. official says Washington wants to expand its economic ties with Asia, the world's fastest growing region, but warned that China's provocative conduct in the South China Sea raises tensions that are bad for business.
 

Indonesia, Australia leaders to hold make-up talks

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎06:53:39 AMGo to full article
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The leaders of Indonesia and Australia will meet Wednesday for the first time since relations between the countries were damaged over spying allegations.
 

Missing climbers traveled far to ascend Rainier

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎06:26:44 AMGo to full article
In this undated photo provided by the Intel Corp. Uday Marty is photographed. Marty, one of the six climbers presumed dead after a fall on Mount Rainier, was a vice president of Intel Corp. in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Intel Corp.)OLYMPIA, Washington (AP) — The climbers who likely died last week on snow-capped Mount Rainier in Washington state had traveled from as far as Singapore, Minnesota and New York to ascend the glacial peak.
 
 

Indonesian, Australian heads to hold make-up talks

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎05:53:17 AMGo to full article
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The leaders of Indonesia and Australia will meet Wednesday for the first time since relations between the countries were damaged over spying allegations.
 

'Hunger Games' salute used as protest in Thailand

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:09:21 AMGo to full article
A protester flashes three fingers, representing liberty, brotherhood and equality, during an anti-coup demonstration at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand Sunday, June 1, 2014. Hundreds of demonstrators shouting "Freedom!" and "Democracy!" gathered Sunday near a major shopping mall in downtown Bangkok to denounce the country's May 22 coup despite a lockdown by soldiers of some of the city's major intersections. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)BANGKOK (AP) — The three-finger salute from the Hollywood movie "The Hunger Games" is being used as a real symbol of resistance in Thailand. Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion, and they're being threatened with arrest if they ignore warnings to stop.
 
 

Alaska volcano erupts with new intensity, prompting 'red' alert

 
‎04 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎01:48:30 AMGo to full article
Smoke pours from the erupting Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska PeninsulaBy Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - An Alaska volcano that has been spewing ash and lava for years began erupting with new intensity this week, pushing a plume of smoke and ash as high as 24,000 feet (7,315 meters) and prompting scientists to issue their highest volcanic alert in five years, authorities said on Tuesday. But the intense action at the Pavlof Volcano, located in an uninhabited region nearly 600 miles (966 km) southwest of Anchorage, has so far not disrupted any regional air traffic, thanks to favorable weather that has made it easier for flights to navigate around the affected area. Still, the eruption was intense enough for Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists to issue their first red alert warning since 2009, when the state's Mount Redoubt had a series of eruptions that spewed ash 50,000 feet (15,240 meters). "This means it can erupt for weeks or even months," observatory research geologist Michelle Coombs said of the warning.
 
 

Manitoba stops zebra mussel invasion with fertilizer

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:48:13 PMGo to full article
This September 23, 2011 photo shows a man holding a handful of Zebra mussels near Kingston, CanadaCanadian conservation authorities on Tuesday celebrated a succesful test using liquid fertilizer to kill invasive Zebra mussels in a lakefront harbor in the western province of Manitoba. "The treatment process came to a successful end at Winnipeg Beach Harbour on Monday with all... mussels pulled from the harbor confirmed dead after day nine of the estimated 10 day treatment process," Manitoba conservation authorities said a statement. The small freshwater mussels are native to Eastern Europe and Western Asia. They were discovered in the four Lake Winnipeg harbors last year.
 
 

Obama boosting America's military effort in Europe

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎08:10:48 PMGo to full article
U.S. President Barack Obama and Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski make statements and meet with U.S. and Polish troops at an event featuring four F-16 fighter jets, two American and two Polish, as part of multinational military exercises, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to boost U.S. military deployments and exercises throughout Europe, an effort costing as much as $1 billion to demonstrate American solidarity with a continent rattled by Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
 
 

Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎07:50:03 PMGo to full article
U.S. President Barack Obama and Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski meet U.S. and Polish troops at an event featuring four F-16 fighter jets, two American and two Polish, as part of multinational military exercises, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.
 
 

U.S. vacates base in Central Asia as Russia's clout rises

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎07:34:47 PMGo to full article
U.S. servicemen from Bravo Company, 234 Battalion 1st Infantry Division, board a plane bound for Afghanistan at the U.S. transit center at Manas airport near BishkekBy Olga Dzyubenko MANAS TRANSIT CENTER Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Russia's close ally Kyrgyzstan, as President Barack Obama winds down U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Moscow makes a comeback in its old imperial backyard. In a move aimed at pleasing its former overlord Russia, parliament in Kyrgyzstan voted a year ago to give Washington until July 11 to vacate the Manas Transit Center, which has served U.S. operations in Afghanistan since 2001.
 
 

Saudi review finds over 100 more MERS infections

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎07:04:35 PMGo to full article
FILE -- In this Tuesday May, 13, 2014 file photo, Muslim pilgrims wear surgical masks to prevent infection from respiratory virus known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi which is grappling to contain the spread of a frequently deadly respiratory virus announced Tuesday, June 3, 2014 that a review of the illness led authorities to sharply revise upward the number of confirmed infections and deaths from the disease. A report by the official Saudi Press Agency said authorities have registered a total of 688 confirmed infections and 282 deaths as a result of MERS since the virus was first identified in 2012. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, which is grappling to contain the spread of a frequently deadly respiratory virus, announced Tuesday that a review of the illness led authorities to sharply revise upward the number of confirmed infections and deaths from the disease.
 
 

Obama offers military help to eastern Europe allies worried by Russia

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎05:06:59 PMGo to full article
U.S. President Obama addresses during a joint press conference with Poland's President Komorowski at Belveder Palace in WarsawBy Roberta Rampton and Marcin Goettig WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama promised on Tuesday to beef up military support for eastern European members of the NATO alliance who fear they could be next in the firing line after the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine. Under attack from critics at home who say his leadership on the world stage has not been muscular enough, Obama unveiled plans to spend up to $1 billion in supporting and training the armed forces of NATO states on Russia's borders. The White House also said it would review permanent troop deployments in Europe in the light of the Ukraine crisis -- though that fell short of a firm commitment to put troops on the ground that Poland and some of its neighbors had sought.
 
 

Saudi Arabia sacks minister criticized over handling of MERS

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:18:39 PMGo to full article
By Angus McDowall and Kate Kelland RIYADH/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has sacked Deputy Health Minister Ziad Memish who has been criticized by some international scientists over his handling of the deadly MERS virus that has infected 575 people in the kingdom and spread around the world. Memish was a key figure in Saudi Arabia's efforts to contain the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a virus that causes coughing, fever and sometimes fatal pneumonia. It has killed 190 people in Saudi Arabia since it was identified two years ago and cases have been found in other countries in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the United States. "Acting Health Minister Adel Fakieh has issued a decision today to relieve Deputy Health Minister Doctor Ziad Memish from his position," said a statement posted on the ministry's website in Arabic on Monday.
 

Thailand's junta warns over 'Hunger Games' salute

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:04:48 PMGo to full article
A protester flashes three fingers, representing liberty, brotherhood and equality, during an anti-coup demonstration at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand Sunday, June 1, 2014. Hundreds of demonstrators shouting "Freedom!" and "Democracy!" gathered Sunday near a major shopping mall in downtown Bangkok to denounce the country's May 22 coup despite a lockdown by soldiers of some of the city's major intersections. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military rulers said Tuesday they are monitoring a new form of silent resistance to the coup — a three-fingered salute borrowed from "The Hunger Games" — and will arrest those in large groups who ignore warnings to lower their arms.
 
 

U.S. reviews military presence in Europe after Russian moves in Ukraine

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:18:35 PMGo to full article
U.S. President Barack Obama makes remarks upon his arrival in WarsawThe United States is reviewing its military presence in Europe as a result of Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the White House said on Tuesday at the start of a four-day European trip by President Barack Obama. "We are reviewing our force presence in Europe in light of the new security challenges on the continent," the White House said in a statement.
 
 

China shrugs off security concerns on new link to restless west

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎03:03:00 PMGo to full article
A policeman stands guard under a stretch of the new high-speed rail line between Xinjiang's capital Urumqi and TurpanBy Michael Martina TURPAN China (Reuters) - China showed off its first high-speed rail link to the restive far western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday, promising that it could guarantee the security of an important economic project despite a recent serious escalation in violence. Officials are still testing the line, which will run from the central western city of Lanzhou to Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, drastically reducing travel times to the energy-rich region located strategically on the borders of Central Asia. If tests go to plan, Xinjiang's first high-speed rail could be open to passengers within a year, officials told reporters on a government-organized tour of the train. Li Suping, the Urumqi Railway public security bureau vice chief, said that ensuring security over the line was a challenge police could handle, even as the government says it faces a growing threat from Islamist militants.
 
 

West ponders how to stop - or fight - a new Great War

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎02:15:25 PMGo to full article
By Peter Apps WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After more than a decade focused on combating Islamist militancy, Western military planners are once again contemplating potential war between major powers - and how to prevent one happening by accident. Although the Cold War rivalry with Moscow has never been forgotten, current and former Western officials say Russia's annexation of Crimea has NATO powers tearing up strategic assumptions and grimly considering both conventional and nuclear fights. As late as March, most NATO powers - with the exception of eastern members such as the Baltic States long worried by Moscow - had assumed Europe itself faced no imminent military threat. It is still the case that few believe Russia would attack any NATO state, but, in order to deter, Western officials say they must consider and plan for the contingency.
 

Indian minister killed in road collision, blow for Modi

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎02:01:07 PMGo to full article
Modi consoles an unidentified relative of Munde in New DelhiBy Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's minister for rural development died on Tuesday after a road collision in New Delhi, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a key ally eight days after coming to office with a mandate to revitalise a stalled economy. India's roads are among the most dangerous in the world, and the capital, New Delhi, ranks near the top of cities that account for the most fatalities. Gopinath Munde, 64, was on his way to the airport for a victory rally in his home state of Maharashtra, on India's west coast, when his sedan was hit by a car. Modi had entrusted to Munde the crucial task of spearheading a battle on poverty in the countryside, home to more than half of India's population of 1.2 billion, but which contributes just 14 percent of gross domestic product in Asia's third-largest economy.
 
 

Arrest shows Europe's challenge to track jihadi

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎01:51:02 PMGo to full article
The Belgian and Israeli flag hang on a rail in front of candle and flower tributes a for the victims of a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, on Monday, June 2, 2014. Police have arrested a suspect after three people were killed and one seriously injured in a spree of gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)PARIS (AP) — The suspect in the recent killings at the Jewish Museum in Brussels provides a textbook example of a longstanding fear in the West — the threat posed by radicalized citizens returning from the battlefields of Syria.
 
 

Saudi Arabia sacks minister criticized over handling of MERS

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎01:17:56 PMGo to full article
Man with mask speaks on his mobile phone in JeddahBy Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has sacked Deputy Health Minister Ziad Memish who has been criticized by some international scientists over his handling of the deadly MERS virus that has infected 575 people in the kingdom and spread around the world. Memish was a key figure in Saudi Arabia's efforts to contain the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a virus that causes coughing, fever and sometimes fatal pneumonia. It has killed 190 people in Saudi Arabia since it was identified two years ago and cases have been found in other countries in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the United States. "Acting Health Minister Adel Fakieh has issued a decision today to relieve Deputy Health Minister Doctor Ziad Memish from his position," said a statement posted on the ministry's website in Arabic on Monday.
 
 

Asian stocks mostly up on China data; Europe falls

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎12:18:48 PMGo to full article
A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Japan's Nikkei 225, the regional heavyweight, rose 0.9 percent to 15,068.12. Japanese shares have been boosted recently by renewed weakness in the yen and expectations the country's giant government pension fund will increase its holdings of shares at the expense of bonds. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were mixed on Tuesday with inflation data showing a weak recovery in Europe even as Chinese manufacturing was recovering from contraction.
 
 

Irfan not playing tests, focusing on '15 World Cup

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:56:32 AMGo to full article
Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan listens to a reporters question at Qaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Irfan is focusing on next year's World Cup and wants to concentrate on one-day internationals and Twenty20s ahead of 2015 mega event in Australia and New Zealand. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan no longer wants to play test cricket so he can manage his health to play in the 2015 World Cup.
 
 

Arrest shows Europe's challenge to track jihadists

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:54:41 AMGo to full article
The Belgian and Israeli flag hang on a rail in front of candle and flower tributes a for the victims of a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, on Monday, June 2, 2014. Police have arrested a suspect after three people were killed and one seriously injured in a spree of gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)PARIS (AP) — The suspect in the recent killings at the Jewish Museum in Brussels provides a textbook example of a longstanding fear in the West — the threat posed by radicalized citizens returning from the battlefields of Syria.
 
 

Hunger Games salute becomes symbol of Thai resistance

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎08:19:53 AMGo to full article
Anti-coup demonstrators flash "freedom signs" during a protest at a shopping mall which was broken up by security forces in Bangkok on June 1, 2014Opponents of Thailand's military coup are risking arrest by flashing the three-finger salute from the "Hunger Games" movies to defy a junta that has banned all public protests. The gesture has become the unofficial symbol of resistance against a military regime that has suspended democracy and severely curtailed freedom of expression. "Showing three fingers has become a symbol to call for basic political rights in a country ruled by one person as if with the most sovereign power, who is General Prayut Chan-O-Cha," Sombat Boonngamanong, a prominent activist wanted by the junta, wrote on Facebook. Critics of the May 22 coup, including the youngest daughter of ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, have posted photographs of themselves flashing three fingers on Facebook and other social media sites.
 
 

India's Modi faces battle with states to fix power crisis

 
‎03 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎06:50:47 AMGo to full article
India's PM Modi comes out of a meeting room to receive his Bhutanese counterpart Tobgay before the start of their bilateral meeting in New DelhiBy Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Swathes of India's most populous state plunged into darkness for 12 hours a day last week as temperatures in Delhi hit their highest in 16 years, with the disruptions underlining the tough challenge a new government faces in keeping the lights on. Two years after one of the world's biggest blackouts deprived at least 300 million people of power, India still suffers from frequent cuts that undermine efforts to revive the third-largest economy in Asia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)stormed to office last month on promises to boost the economy and improve basic services for the millions of Indians who still lack running water and electricity. One of his first steps in tackling the energy crunch has been to unite the portfolios of power, coal and renewable energy under a single minister, Piyush Goyal.
 
 

Brussels killings arrest mocks bid on jihadists

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:49:45 PMGo to full article
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve addresses the media in Paris, Sunday, June 1, 2014. A suspected French jihadist who spent time in Syria is in custody over the shooting deaths of three people at a Belgian Jewish museum, prosecutors said Sunday, crystalizing fears that European radicals will parlay their experiences in Syria into terrorism back home. When Mehdi Nemmouche was arrested in southern France on Friday, he was in possession of firearms, a large quantity of ammunition and a video claiming responsibility for the May 24 attack, a Belgian prosecutor said. In a one-minute rampage that deeply shook Europe's Jewish community, a gunman opened fire at the Brussels museum. In addition to the fatalities, another person was gravely wounded. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)PARIS (AP) — The suspect in the recent killings at the Jewish Museum in Brussels is a text book case of the West's longstanding fear — the threat posed by radicalized citizens returning from the battlefields of Syria.
 
 

Gang rape reflects India's immense cultural divide

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎06:38:18 PMGo to full article
NEW DELHI (AP) — The vows for change came quickly after the young Indian woman was beaten, gang-raped on a moving bus and finally died in a faraway hospital. No longer, politicians promised, would rape victims be shamed by police. No longer, the judicial system said, would rapists be able to blame their victims.
 

Airlines look for ways to swiftly adopt aircraft tracking system

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎06:16:45 PMGo to full article
Chief Executive and Director General of the IATA Tony Tyler speaks during IATA Ops Conference in Kuala LumpurBy Victoria Bryan and Siva Govindasamy DOHA (Reuters) - Mystified by the loss of Malaysian jetliner MH370, some airlines will not wait for an industrywide solution to keeping track of their aircraft flights in real time, provided products are offered at the right price, industry executives said on Monday. The disappearance of Malaysian Airline Systems' flight MH370 almost three months ago has prompted calls for real-time tracking of planes and even continuous streaming of black box data. "It must not happen again," Tony Tyler, director general of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said at its annual meeting in Doha on Monday. IATA, which brings together over 200 airlines accounting for 84 percent of the world's air traffic, is planning to put aircraft tracking proposals to the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in September, which in turn says a standard could be in place in two to three years.
 
 

Ex-sex slaves demand Japan PM acknowledge past

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎06:10:27 PMGo to full article
Supporter Yang Chingja, second left, hands to a government official part of hundreds of pages of documents that experts say contain proof of coercion in the military-led “comfort women” sex slavery system during World War II, as former South Korean victims, Kim Bok-dong, 88, bottom left, and Lee Yong-soo, 85, center on wheelchair, and Indonesian victim Mince, 86, far back center wearing a white knit cap next to Yang, look on in front of Cabinet Office in Tokyo Monday, June 2, 2014. The group demanded Prime Minister Shinzo Abe face Japan’s wartime atrocity and formally apologize. Historians who helped compile the 529 pieces of official records, collected from in and outside Japan, show clear evidence of coercion by the Japanese military and government in recruiting and running the system. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)TOKYO (AP) — Five former victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery and their supporters submitted hundreds of official documents to the government Monday, demanding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledge Japan's past atrocity and formally apologize.
 
 

Australia praises Chinese help in lost jet search

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎02:16:34 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this April 7, 2014 file photo, a Chinese Ilyushin IL-76s aircraft taxies past another plane also from China parked on the tarmac at Perth International Airport after returning from search operations for wreckage and debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, in Perth, Australia. China's contribution of ships and planes to the Indian Ocean search for the missing Malaysian airliner showed the trust and familiarity that had developed between the Chinese and Australian militaries, Australia's Defense Chief Gen. David Hurley said on Monday, June 2. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China's contribution of ships and planes to the Indian Ocean search for the missing Malaysian airliner showed the trust and familiarity that had developed between the Chinese and Australian militaries, Australia's Defense Chief Gen. David Hurley said on Monday.
 
 

World stocks rise as China manufacturing improves

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:54:08 AMGo to full article
Men check their mobile phone in front of the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, June 2, 2014 . Share prices rose cautiously in Asia on Monday, after the Dow Jones index closed last week at a record high and market players waited for a U.S. jobs report later in the week for confirmation of such optimism about the American economy. The Nikkei, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, was trading at 14,827.39, gaining 1.3 percent in the first hour of trading. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets mostly rose Monday after China's manufacturing expanded and two Wall Street benchmarks hit record highs.
 
 

World Cup's most exotic city awaits tourist influx

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:31:28 AMGo to full article
In this May 18, 2014 photo, residents use refrigerator doors as floating tables outside their floating house on the Rio Negro in Cacau Pirera, near Manaus, Brazil. A World Cup host city, Manaus’ far-flung location in the heart of the world’s biggest rainforest makes it reachable only by plane or boat. Thousands of foreigners are expected to begin arriving in the Amazonian metropolis for the international soccer matches being held in Manaus’s new multi-million dollar soccer stadium. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Death by giant snakes, malarial mosquitoes or drug-addled, knife-wielding thieves: If the barrage of blood-soaked headlines in the British tabloids is to be believed, that's what awaits soccer fans travelling to the most exotic of Brazil's World Cup host cities, the Amazonian metropolis of Manaus.
 
 

Grisly murders highlight social strains in Modi's India

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:25:12 AMGo to full article
Demonstrators from AIDWA hold placards and shout slogans during protest against recent killings of two teenage girls, in New DelhiBy Sruthi Gottipati KATRA SHAHADATGANJ India (Reuters) - When a farm laborer in this hardscrabble village in northern India went to the police last week to report that his daughter and her cousin had gone missing, a constable slapped him in the face and sent him away. Three men were arrested for the crime in Uttar Pradesh state that underscored the enduring culture of sexual assault in India and the capacity for appalling violence between Hindu castes. One of Modi's biggest challenges will be making a break from the ineffectual responses of governments to heinous crimes like this and the gang rape and murder in December 2012 of a young woman in the capital, which provoked a rash of street protests, much of it over the authorities' apparent indifference. "When these incidents occur, like the one in Delhi in 2012, there is public outrage," said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director of Human Rights Watch.
 
 

Al-Qaida decentralized, but not necessarily weaker

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎11:05:37 AMGo to full article
FILE – This May 27, 2014, file photo shows Yemeni boys looking at a vehicle destroyed during a police raid on an al-Qaida militants' hideout in the Arhab region, north of Sanaa, Yemen, which resulted in the death of five militants and six soldiers. According to the Obama administration’s most recent terrorism report, released by the State Department in late April, al-Qaida's core leadership has been degraded, limiting its ability to launch attacks and lead its followers. This has resulted in more autonomous and more aggressive affiliates, notably in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, northwest Africa and Somalia, according to the report, which recorded a 43 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide from 2012 to 2013. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it's unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders.
 
 

Matsuyama wins Memorial in a playoff

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎10:40:48 AMGo to full article
El japonés Hideki Matsuyama sostiene el trofeo del torneo Memorial, que conquistó en un hoyo de desempate el domingo 1 de junio de 2014, en Dublin, Ohio (AP Foto/Jay LaPrete)DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama earned his first victory in America and validation as one of golf's young stars Sunday with birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff and a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole to win the Memorial.
 
 

Asian stocks higher after record Dow close

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎08:34:54 AMGo to full article
Men check their mobile phone in front of the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, June 2, 2014 . Share prices rose cautiously in Asia on Monday, after the Dow Jones index closed last week at a record high and market players waited for a U.S. jobs report later in the week for confirmation of such optimism about the American economy. The Nikkei, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, was trading at 14,827.39, gaining 1.3 percent in the first hour of trading. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets advanced Monday after two Wall Street benchmarks hit record highs and investors waited for a U.S. jobs report later in the week for confirmation of optimism about the American economy.
 
 

Asian stocks higher after record Wall Street close

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:03:59 AMGo to full article
TOKYO (AP) — Share prices rose cautiously in Asia on Monday, after the Dow Jones index closed last week at a record high and market players waited for a U.S. jobs report later in the week for confirmation of such optimism about the American economy.
 

Pressure mounts for new 2022 World Cup vote

 
‎02 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎02:01:38 AMGo to full article
The FIFA World Cup trophy is seen in Westfield shopping centre in west London on March 14, 2014 as part of its world tour ahead of the Brazil 2014 World Cup finals this summerPressure mounted Monday for FIFA to call a new vote on the 2022 World Cup hosts with Australia declaring that corruption accusations against controversial winners Qatar were a "serious development". FIFA has not yet commented on reports by the Sunday Times newspaper that Mohamed bin Hammam, a former FIFA vice president from Qatar, paid more than $5 million to football officials around the world before the 2010 vote that awarded the 2022 contest to the Gulf state. Qatar has strongly denied the allegations and vowed to "defend the integrity" of its bid. Some reports have said Michael Garcia, a top US lawyer heading a FIFA investigation into the vote, was to meet Qatari officials in Oman on Monday.
 
 

Al-Qaida has changed shape, but is it weaker?

 
‎01 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎07:33:33 PMGo to full article
FILE – This May 27, 2014, file photo shows Yemeni boys looking at a vehicle destroyed during a police raid on an al-Qaida militants' hideout in the Arhab region, north of Sanaa, Yemen, which resulted in the death of five militants and six soldiers. According to the Obama administration’s most recent terrorism report, released by the State Department in late April, al-Qaida's core leadership has been degraded, limiting its ability to launch attacks and lead its followers. This has resulted in more autonomous and more aggressive affiliates, notably in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, northwest Africa and Somalia, according to the report, which recorded a 43 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide from 2012 to 2013. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it's unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders.
 
 

New MERS death reported in Jordan

 
‎01 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎04:09:18 PMGo to full article
File picture shows Saudi medical staff leaving the emergency department at a hospital in the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014A 69-year-old man has died in Jordan after being infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, a health ministry official said on Sunday. "The man, who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, died in hospital on Wednesday," Sultan Kasrawi of the ministry's communicable disease department, told AFP. Kasrawi said the latest death brings to six the number of fatalities in Jordan from MERS since it first emerged in 2012. MERS is considered a deadlier but less transmissible cousin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and killed hundreds of people, mostly in China.
 
 

US soldier released after 5 years of captivity

 
‎01 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎01:14:30 PMGo to full article
Accompanied by President Barack Obama, Jani Bergdahl, and Bob Bergdahl speak during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Saturday, May 31, 2014 about the release of their son, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl, 28, had been held prisoner by the Taliban since June 30, 2009. He was handed over to U.S. special forces by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees held by the United States. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five years after his capture by insurgents, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl climbed into an American helicopter. He took out a pen and wrote on a paper plate, "SF?" — asking the troops who had come to find him in eastern Afghanistan if they were U.S. special operations forces.
 
 

Snubs, harsh words at Asia security meet as U.S. and Japan rile China

 
‎01 ‎June ‎2014, ‏‎12:20:07 PMGo to full article
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks with Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera as they wait for South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin in SingaporeBy Rachel Armstrong and Raju Gopalakrishnan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When Japan's defense minister greeted the deputy chief of staff of China's army at a regional security forum this weekend, he was undiplomatically snubbed. Lieutenant General Wang Guanzhong said he was incensed by comments from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe implicitly holding China responsible for territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas and later by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's accusations that Beijing was destabilizing the region. "When Mr Abe spoke just now, there was veiled criticism targeted at China," Wang told Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera, according to the semi-official China News Service. It was the first such major conference since tensions have surged in the South China Sea, one of Asia's most intractable disputes and a possible flashpoint for conflict.
 

World Watch List Countries

 

1.     North Korea  

2.     Somalia  

3.     Syria  

4.     Iraq  

5.     Afghanistan  

6.     Saudi Arabia  

7.     Maldives  

8.     Pakistan  

9.     Iran  

10.  Yemen  

11.  Sudan  

12.  Eritrea  

13.  Libya  

14.  Nigeria  

15.  Uzbekistan  

16.  Central African Republic  

17.  Ethiopia  

18.  Vietnam  

19.  Qatar  

20.  Turkmenistan  

21.  Laos  

22.  Egypt  

23.  Myanmar (Burma)  

24.  Brunei  

25.  Colombia  

26.  Jordan  

27.  Oman  

28.  India  

29.  Sri Lanka  

30.  Tunisia  

31.  Bhutan  

32.  Algeria  

33.  Mali  

34.  Palestinian Territories  

35.  United Arab Emirates  

36.  Mauritania  

37.  China  

38.  Kuwait  

39.  Kazakhstan  

40.  Malaysia  

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